January 30, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 30th

Greg Polis with Bobby Orr
1932 - Toronto broke a 3-3 tie with three overtime goals, to beat the Rangers 6-3 at Toronto. In those days, overtime was an extra 10 minute period, not "sudden death".

1937 - New York Americans' Nels Stewart became the NHL's All-Time goal scoring leader, when he picked up his 270th career goal to surpass Howie Morenz, as the Americans beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0. Alfie Moore got the shutout.

1960 - Dean Prentice scored the 5,000th goal in New York Rangers history, as the Rangers lost 3-2 to the Maple Leafs at Toronto.

1969 - Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Bryan Watson, George Swarbrick and Tracy Pratt from the Oakland Seals in exchange for Earl Ingarfield, Gene Ubriaco and Dick Mattiussi.

1973 - Penguins' star Greg Polis scored twice and was named MVP of the 1973 NHL All Star Game at Madison Square Garden in NY, where the East beat the West 5-4.

1979 - Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Bob McCammon, and named Pat Quinn as his replacement

1990 - L.A.'s Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record by scoring his 100th point of the season for the 11th straight season; the milestone came with an assist in a 5-2 win over the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Happy Birthday to Trent Klatt, Steve Heinze, Chris Simon, Alexander Khavanov, Larry Carriere, Dan Hinote, Lucas Sbisa, Jonathon Blum and Danielle Goyette.

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