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December 29, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 29th

1955 - In a game between Montreal and Toronto, NHL officials wore new vertically striped black and white sweaters for the first time. Canadiens won the game 5-2.

1957 - Ross "Lefty" Wilson, Detroit's assistant trainer, was pressed into service to replace Boston goalie Don Simmons who suffered a dislocated shoulder. Boston had no other replacement on their bench. Wilson gave up one goal in a 2-2 tie.

1975 - Washington Capitals fired GM/Coach Milt Schmidt, midway thru the team's second season in the NHL. Two days later Max McNab replaced Schmidt as GM, and Tommy McVie took over as coach.

1979 - Toronto Maple Leafs traded Lanny McDonald and Joel Quenneville to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Pat Hickey and Wilf Paiement.

Happy Birthday to Nels Stewart, Filip Kuba, Tom Bladon, Andreas Dackell, Jack Riley and George Parros.

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