May 12, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: May 12th
1973 - Toronto Maple Leafs signed Swedish defenseman Borje Salming and forward Inge Hammarstrom as free agents.
1984 - Toronto Maple Leafs signed undrafted free agent Steve Thomas.
1984 - Islanders' Clark Gillies scored a hat trick as New York won 6-1 over the visiting Oilers, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
1995 - Goaltender Martin Brodeur recorded his third shutout of the series, and Randy McKay scored the winning goal at 8:51 of overtime as New Jersey won 1-0 over the visiting Bruins, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.
1997 - Washington Capitals fired David Poile, the team's General Manager since August 1982. The move came one month after the Capitals missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the only time in his 15 years with the club.
Happy Birthday to John Bucyk, Bernie Federko, Dave Christian, Richie Dunn, Bob Goldham, Dollard St. Laurent, Warren Rychel, Dmitry Afanasenkov, Derrick Walser, Daniel Shank, Viktor Tikhonov, Chris Snell and David Koci
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