1927 - Overtime in NHL regular season play was changed to a 10-minute period.
1937 - NHL adopted a new "icing rule", whereby a team which deliberately shot the puck out of its defensive zone (when not shorthanded) would have the ensuing face-off brought back to the defensive zone point from where the puck was shot.
1938 - Montreal Canadiens purchased Herb Cain and Buddy O'Connor from the Montreal Maroons.
1976 - Team Canada won the first "Canada Cup" on Darryl Sittler's overtime goal which gave Team Canada a 5-4 win over Czechoslovakia.
1990 - Gilbert Perreault, Fern Flaman, Bill Barber and Bud Poile were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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