January 30: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 30 NHL History 1926: Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to have 10 shutouts in one season. He reaches the milestone with a 1-0 victory against the New York Americans at Madison Square Garden. 1937: Nels Stewart of the Americans becomes the NHL all-time goal-scoring leader. Stewart scores his 272nd NHL […]

June 10: This Day in NHL History

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June 10 NHL History 1971: The Montreal Canadiens use the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft to select forward Guy Lafleur, who’s coming off a season when he scores 130 goals in 62 games for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Canadiens hit another home run in the second round […]

June 8: This Day in NHL History

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June 8 NHL History 1955: Hector “Toe” Blake is named as coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He replaces Dick Irvin, who’s coached the Canadiens for the past 15 seasons but has won the Stanley Cup just once since 1946 and has lost the Final in back-to-back seasons.  Led by Blake, the Canadiens win the Cup eight times […]