NHL History

March 2: This Day in NHL History

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Mar. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone doesn’t score in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but he finishes the first NHL season with a League-high 44 goals in 22 games. It’s an NHL record that stands until 1944-45, when Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games. 1966: Bobby Hull of the Chicago […]

March 1: This Day in NHL History

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March 1 NHL History 1919: Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens sets a Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring five goals in a 6-3 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Lalonde still shares the record, which has been matched four times. 1968: The first-year Philadelphia Flyers find themselves without a home when the roof of the Spectrum […]

February 28: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 28 NHL History 1929: The Chicago Blackhawks are shut out for an NHL-record eighth consecutive game. But they don’t go home empty-handed: Blackhawks goaltender Charlie Gardiner matches New York’s John Ross Roach in a scoreless tie at Chicago. Roach sets a Rangers record with his 13th shutout of the season. 1960: The United States wins its first hockey […]

February 27: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 27 NHL History 1918: The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens play the first neutral site game in NHL history. Frank Nighbor scores twice in the first period to help the Senators to a 3-1 win against the Canadiens in Quebec City. 1977: Stan Mikita becomes the eighth player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Mikita joins the 500-goal club when […]

February 26: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 26 1947: The Bentley brothers are too much for the New York Rangers. Doug Bentley scores four goals and sets up two more, and brother Max Bentley scores three goals and assists on another to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Rangers 9-7 at Madison Square Garden. Though Max Bentley is outscored by his brother […]

February 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The four points give Lach 550 in his NHL career, two more than Bill Cowley, who’s held the record since 1946. 1964: Glenn Hall becomes the third […]

February 22: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 22 NHL History 1928: Duke Keats of the Chicago Blackhawks scores at 15:50 of the second period in a game against the Ottawa Senators, ending goalie Alec Connell’s streak of six consecutive shutouts. In all, Connell goes 460:49 without allowing a goal. The Senators win 3-2 at Chicago. 1964: In one of the biggest trades in NHL history, […]

February 14: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 14 NHL History 1923: The first NHL game is broadcast on radio when CFCA airs the third period of a game between the Toronto St. Patricks and the Ottawa Senators from Arena Gardens in Toronto. 1934: A standing-room-only crowd jams Maple Leaf Gardens to see the defending Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs defeat a team […]

February 13: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 13 NHL History 1944: Toronto’s Babe Pratt sets the NHL single-season scoring record for defensemen with an assist in a 6-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It’s his 45th point, one more than the mark of 44 set by Flash Hollett in 1942-43. 1966: Longtime Detroit Red Wings linemates Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio reach milestones in a […]

February 10: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 10 NHL History 1942: The Boston Bruins’ “Kraut Line” of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart combines for 11 points an 8-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden in the final game before all three leave to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. They are applauded after the game; from the Bruins, they receive gifts […]

February 5: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 5 NHL History 1980: Gordie Howe receives one of the greatest spontaneous ovations ever given in sports when he steps onto the ice for the NHL All-Star Game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The crowd of 21,002, the largest to see an NHL game at that time, stands as one when Howe is the final […]

February 4: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]