January 9: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 9 NHL History 1918: Less than three weeks after beginning play, the NHL announces a rule change that permits goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Before that, it’s a penalty for goaltenders to sit or lie on the ice to stop the puck. Before the change, teams combine to score 12.2 goals […]

January 7: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 7 NHL History 1928: Howie Morenz of the Canadiens scores three goals for his third NHL hat trick during a 9-1 road victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His first goal was his 100th in the NHL. The Canadiens become the first NHL team to allow two goals or fewer in 20 consecutive games. 1968: Bobby Hull scores twice to […]

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 […]

April 26: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 26 1975: The New York Islanders become the second team in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to win a best-of-7 series after losing the first three games when they defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 in Game 7 of the Quarterfinals at the Civic Center. The Penguins outplay […]