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 […]

August 2: This Day in NHL History

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August 2 NHL History 1932: Defenseman Leo Boivin, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Prescott, Ontario. Boivin plays 19 seasons in the NHL, 12 of them with the Boston Bruins. Though he’s 5-foot-8, 183 pounds (his nickname was “Fireplug”), Boivin excels as a stay-at-home defenseman. Boivin becomes known as one of […]

July 10: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 10 1957: In a trade of future Hockey Hall of Fame members, the Detroit Red Wings send forward Johnny Bucyk to the Boston Bruins and re-acquire goaltender Terry Sawchuk, who they traded to Boston two years earlier. Sawchuk spends the next seven seasons with Detroit, plays with the Toronto Maple Leafs for three seasons, […]