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April 20, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 20th


1934 - Tommy Gorman resigned as manager of the Chicago Black Hawks 10 days after leading the team to a Stanley Cup Championship. Three weeks later he was named manager of the Montreal Maroons.

1958 - Bernie Geoffrion scored twice and added an assist as the Canadiens beat Boston 5-3 in Game 6 of the Finals, to win their third straight Stanley Cup.

1968 - St. Louis Blues signed free agent Doug Harvey.

1969 - Bobby Orr scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal -- the game winner, as the Bruins won 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens.

1992 - Kings' Wayne Gretzky picked up four assists to become the first player in NHL history to record 300 career playoff points, in an 8-5 win over the Oilers.

1993 - Pittsburgh set an NHL record with their 13th straight playoff victory, a 7-0 win over the visiting New Jersey Devils.

1994 - Chris Osgood became the fifth rookie goalie in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career playoff game, when he led the Red Wings to a 4-0 win over the Sharks.

2004 - Igor Larionov announced his NHL retirement.

Happy Birthday to Viacheslav Fetisov, Brent Seabrook, Blair Atcheynum, Brian Lavender, Mike Lampman, Gilles Lupien, Corrado Micalef, Chris Mason and Vincent Riendeau.

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