March 29, 1964
Singular Playoff Debut
Exactly 101 of 7,597 players have made their NHL debut in a playoff game, and only five of that number have been goalies: Earl Robertson (Detroit), Bob Champoux (Detroit), Mike Richter (N.Y. Rangers), Daniel Berthiaume (Winnipeg) and Paul Goodman (Chicago). More amazingly, only one won the game – Champoux. That came in a 5-4 road win for the Red Wings in Chicago. Among the 96 skaters, only three managed to score a goal: Rod Brind’Amour (St. Louis), Father Les Costello (Toronto) and Eddie Emberg (Montreal). Only eight others managed an assist, and no player has had even two points in an NHL debut that was a playoff game.