1953 - Montreal's Dick Irvin became the first coach in NHL history to win 600 career games, when the Canadiens beat the Black Hawks 3-2 at Chicago.
1957 - Chicago rookie Bobby Hull scored his first career NHL goal in a 2-1 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.
1980 - Rookie defenseman Paul Coffey scored his first NHL goal, in the Oilers' 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames, in Edmonton.
2002 - Patrick Roy played in his 971st game, to tie Terry Sawchuk's NHL record for career appearances by a goalie, as Colorado tied 3-3 against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Happy Birthday to Butch Goring, Miroslav Satan, Stephane Quintal, Billy Brydge, Scott Lachance, Terry Yake, Ron Sedlbauer, Matt Pettinger and Ron Tugnutt.