December 14, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 14th

1929 - Toronto's Harold "Baldy" Cotton scored two goals in overtime as the Leafs won 7-6 over the visiting New York Rangers, who had become the first team in NHL history to travel by air (via a charter flight) to face an opponent.

1933 - Montreal's Howie Morenz became the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer, when the 247th of his career moved him ahead of Cy Denneny.

1943 - Boston's Bill Cowley had a goal and two assists to become the NHL's all-time leader in assists. He scored #258 to pass New York's Frank Boucher in a 4-3 win over Chicago. Cowley retired 4 years later with a record 353 career assists.

1968 - Boston's Bobby Orr recorded his first career NHL hat trick and added two assists in a 10-5 win over Chicago, at Boston Garden.

Happy Birthday to twins Peter and Patrik Sundstrom, Frank St. Marseille, Chris Therien, Ken Randall, Chris Dalquist, Bill Ranford, and Eric Pettinger.

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