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Oct. 19: Richard scores 500th NHL goal

Plus: Orr plays first game with Bruins, Stastny gets 1,000th point

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 19

1957: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first 500-goal scorer in the NHL when he gets a first-period power-play goal in a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum.

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Oct. 18: Crosby earns 500th assist

Plus: Flyers get first victory; Esposito scores final hat trick of NHL career

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 18

2014: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins earns his 500th NHL assist by setting up two goals in a 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center.

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Oct. 17: Kurri scores 500th NHL goal

Plus: Flames get tie after stunning third-period comeback, Roy sets wins record

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Memories: Kurri scores 500th goal

Memories: Jari Kurri scores his 500th career goal

On October 17, 1992 Los Angeles Kings forward Jari Kurri scores his 500th career goal against the Boston Bruins

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: OCTOBER 17

1992: Jari Kurri becomes the first player trained in Europe (and the 18th player in NHL history) to score 500 goals. The milestone comes when the Finland-born forward hits the empty net to clinch the Los Angeles Kings' 8-6 victory against the Boston Bruins at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Oct. 16: Howe makes quick impact in NHL debut with Red Wings

Plus: Ullman gets 1,000th point, Gartner scores first goal

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 16

1946: Gordie Howe makes an instant impact in his first NHL game.

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Oct. 15: Gretzky passes Howe as all-time NHL scoring leader

Plus: Mikita, Lidstrom reach 1,000 points; Lemieux has six assists for Penguins

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 15

1989: Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe to become the all-time NHL scoring leader, and he does it in front of the fans who cheered for him for nearly a decade.

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Oct. 14: Gretzky scores first NHL goal

Plus: Flyers begin 35-game unbeaten streak, Gartner gets No. 500

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wayne Gretzky's First NHL Goal

Wayne Gretzky scores first NHL goal vs. Glen Hanlon

Oct 14, 1979: The Great One scores the first of 894 NHL goals vs. Vancouver Canucks goaltender Glen Hanlon

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 14

1979: Wayne Gretzky scores his first NHL goal in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-4 tie with the Vancouver Canucks at Northlands Coliseum.

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Oct. 13: Howe scores first NHL goal in eight years

Plus: NHL begins neutral-site games; Ducks, Predators earn initial wins

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 13

1979: Gordie Howe shows he hasn't lost his scoring touch.

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Oct. 12: Matthews sets NHL record with four-goal debut for Maple Leafs

Plus: Islanders earn first win; Canadiens extend unbeaten streak in season openers

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 12

2016: Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes the first player in the modern era to score four goals in his first NHL game.

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Oct. 11: Lemieux scores on first shift in debut with Penguins

Plus: Howe returns to NHL with Whalers; Gretzky gets 50th hat trick

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Memories: Lemieux's NHL debut

Memories: Mario Lemieux makes his NHL debut

On October 11th, 1984, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Mario Lemieux makes his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins, scoring on his first NHL shift

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 11

1984: Mario Lemieux wastes no time announcing his arrival in the NHL, scoring a goal on his first shot, on his first shift, in his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Oct. 10: Golden Knights become first expansion team to start 3-0-0

Gretzky has assist in NHL debut; Predators play inaugural game

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 10

2017: The Vegas Golden Knights score four goals in the first period and defeat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena in their home opener, becoming the first expansion team to win its first three games.

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