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• Boston Bruins goalie Gerry Cheevers sets a new NHL record by going undefeated in 33 consecutive games.

• On March 25, Bobby Hull scores his 600th career goal.

• On February 9, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bruce Gamble suffers a heart attack during his team's 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks and is forced to retire from hockey. Ten years later, at the age of 44, Gamble suffers another on-ice heart attack -- this one during an old-timers game -- and dies.

• Last season's playoffs MVP, Ken Dryden, wins the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie (he played in few enough games during the 1970-71 regular season to retain his rookie status for 1971-72), becoming the first -- and, to date, only -- player to win the Calder Trophy after winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.

• The Boston Bruins win their second Stanley Cup in three years, beating the New York Rangers in six games.

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1972 All-Star Game
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