1997 : Detroit Red Wing Coach Scotty Bowman Wins 1000th Regular Season Game

February 8, 2023 all-day

Scotty Bowman at the 2006 NHL Awards. Vancouver, BC, Canada, courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

On February 8, 1997, Detroit Red Wing coach Scotty Bowman won the 1,000th regular season game of his storied career, a 6-5 overtime victory over the Penguins at the “Igloo” in Pittsburgh (ironically, the previous team Bowman coached).

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