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This Day In Hockey History: Jan 24th


1960 - Chicago's Glenn Hall tied the NHL record for consecutive games by a goaltender, when he appeared in his 328th straight game, a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Hall tied the mark set by Montreal's Georges Vezina.

1981 - Islanders' right winger Mike Bossy scored twice in a 7-4 win over the Quebec Nordiques, to become only the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season. Maurice Richard was the first in 1944-45 season.

1981 - Los Angeles' Charlie Simmer scored his third career hat trick to give him 49 goals in 50 games, as the Kings beat the Bruins, 6-4 in Boston.

1991 - Ray Bourque had two assists in a 3-0 win over the Hartford Whalers, to pass Bobby Orr and become Boston's all-time leading scorer among defensemen.

1999 - Team North American beat Team World 8-6, in the NHL All Star game, in Tampa Bay. Wayne Gretzky had a goal and two assissts, and was named the game's MVP, and Arturs Irbe became the first goaltender to pick up an assist in an All Star Game.

1999 - Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Mike Keenan, and named Marc Crawford as his replacement (the 15th coach in team history).

2001 - Detroit's Larry Murphy became just the second player in league history to appear in 1,600 NHL games, and chipped in with an assist as the Red Wings won 4-3 against the visiting Nashville Predators.

2003 - Mike Modano became the Dallas Stars' franchise all-time leader in games played when he appeared in his 993rd game with the team, a 4-2 win over the Blues, in St. Louis. He broke the record of 992 games held by Neal Broten.

Happy Birthday to Gus Mortson, Guy Charron, Mark Reeds, Tom Kostopoulos, Cy Wentworth, Danny Geoffrion, Bobby Taylor and Peter and Chris Ferraro.

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