February 22: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 22 NHL History 1928: Duke Keats of the Chicago Blackhawks scores at 15:50 of the second period in a game against the Ottawa Senators, ending goalie Alec Connell’s streak of six consecutive shutouts. In all, Connell goes 460:49 without allowing a goal. The Senators win 3-2 at Chicago. 1964: In one of the biggest trades in NHL history, […]

January 5: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 5 NHL History 1957: The NHL is shown on network television in the United States for the first time when CBS airs a Saturday afternoon game between the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks from Madison Square Garden. Bud Palmer does play-by-play and Fred Cusick handles the color commentary and interviews during the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. It’s […]

October 6: This Day in NHL History

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October 6 NHL History 1955: Goaltender Glenn Hall begins a streak that likely will never be equaled when he takes the ice for the Red Wings’ season-opening 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s the first of 502 consecutive starts for Hall, by far the longest such streak in NHL history. Hall is traded to the Blackhawks before the 1957-58 […]

August 24: This Day in NHL History

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August 24 NHL History 1972: The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts perhaps its most star-studded class yet, even waiving its mandatory three-year waiting period for two of the inductees. Longtime rivals Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau are inducted after retiring following the 1970-71 season. Howe leaves the Detroit Red Wings as the owner of the NHL records for games played, […]