December 10: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 10 NHL History 1924: The NHL’s first game featuring two Montreal-based teams is played, with the first-year Maroons facing the Canadiens. The Canadiens win 5-0 at the Forum behind four goals by Aurel Joliat and the ninth NHL shutout by goaltender Georges Vezina. 1969: At age 45, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower plays his final NHL game; it’s […]

August 29: This Day in NHL History

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August 29 NHL History 1901: Aurel Joliat, one of the NHL’s first stars, is born in Ottawa. Joliat joins the Montreal Canadiens from Saskatoon of the WCHL in September 1922; one year later, he teams with Howie Morenz to form one of the most potent scoring duos during the early years of the NHL. The 5-foot-6, […]