March 2: This Day in NHL History

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Mar. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone doesn’t score in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but he finishes the first NHL season with a League-high 44 goals in 22 games. It’s an NHL record that stands until 1944-45, when Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games. 1966: Bobby Hull of the Chicago […]

February 13: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 13 NHL History 1944: Toronto’s Babe Pratt sets the NHL single-season scoring record for defensemen with an assist in a 6-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It’s his 45th point, one more than the mark of 44 set by Flash Hollett in 1942-43. 1966: Longtime Detroit Red Wings linemates Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio reach milestones in a […]

January 29: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 29 1953: Montreal Canadiens forward Maurice Richard makes NHL history by becoming the first player to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons. Richard reaches the milestone with the first of his two goals in Montreal’s 5-2 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. 1985: Center Bryan Trottier becomes the […]

December 23: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 23 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 249th NHL goal in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the Forum to become the League’s all-time leader. Morenz surpasses Cy Denneny, the previous record holder with 248. Morenz finishes his NHL career with 271. 1967: Rookie Wayne Rutledge makes 21 saves for his first […]

December 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 21 1937: Paul Thompson of the Chicago Blackhawks becomes the first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother. Paul scores at 19:51 of the third period against Boston Bruins goalie Tiny Thompson in a 2-1 loss at Boston Garden. 1972: Bobby Orr gets his 541st point, setting the NHL career record […]

November 17: This Day in NHL History

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November 17 NHL History 1926: The Chicago Black Hawks (they don’t officially become known as the Blackhawks until 1985) defeat the Toronto St. Pats 4-1 in their first NHL game, played before a packed house at the Coliseum in Chicago. George Hay and Dick Irvin each score in a span of one minute early in the first period […]

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 […]

June 7: This Day in NHL History

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June 7 NHL History 1976: Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders breaks Bobby Orr’s eight-year lock on the Norris Trophy when he’s named the NHL’s top defenseman for the 1975-76 season. Potvin’s teammate Bryan Trottier wins the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie. 1989: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history […]

May 12: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 12 1981: Bryan Trottier and Anders Kallur score shorthanded goals 47 seconds apart to spark the New York Islanders to a 6-3 victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Nassau Coliseum. Trottier beats Gilles Meloche at 14:38, then sets up Kallur’s […]

March 22 This Day in NHL History

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This Day in NHL History: March 22 1919: Newsy Lalonde becomes the first NHL player to score four goals in a Stanley Cup Final game. Lalonde gets all of the Montreal Canadiens’ goals in a 4-2 win against the PCHA’s Seattle Metropolitans in Game 2. 1932: Experimental rules are tried in the New York Americans’ […]