On this day in 1952, Maurice “Rocket” Richard scored the 325th goal of his career to become the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer.

The goal came in a 6-4 Canadiens win over the Chicago Black Hawks at the Montreal Forum. At 10:01 of the second period, Richard fired a backhand shot from high in the slot that trickled past Black Hawks goalie Al Rollins and into the net.

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