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GAMES
Gordie Howe and wife Colleen watch as Gordie's number 9 is retired
Gordie Howe and wife Colleen watch as Gordie's number 9 is retired
TYPE DATE ARENA TEAM GF GA OT RESULT ATTENDANCE
Regular Season
3/8/1974
AWAY
New Jersey Knights
7
2

Win
2,278
Regular Season
3/8/1975
AWAY
Houston Aeros
5
4

Win
6,873
Regular Season
3/8/1980
AWAY
Washington Capitals
5
9

Loss
10,521
Regular Season
3/8/1981
HCC
Calgary Flames
4
5

Loss
10,171
Regular Season
3/8/1983
HCC
Edmonton Oilers
4
9

Loss
11,863
Regular Season
3/8/1984
AWAY
Montreal Canadiens
2
3

Loss
16,636
Regular Season
3/8/1986
HCC
Quebec Nordiques
3
6

Loss
13,616
Regular Season
3/8/1988
AWAY
Quebec Nordiques
4
6

Loss
15,093
Regular Season
3/8/1989
HCC
Edmonton Oilers
7
3

Win

Regular Season
3/8/1990
HCC
Toronto Maple Leafs
6
7

Loss

Regular Season
3/8/1993
AWAY
Quebec Nordiques
4
2

Win
15,030
Regular Season
3/8/1996
HCC
Toronto Maple Leafs
7
4

Win
10,979
Regular Season
3/8/1997
AWAY
Toronto Maple Leafs
1
1
OT
Tie
15,726
HIGHLIGHTS
In 1980 Gordie Howe plays his 2,400th career game vs Washington.
In 1981 Mark Howe bests the Whalers record for goals in a season by a defenseman (Ted Green 16 in 1972/73) with his 17th vs Calgary.
In 1983 John Cunniff is named interm head coach replacing Larry Pleau. Jack McIlhargey is promoted from Binhampton to act as assistant coach.
In 1983 Whalers set a franchise record for most consecutive losses (9 games, starting on 2/19) vs Edmonton.
In 1983 Stuart Smith plays his 77th (and last) NHL game vs Edmonton.
In 1984 Ed Hospodar plays his 131st (and final) Whalers game vs Montreal.
In 1984 Greg Millen records his 9th (and last) Whalers point (an assist) vs Montreal.
In 1984 Grag Malone records his 400th NHL point (an assist) on his 28th Birthday vs Montreal.
In 1986 Paul Fenton plays his 34th (and last) Whalers game vs Quebec.
In 1986 John Anderson plays his 1st Whalers game (his 600th NHL game) recording his 1st point (an assist) vs Quebec.
In 1989 Kevin Dineen scores his 3rd hat trick vs Edmonton.
In 1990 Kevin Dineen plays his 400th NHL game vs Toronto.
In 1996 Sean Burke makes the save on the 10th NHL penalty shot (15th franchise) vs the Whalers taken by Wayne Presley of Toronto.
In 1996 Sean Burke moves into second on the Whalers all-time wins list recording his 72nd vs Toronto.
In 1997 Sean Burke set's his personal best shoutout streak of 146:58 (starting on 3/2 against Philadelpia, including back to back shoutouts vs Calgary and Montreal) vs Toronto.
In 1997 Kelly Chase plays his 111th (and last) Whalers game vs Toronto.
TRANSACTIONS
In 1986 John Anderson is acquired from Quebec for Risto Siltanen.
In 1988 Richard Brodeur is acquired from Vancouver for Steve Weeks.
In 1988 Charles Bourgeois is acquired from St. Louis for a 1988 2nd round pick.
BIRTHDAYS
In 1956 Greg Malone was born in Fredericton, N.B.