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April 28, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 28th

1978 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Montreal Canadiens GM and VP Sam Pollock, J.P. Bicknell and William Thayer Tutt.

1983 - Serge Savard replaced Irving Grundman as General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens.

1984 - Minnesota and Edmonton combined to set a Stanley Cup playoff record for most power play goals in one game, with seven. North Stars had four and Oilers had three as Edmonton won 8-5.

1988 - Toronto Maple Leafs named Gord Stellick as the new General Manager of the team, replacing Gerry McNamara. At 30 years of age, Stellick became the youngest G.M. in NHL history.

1994 - Felix Potvin recorded his third shutout of the '94 playoffs as the Maple Leafs won 1-0 over the Blackhawks in the final NHL game at Chicago Stadium.

1995 - Neal Broten became the 4th U.S. born player (after Gordie Roberts, Mike Ramsey, and Joe Mullen) to play in 1,000 NHL games.

1996 - Detroit won 4-1 at Winnipeg in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals, eliminating the Jets from the playoffs. It was the final game in the original Winnipeg Jets' history, as the team moved next season to Phoenix.

1998 - Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson scored the first playoff hat trick in Senators' history in a 4-3 win against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

2001 - Goaltender Patrick Roy became the NHL's all-time leader with 16 career playoff shutouts (breaking the mark of 15 set by Clint Benedict).

Happy Birthday to Nicklas Lidstrom, Mel Bridgman, Ted Donato, David Krejci, Brad Shaw, Wally Stanowski, Christian Backman, Howie Menard and Roman Polak.

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