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January 05, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 5th

1944 - Detroit Red Wings obtained Bill "Flash" Hollett from the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Pat Egan.

1954 - Montreal GM Frank Selke complained about the use of "motion pictures" in making hockey rulings, but announced that he would not appeal an 8-game suspension of Bernie Geoffrion, who had been involved in a stick incident vs the Rangers on Dec. 20.

1979 - Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe became pro-linemates for the first time, when Gretzky centered Gordie (and son Mark) on the WHA All Star Team against the touring team Moscow Dynamo.

1984 - Quebec Nordiques' three Stastny brothers (Peter, Anton and Marian) all scored goals in an 8-3 win against the Bruins, in Boston Garden.

1999 - Pittsburgh's Tom Barrasso picked up two assists to become the highest scoring goaltender in NHL history. His 47th and 48th career assists moved him two ahead of Grant Fuhr. The milestone came in a 5-1 win over the Flames.

2002 - Rookie Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his first career shutout, and his third victory in four days as the Sharks beat the visiting Florida Panthers 6-0.

2004 - Steve Yzerman became Detroit's all-time leader in assists (breaking Gordie Howe's team record of 1,023) and Curtis Joseph recorded his 43rd career shutout in the Red Wings 6-0 win over the visiting Nashville Predators.

Happy Birthday to Tim Kerr, Joe Juneau, Mike Grier, Kyle Calder, Basil McRae, Jiri Hrdina, Kevin Maguire, Anthony Stewart, Steve Tuttle, Zellio Toppazzini, Stan Drulia and John Brenneman

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