This Date in Hockey History: Oct 23rd
1966 - Boston rookie defenseman Bobby Orr fired a 50 foot shot past Canadiens' Gump Worsley for his first NHL goal, during a 3-2 Bruins' loss to Montreal.
1971 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur scored his first career NHL goal. It came against Kings' goalie Gary Edwards in the Canadiens' 3-1 win at Los Angeles.
1982 - Montreal rookie Guy Carbonneu scored the first goal of his NHL career, in a 9-5 Canadiens'
win over the Quebec Nordiques, at the Forum.
1982 - Boston's Normand Leveille suffered a career-ending cerebral hemorrhage during the first intermission at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum. Bruins lost 3-2 to the Canucks.
1988 - Dave Newell (in his 22nd NHL season) set an NHL record by officiating in his 1,076th career game.
Happy Birthday to Gordie Drillon, Louis Sleigher, Matt D'Agostini, Larry Wilson, Benny Wolf, Fred Shero and Sugar Jim Henry.