February 09, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Feb 9th
1952 - Howie Meeker scored two goals within a span of six seconds in the second period to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Canadiens in Toronto.
1966 - Hockey's expansion era began as the governors of the NHL announced that six conditional franchises had been granted to Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis for the 1967-68 season.
1988 - Mario Lemieux set an All Star game record with six points (3 goals and 3 assists) while teammate Mats Naslund set another All Star record with five assists as the Wales beat the Campbells 6-5 in overtime at the NHL All Star Game in St. Louis.
1993 - In his first appearance in St. Louis since being fired by the Blues in May '92, Brian Sutter coached the Boston Bruins to a 6-1 win against the Blues.
1995 - Philadelphia obtained John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, and Gilbert Dionne from Montreal, in exchange for Mark Recchi and Philadelphia's 3rd round pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.
Happy Birthday to Moose Goheen, Dit Clapper, Chris Nilan, Andre Savard, Bert Corbeau, Nigel Dawes, Ed Hospodar, Neil Sheehy, and Michel Mongeau.