December 8: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 8 NHL History 1931: The Boston Bruins lose 3-2 to the New York Americans at Boston Garden, ending their 24-game unbeaten streak (19-0-5) at home. It’s their first loss at the Garden since Nov. 25, 1930, when the Chicago Blackhawks win 4-3 in overtime. 1979: On his 40th birthday, Red Berenson is named coach of the St. Louis Blues, […]

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. […]

June 25: This Day in NHL History

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June 25 NHL History 1992: The LA Kings hire Nick Beverley as their new general manager and Barry Melrose as coach. Los Angeles reaches the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in its history in 1993. But Beverley leaves the Kings in May of 1994, and Melrose is fired on April 19, 1995. 1993: The Hockey […]

June 4: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 4 1980: At age 52, Gordie Howe retires again, this time for good. Howe’s first retirement, from the Detroit Red Wings after the 1970-71 season, lasts two years before he joins the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, where he plays with sons Mark Howe and Marty Howe. All […]

May 29: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 29 1993: Wayne Gretzky carries the Los Angeles Kings into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time with a record-setting performance. Gretzky sets an NHL record with his eighth playoff hat trick, scoring three goals to help the Kings to a 5-4 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs in […]

May 17: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 17 1979: Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a point in the Stanley Cup Final. Dryden is credited with an assist on Jacques Lemaire’s goal at 17:10 of the third period that wraps up a 4-1 win against the New […]

May 10: This day in NHL History

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1954: Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings is named the first winner of the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top defenseman. 1970: Bobby Orr scores one of the most iconic goals in NHL history 40 seconds into overtime, giving the Bruins a 4-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues, a four-game sweep in […]

May 5: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 5 1966: Henri Richard‘s only playoff overtime goal of his career is a Stanley Cup winner. Richard puts the puck into the net 2:20 into OT to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 6 of the Final for their second straight […]