Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be 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 January 19th Evgeni Nabokov.
Today in Hockey History
Evgeni Nabokov Gets Debut Shutout
2000: The San Jose Sharks goalie debuts with a 39-save shutout in a scoreless tie with the Colorado Avalanche. Patrick Roy also posts a shutout, but it’s a little easier with only 15 saves. Roy gets his 47th career shutout in the goalless affair with the Sharks.
Other Notable Events
1898: Brown University in Providence, R.I. defeats Harvard, 6-0, in the first recorded collegiate hockey game in the United States.
1991: The Campbell Conference defeat the Wales Conference 11-5 in the NHL All-Star Game at Chicago Stadium. There was some uncertainty on if the game should be played due to the start of Operation Desert Storm. However, NHL President John Ziegler ultimately decides to go ahead.
2004: Colorado forward Milan Hejduk becomes the third player to score on an overtime penalty shot. He beats Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin 59 seconds into overtime for a 5-4 win. Hejduk scores on his second penalty shot in eight days.
Happy Birthday to You
1948: Ed Kea
1966: Sylvain Cote
1974: Ian Laperriere