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Rocket shattered scoring records

Updated: November 2, 2000, 8:39 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game March 18, 1945 - It was the Montreal Canadiens' 50th - and final - game of the season and their star right wing, Maurice Richard, needed a goal to become the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season.

There was less than three minutes left in the game in Boston and "The Rocket" still was stuck on 49. But with 2:15 remaining, the fiery Richard took a pass from Elmer Lach and scored to achieve the milestone.

Richard's goal tied the game 2-2 and Montreal went on ...

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