January 14, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Jan 14th
1943 - Montreal's Alex Smart became the first NHL rookie to score a hat trick in his first NHL game.
1954 - Rangers' rookie goaltender Johnny Bower recorded his first NHL shutout as New York won 2-0 over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1956 - Bruins' Claude Pronovost became the 9th NHL goaltender to record a shutout in his first career game as Boston won 2-0 at Montreal. It was the only shutout of Pronovost's career, who finished with a record of 1-0-0.
1988 - Denis Potvin became the first defenseman in NHL history (and the 66th player overall) to score 300 career goals, when he scored in the Islanders' 8-5 win over the visiting Quebec Nordiques.
Happy Birthday to Babe Siebert, Sergei Nemchinov, Nick Boynton, Mark Pederson, Alan May, Bob Essensa and Fred Boimistruck.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:06 AM