This Week in Ducks History:
[Note: I didn't have enough time this week to confirm whether the records below are current. They stand up through at least the end of the 2011 season. Before Jen reads this I'll go ahead and fire myself for slacking.]
Mar. 22, 1966
RW Todd Ewen born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar. 18, 1972
LW Craig Johnson born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Mar. 18, 1980
D Vitaly Vishnevski born in Kharkov, USSR (Ukraine)
Mar. 17, 1987
RW (sometimes C, but really LW) Bobby Ryan born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Mar. 22, 1990
C Brandon McMillan born in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Mar. 23, 1993
Named Jack Ferreira vice president/general manager and Pierre Gauthier assistant general manager.
Mar. 21, 1994
Acquired LW Maxim Bets & a sixth round pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for D Alexei Kasatonov.
Mar. 17, 1995
Milos Holan set the franchise record for most shots by a rookie in a game with eight as the Mighty Ducks tied Toronto 3-3. He would match the feat on Apr. 5, as would Chris Kunitz, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan.
Mar. 21, 1995
Paul Kariya set the franchise record for longest multi-point game streak (six games, 6-6-12) with a goal and an assist in a 3-3 tie with the Kings. He happened to be a rookie, so it is also the Ducks rookie record for longest multi-point game streak. Speaking of which...
Mar. 23, 1995
Paul Kariya set the franchise record for longest rookie point streak (eight games, 6-9-15) an assist in a 6-3 win over San Jose.
Mar. 19, 1996
Acquired C Anatoli Semenov and the rights to D Mike Crowley from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for RW Brian Wesenberg.
Mar. 20, 1996
Acquired D Ken Baumgartner from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Winnipeg's fourth round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft (originally acquired by Anaheim in the Teemu Selanne trade).
Mar. 22, 1996
Guy Hebert set a franchise record for longest winning streak by a Ducks goalie (7) stopping 43 of 44 shots in a 6-1 drubbing of St. Louis. That sounds like a hell of a game, although it was at St. Louis so probably not much of an atomosphere. Also in this game Garry Valk (why two r's in your first name, Garry? WHY!?!) scored his only hat trick as a Mighty Duck.
Mar. 18, 1997
Acquired C Richard Park from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for RW Roman Oksiuta.
... And acquired C Mark Janssens from the Hartford Whalers in exchange for the rights to LW (and Amazing Racer) Bates Battaglia and a fourth round pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Mar. 19, 1997
The Mighty Ducks beat Los Angeles 6-2 setting franchise records for longest unbeaten streak (12 games, all credited to Guy Hebert) going back to a 4-2 win over Phoenix on Feb. 22. The streak was officially ended with a 4-3 loss to Colorado on Mar. 21.
Mar. 22, 1998
Mikhail Shtalenkov originally set the franchise record of 51 saves (51/53) in a single game as the Mighty Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2. More on this later...
Mar. 23, 1999
Acquired C Peter Zezel from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for future considerations.
Mar. 18, 2001
Samuel Pahlsson scored the first shorthanded goal of his career in a 4-1 victory over Chicago.
Mar. 21, 2001
The Ducks lost to Dallas 8-0, setting records for most consecutive unanswered goals against, largest margin of defeat, tied the record for most goals in a period (five in the third) and Brett Hull tied the record for most goals by an individual opponent in a game with the pants trick (four goals). Unfortunately no Duck has ever scored four goals in a regular season game (Joffrey Lupul did once in a playoff game).
Mar. 19, 2002
Acquired RW Ben Guite and RW Bjorn Melin from the New York Islanders in exchange for LW Dave Roche.
Mar. 19, 2003
Ducks tied franchise record for most power play attempts without a PP goal with 31 (spanning eight games). Paul Kariya broke the streak with a PPG in a 4-3 win over Chicago.
Mar. 21, 2004
The Ducks beat Detroit 8-6, setting the following franchise records:
Most Saves in a Game: 51, J.S. Giguere (tied, Mikhail Shtalenkov, also this week in Ducks history)
Most Shots Faced in a Game: 57, J.S. Giguere
Most Goals For as a Team: 8
Fastest Five Goals Scored: 10:04, Joffrey Lupul, Sammy Pahlsson, Sergei Fedorov, Petr Sykora
Most Goals Combined: 14
Most Shots Combined: 87
(Why this game isn't on the NHL Vault I'll never know. I desperately want to watch the whole thing)
Mar. 17, 2006
Andy McDonald set a franchise record road point streak with both goals in a 2-1 victory over Chicago. It was his 14th straight road game with a point (7-14-21)
Mar. 21, 2010
Teemu Selanne scores his 600th career goal in a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. He would score his 601st ten days later to tie his boyhood idol Jari Kurri and surpass him to become the highest scoring Finnish NHLer of all time with two goals on Apr. 2. (Watch the full game on NHL Vault, or just the 600th goal below)
If I remember correctly, Johnny Ahlers' call was much better, but I couldn't find the video.
... Also in the 5-2 victory over Colorado where Teemu scored his 600th, Troy Bodie scored the first (and, so far, only) shorthanded goal of his career.