Maurice Richard

Today in History Sports Edition: Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 50 goals.

The "Punch Line" - Maurice Richard, Elmer lach and Toe Blake

Habs linemates Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach and Toe Blake, otherwise known as the Punch Line. In the three finished first (Lach), second (Richard), and third (Blake) in scoring for the NHL.

Amazing picture of Maurice "Rocket" Richard holding the torch.

Note for all readers and Canadiens Fans: The Montreal Canadiens 100 Seasons has been all consuming project for me to undertake starting thi.

A commemorative statue of Maurice Richard

A commemorative statue of Maurice Richard stands outside the Centennial Plaza at the Bell Centre prior to a Montreal Canadiens game on October 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Maurice and Henri Richard

Henri & Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens - the Pocket Rocket actually had more points than his big brother, but couldn't touch the Rocket's 544 goals!

Maurice The Rocket Richard, the Great One Wayne Gretzky

The great Maurice (the Rocket) Richard presenting to the Great One (Wayne Gretzky) / Edmonton Oilers / Montreal Canadiens

Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach & Toe Blake

List of 100 greatest NHL players Maurice Richard # 5 , Elmer Lach # 68 & Toe Blake

First 2 players to have 50 goals in 50 games. Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy.

Mike Bossy posing with Rocket Richard, celebrating their status as the first two members of the 50 goals in 50 games club.

NHL History:  1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games.     keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com    keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

NHL History: 1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

Maurice "Rocket" Richard

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