November 19, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Nov 19th
1929 - Pittsburgh's Johnny McKinnon and Toronto's Hap Day each set a new NHL record for goals in a game by a defenseman. They had four each as Pittsburgh beat Toronto 10-5. The current record of 5 goals is held by Ian Turnbull.
1966 - Rookie Bobby Orr received his first NHL major penalty after a fight with Vic Hadfield of the Rangers as the Bruins tied 3-3 with New York in Boston.
1983 - Bruce Hood became the first referee to officiate 1,000 NHL games, when Toronto beat Detroit 5-4, at Maple Leaf Gardens.
1997 - Pittsburgh Penguins retired jersey #66 in honor of Mario Lemieux, in a pre-game ceremony before a 3-3 tie against the Boston Bruins.
Happy Birthday to Dennis Hull, Patrick Kane, Petr Sykora, Grant Ledyard, Dmitri Yuskevich, Charlie Bourgeois, Miroslav Ihnacak and Reggie Lemelin.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:08 AM