1904 - Ottawa Silver Seven star Frank McGee recorded the first five-goal game in Stanley Cup history in an 11-2 win over the challenging Toronto Marlboros.
1940 - New York Rangers faced the Montreal Canadiens in the first hockey game televised in the U.S. The game aired on station W2XBS in NY, with one camera in a fixed position to 300 TV receivers in New York.
1947 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Aurel Joliat, Frank Nighbor, Lester Patrick, Eddie Shore, and Fred "Cyclone" Taylor.
1971 - Montreal's Pete Mahovlich scored his first career NHL hat trick as the Canadiens won 5-3 against the Kings, at Los Angeles.
1978 - Islanders' Mike Bossy set an NHL record for goals by a rookie, when he scored his 45th of the year in a 7-1 win against Chicago. Bossy broke the mark of 44 set by Buffalo's Rick Martin in 1971-72.
1990 - Eric Desjardins scored the 15,000th goal in Montreal Canadiens' history, in the first period of a 6-5 win over the Blues, at the Forum.
1997 - New Jersey obtained Doug Gilmour, Dave Ellett and a future draft pick from Toronto, in exchange for Steve Sullivan, Jason Smith and the rights to Alyn McCauley.
2003 - Raymond Bourque, Willie O'Ree and USA Hockey Vice President Ron DeGregorio were named the 2003 winners of the Lester Patrick Award (for service to hockey in the United States).
2004 - New Jersey's Martin Brodeur became the first goaltender in NHL history to win 30 games in 9 consecutive seasons. He surpassed Patrick Roy's record of 8 straight seasons.
2010 - Canadian Women's Olympic hockey team captured the gold medal on home ice at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Happy Birthday to King Clancy, Anders Hedberg, Byron Dafoe, Anton Volchenkov, Troy Mallette, Jeff Schultz, Jamie McBain, Ted Taylor, Clare Martin and Justin Abdelkader.