April 07, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: April 7th
1927 - The American Division champion Boston Bruins battled the Canadian Division champion Ottawa Senators to a 0-0 overtime tie in the first all-NHL Stanley Cup Finals game. It was the second scoreless tie in NHL playoff history.
1928 - 44-year-old coach Lester Patrick replaced injured netminder Lorne Chabot in goal, and Rangers' Frank Boucher scored at 7:05 of overtime to give N.Y. a 2-1 win over the Montreal Maroons in Game 2 of the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals.
1974 - Pittsburgh's Andy Brown became the final NHL goaltender to play without a mask, when he played his final league game for the Penguins, a 6-3 loss to the Flames, at Atlanta.
1982 - Kings' Daryl Evans scored twice and added two assists, and Dave Taylor had a goal and three assists to lead Los Angeles to a 10-8 win at Edmonton, in Game 1 of the Smythe Division Semi-Finals.
1982 - The Winnipeg Jets played their first Stanley Cup playoff game, losing 4-3 to the St. Louis Blues at the Winnipeg Arena.
1984 - Goaltender Steve Penney recorded his first career playoff shutout to lead the Canadiens to a 5-0 win over the Bruins, at the Forum in Game 3 of the Adams Division Semi-Finals.
1984 - Doug Halward became the first defenseman in Vancouver Canucks history to score a hat trick, in a 7-0 win over Calgary in Game 3 of the Smythe Division Semi-Finals. Richard Brodeur recorded the first playoff shutout in team history.
1985 - Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux scored a goal for his 100th point of the season, to become just the third rookie in NHL history to score 100 points.
1995 - Vancouver obtained Russ Courtnall in trade from the Dallas Stars, in exchange for Greg Adams, Dan Kesa and Vancouver's fifth round pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.
Happy Birthday to Clark Gillies, Ted Nolan, Pascal Dupuis, Alexander Karpovtsev, Bob Armstrong, Radoslav Suchy, Craig MacDonald, Jim Paek, Matt Walker, Rob Murphy and Steve Graves.
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That picture of Lester Patrick always freaks me out a little; it's his stance I'm pretty sure.
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