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.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 4:14 p.m.