February 3: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 3 1944: Syd Howe scores six goals in the Detroit Red Wings’ 12-2 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium. Howe gets two in each period. Linemate Don Grosso assists on five of the six goals. “I had a good chance to break the all-time record but I couldn’t do it,” […]

December 18: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 18 NHL History 1928: Goaltender George Hainsworth sets an NHL record with his fifth consecutive road shutout when the Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 5-0. Howie Morenz scores two goals and has an assist for Montreal. 1952: Rookie Jean Beliveau scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion also scores three (for his second NHL […]

September 23: This Day in NHL History

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September 23 NHL History 1991: Forward Mike Bossy and defenseman Denis Potvin, two cornerstones of the New York Islanders’ dynasty of the early 1980s, are among five men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. They are joined by forward Clint Smith, a star in the pre-World War II era; longtime Toronto Maple Leafs center Bob Pulford; and Scotty […]

April 23: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 23 1950: In the first Game 7 of the Final to be decided in overtime, Pete Babando scores at 8:31 of the second overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium.  Detroit’s Jim McFadden ties the game with 4:03 remaining […]

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 […]