January 28, 2013
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.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:47 AM