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 […]

December 25: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 25 1930: The Detroit Falcons (renamed the Red Wings in 1932) defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 10-1. The 10 goals are the most scored by any team on Christmas Day. The two-team high is 12 in an 8-4 Boston Bruins victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1970. 1956: Gordie Howe celebrates Christmas with […]

November 9: This Day in NHL History

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November 9 NHL History Two teams set NHL marks for fastest starts on this date. 1984: The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Washington Capitals 8-5 at Capital Centre to establish an NHL record for the longest undefeated streak from the start of the season (15 games; 12 wins, three ties). Wayne Gretzky scores twice and has four assists, and Jari […]

November 6: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 6 1946: The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings play to a 3-3 tie at Olympia Stadium in a penalty-free game. It’s the first game in the Bruins’ 22-year history without a penalty. 1983: Wayne Gretzky scores four goals for his 19th NHL hat trick and assists on three others to help the Edmonton […]

October 29: This Day in NHL History

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October 29 NHL History 1952: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores the 323rd and 324th goals of his NHL career to tie the all-time goal-scoring record held by Nels Stewart. Richard also has two assists in Montreal’s 7-5 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. 1969: Jean Beliveau becomes the first player in the history of the Canadiens […]

August 25: This Day in NHL History

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August 25 NHL History 1939: Recently retired NHL star Babe Siebert drowns while on vacation at his family’s cottage on Lake Huron in St. Joseph, Ontario. Siebert is preparing for his debut as coach of the Montreal Canadiens after ending his playing career following the 1938-39 season, but never gets the chance. The NHL stages the […]

June 12: This Day in NHL History

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June 12 NHL History 1958: The Red Wings name Gordie Howe, 30, as their new captain. Howe serves as captain for the next four seasons before he’s named an assistant coach and turns over the captaincy to linemate Alex Delvecchio. 1979: At age 31, Bobby Orr becomes the youngest player in NHL history to be selected for induction to the […]

April 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 14 1928: The New York Rangers, playing their second season in the NHL, win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Maroons in the deciding game of the best-of-5 Final. Center Frank Boucher scores twice for the Rangers, who have to play all five games on […]

March 25: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 25 1924: The Montreal Canadiens defeat Calgary 3-0 in Game 2 of the Final (played in Ottawa), to become the 1924 Stanley Cup Champions. Georges Vezina gets the shutout to help the Canadiens win the Cup for the first time since the formation of the NHL in 1917-18. 1943: […]