Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today in history: November 3

November 3 in Indianapolis hockey history
1948: Terry Sawchuk’s first shutout as a Capital comes in a 0-0 tie at St. Louis. He would post another shutout the next night in a 5-0 win over Springfield. 
1992: The only NHL regular-season game to be played in Indiana takes place at Market Square Arena. 8,792 watch the Washington Capitals defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. The game was part of a two-season experiment by the NHL with neutral-site games. It would be the only such game played in Indianapolis. Keith Jones had a goal and two assists for Washington. Stephane Matteau scored Chicago’s only goal. Ex-Ice players Jim Waite, Dave Christian, Stu Grimson, Adam Bennett, Rob Brown, Mike Hudson and Frantisek Kucera all played for Chicago in that game. 

Paul McInnis: Left wing for the Ice in 1999-2000, going scoreless in five games. He played spot duty in a handful of pro seasons from 1994-2000. A native of Burlington, Ont., he is 42. 

1 comment:

  1. Okay, that Caps-Hawks game must have been the night I got to MSA early to hang banners, and Keith Magnuson, who was coaching Chicago, asked me to get him a cup of coffee. Coffee? I had no idea where to get such. I guess he thought I worked for the Ice or the arena.