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March 06, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 6th

Sid Abel

1949 - Montreal goalie Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout as the Canadiens won 1-0 at Boston. Durnan broke Frank Brimsek's record for consecutive scoreless games.

1950 - "Sid Abel Night" was held in Detroit. Abel was presented with many gifts including a new car. He then scored a goal in the Red Wings' 2-2 tie against Montreal.

1968 - Norm Ullman scored a goal and added two assists in his first game as a member of the Maple Leafs, after his trade from Detroit. Leafs won 7-2 over the Flyers in Toronto.

1983 - Hartford's Ron Francis scored his first career NHL hat trick as the Whalers lost 7-3 in Quebec. Francis would score 549 career NHL goals.

1990 - Quebec Nordiques traded veteran Peter Stastny to New Jersey in exchange for Craig Wolanin. Stastny was the Nordiques all time leading scorer.

1995 - Los Angeles' Jari Kurri scored his 561st NHL goal to pass Guy Lafleur into eighth place on the all-time scoring list. The Kings lost 8-2 to Dallas.

1996 - Chris Osgood became the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal, as the Red Wings won 4-2 against the Whalers at Hartford. Osgood shot the puck into an empty net.

1997 - Phoenix's Mike Gartner scored twice in 5-0 win over Tampa Bay. It gave him 30 goals for a NHL-record setting 17th time in his career.

2003 - Scott Mellanby tied a St. Louis team record with 4 power play goals in Blues 6-3 win over Phoenix. It was his first career hat trick in 1,209 NHL games.

Happy Birthday to Buzz Boll, Andy Aitkenhead, Daniel Winnik, Pete Goegan, Bill Shill, Chris Taylor, Fred Arthur, Eric Wellwood and Chris Mueller.

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