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.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 11:00 a.m.