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February 12, 2013

This Day in Hockey History: Feb 12th

1947 - Boston's Bill Cowley picked up a goal and an assist for his 529th point to become the NHL's All-Time point scoring leader. He passed Syd Howe, who had retired one year earlier with 528 points.

1949 - Canada beat Denmark 47-0 in the most lopsided international hockey game in history. The mismatch occurred during the World Championships, which were won by Canada.

1967 - Montreal's John Ferguson scored the only hat trick of his NHL career, as the Canadiens tied 4-4 with the Rangers, at New York. Defenseman Harry Howell had a goal and two assists for the

1980 - Winnipeg's Markus Mattsson made 20 saves in a 0-0 scoreless tie for the Jets against the Islanders' Glenn Resch at New York -- the first shutout in the Jets' NHL history. It was Mattson's first career NHL shutout and the 21st for Resch.

1988 - Dave "Tiger" Williams' NHL career ended as he was put on waivers by Hartford, after 6 goals and 87 PIM in 26 games with the Whalers. His final career totals: 3,966 penalty minutes, most of any player in NHL history.

1991 - San Jose Sharks showed off their new official team colors of teal, gray, black and white, as the team's team's home and road jerseys were unveiled by owner George Gund and hockey legend Gordie Howe.

1994 - New York's Mike Gartner became the first player in NHL history to get 25 goals in each of his first 15 seasons

Happy Birthday to Bobby Smith, Owen Nolan, Jonas Hiller, Michel Petit, Curtis Brown, Oleg Saprykin, Mike Robitaille, Russ Anderson, Brad Werenka, Colton Gillies and Rico Fata.

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