Plus Pat Quinn passed away, too. Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe may be next, sadly. I saw a picture of him fishing back in the day and was surprised to see he was built like a brick shithouse.
And the Oilers squeaked out their first win against a conference opponent and ended an eleven game skid. Thanks, NHL schedule man, for feeding them a team playing its fourth game in six nights on the tail end of a back to back.