February 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The four points give Lach 550 in his NHL career, two more than Bill Cowley, who’s held the record since 1946. 1964: Glenn Hall becomes the third […]

December 14: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 14 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer when the 247th of his career moves him ahead of Cy Denneny. The milestone comes in the Montreal Canadiens’ 2-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Forum. Lorne Chabot gets the shutout in a game played without a penalty being called. 1943: Boston’s Bill […]

March 21 This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 21 1921: More than 11,000 fans jam the Vancouver Arena for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final to see the Millionaires defeat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. At the time, it’s the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game. 1939: Rookie Mel Hill scores at 59:25 of […]

March 4 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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NHL History for March 4th highlighted by greats Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Terry Sawchuk, Ron Francis and Guy Lafleur. 1931 – American coaching legend “Badger” Bob Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The University of Wisconsin legend coached in the NHL from 1982-83 through 1990-91 with Calgary and Pittsburgh 1941 – Chicago Black Hawks goaltender […]