Normally we’d be in the closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, 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 24th, featuring Christmas Eve history.
Today in Hockey History
Christmas Eve Edition
1921: Harry Broadbent, who went by the name Punch Broadbent, started a 16-game goal-scoring streak in the Ottawa Senators 10-0 rout of the Montreal Canadiens. Charlie Simmer of the Los Angeles Kings holds the modern day record with 10 games in 1979.
1966: Bernie Geoffrion and Donnie Marshall haunt their old team as the Rangers beat the Canadiens 4-3. Geoffrion scores twice and Marshall nets the game-winner with 33 seconds left in regulation at the Forum.
1998: Toronto great Syl Apps passed away from a heart attack. The 1961 Hockey Hall of Famer was a three-time Stanley Cup champion and won Calder and Lady Byng Trophies.
Happy Birthday to You
1912: Herb Cain
1929: Red Sullivan
1963: Timo Jutila
1989: Matt Calvert