February 04, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Feb 4th
1965 - NY Rangers traded Camille Henry, Don Johns, Wally Chevrier and Billy Taylor to Chicago in exchange for Doug Robinson, Wayne Hillman and John Brenneman.
1973 - Buffalo beat NY Islanders 5-1 in a penalty-free game played in Buffalo. It was the first penalty free game in both Sabres and Islanders' history.
1978 - Islanders' rookie Mike Bossy recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career as New York won 6-1 over Washington.
1983 - Vancouver traded Anders Eldebrink to the Quebec Nordiques, in exchange for John Garrett.
1989 - Wayne Gretzky scored his first hat trick as a member of the L.A. Kings, and added an assist in a 5-3 Kings' victory over Buffalo.
1989 - Brad Lauer scored the 5,000th goal in New York Islanders team history.
1997 - Mario Lemieux scored his 600th goal (in his 719th game, one more game than it took Gretzky) as the Penguins won 6-4 over the visiting Canucks. Lemieux became the first player to score 600 goals while spending his entire career with 1 team.
2004 - New York Rangers retired Mike Richter's #35 jersey in a pre-game ceremony before a 4-3 loss to the visiting Minnesota Wild.
Happy Birthday to Denis Savard, Suitcase Smith, Many Legace, Mike Moffat, Dallas Drake, Lee Stempniak, Adam Brown, Joe Sacco, Brad Richardson, Jerred Smithson, Denis Cyr, Mark Letestu and Brandon Convery.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 6:43 p.m.