1934 - St. Louis' Ralph "Scotty" Bowman scored the first penalty shot goal in NHL history. It came during a 2-1 Maroons win over the St. Louis Eagles. It was Bowman's first NHL goal, and just the second penalty shot attempt in NHL history.
1955 - Detroit Red Wings' rookie goalie Glenn Hall and Boston's Terry Sawchuk battled to a 0-0 tie, at Boston, one week after playing a scoreless match at the Olympia.
1975 - Chicago's John Marks set an NHL record for fastest two goals from the start of a game, when he scored twice in the first 33 seconds of play, in a 5-5 tie at Philadelphia.
1984 - L.A.'s Bernie Nicholls became the first player in NHL history to score a goal in all four periods of a game. He scored once in each period, plus the overtime winner when the Kings beat the Nordiques 5-4 in Quebec City.
1987 - Dino Ciccarelli became the leading goal scorer in Minnesota North Stars' history, recording his 267th and 268th career goals in a 5-4 win at Buffalo.
1997 - Vancouver Canucks fired second year coach Tom Renney, and named Mike Keenan as his replacement.
2000 - Hockey Hall of Fame inducted it's newest members: Players Joe Mullen and Denis Savard, Builder Walter Bush, and Media Members Bob Miller and Jim Matheson.
Happy Birthday to Gilbert Perreault, Len Lunde, Wayne Hillman and Mark Fitzpatrick.