On This Date 11/19/1983

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The New Jersey Devils hit rock bottom, losing to the Edmonton Oilers 13-4 at Northlands Coliseum. The Devils, who dropped to 2-18-0 with the loss, had led the game early 2-0 before the Oilers scored four goals in the first period to seize control. After the game, Wayne Gretzky adds insult to injury, calling the Devils a “Mickey Mouse organization.” Fans in New Jersey take great insult to the term and boo The Great One in January’s All-Star Game at the Meadowlands Arena.

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