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January 26, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 26th

1921 - Corb Denneny scored six goals to lead the Toronto St. Patricks to a 10-3 win against the Hamilton Tigers in Toronto.

1936 - Chicago traded Howie Morenz to the NY Rangers in exchange for Glenn Brydson.

1961 - Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky born in Brantford, Ontario.

1971 - Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Syl Apps Jr. and Sheldon Kannegiesser from the NY Rangers in exchange for left winger Glen Sather.

1982 - New York Islanders set a team record for fastest four goals. Tonelli, Trottier (twice) and Duane Sutter combined for four goals within a span of 1:38 during a 9-2 win against Pittsburgh at Nassau Coliseum.

1991 - Chicago's Doug Wilson scored the only hat trick of his NHL career in a 5-1 win against Toronto

1991 - Gerard Gauthier became the fifth linseman in NHL history to reach the 1,500 games-officiated mark.

1993 - San Jose coach George Kingston set an NHL "record" for fastest 100 losses, when the Sharks lost in L.A. 7-1. Kingston lost his first 100 NHL games in just 130 tries during the Sharks' first two NHL seasons.

1995 - Michel Goulet announced his retirement from hockey, following his 15 year NHL career with the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago.

1997 - Mario Lemieux tied an NHL record with four goals in the third period as Pittsburgh won 5-2 at Montreal. It was the 39th hat trick of Lemieux' career, and his 13th career four-goal game, tying the NHL record shared by Gretzky and Bossy.

2000 - St. Louis' Stephane Richer scored his 400th career NHL goal in the Blues 4-1 win over the Senators, at Ottawa.

Happy Birthday to Wayne Gretzky, Dale McCourt, Glen Skov, Frank Nighbor, Fred Barrett, Vic Lynn, Ivan Hlinka, Mark Taylor, Amos Arbour, Alf Skinner, Louis Leblance and Daniel "The Bandit" Berthiaume.

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