January 28, 2016

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 28th

1940 - Chicago's Les Cunningham scored five points in one period to set an NHL record that held up until 1978 (when Bryan Trottier broke it). Cunningham had two goals & three assists in a span of 10:04 during the third period of an 8-1 win over Montreal.

1984 - Los Angeles Kings' goalie Markus Mattsson led the Kings to a 4-2 win at Edmonton, and stopped Wayne Gretzky's NHL record point scoring streak at 51 games. Gretzky had scored 61-92-153 during the 51 games.

1988 - New York's Marcel Dionne became the first player in NHL history to get 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons.

1988 - Minnesota's General Manager Lou Nanne resigned after over 20 years with the club as a player, coach and GM.

1989 - Bernie Nicholls scored his 49th and 50th goals of the season in his 51st game, and set a team record with 13 shots in the game, as the Kings lost to the Oilers, 7-6 at the Forum.

1992 - Brett Hull became just the second player in NHL history to record back to back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games (Wayne Gretzky had done so in 1983 & 1984). He scored #50 in a 3-3 Blues' tie at Los Angeles.

Happy Birthday to Stan Smyl, Michal Pivonka, Mark Napier, Paul Henderson, Arnie Brown, Normand Rochefort, Jack Egers, Colin Campbell, Paul Shmyr and Daniel Carcillo.

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