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.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 6:54 a.m.