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This Day in Hockey History – February 12

Today in hockey history, a team (that isn’t the Blue Jackets) gets blown out 47-0, an ironman streak comes to an end, a very notable hockey personality sets a Coyotes record, and the Mighty Ducks set a record by winning a ridiculous amount of close games.


February 12, 1949 – Canada beat Denmark 47-0 in the most lopsided international hockey game in history to that day, happening during the World Championships, which Canada won. Not as bad as the 82-0 thrashing the Slovakian women’s team handed the new team, Bulgaria, in 2008. Or the 92-0 beatdown the South Korea gave Thailand in the 1998 men’s Asia -Oceania U18 Championships (who knew they had hockey there). And an honorable mention to the 2006 Iceland-Armenia game (that damned Gunnar Stahl!) where big bad Iceland won 50-0. Check out the box score of that game, too, where sniper Emil Alengard picked up nine goals and six assists with 33 shots, giving him a +15 for the night.

February 12, 1983 – After playing in an NHL record of 776 consecutive games with the same team, the Buffalo Sabres, Craig Ramsay missed his first game in almost 10 years, resulting from a broken bone in his that came foot two nights earlier. Pfft, and I thought hockey players were supposed to be tough.

February 12, 2000 – In a 4-3 Coyotes win over the Flames, Jeremy Roenick set a Phoenix team record by scoring his ninth game-winning goal of the season, breaking the franchise record of eight set by Keith Tkachuk in 1997-98 (who was still on the team). JR would finish the season with 12 GWG, an astounding seven more than the second place Dallas Drake.

February 12, 2003 – The Mighty Ducks set an NHL record with their 10th consecutive one-goal victory, a 4-3 OT win against the Flames, beating the record set by Ottawa in 1926-27. Coincidently, 10 of their 12 playoff wins in the first three series (losing just 2 games) game in one-goal games. They couldn’t keep up the charade in the Finals, though, as they were only able to pull out two one-goal-game wins (plus a 5-2 win), and were amazingly shutout 3-0 by Marty Brodeur and co. on three separate occasions in the seven-game Stanley Cup Finals.


Source: Hockey Hall of Fame

Scott Finger
Scott is the former managing editor at Hooked on Hockey Magazine. He loves hockey, writing, and writing about hockey. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 2011 with a useless degree in Media Communications (concentrating in Journalism). Being a New York Rangers fan (and NY Giants and Mets fan) living in Boston is very uncomfortable for him, and it'll be awkward trying to celebrate a Rangers Cup win in the streets when they inevitably win sometime in the next 100 years. He also likes long walks on the beach.
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