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PHOTO OF THE DAY
GAMES
John McKenzie
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TYPE DATE ARENA TEAM GF GA OT RESULT ATTENDANCE
Regular Season
1/17/1973
AWAY
Chicago Cougars
4
2

Win
2,980
Regular Season
1/17/1974
BG
Chicago Cougars
2
5

Loss
4,174
Regular Season
1/17/1975
HCC
Toronto Toros
2
1

Win
10,507
Regular Season
1/17/1980
SCC
Pittsburgh Penguins
7
1

Win
7,627
Regular Season
1/17/1981
HCC
Chicago Blackhawks
2
3

Loss
13,131
Regular Season
1/17/1982
AWAY
Buffalo Sabres
1
7

Loss
9,474
Regular Season
1/17/1984
HCC
New Jersey Devils
3
3
OT
Tie
8,994
Regular Season
1/17/1985
AWAY
Montreal Canadiens
4
5

Loss
15,658
Regular Season
1/17/1986
HCC
Quebec Nordiques
11
6

Win
12,486
Regular Season
1/17/1987
HCC
Washington Capitals
1
6

Loss
15,126
Regular Season
1/17/1990
HCC
Boston Bruins
5
5
OT
Tie
15,535
Regular Season
1/17/1994
AWAY
Boston Bruins
3
5

Loss
13,890
Regular Season
1/17/1996
AWAY
New York Islanders
6
3

Win
8,544
HIGHLIGHTS
In 1977 Mike Rogers (replacing Dave Keon) and Thommy Abrahamsson (replacing the injured Rick Ley) are name to the East team for the 1977 WHA All-star game.
In 1977 Ralph Backstrom (replacing a sick Rick Dudley) is named as a last minute substitution to the East team for the 1977 WHA All-star game.
In 1978 Gordie Roberts represents the Whalers in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1978 Rick Ley represents the Whalers in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1978 Gordie Howe represents the Whalers in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1978 Mike Antonovich represents the Whalers in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1978 Mark Howe represents the Whalers recording a goal and an assist (getting the WHA MVP) in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1978 Al Smith represents the Whalers as the starting goaltender in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec.
In 1980 Blaine Stughton scores the Whalers 1st NHL short-handed goal vs Pittsburgh.
In 1980 Jordy Douglas scores his 1st career NHL hat trick vs Pittsburgh.
In 1980 Alan Hangsleben plays his final career Whalers game recording his final goal vs Pittsburgh.
In 1980 Bernie Johnston plays his 1st career NHL game recording his 1st NHL point (an assist) vs Pittsburgh.
In 1980 John Garrette records his 1st career NHL/Whalers point (an assist) vs Pittsburgh.
In 1984 Ross Yates scores his 1st (and only) career NHL goal vs New Jersey.
In 1986 Ron Francis scores on the Whalers 6th NHL penalty shot (against Richard Sevigny) vs Quebec.
In 1986 Whalers match the team franchise record for most goal in a game with 11 and set a team record for 17 players recording a point vs Quebec.
In 1986 Steve Weeks records his only career Whalers point (an assist) vs Quebec.
In 1987 Mike Liut is scored against on the 3rd NHL penalty shot (9th franchise) vs the Whalers taken by Mike Gartner of Washington.
In 1990 Pat Verbeek scores the 3,000th goal in Whalers NHL history vs Los Angeles.
In 1994 Michael Nylander plays his 100th career NHL game vs Boston.
TRANSACTIONS
In 1980 Tom Rowe is acquired from Washington for Al Hangsleben.
In 1986 Wayne Babych is acquired from Quebec for Greg Malone.
BIRTHDAYS
In 1965 Sylvain Turgeon was born in Noranda, QUE