December 25, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 25th
1930 - Dit Clapper scored three goals, and Tiny Thompson recorded his 17th career shutout in an 8-0 Bruins' win over Philadelphia at Boston Garden.
1939 - Syd Howe scored a hat trick as the Red Wings beat the Canadiens, 3-1 at the Olympia in Detroit.
1955 - Andy Bathgate was the star in the Rangers' 5-1 Christmas night victory over Montreal, with a goal and three assists.
1965 - Henri Richard scored the winning goal and added three assists to lead the Canadiens to a 4-3 win over the Red Wings, in the final Christmas game held at the Forum in Montreal.
1967 - St. Louis goalie Seth Martin recorded a shutout in the Blues' 1-0 win over the North Stars at Minnesota. It was just the second shutout in Blues' history - and the only one for Martin in his NHL career.
1968 - Norm Ullman had four assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Black Hawks at Chicago.
1970 - Toronto's Norm Ullman scored twice to become the 7th player in the NHL to record 400 career goals as the Maple Leafs lost to the North Stars, 6-3 in Minnesota.
1971 - Ken Hodge scored a goal and added three assists to lead Boston to a 5-1 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. This was the final Christmas Day game played by the Bruins.
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to Noel Picard (how fitting!), Stu Barnes, Dmitri Mironov, Jim Dowd, Larry Cahan, Dave Kryskow, Steve Wojciechowski, Vitali Prokhorov, Joel Savage and Fred Sasakamoose.