August 16: This Day in NHL History

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August 16 NHL History 1949: The Detroit Red Wings acquire Pete Babando, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham from the Boston Bruins for Bill Quackenbush and Pete Horeck. Quackenbush, a defenseman, finishes with the best career among the six players; he’s elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. But Babando makes the biggest […]

March 28: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 28 1929: Rookie Tiny Thompson becomes the second goalie in NHL history to have a shutout in his Stanley Cup Final debut when the Bruins defeat the visiting New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 1. It’s the first Final series between two U.S.-based NHL teams. 1944: Doug Bentley is […]