1930 - Philadelphia Quakers picked up their first NHL victory, 2-1 over Toronto. The Quakers finished their only NHL season (1930-31) with a record of 4-36-4.
1954 - Bill Mosienko became the first player in Chicago Black Hawks history (and the 6th player in NHL history) to get 250 goals, when he scored in a 3-2 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens.
1981 - Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky became the first player in NHL history to get eight career hat tricks before age 21, when he scored four times (and added an assist) in an 11-4 win over the visiting L.A. Kings.
1993 - Edmonton coach Ted Green was fired after coaching the Oilers to a 3-18-3 record, the worst start in team history. Glen Sather, the President and GM of the Oilers, replaced Green as coach; the team went 22-27-11 the remainder of the season.
1996 - Hockey Hall of Fame inducted its newest members: Borje Salming, Al Arbour, Bobby Bauer, and announcer Bob Cole.
1998 - Pittsburgh Penguins traded Petr Nedved, Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger to the New York Rangers for Alexei Kovalev, Harry York and future considerations.
Happy Birthday to Eddie Shore, Mike O'Connell, Jeff Norton, Bob Kelly, John-Michael Liles, Magnus Arvedson, Gilbert Delorme, Petteri Nummelin, Nick Tarnasky and Robb Stauber.