This Day in Hockey History: Feb 8th

1936 - Charlie Conacher scored the first penalty shot in Toronto Maple Leafs history. He scored against NY Rangers Dave Kerr.

1948 - The RCAF Flyers won the gold medal in hockey at the Olympics, held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

1972 - Despite suffering from discomfort in the first period, Flyers goalie Bruce Gamble led the team to a 3-1 win at Vancouver. After the game it was determined that Gamble had suffered a heart attack.

1979 - NHL All-Stars earned a 4-2 victory over the Soviet Union at MSG in the 1979 Challenge Cup.

1980 - Former NHL president Clarence Campbell pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a politician.

1983 - The New York Islanders hosted the All-Star game and Gretzky scored an All-Star record by scoring 4 goals all in the 3rd.

1991 - NY Rangers Mike Gartner scored his 30th goal of the season, bringing him to 12 straight 30 goal seasons.

1992 - Steve Larmer tied the NHL record for most consecutive games played with one team, when he appeared in his 776th straight game with the Blackhawks, in a 3-1 win at St. Louis. Larmer tied the mark set by Craig Ramsay (Buffalo).

1997 - Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman earned his 1,000th NHL win.

1998 - The first women's Olympic hockey game was played. Finland beat Sweden 6-0.

2003 - Mario Lemieux became the 10th player to accumulate 1,000 career assists.

Happy Birthday to Alec Connell, Dino Ciccarelli, Kirk Muller, Larry Aurie, Gary Sargent, Sean Bergenheim, Yvon Corriveau and Andre Roy.