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This Date In Kings And Nhl History

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

After the Kings play in Phoenix on Saturday, the Kings host the Jets on Sunday. That kicks off a six-game homestand at STAPLES Center.

The Kings in fact play 13 total home games through November 20.

Here is a look at what has happened during that time, both with the Kings and in the NHL on the whole.

Oct 12, 1985Jim Fox registered his first career hat trick but the Kings lost to the New York Islanders, 5-4, at the Forum.

Oct 12, 1996Washington's Dale Hunter became the first player in NHL history to record 300 goals and 3,000 penalty minutes in his career when he scored in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Kings.

Oct 14, 1967Los Angeles Kings played their first NHL game and came away with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Long Beach Arena. Brian Kilrea had two goals and an assist, including the first goal in Kings history.

Oct 14, 1979Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky scored his first NHL goal when the Oilers tied the Vancouver Canucks, 4-4, in the teams' first-ever meeting.

Oct 16, 194618-year-old Gordie Howe scored his first NHL goal in his first career game as Detroit tied the visiting Maple Leafs, 3-3, on opening night.

Oct 16, 1991Bob Kudelski recorded his second career hat trick and added an assist to lead the Kings to an 8-5 win over the Sharks at the Forum in the first ever NHL meeting between the two California teams.

Oct 19, 1989Quebec's Peter Stastny scored an empty net goal to become the first European-trained player (and 24th overall in NHL history) to register 1,000 career points. It came in a Nordiques 5-3 win at Chicago.

Oct 19, 2006Mathieu Garon made 40 saves to record his 9th career shutout and the Kings tied an NHL record for largest shutout victory with all goals coming on the power play -- they had four power-play goals in a 4-0 win in their first shutout in Phoenix.

Oct 23, 1993Toronto set an NHL record for most wins from start of season with their ninth straight, a 2-0 win at Tampa Bay.

Oct 23, 2001Adam Deadmarsh recorded a career-high five points (two power-play goals and three assists) as the Kings scored five goals in the first period in a 7-1 victory against the Blue Jackets at Columbus.

Oct 26, 1978Los Angeles' rookie goaltender Mario Lessard became the 14th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career game as the Kings won, 6-0, over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

Oct 26, 1996Buffalo's Dominik Hasek picked up his 100th career NHL victory in a 6-3 win over the visiting Hartford Whalers. Hasek became the first European-trained goaltender to win 100 games.

Nov 6, 1985Philadelphia Flyers became the first team in NHL history to score the first goal of the game for the 12th straight game from the start of the season in a 5-2 win against the Rangers in New York.

Nov 6, 2008Kings rookie defenseman Drew Doughty picked up his first two career NHL assists to help lead the Kings to a 3-2 win over the visiting Florida Panthers.

Nov 8, 1990The Los Angeles Kings retired Marcel Dionne's uniform #16 in a pregame ceremony before a 5-1 win over the Red Wings at the Forum.

Nov 8, 1996Scotty Bowman became the first coach in NHL history to win 150 games with three different teams (Montreal, Buffalo and Detroit) when the Red Wings beat the Whalers, 4-1.

Nov 13, 1975Chicago's John Marks set an NHL record for fastest two goals from the start of a game when he scored twice in the first 33 seconds of play in a 5-5 tie at Philadelphia. Marks broke the old NHL record (of :37) set in 1943 by Boston.

Nov 13, 1984Bernie Nicholls became the first player in NHL history to score a goal in all four periods of a game. He scored once in each period plus the overtime winner when the Kings beat the Nordiques, 5-4, in Quebec City.

Nov 15, 1972Ranger rookie Steve Vickers became the first player in NHL history to register hat tricks in back-to-back games when he got three goals just three days after scoring his first career hat trick as New York beat the Flyers, 7-3, at MSG.

Nov 15, 2013Ben Scrivens became the first goalie in Kings history to record two shutouts in his first four starts with the team as he recorded his 4th career shutout in a 2-0 win at New Jersey.

Nov 18, 1981Marcel Dionne scored four goals as the Kings beat the Red Wings, 8-1. It was the 23rd hat trick of Dionne's NHL career.

Nov 18, 1991Mark Recchi recorded his first career NHL hat trick and added three assists to lead the Penguins to a 7-3 win over the Nordiques in Quebec City.

Nov 20, 1979Playing in his first NHL game, Quebec Nordiques rookie Paul Stewart fought Boston's Terry O'Reilly, Stan Jonathan and Al Secord all in the first period of a 5-3 loss to the visiting Bruins. Stewart later became an NHL referee.

Nov 20, 1990Tomas Sandstrom scored his 5th career hat trick (his first with Los Angeles) and added an assist as the Kings picked up their 10th straight home victory, a 5-4 win over the Devils.

– compiled by Bob Borgen

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