Boston's Mark Recchi made history Saturday night by becoming the oldest player in the history of the Stanley Cup Final to score a goal.

Recchi, who turned 43 on Feb. 1, deflected a shot by Zdeno Chara into the net at 11:35 of the second period to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. According to hockey-reference.com, before Recchi's goal, the oldest player to score in the Final was Igor Larionov, who had three for Detroit in 2002, helping the Wings beat Carolina in five games.

Recchi's goal was the 59th in Stanley Cup play, the most of any player on either team in the Final.

The oldest player to score a playoff goal was Gordie Howe, who was 51 when he scored the 78th and final playoff goal of his career for Hartford in 1980.