Saturday, March 24, 2007

March 24 in Detroit History

March 24 may seem like just another day to you and me, but not to die-hard fans of Motown hockey.

Those that bleed red and white know that on this day in 1936, the Detroit Red Wings and the now-defunct Montreal Maroons battled it out in the longest NHL playoff game ever: a gut-wrenching 176 minutes and 30 seconds.

Right-winger Mud Bruneteau scored the only point of the game in the sixth round of OT, and the Wings skated off with a 1-0 victory. And their first Stanley Cup.

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