1955 - Detroit's Gordie Howe took 19 shots against Rangers' goalie Gump Worsley, who made all 19 saves against Howe in a 3-3 tie in Detroit. The Red Wings outshot the Rangers 31-18 (which meant that Howe outshot the Rangers 19-18!).
1963 - Montreal won 3-1 in Chicago in a game where Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante took time out to measure the height of the Chicago goalposts. He discovered that they measured only 3'10" instead of the regulation 4'.
1965 - Ulf Sterner became the first Swedish born player to make the NHL. He played his first game as the Rangers beat Boston 5-2. Sterner's NHL career lasted only four games -- all with the Rangers.
1982 - L.A. Kings set an NHL record with their sixth consecutive tie game, a 4-4 deadlock against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
1989 - Steve Yzerman had a goal and two assists in his 50th game of the year, as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1. Yzerman became 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less. The others were Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, and Bernie Nicholls.
Happy Birthday to Patrice Brisebois, Dave Manson, Terry Harper, Brian Engblom, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jiri Bubla, Rhett Warrener, Hector Marini, Tomi Kallio and Alexander Godynyuk.