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 4: This Day in NHL History

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December 4 NHL History 1909: The oldest NHL franchise still in operation is officially founded when J. Ambrose O’Brien creates the Club de Hockey Canadien, known to fans for more than a century as the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are part of the National Hockey Association, the NHL’s predecessor, and finish 2-10-0 in their first season. […]

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, […]

March 6 This Day in Hockey History

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1949 – Montreal goalie Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout as the Canadiens won 1-0 at Boston. Durnan broke Frank Brimsek’s record for consecutive scoreless games. 1950 – “Sid Abel Night” was held in Detroit. Abel was presented with many gifts including a new car. He then scored a goal in the Red Wings’ […]