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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Today in Hockey History 1972

A slight modification today. I’ve changed the post title so I can add some WHA content.
April 19

Larry Pleau became the first player to sign with WHA New England Whalers


Received  blue ink sig TTM .

Friday, April 18, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1950

April 18

Don Raleigh scored at 8:34 of overtime as the Rangers won 4-3 over the Red Wings at Detroit, in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Received this blue ink sig TTM. And this isn't even the oldest card I have signed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today in NHL History

April 16, 1980
Buffalos' Don Edwards recorded the the only shutout of his playoff career as the Sabres beat Chicago 5-0 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals at the Aud.


Obtained blue sharpie IP at Leaf alumni event.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It happened today in NHL History


April 17, 1983


Buffalo's Mike Ramsey became the second defenseman in NHL history to score goals in four straight playoff games, when the Sabres defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 at the Aud, in Game 3 of the Adams Division Finals.



Obtained blue ink signature IP at NHL Slo-Pitch tourney

It happened this day in NHL History



April 15, 1973


Along with picking up an assist, Chicago defenseman Pat Stapleton tied a team playoff record for most goals by a defenseman, when he scored two in a 5-4 Black Hawks' win over the Rangers, in Game Two of their Semi-Final playoff series.



Received blue ink signature TTM

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today in NHL History


April 14, 1992


Steve Larmer played in his 800th consecutive game, when the Blackhawks played their season finale at St. Louis (losing 5-3). The milestone left Larmer third on the NHL's all time list behind Doug Jarvis (964) and Garry Unger (914).



Blue ink signed cards. The Larmer and Unger were IP at the NHL Slo-Pitch tournament in Niagara Falls in the 80’s. The Jarvis was obtained by my brother at a wedding he was a guest at. He told me before he went so I gave him some cards to get signed. Thus the personalization on this one.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Day in NHL History


April 13, 2002

L.A. Kings goaltender Felix Potvin appeared in his 71st game of the season to break Rogie Vachon's 24-year-old club record for games played by a goaltender; the record came in a 3-1 loss to the Sharks at San Jose.
Faded blue sharpie IP. Again, at Leafs training camp in Hamilton.
Even though Felix played for a few other teams, I’ll always remember him for this incident.