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March 5 This Day is NHL Hockey History

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1967 – Montreal Canadiens’ rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded the first shutout of his NHL career. Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-0 at Madison Square Garden.

1984 – Pittsburgh traded former Norris Trophy winner Randy Carlyle to Winnipeg for first round choice (Doug Bodger) in 1984 Entry Draft and future considerations (Moe Mantha).

1988 – Goalie Sean Burke made his NHL debut as New Jersey won 7-6 in OT at Boston. Burke, fresh off Canada’s Olympic team, helped the Devils reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history with a 10-1 record down the stretch.

1990 – Chicago Blackhawks obtained Michel Goulet and Greg Millen from the Quebec Nordiques, in exchange for Everett Sanipass, Daniel Vincelette, and prospect Mario Doyon.

1991 – St. Louis Blues traded Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, Sergio Momesso, Cliff Ronning and future considerations to Vancouver in exchange for Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher.

1996 – After 8 consecutive losses, Toronto fired head coach Pat Burns. Nick Beverly was named as the interim coach.

2001 – Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Teemu Selanne to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Jeff Friesen, goaltender Steve Shields and future considerations.

2003 – Toronto Maple Leafs acquired right wing Owen Nolan from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Alyn McCauley and Brad Boyes, along with Toronto’s first round pick in the 2003 NHL Draft (Steve Bernier).

2004 – Philadelphia Flyers beat the visiting Ottawa Senators 5-3. The teams set NHL record with 419 total penalty minutes, most of which came as a result of 5 separate brawls in the final two minutes of the game.

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