February 4: This Day in NHL History

Sunday, February 04, 2018 171

Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]

January 18: This Day in NHL History

Thursday, January 18, 2018 115

Jan. 18 NHL History 1945: A crowd of 7,687 wait at Olympia Stadium for more than three hours to see the game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, who are delayed by bad weather. The Red Wings defeat the Rangers 7-3 in a game that began at 11:15 p.m. and ends at 12:56 a.m. 1958: Willie […]

October 1: This Day in NHL History

Monday, October 02, 2017 108

October 1 NHL History 1960: New York Rangers forward Andy Hebenton scores the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in the history of the NHL All-Star Game. The goal gives the All-Stars a 2-1 victory against the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens. 1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins name Scotty Bowman coach. Bowman steps in for Bob Johnson, who is ill and dies on […]