January 12, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 12th

1918 - Montreal's Joe Malone scored five times (to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history) as the Canadiens won 9-4 over Ottawa.

1939 - Toronto's Syl Apps scored four goals for his first NHL hat trick, as the Maple Leafs won 9-4 over the Canadiens at Montreal.

1954 - New York Rangers announced that Murray ("Muzz") Patrick would take over as coach of the team, beginning the following night against Detroit. Patrick was brought in to succeed Frank Boucher, who remained as General Manager.

1981 - Montreal Canadiens became the first NHL team to have four different goaltenders get shutouts in one season, when rookie Richard Sevigny picked up the first of his NHL career in a 5-0 win over Edmonton, at the Forum.

1991 - The Montreal Canadiens traded Gerald Diduck to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Vancouver's fourth round choice in the 1991 Entry Draft. Montreal later used the pick to select Vladimir Vujtek.

2004 - Boston Bruins retired Cam Neely's #8 sweater before a 4-3 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

Happy Birthday to Tim Horton, Marian Hossa, Ulf Dahlen, Curt Fraser, Niklas Kronwall, Claude Giroux, Nikolai Borschevsky, Espen Knutsen, Hap Emms, Dave Ritchie and Jocelyn Thibault

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