1915 - The NHA (forerunner of the National Hockey League) agreed to pay no more than $800 to each player for the upcoming season.
1927 - Detroit's Jack Adams' first game as an NHL coach was a victory, 6-0 at Pittsburgh in the season opener.
1928 - Boston rookie Tiny Thompson became the third goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career game, when the Bruins won 1-0 at Pittsburgh.
1938 - Boston extended their overtime undefeated streak to 37 straight games (10-0-27) with a 1-1 tie against Toronto. The 37 game streak, which began in December 1934, is the longest in NHL history.
1972 - Ranger rookie Steve Vickers became the first player in NHL history to get hat tricks in back-to-back games, when he got three goals just three days after scoring his first career hat trick as New York beat the Flyers 7-3 at MSG.
1973 - Boston's Bobby Orr had three power play goals and added four assists to become the first NHL defenseman to score seven points in one game, as the Bruins beat the New York Rangers 10-2.
1994 - Lionel Conacher, Harry Watson, Brian O'Neill, and former Buffalo Sabres' announcer Ted Darling were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
1984 - Philadelphia retired uniform #16, worn by center Bobby Clarke, who ended his 15-year career as Philadelphia's all-time leading scorer (1,210 points)
2002 - Dave Andreychuk set an NHL record by scoring his 250th career power-play goal (breaking the record held by Phil Esposito) as the Lightning won 4-2 over the visiting San Jose Sharks.
2002 - Patrick Roy became the NHL career leader in minutes played, passing Terry Sawchuk as the Avalanche lost 4-2 to the Stars at Dallas.
Happy Birthday to Chris Terreri, John Paul Kelly and Yannick Tremblay.