September 21: This Day in NHL History

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1902: Howie Morenz, the most electrifying NHL player of his era, is born in Mitchell, Ontario. Morenz, a speedy forward, becomes known as “the Stratford Streak” while playing junior and senior hockey in Stratford, Ontario. He signs with the Montreal Canadiens for the 1923-24 season and soon becomes the most spectacular player in hockey. Morenz scores […]

July 17: This Day in NHL History

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July 17 NHL History 1956: Bryan Trottier, one of the cornerstones of the New York Islanders‘ dynasty in the early 1980s, is born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan. The Islanders select Trottier, a center with Swift Current of the Western Hockey League, in the second round (No. 22) of the 1974 NHL Draft. He joins the Islanders […]

May 21: This Day in NHL History

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May 21 NHL HISTORY 1979: The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive season, and for the sixth time in the 1970s, by defeating the New York Rangers 4-1 in Game 5 of the Final at the Forum.  The game is tied 1-1 entering the second period, but Montreal forward Jacques Lemaire […]

May 20: This Day in NHL History

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May 20 NHL HISTORY 1975: The Buffalo Sabres overcome the Philadelphia Flyers and the fog in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. A hot, humid evening in Buffalo combines with a non-air conditioned Memorial Auditorium to slow things down. Play is interrupted five times during regulation. After Sabres defenseman […]