1940 - Eddie Shore was traded from the Boston Bruins to the New York Americans, in exchange for Eddie Wiseman and $5,000.
1964 - Chicago's rookie Phil Esposito scored his first career NHL goal. It came against Detroit's Terry Sawchuk as the Black Hawks lost 5-3 to the Red Wings.
1972 - Defenseman Bobby Orr set up Phil Esposito for the winning goal to lift the East Division All-Stars over the West, 3-2 in the NHL All Star Game.
1975 - New York Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin scored his first career NHL hat trick, and added an assist, in a 5-5 tie against the L.A. Kings.
1986 - Edmonton's Paul Coffey set an NHL record for defensemen with a point in his 28th straight game, when the Oilers won 5-2 over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.
1990 - Glenn Anderson scored the 4,000th goal in Oilers' NHL history.
1991 - Brett Hull scored twice, to give him 50 goals in 49 games, becoming the third player in NHL history to get 50 goals in less than 50 games, in a 9-4 Blues' win at Detroit.
1996 - The Ottawa Senators set an NHL record with their 16th consecutive home game without a win (0-15-1) in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the Palladium. They broke the old record of 15 shared by the 1928 Black Hawks & 1939 Canadiens.
1997 - San Jose obtained goaltender Ed Belfour from Chicago, in exchange for goaltender Chris Terreri, Ulf Dahlen, Michal Sykora and a conditional pick in the 1998 Entry Draft.
2002 - Detroit's Luc Robitaille became the first player in NHL history to score 10 power play goals in a season 13 times in his NHL career.
Happy Birthday to Chris Chelios, Esa Tikkanen, Fern Flaman, Corb Denneny, Aut Erickson, Paul Ranheim, Randy McKay, Bob Sweeney, Corb Denneny, Rick Bowness, Jared Cowen, Troy Bodie, Pauli Jaks and Mario Brunetta.