October 8: This Day in NHL History

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October 8 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe begins his NHL journey when he signs a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Howe, an 18-year-old from Floral, Saskatchewan, makes his NHL debut eight days later. He finishes his first season with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 58 games. By 1949-50, he’s a 35-goal scorer and begins […]

May 24: This Day in NHL history

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May 24 NHL HISTORY 1980: A dynasty begins when Bob Nystrom scores 7:11 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The eighth-year franchise wins the first of four consecutive championships. Lorne Henning’s pass sends John […]

May 1: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 1 1965: Jean Beliveau becomes the first winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Beliveau wins the brand-new trophy after scoring the first of the Montreal Canadiens’ four first-period goals in a 4-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in […]

April 11: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 11 1936: The Detroit Red Wings become the last of the Original Six teams to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens to win the best-of-5 Final in four games. The Red Wings win seven of their eight playoff games […]