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February 06, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 6th

1943 - Montreal's Ray Getliffe scored five goals and an assist to lead the Canadiens to an 8-3 win against Boston.

1980 - In the first NHL game played at the Hartford Civic Center, the Whalers beat the L.A. Kings 7-3.

1966 - Stan Mikita played with a helmet for the first time in his NHL career, and scored two goals and an assist as Chicago beat Toronto 3-2.

1973 - Playing his first NHL game at the age of 38, Connie Madigan became the oldest rookie in NHL history, when he suited up for the St. Louis Blues in a 5-1 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

1990 - Brett Hull scored his 50th goal of the season, to become part of the first father-son combo to each score 50 goals in an NHL season.

1998 - Vancouver Canucks obtained Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan McCabe, and a 1998 3rd round draft pick from the New York Islanders in exchange for Trevor Linden.

2000 - Wayne Gretzky's sweater #99 was officially retired permanently by the NHL, in a pre-game ceremony before the 2000 All-Star Game in Toronto.

Happy Birthday to Mike Hough, Bob Sirois, Paul Gagne, Tim Taylor, Kent Douglas, Harry Cameron, Mike Hudson, Fabian Brunnstrom and Adam Henrique.

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