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December 26, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 26th

1923 - Montreal's legendary Hall of Famer Howie Morenz scored his first NHL goal, in a 3-2 Canadiens' loss to the Ottawa Senators.

1925 - New York Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record with 141 shots in the Americans 3-1 win. New York held the shot edge, 73-68. Roy Worters made 70 saves for Pittsburgh, and Jake Forbes had 67 for NY.

1976 - John Bucyk's 545th career goal moved him past Maurice Richard on the all-time goal list, in the Bruins' 6-3 win over the Cleveland Barons, in Boston Garden. Bucyk's 545 goals put him #4 in NHL history (behind Howe, Hull, and Esposito).

1986 - Hartford Whalers' Doug Jarvis played in his 915th straight game to establish a new NHL record. Jarvis (who started the streak in 1975 with Montreal) broke the mark of 914 set by Garry Unger.

1988 - New York Rangers traded Don Maloney, Brian Lawton, and Norm MacIver to the Hartford Whalers, in exchange for Carey Wilson and a future draft choice. Wilson played that night for New York and had 3 assists.

1988 - Buffalo Sabres obtained Rick Vaive from the Chicago Blackhawks, in exchange for center Adam Creighton.

1989 - Hall of Famer Doug Harvey passed away at the age of 65.

1991 - Washington led the Rangers 6-1 in the first period, but the Rangers came back to beat the Capitals 8-6 in one of their biggest comebacks in team history.

1996 - Detroit's Sergei Fedorov became the first player in NHL history to score all five goals in his team's victory, when he netted the game winner at 2:39 of OT in a 5-4 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals.

Happy Birthday to Norm Ullman, Andy Delmore, Gene Ubriaco and Mark Heaslip.

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