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Friday, January 26, 2024

Today In NHL History - Sullivan's Fan Revenge

On January 26th in 2001, Steve Sullivan of the Chicago Blackhawks was belittled by an out-spoken Avalanche fan as the forward left the ice upon having his nose bloodied by an Alex Tanguay highstick, resulting in a dozen stitches.

Sullivan returned to score two shorthanded goals and see the same fan struck by an errant puck from a Patrick Roy clearing attempt. Revenge was sweet for Sullivan who punctuated the karmic occurrence by skating up to the Colorado Avalanche fan to revel in his reversal of fortune.

Colorado beat Chicago that night by a score of 5-2.

That's today in NHL history.