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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Red Wings rout Rangers 15-0, set records
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Jan. 23, 1944

In the most one-sided game in NHL history, the Red Wings blast the New York Rangers, 15-0, at Olympia Stadium in Detroit. The Red Wings also break another record by becoming the first team to score 15 consecutive goals in a game.

After scoring two goals in the first period, the Red Wings get five in the second and eight in the third. If the game lasts another second, their total would be 16 goals as a shot goes into the net just after the contest ends.

While Rangers goalie Ken McAuley, a former truant officer from Saskatchewan, misses 15 shots, he makes 43 saves. Detroit's rookie goalie, Connie Dion, has an easier time, having to make only nine saves for his first NHL shutout.

Ten players score for the Red Wings, with Syd Howe leading the onslaught with a hat trick, with all three goals coming in the final eight minutes.

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