Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his tenure still stand. But it almost didn’t happen.
If you were to walk through the wings of the Hockey Hall of Fame, you would see the names of a lot of players who had big moments on this day in National Hockey League history. Among the memories is the greatest player of them all having two huge career highlights, the first-ever outdoor game