February 2: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone scores five goals in the Montreal Canadiens‘ 11-2 win against Toronto to extend his goal-scoring streak to 13 games, beginning with NHL’s opening night on Dec. 19, 1917. Malone scores 34 goals in the 13 games. 1974: Bobby Clarke has six points, including his second NHL hat trick, Ross Lonsberry scores three […]

January 17: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 17 NHL History 1932: Roy Worters of the New York Americans becomes the fifth goaltender in NHL history to have 50 shutouts in his career. The milestone comes in the Americans’ 4-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden. 1959: Howe plays as a defenseman for the Red Wings in a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple […]

November 15: This Day in NHL History

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November 15 NHL History 1927: Jack Adams gets a victory in his first game as an NHL coach when the Detroit Red Wings (then known as the Detroit Cougars) defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0. Adams coaches Detroit for 20 seasons and is general manager for 36. He is the only person to have won the Stanley Cup […]

August 13: This Day in NHL History

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August 13 NHL History 1938: Bill Masterton is born in Winnipeg. Masterton, a forward playing for the first-year Minnesota North Stars, isn’t wearing a helmet when he is checked hard in a game against the Oakland Seals on Jan. 13, 1968, and lands on his head. He dies two days later. The Bill Masterton Trophy is […]

May 15: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 15 1926: The NHL adds a second team in New York when a franchise is granted to Madison Square Garden president Tex Rickard. The team soon becomes known throughout the city as “Tex’s Rangers,” and the name “Rangers” sticks. The new franchise joins the one year after the New York […]

May 9: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 9 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers end a 19-game winless streak at Boston Garden when Bobby Clarke scores at 12:01 of overtime for a series-tying 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. After defenseman Andre Dupont ties the game with 52 seconds remaining in the […]

March 29: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 29 1970: Chicago Blackhawks rookie goaltender Tony Esposito gets his 15th shutout of the season, an NHL record for rookie goalies, in a 4-0 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Stadium. Esposito, claimed from the Montreal Canadiens in the intraleague draft, wins the Calder and Vezina trophies as […]