May 06, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: May 6th
1960 - Detroit's Gordie Howe was named winner of Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL's MVP for a record fifth time.
1973 - New England Whalers won the first WHA Championship Series (The Avco Cup), with a 9-6 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game Five of the Finals.
1973 - Goaltender Ken Dryden recorded his first career playoff shutout to lead the Canadiens to a 4-0 win at Chicago, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
1976 - Reggie Leach scored 5 times (to tie a record set by Maurice Richard), and extended his goal scoring streak to 9 games (breaking Maurice Richard's record) as the Flyers beat the Bruins 6-3.
1982 - The Canucks beat the Blackhawks 6-2, advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the very first time.
1995 - Winnipeg Jets retired Thomas Steen's #25 jersey in a post-season ceremony held at the Winnipeg Arena. Steen became the first Swedish player in NHL history to have his sweater retired.
1997 - Hartford Whalers announced that they were moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, where they would be known as the "Carolina Hurricanes" beginning in the 1997-98 NHL season.
2004 - Vancouver Canucks named David Nonis as their new General Manager; the move came three days after the team announced that GM Brian Burke would not be returning to the team.
Happy Birthday to Martin Brodeur, Harry Watson, Tommy Dunderdale, Black Jack Stewart, Keith Brown, Bob Bassen, Tim Bothwell, Anton Babchuk, Fredrik Sjostrom, Mark Eaton, Marc Chouinard, Eric Boguniecki, Jon Morris and Steve Baker
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:54 am