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.

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