October 12, 2013
This Day In Hockey History - Oct 12th
1940 - The brand-new Buffalo Memorial Auditorium opened its doors to hockey for the first time, with a game featuring the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League.
1963 - Former Canadiens' goalie Jacques Plante returned to the Montreal Forum for the first time as a member of the Rangers. The fans cheered him at the beginning of the game, but his former teammates were not so nice. The Habs beat the Rangers 6-2.
1972 - Germain Gagnon scored with 69 seconds left and the New York Islanders recorded their first victory in team history, 3-2 over Los Angeles.
1976 - New York Rangers' Don Murdoch scored five goals to tie the NHL record for most goals in a game by a rookie, in a 10-4 win over the Minnesota North Stars. The five goals tied the mark set in 1944 by Toronto's Howie Meeker.
1978 - Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg played in their first NHL game, a 3-3 Rangers' tie against the Flyers, at Madison Square Garden.
1992 - Pavel Bure scored four goals and added an assist to lead the Canucks to an 8-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, in Vancouver. Bure scored his first NHL hat trick in the second period, and finished with two shorthanded goals in the game.
2000 - Kevyn Adams scored two goals to lead the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets to their first NHL victory, 3-2 against the Flames at Calgary.
Happy Birthday to J.J. Daigneault, Randy Wood, Mike Green, Dave Brown, Eddy Beers, Dwayne Roloson, Todd Krygier, Lars Lindgren and Marcel Hossa.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:21 am