January 1: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 1 NHL History 1961: Boston Bruins rookie Willie O’Ree, the first black player in League history, scores his first goal. He beats Charlie Hodge for what turns out to be the game-winner in the Bruins’ 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden.   1973: Bobby Orr ties an NHL record for defensemen with six assists in Boston’s 8-2 […]