December 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 21 1937: Paul Thompson of the Chicago Blackhawks becomes the first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother. Paul scores at 19:51 of the third period against Boston Bruins goalie Tiny Thompson in a 2-1 loss at Boston Garden. 1972: Bobby Orr gets his 541st point, setting the NHL career record […]

October 23: This Day in NHL History

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October 23 NHL History 1966: Rookie defenseman Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins scores his first NHL goal. Orr’s 50-foot slap shot beats Montreal Canadiens goaltender Gump Worsley at 4:13 of the third period to tie the game, but Boston loses 3-2 on a goal by defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot with 2:05 remaining. 1971: Five years to the day that Orr gets […]

April 28: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 28 1968: Rookie Jacques Lemaire scores at 2:14 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a series-clinching 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Semifinals at the Forum. The win puts the Canadiens into the Stanley Cup Final for the fourth straight year; they go […]

April 15: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 15 1937: The Detroit Red Wings become the first U.S.-based team to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years when they defeat the New York Rangers 3-0 to win the fifth and deciding game of the Final. Goaltender Earl Robertson, called up from the minor leagues after Norm Smith […]

March 15: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 15 1934: The visiting New York Americans defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2. It’s the final NHL game played in Ottawa until a new version of the Senators begins play in the 1992-93 season. 1941: Montreal Canadiens coach Dick Irvin rotates goaltenders Bert Gardiner and Paul Bibeault approximately every seven […]