January 06, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Jan 6th
1942 - During a 3-2 Bruins win over Chicago in Boston Garden, an announcement was made to the fans in attendance to "please return any pucks deflected into the stands, due to a wartime shortage of rubber".
1957 - Toronto's Ted Kennedy came out of retirement (after a year and a half) to help the Leafs for the remainder of the 1956-57 season. Kennedy went on to score six goals and 16 assists, for 22 points in 30 games.
1974 - Reggie Leach scored his first career hat trick in the Oakland Seals' 9-4 loss to the Black Hawks, in Chicago.
1974 - Chicago's Dennis Hull scored his second (and final) career hat trick in the Black Hawks' 9-4 win against the visiting Oakland Seals.
1976 - Emile Francis, the New York Rangers' General Manager since 1964, was fired. He was replaced the following day by John Ferguson.
1980 - Philadelphia Flyers scored twice in the final period for a 4-2 win at Buffalo, to run their NHL-record unbeaten streak to 35 games (25-0-10). The streak ended with a loss to the Minnesota North Stars the next night.
1981 - New York's John Tonelli tied a team record with five goals and Mike Bossy set a new team mark with six assists in the Islanders' 6-3 victory over Toronto. It was Tonelli's first career hat trick.
1983 - Chicago traded Curt Fraser to Vancouver, in exchange for Tony Tanti.
1993 - After missing 38 games due to a back injury, Wayne Gretzky played in his first game of the 1992-93 season, and the 1,000th of his NHL career, and picked up two assists, in a 6-3 Kings' loss to Tampa Bay, at the Forum.
Happy Birthday to Dickie Moore, Paul Reinhart, Keith Crowder, Richard Zednik, Doug Barkley, Carl Voss, Ryan Craig, Rob Valicevic and Adam Burish
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 2:21 a.m.