January 29, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Jan 29th
1928 - The Finnish National Team played its first official hockey game, losing 8-1 to Sweden.
1971 - Buffalo rookie Gilbert Perreault recorded his first career hat trick, and the first in Sabres team history, in a 4-2 win over the Seals at Oakland.
1974 - St. Louis Blues' Garry Unger scored a shorthanded goal at 7:54 of the third period to lead the West Division All-Stars to a 6-4 victory over the East, in the All Star Game at Chicago Stadium. Unger captured the game's MVP award.
1977 - The Blizzard of '77 left many of the Sabres trapped in Buffalo. Only 14 players made it up to Montreal, but they managed to tie the Canadiens, 3-3.
1991 - Chicago obtained Tony McKegney from the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for goalie Jacques Cloutier.
1993 - Detroit traded Jimmy Carson (along with Gary Shuchuk and Marc Potvin) to the L.A. Kings in exchange for Paul Coffey, Jim Hiller, and Sylvain Couturier.
Happy Birthday to Dominik Hasek, Pat Quinn Mike Foligno, Billy Harris, Doug Risebrough, Joe Primeau, Bob Murdoch, Tim Gleason, Glen Cochrane, Paulin Bordeleau, Kevin Shattenkirk, Joe Contini, Tom Wandell, Sean Burke, Jason Doig, Larry Pleau, Ed Kastelic, Scott Parker, Marc Potvin and Wayne Stephenson.