November 28, 2013

This Day in Hockey History: Nov 28th

1957 - Gordie Howe picked up an assist during Detroit's 3-3 tie against Toronto to become the NHL's all time assist leader, with #409 of his career. He broke the record set by Montreal's Elmer Lach.

1963 - Montreal rookie Yvan Cournoyer scored the first goal of his NHL career. It came in the Canadiens' 7-3 win at Detroit.

1970 - Toronto rookie Darryl Sittler scored the first goal of his NHL career, and added an assist in the Maple Leafs' 9-4 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

1979 - Billy Smith became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. He was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage of Colorado put it into his own net. But the Islanders lost 7-4 to the Rockies at Denver.

Happy Birthday to Marc Andre Fleury, Jim Nielson, Mud Bruneteau and HHOFer Jack Walker.

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