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GAMES
Ted Green takes the ceremonial face-off aginst Norm Ferguson in the Whalers first ever game at the Hartford Civic Center
Ted Green takes the ceremonial face-off aginst Norm Ferguson in the Whalers first ever game at the Hartford Civic Center
TYPE DATE ARENA TEAM GF GA OT RESULT ATTENDANCE
Regular Season
12/17/1972
BG
Philadelphia Blazers
3
6

Loss
10,460
Regular Season
12/17/1974
AWAY
Michigan Stags
2
2
OT
Tie

Regular Season
12/17/1975
AWAY
Minnesota Fighting Saints
0
0
OT
Tie
6,106
Regular Season
12/17/1976
HCC
Indianapolis Racers
4
5
OT
Loss
8,642
Regular Season
12/17/1977
HCC
Winnipeg Jets
3
6

Loss
10,507
Regular Season
12/17/1978
AWAY
Quebec Nordiques
4
4
OT
Tie
7,764
Regular Season
12/17/1980
HCC
Boston Bruins
5
4

Win

Regular Season
12/17/1982
AWAY
Winnipeg Jets
2
0

Win

Regular Season
12/17/1983
HCC
Buffalo Sabres
1
4

Loss

Regular Season
12/17/1986
HCC
Buffalo Sabres
4
3

Win

Regular Season
12/17/1987
HCC
St. Louis Blues
0
2

Loss

Regular Season
12/17/1988
HCC
Edmonton Oilers
2
4

Loss

Regular Season
12/17/1991
HCC
New York Islanders
2
4

Loss
9,267
Regular Season
12/17/1996
HCC
St. Louis Blues
5
3

Win
12,922
HIGHLIGHTS
In 1975 Christer Abrahamsson records his 2nd career shutout (39 saves vs John Garrett's 26) in the second scoreless tie in WHA history vs Minnesota.
In 1977 Gordie Howe plays his 2000th career regular season game vs Winnipeg.
In 1977 Jack Carlson scores his 1st career hat trick vs Winnipeg.
In 1982 Mike Veisor records the Whalers 1st NHL road shutout (2nd Whalers, 5th NHL) with 33 saves vs Winnipeg.
In 1986 Dave Semenko plays his 1st career Whalers game scoring 2 goals vs Buffalo.
In 1991 Pat Verbeek scores the 5,500th goal in Whalers franchise history vs the New York Islanders.
In 1996 Nelson Emerson plays his 100th career Whalers game vs St. Louis.
In 2015 Emile Francis is honored with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame's Wayne Gretzky Award. given annually to individuals who are deemed to have made significant contribution to the growth of American Hockey
BIRTHDAYS
In 1964 Frank Pietrangelo was born in Niagara Falls, ONT