– Kirk Maltby announcing his retirement after 16 NHL seasons.
– Chris Osgood picking up his 400th NHL regular season victory.
– Niklas Kronwall’s 11th round shootout winner in Nashville.
– Nicklas Lidstrom’s first career hat trick.
– The Big Chill at the Big House.
– Pavel Datsyuk’s ‘Gordie Howe hat trick’.
– The United States winning the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, stunning the host Canadians in overtime.
– Canada, led by general manager Steve Yzerman and head coach Mike Babcock, winning the Olympic gold medal in men’s ice hockey.