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Blaine Stoughton
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
11/21/1979 Blaine Stoughton scores the Whalers 1st NHL hat trick (on 3 shots) vs Buffalo. 
12/4/1979 Blaine Stoughton is named temporary team captain (in place of the injured Rick Ley out with a fractured bone in his foot) vs Washington. 
1/28/1980 Blaine Stoughton scores his 2nd career NHL hat trick (the third is his 30th of the season) vs Atlanta. 
3/28/1980 Blaine Stoughton scores his 50th and 51st (the 2nd the GTG) goals becoming the 1st NHL player on an expansion team to reach the milestone vs Vancouver. 
4/4/1980 Blaine Stoughton scores his 54th goal besting the Whalers franchise record of 53 (Tom Webster 1972/73) vs Quebec. 
4/6/1980 Blaine Stoughton scores 2 goals vs Detroit to tie for the NHL goal scoring championship with 56 goals. 
4/6/1980 Blaine Stoughton records an assist for his 100th point of the season vs Detroit. 
4/1/1981 Blaine Stoughton records his 43rd goal of the season to lead the Whalers vs Quebec. 
12/27/1981 Blaine Stoughton scores his 2nd career NHL hat trick vs Toronto. 
1/3/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 3rd career NHL hat trick (the 1st is his 30th of the season) vs Pittsburgh. 
2/3/1982 Blaine Stoughton is named to the 1982 NHL All-Star game in Washington. 
2/9/1982 Blaine Stoughton represents the Whalers in the 1982 NHL All-Star game in Washington. 
2/14/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 40th goal of the season vs the New York Islanders. 
3/7/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 4th career NHL hat trick vs Los Angeles. 
3/28/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 50th goal of the season (his 2nd 50 goal season of his career) vs Minnesota. 
3/31/1982 Whalers announce "The Team of the Decade" (voted by readers of the Hartford Sports Extra): Blaine Stoughton (LW), Mike Rogers, Tom Webster (RW), Rick Ley, Mark Howe (D), Al Smith (G), and Harry Neale (coach). 
3/31/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 52nd goal of the season to lead the team for the 2nd consecutive season vs Montreal. 
10/5/1982 Blaine Stoughton is suspended 8 games for receiving a high sticking match penalty on Paul Baxter during the October 2 pre-season game vs Pittsburgh. 
12/11/1982 Blaine Stoughton scores his 200th career NHL goal, his 300th career NHL point, and 5th career NHL hat trick (while adding an assist) vs Philadelphia. 
1/13/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 5th career NHL hat trick vs Montreal. 
2/13/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 6th career NHL hat trick vs Toronto. 
3/5/1983 Blaine Stoughton fails to score on the Whalers 2nd NHL penalty shot (against Clint Malarchuk) vs Quebec. 
3/16/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 40th of the season (4 consecutive season with 40+ goals) and his 200th career Whalers goal vs Washington. 
3/29/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores the Whalers 1st successful NHL penalty shot goal (3rd NHL, against Bob Sauve) with 9 seconds left to win the game vs Buffalo. 
4/3/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 45th goal of the season to lead the team for the 3rd consecutive season vs Quebec. 
9/22/1983 Blaine Stoughton is named temporary team captain before the pre-season game vs Philadelphia. 
11/26/1983 Ron Francis wins a key faceoff with 11 seconds left in OT, passes to Blaine Stoughton who scores with 8 seconds left to record the Whalers 1st NHL overtime goal/win vs the New York Rangers. 
12/3/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 220th career Whalers goal tying the franchise record set by Tom Webster vs St. Louis. 
12/8/1983 Blaine Stoughton scores his 221st career Whalers goal besting the franchise record set by Tom Webster vs Toronto. 
2/18/1984 Blaine Stoughton plays his 393rd (and last) career Whalers game (357thNHL/36WHA) scoring his team record 228th goal (219NHL/9WHA) vs Toronto. 
11/18/1987 Ron Francis scores his 6th career NHL hat trick (tying Blaine Stoughton for the franchise NHL record) vs Buffalo. 
11/4/1989 Ron Francis scores his 220th career goal to move past Blaine Stoughton as the Whalers all time leading goal scorer vs Los Angeles. 
9/14/1993 Blaine Stoughton is hired as an assistant coach in Springfield. 
2/8/1995 Blaine Stoughton resigns from his assistant coach position in Springfield.