This Day In Hockey History - Sept 27th
1972 - The first NHL game was played at Nassau Coliseum, in New York. 11,053 watched as the Rangers beat the Islanders 6-4, in an exhibition game.
1991 - The L.A. Kings defeated the NY Rangers before a crowd of 13,000 outdoors, in an exhibition game played at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Happy Birthday to Tommy Smith, Dennis Kearns, Al MacNiel, Daymond Langkow, Jay Bouwmeester, Miroslav Frycer, Wally Boyer, Al MacNeil, Jeff Cowan, Paul Mulvey, Frank Bathe, Aaron Rome and Merlin Malinowski.