Thursday, December 31, 2015

Today In NHL History (December 31st)

December 31st 1988
Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores 5 goals 5 ways in an 8-6 defeat of the New Jersey Devils.  
He scored even strength, power play, penalty shot, short handed and empty net, he also added 3 assist for 8 points total in the game.

Hockey News Cover of the Week

The Hockey News 1993-94 Yearbook

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Today in Hockey History (December 22nd)

December 22nd 1996
Brett Hull became the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father Bobby became the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Today in NHL Hockey History (December 19th)

December 19th 1984 - Wayne Gretzky, 23, of the Edmonton Oilers, became only the 18th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score more than 1,000 points. He did it in his 424th career game. The previous record was held by Guy Lafleur who did it in 720 games. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

TBT - Penguins Score Franchise Record 8 Goals in a Period

On December 17, 1991 the Pittsburgh Penguins set a team record with eight goals in the second period of a 10-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Alexander Daigle

The Ottawa Senators first round draft pick at the 1993 NHL entry draft.  He was a relative unknown in the hockey world until drafted and is now considered one of the biggest bust in NHL draft history.  He managed to have only 3 NHL seasons with 50+ points (1993-94,1996-97 and 2003-04 with the Minnesota Wild).  He finished up his playing career in 2010 in the Swiss league.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Today in Hockey History (December 5th)

December 5th 2002 - Michal Handzus (Philadelphia Flyers) became only the second NHL player to score an overtime goal on a penalty shot. The Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-2. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015