December 15: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at the brand-new Madison Square Garden. Promoter Tex Rickard insists that the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens must be the opponent; the NHL obliges. He turns the first hockey game […]

November 29: This Day in NHL History

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November 29 NHL History 1924: The Montreal Forum, one of hockey’s iconic arenas, has its official opening. The Montreal Canadiens celebrate by defeating the Toronto St. Patricks 7-1, before a crowd of 9,000 fans. Billy Boucher scores three goals for the Canadiens, the first coming 55 seconds into the game. For the next two seasons, the only […]