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Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

On this date: 2004 Ottawa, Philadelphia combine for NHL-record 419 penalty minutes


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March 5

1924 Frank Carauna, of Buffalo, N.Y., becomes the first to bowl two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes.

1960 Carol Heiss wins the ladies title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver.

1965 Ernest Terrell wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Eddie Machen in Chicago.

1966 Bob Seagren sets an indoor pole vault record with a 17-foot, -inch vault in Albuquerque, N.M.

1973 New York Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce that they've swapped wives and children.

1981 Scott Hamilton wins the men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships held in Hartford, Conn.

1985 Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scores his 50th goal, becoming the first NHL player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

2004 Ottawa and Philadelphia combine for an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes, with the Flyers setting a single-team mark with 213. There are five consecutive brawls in the final two minutes, including one involving both goalies. The previous record for penalty minutes was 406 by the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins in 1981. The Flyers beat the Senators 5-3.

2008 LeBron James scores 50 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead Cleveland to a 119-105 victory over the New York Knicks.