December 30, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 30th


1904 - In the first game of a best-of-three challenge between Winnipeg and Ottawa, a red line was drawn between each set of goalposts to aid the referee in awarding goals. These became the first known goal lines in hockey history.

1912 - Sweden officially joined the International Ice Hockey Federation.

1974 - St. Louis Blues obtained Red Berenson from Detroit in exchange for Phil Roberto and St. Louis' 3rd choice (Blair Davidson) in 1975 Amateur Draft.

1981 - Gretzky scores 5 goals to give him 50 in 39 games. 5th goal came with 3 seconds remaining into an empty net.

1986 - The Swift Current Broncos team bus crashes, killing young players Brent Ruff, Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, and Chris Mantyka. Joe Sakic was also on that bus.

1988 - Vancouver improved its all time record against touring Soviet hockey teams to 3-0, with a 6-1 win over Dynamo Riga during the NHL's "Super Series 88-89". Brian Bradley paced the Canucks with two goals and an assist.

1992 - Peter Forsberg set a World Junior Championship record with 10 points in Sweden's 20-1 win over Japan. Forsberg ended the tournament with a record 31 points in seven games.

2000 - Mario Lemieux scored a goal and added 3 assists to become the 10th NHL player to get 1,500 career points and Jaromir Jagr had two goals and an assist to reach the 1,000 point plateau as the Penguins won 5-3 against the visiting Ottawa Senators.

Happy Birthday to Lester Patrick, Rob Scuderi, Jim Thomson and Kevin Dahl.

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