December 20, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 20th


1964 - Bobby Hull scored to give him 28 goals in 28 games as the Black Hawks won 3-2 over the Bruins. Hull went on to score 32 goals in the first 35 games of the 1964-65 season, but injuries lowered his final totals to 39 goals in 61 games.

1981 - Winnipeg's Doug Smail set an NHL record (later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny) for fastest goal from the start of a game, with a goal just five seconds into the Jets' 5-4 win over St. Louis.

1983 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur became the third player in franchise history to score 500 goals as a member of the Canadiens.

1987 - Dale Hawerchuk of the Jets became the 25th player in NHL history to play in 400 straight games. Since his rookie season of 1981-82, he missed only one game, that due to an ankle injury. Winnipeg won 4-1 over the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Happy Birthday to Cory Stillman, Travis Green, Charlie Conacher, Andrei Markov, Bill Clement, Mike Christie, Jan Caloun, Derek Dorsett, and Chris Tanev.

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