|Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe and Sid Abel|
1945 - Gordie Howe (at age 16) signed his first professional hockey contract, with the Omaha Knights of the United States Hockey League.
1947 - Detroit Red Wings "Production Line" of right wing Gordie Howe, center Sid Abel and left wing Ted Lindsay became a regular line for the first time, connecting for two goals in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.
1952 - Jacques Plante, called up by Montreal to replace injured goalie Gerry McNeil, beat NY Rangers 4-1, in his first NHL start. In his three game replacement trial he went 2-0-1 giving up only four goals, before being returned to the Montreal Royals.
1952 - Hockey was televised nationally from Maple Leaf Gardens for the first time on the CBC, as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Bruins, 3-2.
1984 - Mike Bossy scored four times to extend his team-record goal scoring streak to 10 games in the New York Islanders' 6-5 loss at Montreal. Bossy scored 17 goals during the 10 game streak, tying his own team record set in 1978-79.
1985 - Buffalo rookie Daren Puppa became the 17th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career game as the Sabres won 2-0 at Edmonton. Puppa made 37 saves, including 10 on Wayne Gretzky.
1992 - Mario Lemieux scored twice to extend his team-record goal scoring streak to 12 games in the Penguins' 5-4 win at Tampa Bay. Lemieux scored 18 goals during the 12 game streak.
2000 - Boston Bruins General Manager Harry Sinden stepped down from his position and named Assistant G.M. Mike O'Connell as his replacement. Sinden had been the Bruins' GM since Oct 1972.
Happy Birthday to Al Arbour, Tie Domi, Glen Murray, Doug Halward, Phil Myre, Bill Lesuk, Eric Perrin, Matt Moulson and Dave Hrechkosy.