1970 - Roger Doucet sang "O Canada" for the first time at the Montreal Forum, before a 4-3 Canadiens' win over the Red Wings. He remained the Forum's national anthem singer for the next 10 years.
1979 - Hartford's Gordie Howe scored his first NHL goal since 1971. #787 of his NHL career helped the Hartford Whalers to a 3-3 tie at Pittsburgh, for their first ever point in the NHL standings.
1992 - Calgary Flames edged the Minnesota North Stars 4-3 before a crowd of 8,783 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the first game of the NHL's experiment with neutral site games during the 1992-93 season.
Happy Birthday to Paul Cavallini, Marc Andre Bergeron, Sean O'Donnell, Andrej Meszaros, Rod Schutt, Bill Lochead, and Darren Lowe.