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November 11, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Nov 11th

1930 - The city of Philadelphia played host to its first NHL game as the Quakers were shut out 3-0 by the New York Rangers

1943 - Clint Smith scored twice, including the first empty net goal in NHL history, after Bruins' coach Art Ross pulled goalie Bert Gardiner with his team trailing 5-4.

1973 - Rod Gilbert become the all-time goal scoring leader in New York Rangers history (surpassing Andy Bathgate) with 273.

1981 - Flames acquired Mel Bridgeman from Philadelphia, in exchange for Brad Marsh.

1989 - Quebec's Guy Lafleur scored his 544th career NHL goal to tie Maurice Richard for eighth All Time in NHL goals.

2000 - Joe Sakic picked up three assists to become the Colorado Avalanche franchise all-time leader in assists (breaking the mark of 668 held by Peter Stastny).

Happy Birthday to Steve Konowalchuk, Harry Lumley, Brian Cullen, Gord Pettinger and Chris Kelly.

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