December 12, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 12th
1963 - Montreal beat the Rangers 6-4 in a game that set an NHL record for fastest 3 goals by 2 teams. Montreal's Dave Balon and Gilles Tremblay, and Rangers' Camille Henry scored within a span of 18 seconds early in the first period to set the record.
1970 - Orland Kurtenbach became the first player in Vancouver Canucks history to score a hat trick. He scored his only career hat trick and added an assist in a 5-2 win over the Oakland Seals, three months into the team's first NHL season.
1971 - Brad Park became the first defenseman in New York Rangers history to score a hat trick, in a 6-1 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Park also picked up an assist in the game.
1981 - Ian Turnbull became the first defenseman in Kings history to score a hat trick (the second of his career) as the Kings won 7-5 over the Canucks. Turnbull finished the game with four goals.
1998 - Tampa Bay Lightning traded right wing Mikael Renberg and center Daymond Langkow to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for center Chris Gratton and center Mike Sillinger.
Happy Birthday to Teeder Kennedy, Pie McKenzie, Snuffy Smith, Jim Sandlak, Andrew Ladd, Colin White, Steve Durbano, Dan Bouchard, Mike Karakas and Billy Smith.