March 4 in Indianapolis hockey history
1943: The Capitals win their sixth straight game, beating Pittsburgh 8-0 behind three goals and two assists from Connie Brown, marking his second hat trick in just over a week. Joe Fisher has four assists, Adam Brown two goals and two assists. Floyd Perras makes 17 saves for his first shutout as a Capital in front of 7,500 at the Coliseum.
1950: Gerry Reid has a hat trick, including goals 69 seconds apart late in the third period to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh. Fred Glover has three assists and Doug McKay a goal and two assists in the win.
1951: Fred Glover scores a goal for his 121th straight game as the Caps beat Pittsburgh 3-1. His goal comes at 15:46 of the third and is the game-winner. The 11-game goal-scoring streak sets an AHL record that would stand for more than three decades before being broken by Brett Hull.
1976: “Porky Pig” Brian McDonald scores at 9:20 and 14:02 of the third to give the Racers a 3-1 win over Cincinnati at MSA. McDonald was given the derisive moniker by Cincinnati’s Terry Slater earlier in the week.
1977: Rene Leclerc, Kim Clackson and Gene Peacosh score in the final half of the third period to break a 4-all tie and give the Racers a 7-4 win over San Diego. Michel Parizeau has three assists. Al Karlander has a goal and an assist, and Rene Leclerc and Reggie Thomas each have two assists in the win. Michel Dion makes 40 saves.
1978: The Racers show the home fans what they missed the night before – a second-period explosion and an 8-6 victory, this time over Winnipeg at MSA. The Racers trailed 4-2 midway throuth the second before rallying to tie the game at 5 by the end of the period. Blaine Stoughton scored the go-ahead goal with 10:31 left to make it 7-6, and Claude St. Sauveur added an empty-netter to seal it. St. Sauveur had two goals. Gilles Marotte, Michel Parizeau, Stoughton and Charles Contantin each had a goal and an assist. Kevin Morrison had two assists and Barry Wilkins assisted on three goals.
1990: Darren Pang makes his Ice debut and backstops an 8-0 rout of Phoenix. Mike McNeill gets the scoring started just 92 seconds in, cashing in the first of Bruce Cassidy’s three assists. Jari Torkki scores twice. The Ice score six in the first period in the win.
1992: Ray LeBlanc returns to the Ice after a stellar job with the U.S. Olympic Team. He immediately backstops a 5-4 win in Kalamazoo, fueled by two goals and an assist by Brad Lauer. Shawn Byram put in the game winner 1:32 into the third. LeBlanc made 47 saves in the win.
2006: Back-to-back shutouts for the Ice’s Steve Jakiel in a second straight 1-0 win in Tri-City. Garrett Roe scores the game’s lone goal on the power play at 10:34 of the second. Jakiel makes 29 saves.