March 19, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: March 19th
1933 - The first afternoon game in NHL history was played, with the Detroit at Chicago at 3:30 PM. The Red Wings won 4-3.
1953 - Gordie Howe scored his 49th goal of the season, his highest single season total of his career. He could not reach 50 in his last 2 games of the season.
1972 - New York Rangers' goalie Ed Giacomin became the first goaltender in NHL history to pick up two assists in a game, as New York won 5-3 over Toronto.
1981 - Buffalo and Toronto set an NHL record by scoring a combined total of 12 goals in one period. The Sabres outscored the Leafs 9-3 in the second period, and 14-4 in the game.
1982 - Bob McCammon was named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Pat Quinn. It was McCammon's second stint with the Flyers.
1991 - Brett Hull became the third player in NHL history to score 80 goals in a season, in a 2-1 St. Louis win over Washington. Hull, who finished with 86 goals, joined Wayne Gretzky (three times) and Mario Lemieux.
1992 - Pittsburgh's Kevin Stevens got an assist to give him 111 points -- the most ever in a season by a U.S. born player. He broke the record of 110 set by Joe Mullen.
2001 - Calle Johansson became just the 3rd Swedish player (along with Borje Salming and Ulf Samuelsson) to play 1,000 career NHL games.
2002 - Dallas Stars traded Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner to New Jersey for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay and New Jersey's 1st-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (Daniel Paille).
Happy Birthday to Larry Patey, Vladimir Konstantinov, Eddie Wares, Janne Laukkanen, Tyler Bozak, Gregg Boddy, Mike Mottau, and Louie DeBrusk.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:36 am