January 12: This Day in NHL History

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January 12 in NHL history features Mario Lemieux is diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. NJ Devils use four players from Soviet Union. Joe Malone becomes NHL's first 20-goal scorer; Gordie Howe returns to Joe Louis Arena; New York Rangers retire Mark Messier's No. 11.

October 13: This Day in NHL History

Friday, October 13, 2017 134

October 13 in NHL history features Gordie Howe gets first NHL goal in eight years. Mark Messier scores in debut; League holds neutral-site games.