Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie Les Binkley and Seals' rookie goalie Gary Smith recorded the first 0-0 tie in Penguins' history, in a game against Oakland at the Civic Arena. It was the third career shutout for Binkley and the 1st for Gary Smith.
Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scored his 23rd career hat trick and added two assists, and Jari Kurri had two goals and two assists as the Oilers won 7-4 against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Andy Moog picked up his 50th career victory in the game.
December 18 Paul Coffey scored a goal and two assists to become the third defenseman in NHL history to score 700 career assists. The three points came in a 9-2 Penguins win over the Winnipeg Jets, at the Civic Arena.
Dave Lumley scored 2 goals and 2 assists to extend his goal scoring streak to 12 consecutive games, in a 7-4 Oilers' win over the Rockies, at Colorado. His streak was second only to Charlie Simmer who held the "modern" NHL record of 13 straight.
Winnipeg's Peter Sullivan set a Jets' team record with three assists in one period (the third) in a 6-2 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Sullivan had a total of five points in the game - a goal and four assists.
Up and running again, no thanks to Microsoft. They wanted to charge me to maybe fix my problem. Went online, read a few articles, watched some youtube videos and fixed the problem myself. Next up, the dishwasher (not me) December 07
San Jose Sharks obtained John MacLean and Ken Sutton from the New Jersey Devils, in exchange for Doug Bodger and Dody Wood.
86/87 OPC # 24 Obtained faded black sharpie auto IP.
Due to technical difficulties, the This Day in NHL History feature will not be available. I usually have a couple of weeks worth done in advance, ready to post, but not this week. Pictures are scanned in but can't log in to my computer. I will have to see if what can be done before finding and re-scanning everything.
Calle Johansson picked up two assists to become the Washington Capitals all-time leader in assists by a defenseman, in a 3-2 win over the visiting Boston Bruins. Johansson broke the mark of 331 set by Scott Stevens.
Phil Esposito scored a hat trick and Wayne Thomas had his 7th career shutout, as the Rangers won 4-0 at St. Louis. The three goals gave Esposito 605 in his career, one more than Bobby Hull, and second most in NHL history (behind Gordie Howe).
76/77 OPC # 84
Received blue ink sig TTM. And now my running total for this little project. Total number of days that I've posted an autographed item from my collection. 232/236 takes me to the end of November.
Billy Smith became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. He was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage of Colorado put it into his own net. But the Islanders lost 7-4 to the Rockies at Denver.
Welcome to the Great White North aka Kanadian Korner.
I don't think I or anyone I know pronounces it aboot but what the hey. Labor, labour, neighbor, neighbour. I think the only time I worry about the "u" in cards is I will pick up Brodeur cards. I will stay away from Broder cards. And if you're too young to get the reference, that would be a good thing. In this new series of occasional posts, I will showcase something sports related here aboot in the City of Brantford. On Saturday Nov. 22nd, I attended the grand re-opening of the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition. This is located in the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, which I wrote about here.
Everyone who wanted could have a picture taken as a memento. These were compliments of Sports Express, a community magazine.
I had Brantford's Lord Mayor, possibly Canada's most famous father, Walter Gretzky sign this book for me. As you can see, it is an uncorrected proof special preview copy. I picked this up shortly after this was sent out to a radio station for review. Wally asked me where I wanted it signed. He dated it without me asking.
As per his usual custom, Walter also gave out these autographed personalised notepad sheets.
A lot of the inductees into the Hall were in attendance. Some are local sporting figures like Ron Finucan, Rick Manned and Wayne Osborne. Brad Merril was there representing his father Frank Merrill. Two CFL alumni in Roy Kurtz and Al Moffat. These were some CIC's I printed up beforehand and got signed.
Representing the inductees was former NHL'er Pat Hickey. I had him sign this CIC I made.
Entranceway to the Hall.
On the bench in front. a statue of a girl putting on her skates. There were more than a few pictures taken with someone sitting beside her.
Some of the estimated 1000 people who were there for the opening.
Each display case had the individual pieces numbered with a matching descriptive on the attached information board. Here, for example, the Boston jersey would be number 1 and the corresponding number would say Stan Jonathon jersey with a short story.
Here, football is represented by a Roy Kurtz CFL jersey and a Nick Kaczur Patriots jersey.
Of course, there is a huge focus on The Great One. Some sticks, helmet ,glove and autographed team jacket.