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.