March 11, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 11th

1914 - Toronto Blueshirts captured their first Stanley Cup with a 6-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens, who made their Stanley Cup championship series debut. It was also the first Stanley Cup game played on artificial ice.

1924 - Montreal Canadiens won a two-game, total-points series 5-2 over Ottawa, to capture their 2nd Stanley Cup championship and their first as a member of the National Hockey League.

1934 - The Montreal Maroons scored a record four goals in the 10-minute overtime period, to break a 3-3 tie and beat the Rangers 7-3, in New York. In those days overtime was not sudden-death.

1965 - NHL Board of Governors (at a special meeting in New York) announced that the league would be expanding with the formation of a second six-team division. 11 months later the National Hockey League doubled from six to 12 teams.

1979 - Los Angeles Kings' Randy Holt picked up an NHL record nine penalties and 67 penalty minutes in one game. They all came in the first period of a 6-3 loss at Philadelphia.

1986 - The New York Rangers traded Nick Fotiu to the Calgary Flames for future considerations. Fotiu was a fan favorite, partly because he was a rare New Yorker himself.

1986 - New York Islanders traded John Tonelli to Calgary in exchange for Steve Konroyd and Richard Kromm.

1996 - Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 in the final game at the Montreal Forum.

2000 - Washington Capitals retired Dale Hunter's #32 in a pre-game ceremony before a 4-2 win against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

2003 - Edmonton Oilers traded defenseman Janne Niinimaa along with a second-round pick in the 2003 draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for wingers Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres.

Happy Birthday to Paddy Moran, Sprague Cleghorn, Martin Rucinsky, Michal Handzus, Bill Houlder, Bill Ezinicki, Earl Robinson, Nils Ekman, Bob Plager, Tom Gorence, Lukas Krajicek, Tyson Nash, Raimo Helminen. Ken Baumgartner, Sergei Bautin, Daniel Lacroix and Paul Bissonnette.

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