1970 - Buffalo Sabres played their first game in team history, a 4-4 tie against the NY Rangers in an exhibition game in Peterborough, Ontario. Billy Inglis scored the first goal in Sabres history.
1971 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur made his NHL debut, and picked up three assists in the Canadiens' 7-4 exhibition game victory against the Bruins, at the Forum.
1991 - Montreal traded Andrew Cassels to Hartford, in exchange for the Whalers' second round draft pick in 1992. (Valeri Bure).
Happy Birthday to Alexander Ovechkin, Claude Provost, Blair Russell, Gene Carr, Jan Ludvig, Scott Arniel, Grant Mulvey, Shawn Horcoff, Rob Zamuner, Valeri Zelepukin, Mason Raymond, Chris Cichocki, Zac Bierk, and Yutaka Fukufuji