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.
THIS DATE IN 2000: @DetroitRedWings coach Scotty Bowman worked his 2,000th regular-season game behind an NHL bench (3-2 W vs VAN).
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 24, 2017
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!
5 epic Bob Probert – Tie Domi fights
One of the best fighting-rivalries in NHL history, whenever Bob Probert and Tie Domi hit the ice together, you knew there was dynamite about to go off somewhere. These two alone fueled many on-ice rivalries between their teams.
So, let’s take a look back a five epic fights between these slugging juggernauts.
(Keep in mind these are not ranked, just compiled for your entertainment).
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