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This Day In Hockey History: Jan 23rd


1934 - New York Rangers' Murray Murdoch was presented with a ring at an on-ice ceremony on the occasion of his 400th straight NHL game. His streak eventually reached 508 consecutive games -- the NHL's first "Iron Man".

1944 - Detroit scored 15 straight goals (an NHL record) to beat the visiting Rangers 15-0. Connie Dion got his 1st shutout.

1945 - Detroit's Earl Seibert, wearing a patch over his right eye due to an injury, scored twice within a span of 0:36 in the third period for a 5-4 win over the Bruins, at Boston Garden.

1976 - Garnet "Ace" Bailey scored twice and added an assist as the Capitals ended their team-record 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) with a 7-5 win over the Rangers, in Washington.

1984 - Buffalo Sabres became the first team in NHL history to win 10 straight road games, with a 5-3 victory at Boston.

1993 - Mike Gartner became the first player in NHL history to score 30 goals in 14 consecutive seasons.

1996 - Ottawa Senators changed coaches for the second time in the 1995-96 season, as General Manager Pierre Gauthier fired coach Dave Allison (who had a record of 2-22-1 after replacing Rick Bowness on Nov 21, 1995) and named Jacques Martin to take over.

Happy Birthday to Brendan Shanahan, Tomas Holmstrom, Jean-Francois Sauve, Richard Smehlik, Scott Hannan, Steve Christoff, Randy Boyd, Jaroslav Pouzar, Ivan Novoseltsev, Joel Bouchard, Timo Blomqvist, and Darren Rumble

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