February 03, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 3rd



1962 - New York's rookie goalie Dave Dryden made his NHL debut, when he replaced injured Rangers' goalie Gump Worsley, in the second period of a 4-1 loss at Toronto.

1977 - Bernie Federko scored his first career NHL point, an assist, and later added his first NHL goal, in a 5-4 Blues loss at Boston.

1977 - Richie Hansen from East Northport - the first native New Yorker to play for the Islanders - scored his first career NHL goal, as the Islanders won 6-3 over the Rangers at the Coliseum.

1982 - Grant Mulvey scored 5 goals and 2 assists (including four goals and an assist in the first period) to lead the Black Hawks to a 9-5 win over St. Louis.

1984 - Boston Bruins obtained Jim Nill from Vancouver in exchange for Peter McNab.

1993 - Alexander Mogilny became the third player in team history to score 50 goals in a season (in his 46th game) to lead the Sabres to a 3-2 win against visiting Hartford Whalers. Grant Fuhr played in his first game as a Sabre, picking up the win.

1999 - Washington Capitals set NHL records by scoring eight goals in 9:34 and nine goals in 11:32 (in the second period) in a 10-0 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning.

Happy Birthday to Tiger Williams, Lynn Patrik, Marek Zidlicky, Keith Carney, Andrei Kostitsyn, Mathieu Dandenault, Paul Gaustad, Frantisek Kucera, Mark Kirton and Blake Geoffrion

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