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January 07, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 7th

1933 - Detroit Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 6-1 in the first CBC hockey broadcast carried coast-to-coast from Maple Leaf Gardens.

1980 - Minnesota North Stars beat Philadelphia 7-1 to end the Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak (25-0-10). The game took place before 15,962 fans at Minnesota, the largest crowd in team history.

1981 - Kings' Marcel Dionne became 14th player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points. His milestone came in a 5-3 win at Hartford, in Dionne's 740th career game. At the time it was fastest 1,000 points in NHL history.

2002 - Florida traded Dan Boyle to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's 5th round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft.

2003 - Columbus Blue Jackets fired Dave King (the only head coach in team history) and named GM Doug MacLean as his interim replacement.

2004 - Brian Boucher became the first NHL goaltender in nearly 55 years to record four consecutive shutouts in the Coyotes 3-0 win over the Capitals at Washington.

Happy Birthday to Hooley Smith, Babe Pratt, Bill Fairbairn, Donald Brashear, Randy Burridge, Brent Sopel, Michael Thelven, Mike Liut, Alex Auld, Guy Hebert, Doug Keans, Denny Lambert, Luciano Borsato, Rod Buskas, Benny Woit, Cody Bass, Erik Gudbranson, Jani Hurme, Morris Titanic, and Steve Janaszak.

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