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ON THIS DAY: Former Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman coaches 2000th career game


15 years. That’s how long it’s been since legendary coach Scotty Bowman retired from coaching in the NHL. He went out a winner that year, with the Detroit Red Wings taking home the Stanley Cup by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1, good for his 9th career championship, three of which were with Detroit (1997-98, 2002).

But two season prior, Bowman hit a milestone that no other coach in the NHL has.

November 24, 2000: a home game against the Vancouver Canucks. Detroit superstar Sergei Fedorov scores two in the game to lift the Red Wings 3-2 over the Canucks, and give Bowman a win for his 2000th coached game.

If ever there were a fairly safe bet to make, it’s that there probably won’t be a coach to break Scotty Bowman’s record of 2,141 NHL regular season games coached, with 1,244 of those being victories. Thanks for the memories, Scotty!

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Written by Nathan Webb

Bleeding whiskey and maple syrup, Nathan is an avid Red Wings fan who fills his lack of interest for other sports with even more hockey. Born and raised in Warren, MI, he's been in the thick of Red Wings culture since day one, and views the game from an analytical and objective standpoint. (@TheSarcastrophe)

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