October 29, 2012
This Date in Hockey History: Oct 29th
1939 - In the third NHL All Star Game, Toronto's Syl Apps picked up four points to lead the All Stars past the Stanley Cup champion Canadiens, 5-2. The game was played in memory of Montreal's Babe Siebert, who died in Aug. 1939.
1951 - Princess Elizabeth (later Queen of England) and the Duke of Edinburgh were at the Forum when the Canadiens got three goals from Floyd Curry (his only career hat trick) and two from Maurice Richard in a 6-1 win against the Rangers.
1969 - Jean Beliveau became the first player in Montreal history to play 1,000 NHL games, when he appeared in a 4-1 Canadiens' loss to the North Stars at Minnesota.
1970 - Detroit's Alex Delvecchio scored two goals to reach 400 in his NHL career as the Red Wings won 5-3 over Boston. Delvecchio became the fifth NHL player to reach the 400 goal mark, joining Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull and Jean Beliveau.
1970 - Gordie Howe became the first player in NHL history to record 1,000 career assists, when he picked up two (along with a goal) in a 5-3 Red Wings' victory over Boston, at the Olympia in Detroit.
1996 - St. Louis Blues obtained Pierre Turgeon, Rory Fitzpatrick, and Craig Conroy from the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for Shayne Corson, defenseman Murray Baron, and a 5th round pick in 1997.
Happy Birthday to Mike Gartner, Denis Potvin, Eric Staal, Joel Otto, Stan Gilbertson, Eric Messier, Bill Juzda, Albert Suomi, Johnny Mowers, Dan Ratushny, Scott Scissons, and Bjorne Skaare.
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