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Today in NHL History – April 18


Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche October 1997

Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2002 – Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) returned to hockey in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings. Forsberg had not played since May 10, 2001, when he had his spleen removed in an emergency operation.


1999 – Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the NHL. During the game Gretzky got his 2,857th NHL point. He retired as the NHL’s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.


1987 – The New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2, 68 minutes and 47 seconds into overtime. It was the sixth longest game in NHL history

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