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This Day In Hockey History: Nov 22nd

1927 - The Olympia in Detroit hosted its first NHL game. Ottawa defeated the Detroit Cougars 2-1, before 14,000 fans.

1980 - Edmonton Oilers fired coach Bryan Watson. General Manager Glen Sather took behind the bench.

1986 - Buffalo's Gilbert Perreault played in the 1,191st (and final) game of his 17-year NHL career as the Sabres lost to the Quebec Nordiques 3-1.

1999 - Seven months after retiring as a player, Wayne Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with referee Andy Van Hellemond and builder Scotty Morrison.

2003 - Montreal Canadiens beat the Oilers 4-3 at the first outdoor game in NHL history, played before a record crowd of 57,167 fans in Edmonton.

Happy Birthday to Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Laperriere, Battleship Leduc, Bert Marshall, Davis Drewiske and everyone's favorite 12 game NHL veteran - Harry Dick.


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