1924 - The Montreal Forum had its official opening, and the Canadiens beat the Toronto St. Patricks 7-1, before a crowd of 9,000 fans. Billy Boucher had three goals to lead the scoring.
1967 - St. Louis traded Ron Stewart and Ron Atwell to the NY Rangers in exchange for Barclay Plager and Red Berenson, who went on to become stars of the expansion Blues.
1977 - Pittsburgh Penguins traded Pierre Larouche to Montreal, in exchange for Pete Mahovlich and Peter Lee.
1978 - Bjorne Skaare became the first Norwegian born player to appear in an NHL game, when he suited up for the Red Wings in a 2-2 tie against the Rockies in Colorado. It was the only game of Skaare's NHL career.
1987 - Rangers' goalie Bob Froese was credited with a goal during a delayed penalty against the Islanders. The scoring was changed a few days later when a replay revealed that Froese was not the last Ranger to touch the puck. Rangers won 3-1.
Happy Birthday to Neal Broten, Pavol Demitra, Bob Berry, Brad May, Alex Kaleta, Georges Mantha, Yvon Labre, Tanner Glass, Bill Baker and Jody Gage.