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February 02, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 2nd

1977 - Toronto's Ian Turnbull set an NHL scoring record for defensemen with five goals (including his first career hat trick) in a 9-1 win over Detroit at Maple Leaf Gardens. Turnbull became the first NHL player to score five goals on just five shots.

1989 - In the first regular season overtime penalty shot in NHL history, NJ Devils' rookie goalie Sean Burke made a save on L.A.'s Luc Robitaille with 1:18 remaining in OT to preserve a 6-6 tie between the Devils and Kings, in Los Angeles.

1993 - Toronto Maple Leafs obtained Daren Puppa, Dave Andreychuk and a 1993 1st round draft pick (Kenny Jonsson) from Buffalo in exchange for goalie Grant Fuhr.

1994 - Defenseman Lyle Odelein tied a club record for assists in a game by a defenseman, with five as the Canadiens won 9-2 over the visiting Hartford Whalers. Hall of Famer Doug Harvey had five assists on Feb 19,1955.

2012 - Sam Gagner scored 8 points (4 goal and 4 assists) as Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks 8-4. In doing so Gagner equalled the Oilers' team record held by Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey.

Happy Birthday to Todd Bertuzzi, Jordin Tootoo, Gary Dornhoefer, Mark Parrish, Jody Hull, Lee Norwood, Don Kozak, Arturs Irbe, Kjell Dahlin and Frank Foyston.

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