November 28: This Day in NHL History

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November 28 NHL History 1925: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Georges Vezina, playing in his 328th straight game, collapses during a 1-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s diagnosed with tuberculosis and dies four months later. The Vezina Trophy, now awarded to the best NHL goaltender each season, is donated in his name. 1931: The Toronto Maple Leafs hire Dick Irvin as coach. […]

November 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 21 1942: Regular-season overtime becomes a casualty of World War II when the NHL Board of Governors announces that it will be discontinued because of conflicts with train schedules. Overtime is reinstated for the 1983-84 season after a 41-year absence, though in a five-minute, sudden-death format rather than the prewar version […]

November 1: This Day in NHL History

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November 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL officially comes to the United States when the Boston Bruins join the League. The NHL expands to six franchises by adding the Bruins and Montreal Maroons. 1947: Under new coach Tommy Ivan, the Detroit Red Wings’ famed “Production Line” of right wing Gordie Howe, center Sid Abel and left wing Ted Lindsay becomes a regular unit for […]

March 13: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 13 1984: Wayne Gretzky reaches 900 points in his NHL career when he has a goal and an assist in the Edmonton Oilers’ 6-5 road victory against the Quebec Nordiques. Point No. 900 comes in Gretzky’s 385th NHL game, the fewest ever needed to reach that milestone. He scores […]