On This Date 1/23/1944
The New York Rangers are boat raced, disgraced, and as everyone involved wants to hide their face, following a 15-0 beatdown at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings at the Olympia Stadium. Ten different players score goals for the Red Wings, led by Syd Howe’s hat trick. The 15-0 Detroit win is the most lopsided game in NHL history. It would be the start of a 21-game winless streak for the Rangers stretching into the following season.