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January 10, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 10th

1920 - Montreal's Newsy Lalonde scored six goals as the Canadiens beat Toronto St. Pats 14-7, at the Mount Royal Arena in Montreal. The combined 21 goals by both teams was an NHL record.

1935 - New York Americans' Lorne Carr picked up four assists in a 5-5 tie against the visiting Maple Leafs. In the second period, the official scorer awarded four assists on a goal by Toronto's Joe Primeau.

1951 - Maurice Richard scored his 16th career hat trick to bring his career total to 274 and surpass Howie Morenz as the NHL's #2 All-Time leading goal scorer, in the Canadiens' 3-0 win over the Rangers.

1960 - Two and a half months after Jacques Plante made history by becoming the first NHL goalie to permanently wear a mask, Boston's Don Simmons became the second to do so, as he led the Bruins to a 4-0 win (his 13th career shutout) over Toronto.

1972 - Joe Crozier was named head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, after General Manager/Coach "Punch" Imlach suffered a heart attack.

1978 - The Islanders obtained center left-wing Wayne Merrick and defenseman Darcy Regier from the Cleveland Barons in exchange for left wing J. P. Parise and defenseman Jean Potvin.

1989 - Kings' Wayne Gretzky became NHL's all time leading scorer in combined regular season and playoff points, when he ran his combined total to 2,011 points, one more than Gordie Howe's combined total of 2,010. It came in a 5-4 win over Edmonton.

1993 -Bob Kudelski scored the first hat trick in Ottawa Senators "modern" history (and the third of his career), and led the team to a 3-2 win against the Sharks in Ottawa.

1996 - Montreal Canadiens became the first team in NHL history to play 5,000 regular season games; the milestone was a 2-2 tie against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

Happy Birthday to Frank Mahovlich, George Hay, Randy Mannery, Tom Gilbert, Henrik Tallinder, Danton Cole, Robert Nilsson, John Carlson, Don Metz, Normand Leveille and Stephane Beauregard.

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