Normally we’d be in the midst of starting up another hockey season now, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for December 6th, featuring Larry Robinson.
Today in Hockey History
Larry Robinson Scores 200th Goal
1989: The Los Angeles Kings defenceman gets his 200th goal and 900th point in a 5-4 OT win over the Vancouver Canucks. Robinson becomes the first player to reach 200 goals without scoring 20 in a season. The most he scored in a season was 19 twice while a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
Robinson plays until the end of the 1991-92 season, which is his third with Los Angeles. The Winchester, Ontario native is elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.
Other Notable Events
1932: The Cook Brothers, Fred Cook and Bill Cook, help the New York Rangers to a 5-3 win over the Canadiens. Bill scores twice and assists on both goals by his brother, Bun. Frank Boucher gets three assists as the trio all become Hockey Hall of Famers.
1952: Alex Delvecchio assists on both Detroit Red Wings goals in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Black Hawks. Terry Sawchuk gets the first regular-season shutout in a game outside an NHL city in 1928. The game is played in Indianapolis because both arenas are booked.
2014: Detroit head coach Mike Babcock gets his 500th win in a 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
Happy Birthday to You
1974: Nick Stajduhar
1986: Matt Niskanen