This Week in Ducks History: Tomas Sandstrom, the NHL's Highest Scoring Swede and the Ducks Dominate Hasek

Bruce Bennett

Before Sundin, Lidstrom, Alfredsson, Forsberg or Naslund, Tomas Sandstrom was the highest scoring Swede in NHL History, and he did it this week in Ducks history.

This Week in Ducks History:

Dec. 30, 1965
RW Jim Thomson born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jan. 5, 1979
LW Kyle Calder born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada

Jan. 2, 1981
C Zenon Konopka born in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

Jan. 2, 1983
C Andrew Ebbett born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jan. 4, 1989
C Maxime Macenauer born in Laval, Quebec, Canada

Jan. 1, 1994
Set franchise record for most shots in a period (26) and most saves by an opposing goaltender (24, John Vanbiesbrouk) in the third period of a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Dec. 30, 1997
Tomas Sandstrom becomes the highest scoring Swede in NHL history, seriously, with an assist in a 2-1 loss at Carolina. (Available on NHL Vault)

Jan. 1, 1999
Set franchise records for most players with three or more points in a game (four) and most players with four or more points in a game (three, Teemu Selanne-5 pts., Fredrik Olausson-4, Steve Rucchin-4, Paul Kariya-3) and matched the record for most goals given up by an opposing goaltender (Dominik Hasek) in a 7-2 win over Buffalo.

Dec. 30, 2001
Set franchise record of seven consecutive games without allowing a power play goal in a 2-1 loss to Chicago. The Ducks went 26 for 26 on the kill over that stretch, which started in a 5-1 win at Minnesota. The streak officially ended with a Ray Whitney power play goal as Columbus beat the Ducks 3-1 on New Year's Eve.

Jan. 5, 2001
Announced that Tom Watt would serve as a special assignment scout for the team.

Jan. 2, 2002
Luc Robitaille becomes the first player in NHL history to score ten power play goals in a season 13 times, in a 5-3 Detroit win over the Ducks. (Available on NHL Vault)

Jan. 2, 2007
Acquired D Ric Jackman from Florida in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

Jan. 2, 2008
Acquired RW Brandon Bochenski from Boston in exchange for D Shane Hnidy and a sixth-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The two clubs also relinquished their option to exchange fourth-round picks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (as part of the Stanislav Chistov deal, Nov. 12, 2006).

Dec. 31, 2010
Acquired C Maxim Lapierre from Montreal in exchange for D Brett Festerling and a fifth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Jan. 4, 2011
Acquired D Nate Guenin from Columbus in exchange for C Trevor Smith.

Ducks related #RandomNHLfacts from @NHLhistoryGirl:

"I don't try to be something I'm not. There are times when I probably should shut up, but I don't. I try to be myself."- Craig Hartsburg

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