December 28, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Dec 28th
1929 - New York Rangers beat Ottawa Senators 3-1, in a Rangers' "home game" played in Atlantic City.
1962 - Red Sullivan replaced Muzz Patrick as coach of the New York Rangers, but Patrick continued as General Manager. Sullivan became the 12th coach in Rangers history.
1967 - Jean Beliveau had four assists to move past Maurice Richard into second place on the NHL's all time point scoring list (behind Gordie Howe) with 967 points, as the Canadiens beat the Minnesota North Stars, 6-2.
1975 - New York Rangers became first team in NHL history to face a touring Soviet hockey squad. The Soviet Army beat the Rangers 7-3 at M.S.G. Phil Esposito had a goal and two assists for New York.
1977 - Vancouver's Curt Ridley became the first NHL goalie to shut out a touring Soviet team when the Canucks beat Moscow Spartak 2-0. Rick Blight scored both goals for the Canucks.
1981 - Rookie Tim Hunter became the first Calgary native to play in a game for the Flames. He picked up 7 penalty minutes in his NHL debut, a 7-4 home loss to the Flyers.
1992 - Winnipeg Jets traded Ed Olczyk to the New York Rangers in exchange for Kris King and Tie Domi.
2000 - Detroit Red Wings re-acquired veteran Igor Larionov from the Florida Panthers, in exchange for Yan Golbovsky.
2000 - Florida Panthers fired General Manager Bryan Murray and Head Coach Terry Murray. Duane Sutter was named as the new Head Coach and Panthers' President Bill Torrey took over as the interim G.M.
Happy Birthday to Raymond Bourque, Terry Sawchuk, Rob Niedermayer, Harry Howell, Eddie Wiseman, Dave Hudson, Curtis Glencross, Dave Moss, Jean-Francois Jomphe, Benoit Gratton, Doug Patey, Jamie Storr