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This Day In Hockey

This is actually yesterday in hockey.

But still.

This is December 11 in hockey.

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(Video first, facts to follow.)


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1969 - Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" was played at the Philadelphia Spectrum for the first time, and the Flyers responded with a 6-3 win over Toronto. The Flyers' record when "God Bless America" is played or sung in person stands at a remarkable 94 wins, 26 losses, and 4 ties as of April 26, 2011. Smith and her song remain a special part of Flyers' history. In 1987, the team erected a statue of Smith outside their arena at the time, the Spectrum, in her memory.

1985 - NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

1991 - St. Louis rookie goaltender Guy Hebert played in his first career NHL game, as the Blues won 6-3 at Buffalo

1992 - Detroit's Brad McCrimmon became the 81st player (and 23rd defenseman) in NHL history to play in 1,000 NHL games. It came in the Red Wings' 4-2 win over the Flyers in Detroit.

2002 - Joe Sakic scored the 500th NHL goal of his career, becoming the 31st player to do so as the Avalanche lost 3-1 to the Canucks at Vancouver.

Tuesday Dec 11 Birthdays

Daniel Alfredsson
Dave Gagner
JP Parise
Mark Streit

Links
Players with 1000 GP

Music
Royalty Free Music Room.

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