September 25: This Day in NHL History

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September 25 NHL History 1926: The NHL officially approves franchises in Chicago and Detroit for the 1926-27 season. Along with a second franchise awarded earlier to New York. The NHL becomes a 10-team league and soon adopts a two-division format. The Detroit team calls itself the Cougars after purchasing players from the Victoria Cougars of the […]

May 27: This Day in NHL History

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May 27 NHL History 1975: The Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 in Game 6 of the Final at Memorial Auditorium. Bernie Parent makes 32 saves for his sixth and final NHL playoff shutout. Bob Kelly breaks a scoreless tie by stealing the puck […]

May 19: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 19 NHL HISTORY 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Boston Bruins 1-0 at the Spectrum in Game 6 of the Final.  Rick MacLeish scores a power-play goal at 14:48 of the first period, deflecting Andre Dupont’s shot past Gilles Gilbert for what […]

April 7: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 7 1927: The American Division champion Boston Bruins and the Canadian Division champion Ottawa Senators played to a 0-0 overtime tie at Boston Arena in the first all-NHL Stanley Cup Final game. It was the second scoreless tie in NHL playoff history. 1928: Coach Lester Patrick, age 44, replaces […]