January 28: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 28 1918: Forward Joe Malone extends his goal-scoring streak to 11 games (beginning with the NHL’s inaugural game on Dec. 19, 1917) when he scores for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 loss at Toronto. It’s the 25th goal of the season for Malone, who goes on to lead the new NHL […]

January 27: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 27 NHL History 1951: Jean Beliveau, wearing No. 20 and playing on an amateur tryout contract, scores his first NHL goal when he beats Chicago Blackhawks goalie Harry Lumley during the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-2 victory at the Forum. The goal (and an assist) comes in Beliveau’s second NHL game. 1955: Detroit Red Wings forward Gordie Howe is credited with 19 shots […]

December 20: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 20 NHL History 1938: Boston Bruins rookie Frank Brimsek gets his third straight shutout and sixth in seven games in a 3-0 victory against the New York Americans at Boston Garden. The win gives Brimsek six shutouts in his first eight NHL games. 1950: Turk Broda of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes the first NHL goaltender to reach […]

December 1: This Day in NHL History

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December 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL makes its debut in the United States when the Boston Bruins play their first game, a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Maroons at Boston Arena. Smokey Harris and Carson Cooper score in the second period for Boston after Montreal takes the lead when Chuck Dinsmore beats Hec Fowler midway through the […]

November 13: This Day in NHL History

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November 13 NHL History 1934: Ralph Bowman scores the first penalty shot goal in NHL history. It’s the only goal for the St. Louis Eagles in a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Maroons. The goal is Bowman’s first in the NHL and comes on the second penalty shot attempt in League history. 1955: Hall, a rookie goalie with the […]

October 4: This Day in NHL History

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October 4 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars, one of three new teams set to begin play the following month, purchase the Victoria Cougars from the defunct Western Hockey League for $100,000. Players from Victoria make up nearly half of the first-year Detroit team. 1991: The San Jose Sharks make their NHL debut in a 4-3 loss to […]

April 15: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 15 1937: The Detroit Red Wings become the first U.S.-based team to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years when they defeat the New York Rangers 3-0 to win the fifth and deciding game of the Final. Goaltender Earl Robertson, called up from the minor leagues after Norm Smith […]

April 9: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 9 1931: Cy Wentworth scores at 53:50 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory against the Canadiens at the Forum in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. It’s the longest overtime game in the Final until 1990, when the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Boston Bruins […]

Evening Scoop on Blackhawks, Blues, Leafs & Eric Lindros

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@Mark Lazerus: Player agent Pat Brisson says Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could have commanded the max of $13.8M/year, but wanted to keep the team together. St. Louis Today: Chris Butler, 27, signed a two-way contract, he will get an NHL salary of $650,000 when he’s on the Blues’ roster and a salary […]