February 15, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Feb 15th
1922 - Ottawa's Harry "Punch" Broadbent extended his NHL-record goal scoring streak to 16 straight games, as the Senators tied the Canadiens 6-6 in Montreal.
1945 - Although the Rangers were two hours and twenty minutes late because of a late train from Detroit, they beat Chicago 6-2 at MSG in a penalty-free game that didn't begin until 10:50 PM and ended at 12:50 AM.
1946 - NHL reinstated Walter "Babe" Pratt, who had been expelled from the league because of gambling. Pratt ended up missing nine games.
1972 - Boston's Bobby Orr recorded four assists in the first period to tie an NHL record for most assists in one period, set by Montreal's Buddy O'Conner in 1942.
1972 - The newly-formed New York Islanders hired Bill Torrey as their first General Manager, eight months before the team played their first NHL game.
1989 - Buffalo Sabres named Mike Foligno as the new team captain, replacing Lindy Ruff, who had resigned two days earlier.
1994 - Tom Barrasso recorded his 253rd victory, to become the winningest U.S. born goalie in NHL history, as the Penguins won 5-3 over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Barrasso broke the record of 252 career wins set by Frank Brimsek.
1999 - In his only appearance in Nashville, Wayne Gretzky scored five assists in the Rangers' 7-4 win. In doing so he took a 1,000 point lead over Gordie Howe in the all time scoring lead.
2000 - Martin Brodeur became the first goaltender in NHL history to get credit for a "game winning" goal as New Jersey won 4-2 over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
Happy Birthday to Jaromir Jagr, Brian Propp, Tony McKegney, Craig Simpson, Brent Peterson, Sudden Death Hill, Andy Brown, Tim Cheveldae, Adam Mair, Sebastien Bordeleau and Rob Cimetta.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 6:50 a.m.