October 14: This Day in NHL History

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October 14 NHL History 1967: The Los Angeles Kings defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, to win their NHL debut. Brian Kilrea scores two goals, including the first one in Kings history. 1972: In the first NHL regular-season game played in the southern United States, the Atlanta Flames tie the Buffalo Sabres 1-1 at […]

October 7: This Day in NHL History

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October 7 NHL History 1954: The Detroit Red Wings extend their unbeaten streak on opening night to 15 games (14-0-1) by defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 at Olympia Stadium. 1972: The New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames face off at Nassau Coliseum in the first game for each of the NHL’s two newest franchises. The Flames win 3-2 on third-period […]

September 18: This Day in NHL History

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September 18 NHL History 1933: Scotty Bowman, the most successful coach in NHL history, is born in Montreal. After an injury ends his hopes of becoming an NHL player, Bowman turns to coaching and gets his first NHL job at age 34 in 1967 as an assistant with the expansion St. Louis Blues. He replaces Lynn […]

June 24: This Day in NHL History

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June 24 NHL History 1980: The Atlanta Flames relocate to Calgary, Alberta. The team keeps the name “Flames” and will play its home games in the Stampede Corral for three seasons until the Olympic Saddledome (now Scotiabank Saddledome) is completed in time for the 1983-84 season. 1995: The New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup […]

June 2: This Day in NHL History

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June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]