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This Date in NHL History

Jan. 31: Pacific Division wins All-Star Game

Plus: Joe Malone scores seven goals in one game, Pat Quinn gets 600th NHL victory

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


2016: The NHL All-Star Game begins a new era when teams comprised of players from each of the four divisions take the ice at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for a 3-on-3 tournament.

The Atlantic Division rallies to defeat the Metropolitan Division 4-3 in the first of two 20-minute semifinal games, and the Pacific Division outscores the Central Division 9-6 in the second. In the championship game, Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks scores the only goal in a 1-0 victory for the Pacific Division.

The most valuable player award goes to forward John Scott, who's voted by fans as the captain of the Pacific Division and scores two goals in the win against the Central Division.

Video: 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend Recap


1920: Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs sets an NHL record by scoring seven goals in a 10-6 victory against the Toronto St. Patricks. No one else in NHL history has scored more than six.

1928: Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators starts his League-record run of six consecutive shutouts with a 4-0 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. It's the 42nd NHL shutout for Connell.

1987: Dave Newell becomes the fourth referee in NHL history to officiate 1,000 games. The milestone game comes in Toronto, where the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Maple Leafs 4-2.

2004: Pat Quinn earns his 600th win as an NHL coach when the Maple Leafs defeat the Senators at Air Canada Centre. He's the fourth coach in NHL history to reach the milestone. Quinn finishes his career with 684 wins, 300 of them with the Maple Leafs.

2006: The Carolina Hurricanes become the first team in NHL history to win 13 games in the month of January when they defeat the Canadiens 8-2 at Bell Centre. The Hurricanes are the sixth NHL team to win 13 games in any single month. Erik Cole scores three goals and has an assist for Carolina, which scores eight times on 26 shots.


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