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April 30, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 30th

1945 - Hockey Hall of Fame elected it's first group of players and builders: Hobey Baker, Chuck Gardiner, Eddie Gerard, Frank McGee, Howie Morenz, Tommy Phillips, Harvey Pulford, Hod Stuart, Georges Vezina, and Lord Stanley of Preston.

1986 - Edmonton Oilers' defenseman Steve Smith inadvertently scored into his own net at 5:14 of the third period, and the goal stood up in a 3-2 Calgary win over the Oilers, in the 7th game of the Smythe Division Finals.

1994 - Pavel Bure scored twice, including the winner at 22:20 of overtime to lead the Canucks to a 4-3 win over the Flames, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals, in Calgary.

1997 - Mario Tremblay announced his resignation as Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens, after two seasons behind the bench.

Happy Birthday to Steve Smith, Pierre Page, Jeff Brown, Don McKenney, Fleming MacKell, Dale Rolfe, Rich Pilon, Steve Webb and Dave Parro.

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