On January 23, 1944 the Detroit Red Wings defeated the New York Rangers 15-0 at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit. The Red Wings became the first team to score 15 consecutive goals in a game. They would have had 16 goals but their last goal went in after the buzzer. This game marks the most one-sided game in NHL history.
On January 18, 1967 the Montreal Canadiens defeated the NHL All Stars 3-0. The 1967 All Star Game was the first time in its 20-year history that the game was played in mid-season, rather than prior to the start of the regular schedule.
The 'Freezer Bowl', played January 10, 1982, was the AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers. This game was played in brutal conditions at Riverfront Stadium in the coldest temperature in NFL history in terms of wind chill. The temperature was at minus 9 at kickoff and the wind chill plummeted to a negative 59. The Bengals went on to defeat the Chargers 27-7 and advanced to their first Super Bowl.
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On December 21, 1941 the Chicago Bears and New York Giants played in the NFL Championship Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game was played two weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, in front of just 13, 341 fans. Two of the game's participants, Young Bossey (Bears) and Jack Lummus (Giants) were eventually killed in World War II.
The game was close in the first half, with a halftime score of 9 - 6 Bears. Chicago came out strong in the second half scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter and two more in the fourth for a final score of 37 - 9.
On December 20, 1966, the NBA awarded a franchise to the city of Seattle. The Seattle SuperSonics began play in the 1967-68 NBA season at the Seattle Center Coliseum. The SuperSonics reached the playoffs for the first time in the 1974-75 season. In their 1978-79 season, the team won their first NBA Championship defeating the Washington Bullets 4 games to 1.