NHL PENALTY SHOT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who took the first penalty shot in the NHL?
The penalty shot was added to the
rules in the National Hockey League for the 1934-35 season.
The first ever penalty shot was awarded to Montreal
Canadiens' Armand Mondou on November 10, 1934 and the first penalty shot save
went to Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender George Hainsworth.
The first player to score on a penalty shot was Ralph
"Scotty" Bowman of the St. Louis Eagles on November 13, 1934.
The first penalty shot in the playoffs went to Lionel
Conacher of the Montreal Maroons on March 25, 1937, but he was stopped by Tiny Thompson of the
The first player to score on the penalty shot in the
playoffs was Wayne Connelly of the Minnesota North Stars, beating Terry Sawchuk
of the Los Angeles kings on April 27, 1968.
Finally, the first player to be awarded a penalty shot
in overtime in a playoff game was Joe Juneau of the Washington Capitals on
April 24, 1996 but he was stopped by Ken Wregget of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
No player has yet scored on a penalty shot in overtime
in a playoff game.
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