December 23, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 23rd
1978 - Bryan Trottier set an NHL record with six points in the second period, and finished the night with five goals and three assists in a 9-4 Islanders' win over the Rangers; the Islanders extended their home undefeated streak to 16 games (12-0-4).
1988 - Los Angeles' Wayne Gretzky scored two empty net goals, including the 611th of his NHL career, to pass Bobby Hull into fourth place on all time goals list, as the Kings won 5-2 at Vancouver.
1996 - Buffalo's Dominik Hasek recorded his 20th career shutout and Devil's Martin Brodeur got his 15th career shutout in the Sabres' 0-0 tie at New Jersey. It was the 1st scoreless tie in Devils' history.
2000 - Nashville's David Legwand scored the first overtime penalty shot goal in NHL history as the Predators won 3-2 against the Rangers at New York.
Happy Birthday to Scott Gomez, Petr Klima, Woody Dumart, Cy Denneny, Mikael Samuelsson, Ales Kotalik, Johan Franzen, Brett Clark, T.J. Oshie, Zbynek Michalek and Shaone Morrisonn.