January 22, 2016

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 22nd

1935 - Tiny Thompson stopped Montreal Maroons Russ Blinco and Earl Robinson in penalty shots, during a 4-3 Bruins win at Boston Garden. The second shot was awarded when Bruins' Nels Stewart began skating around during the first shot.

1966 - Detroit's Roger Crozier recorded his 15th career shutout as the Red Wings won 3-0 at Montreal. The Wings had to wear the jerseys of their junior team in Hamilton as their NHL jerseys had been stolen from the Forum locker room the night before.

1987 - A snowstorm in New Jersey delayed the game between the Devils and Flames for two hours. When it finally started, only 334 fans were on hand to see the Devils beat the Flames 7-5. The game ended at 11:44 PM.

1988 - Minnesota North Stars traded Keith Acton to Edmonton in exchange for Moe Mantha.

Happy Birthday to Hall of Famers Mike Bossy, Elmer Lach, Serge Savard and Bill Durnan. Also Happy Bday to J.C. Tremblay, Greg Gilbert, David Vyborny, Shean Donovan, Derrick Smith, Tom Younghans, Ben Eager and Robert Esche.

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