December 24: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 24 NHL History 1921: Punch Broadbent of the Ottawa Senators begins his NHL-record 16-game goal streak by scoring at 7:00 of the third period in a 10-0 win against the visiting Canadiens. 1949: The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers stage one of the best goaltending duels in NHL history when Bill Durnan of the Canadiens and Chuck […]

December 18: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 18 NHL History 1928: Goaltender George Hainsworth sets an NHL record with his fifth consecutive road shutout when the Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 5-0. Howie Morenz scores two goals and has an assist for Montreal. 1952: Rookie Jean Beliveau scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion also scores three (for his second NHL […]

September 4: This Day in NHL History

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September 4 NHL History 1946: Clarence Campbell becomes president of the NHL. He replaces Red Dutton, who holds the office for three years after Frank Calder dies. Campbell spends the next 31 years as president, helping a league that has six teams when he takes over grow to 18 when he retires on June 22, 1977, […]

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, […]

August 23: This Day in NHL History

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August 23 NHL History 1962: Glenn Healy is born in Pickering, Ontario. Healy spends 15 seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, finishing 166-190-47 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .887 save percentage in 437 appearances. He serves as Mike Richter’s backup on the Rangers’ […]

April 20: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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1950: Don Raleigh becomes the first player in Stanley Cup Playoff history to score in overtime in back-to-back games during the Final when he beats Harry Lumley 1:38 into OT to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 at Olympia Stadium.  It comes two nights after […]

April 18: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 18 1942: The Toronto Maple Leafs complete the greatest comeback in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in Game 7 of the Final. The Maple Leafs become the first team in NHL history to win a best-of-7 series after losing the […]

April 10: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 10 1934: The Chicago Blackhawks, in their eighth NHL season, win the Stanley Cup for the first time by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in overtime of Game 4 of the best-of-5 Final. Charlie Gardiner gets the shutout and Mush March scores the Cup-winning goal at 30:05 of […]

March 16: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 16   1923: Brothers face each other for the first time in Stanley Cup Playoff history. Cy and Corb Denneny, and George and Frank Boucher line up on opposite sides of the ice with the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Maroons. None of the four score in Ottawa’s 1-0 win. […]

March 12: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 12 1935: The St. Louis Eagles defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in their final home game of the 1934-35 season. The Eagles fold at the end of the season, and the NHL does not have a team in St. Louis again until 1967. 1961: Five years before setting […]