January 11, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 11th

1948 - Montreal's captain Toe Blake hit the boards in New York, and suffered a double fracture of his ankle, putting an end to his NHL playing career and the Canadiens' famous "Punch Line". Canadiens lost 3-1 to the Rangers.

1953 - Rookie Gump Worsley, filling in for injured Chuck Rayner, recorded his first NHL shutout to lead the Rangers to a 7-0 win over Montreal in New York.

1976 - Philadelphia Flyers beat the touring Soviet Army team 4-1 at the Spectrum. Wayne Stephenson was the winning goalie. It was the first win by an NHL team over the Soviet Army team.

1983 - Edmonton's Pat Hughes set an NHL record for fastest two shorthanded goals (25 seconds) - at 15:18 and 15:43 of the second period in a 7-5 win at St. Louis. Hughes became the first player to break a Gretzky record.

1996 - Boston obtained goaltender Bill Ranford from Edmonton, in exchange for Mariusz Czerkawski, Sean Brown and the Bruins' 1st round pick Matthieu Descoteaux) in the 1996 Entry Draft.

Happy Birthday to Dave Kerr, Rob Ramage, Mike Corrigan, Red Hamill, Dave Burrows, Ron Stern, Warren Young, Bobby Sheehan, Rory Fitzpatrick, and Wade Flaherty.

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