December 16, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 16th
1926 - Detroit beat the Senators 5-0 in Ottawa to end David Gill's NHL record for best start by a rookie coach. It was Gill's first loss after going 9-0-1 in his first 10 games behind the bench.
1934 - For the first time in NHL history, two brothers opposed each other as coaches, when Frank Patrick led the Bruins to a 2-1 win over Rangers' Lester Patrick.
1979 - Chicago's John Marks played in his 503rd straight game to break Glenn Hall's team record for consecutive games as the Black Hawks won 7-3 over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Marks picked up two assists in the game.
1981 - Dave Lumley scored 2 goals and 2 assists to extend his goal scoring streak to 12 consecutive games, in a 7-4 Oilers' win over the Rockies, at Colorado. His streak was second only to Charlie Simmer who held the "modern" NHL record of 13 straight.
1988 - Former Montreal Canadiens coach Jean Perron was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques, replacing Ron Lapointe, who stepped down after doctors discovered a tumor on his kidney.
1991 - Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators were officially granted membership in the National Hockey League.
2003 - Rookie Noah Clarke, the first California native to play for the L.A. Kings got an assist for his first NHL point in his first NHL game a 4-2 win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
2004 - Rookie Noah Clarke, the first California native to play for the L.A. Kings got an assist for his first NHL point in his first NHL game a 4-2 win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Happy Birthday to Mikkel Boedker, Eric Belanger and Wayne Connelly.