1934 - Toronto's Harvey "Busher" Jackson became the first NHL player to score a hat trick in one period of a regular season game.
1979 - Playing in his first NHL game, Quebec Nordiques' rookie Paul Stewart fought Boston's Terry O'Reilly, Stan Jonathan, and Al Secord all in the first period. Stewart later became an NHL referee.
1982 - Calgary rookie Al MacInnis scored the first goal of his NHL career. It came in the Flames' 4-4 tie against the Whalers, at Hartford.
1983 - Tony Tanti scored his 20th goal of the season in Vancouver's 8-3 win over Los Angeles. Tanti became the fastest Canuck to reach 20 goals, and attained the mark in 21 games.
1999 - Washington Capitals set an NHL record by going 12 consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal, in a 3-0 win at Boston.
2001 - Dallas Stars traded Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen to Montreal, in exchange for Martin Rucinsky and Benoit Brunet.
2003 - Columbus rookie Dan Fritsche became the first Ohio native to score a goal for the Blue Jackets.
Happy Birthday to John MacLean, John Van Boxmeer, Bob Murdoch, Billy Burch, Tom Roulston, Max Pacioretty and Yanick Dupre.