October 14, 2013
This Day In Hockey History - Oct 14th
1967 - Los Angeles Kings played their first NHL game, and came away with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, at the Long Beach Arena, in California.
1978 - 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky played in his first pro hockey game, a 6-3 Indianapolis Racers' loss to Winnipeg, in the WHA.
1979 - Wayne Gretzky scored his first NHL goal, when the Oilers tied Vancouver 4-4 in Edmonton. Glen Hanlon was the victim of Gretzky's first goal.
1979 - Philadelphia Flyers began an NHL record 35 game undefeated streak with a 4-3 win over Toronto at the Spectrum. They went 25-0-10 over the next three months.
1992 - Rookie Teemu Selanne scored his first career hat trick, and added an assist to lead the Jets to a 7-3 win over Edmonton in Winnipeg.
2000 - Patrick Roy tied Terry Sawchuk's career victory record with his 447th victory as the Avalanche won 3-1 against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.
Happy Birthday to Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Sylvain Lefebvre, Alexei Kasatonov, Perry Anderson, Skip Krake, Daniel Tjarnqvist and J.C. Bergeron
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:54 am