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 […]

September 13: This Day in NHL History

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September 13 NHL History 1926: Emile Francis, who follows a long playing career as a goaltender with a longer one as an NHL coach and executive, is born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Francis goes 31-52-11 in six seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers from 1946-47 through 1951-52, then spends eight more in the […]

August 28: This Day in NHL History

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August 28 NHL History 1932: Andy Bathgate, a star with the New York Rangers in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Winnipeg. Bathgate averages more than a point a game for New York from 1955-64 before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs late […]

April 25: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 25 1964: Johnny Bower becomes the first goaltender in playoff history to have a shutout in Game 7 of the Final by making 33 saves in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. Andy Bathgate, acquired from the New York Rangers […]