October 30, 2013

This Date in Hockey History: Oct 30th

1943 - Montreal's famous "Punch Line" played together for the first time -- Maurice Richard was up front with Elmer Lach and Toe Blake. It was also the first time Maurice Richard wore uniform #9. Canadiens tied 2-2 with Boston in Montreal.

1964 - Emile Francis was named General Manager of the New York Rangers, replacing "Muzz" Patrick. He remained the Rangers' GM for the next 11 years.

1969 - Rookie Bobby Clarke scored his first career NHL goal, in a 3-3 Flyers' tie against the Rangers at New York.

1983 - The Sutter brothers made NHL history when the Islanders played in Philadelphia -- Isles' Duane and Brent, and Flyers' twins Rich and Ron became first four brothers to play in the same NHL game. Islanders won the game 6-2.

1983 - Chicago's Tom Lysiak tripped linesman Ron Foyt as the Black Hawks won 6-1 over the Hartford Whalers in Chicago. Lysiak was later susended 20 games for the incident.

Happy Birthday to Cal Gardner, Pat Elynuik, Drew Stafford, Chris Stewart, Danny Lawson, and Len Frig.

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