February 28, 2015

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 28th

1929 - The Chicago Black Hawks set a NHL record when they were shutout for the 8th consecutive game. New York Rangers tied Chicago 0-0.

1953 - Montreal held "Emile Bouchard Night," giving "Butch" gifts including a car and a television set. However visiting Detroit beat Montreal 4-3.

1960 - The U.S. Olympic hockey team scored six goals in the final period, to beat Czechoslovakia 9-4 and win the gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, at Squaw Valley.

1965 - Boston Bruins' Hall of Fame defenseman Tom Johnson's career came to a tragic end of a skate severely cut his leg. He never played again.

1974 - Paul Henderson scored the 4th (and final) hat trick of his NHL career and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs won 6-4 against the Islanders, at New York.

1988 - Los Angeles Kings rookie goalie Glenn Healy recorded the first shutout of his career as the Kings blanked the Vancouver Canucks 2-0.

1990 - L.A. Kings and Edmonton Oilers set an NHL record for most penalties in a game - 86 - breaking the old mark of 84 set in 1981. The teams combined for 356 minutes.

1993 - Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne scored four goals in 7-6 win over the Minnesota North Stars to become just the 3rd rookie in NHL history to score 50 goals. He would finish with 76!

1998 - Vancouver's Pavel Bure set an NHL record by scoring his third penalty shot goal of the season. It came in a 6-4 Canucks win over the visiting Ottawa Senators.

1999 - Ray Ferraro played in his 1,000th NHL game in a Kings 1-0 loss at Dallas.

1999 - Colorado Avalanche acquired Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman from the Calgary Flames for Rene Corbet, Wade Belak and future considerations.

2010 - Sidney Crosby scores "The Golden Goal" as Canada defeats USA in the gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Happy Birthday to Eric Lindros, Joe Malone, Mark Pavelich, Shawn McEachern, Stephan Lebeau, Mikko Makela, Barry Wilkins, Poul Popiel, Andreas Nodl, Ryan VandenBussche and Ryan McGill

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