This Day In Hockey History: Jan 31st
1920 - Quebec's Joe Malone set an NHL record with seven goals in a 10-6 win against Toronto.
1923 - Canadiens beat Hamilton 5-4 in Montreal, in the first penalty-free game played in NHL history.
1968 - George Konik became first Penguins player to be awarded a penalty shot, and he scored a goal against Glenn Hall at St. Louis. But Pittsburgh lost 9-4 to the Blues.
1991 - Vancouver General Manager Pat Quinn took over as head coach of the Canucks, replacing Bob McCammon.
Happy Birthday to Camille Henry, Mikhail Grabovski, Rick Dudley, Bobby Dollas, Bob Turner, Tyler Seguin, Curt Brackenbury and Eddie Mio.