Monday, October 13, 2014


Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull and Pierre Pilote hold their NHL Awards for the 1964-65 season.

Mikita took home his 2nd Art Ross trophy as the league's leading scorer (87 points) while Bobby Hull hods the Hart Trophy as NHL regular season MVP and the Lady Byng Trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player.  BlackHawks Captain Pierre Pilote holds his 3rd consecutive (and last) James Norris trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


1969 - Boston Bruins Tony Esposito (left) wins the first of his 2 Hart trophies as NHL MVP and his 1st of 5 Art Ross trophies as the NHL top point getter in the regular season.  Bobby Orr (right) wins the 2nd of his 8 consecutive Norris trophies as the NHL's top defenseman.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Today in Hockey History (October 7th)

October 7th 1972
Eddie Westfall scores the New York Islanders first goal in their first game, a 3-2 loss to the expansion cousins the Atlanta Flames.
Westfall was also the first Islanders captain, and was the captain for the first 4 seasons of the Islanders existence.   He also led the team in assist (31) in the 1972-73 expansion season.

October 7th 1992
Chris Kontos scored four goals in the Tampa Bay Lightning's first game, a 7-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.  It was also the first power play goal for the Tampa Bay and Kontos became the first Lightning play to record a hat-trick and four goal game.