November 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 21 1942: Regular-season overtime becomes a casualty of World War II when the NHL Board of Governors announces that it will be discontinued because of conflicts with train schedules. Overtime is reinstated for the 1983-84 season after a 41-year absence, though in a five-minute, sudden-death format rather than the prewar version […]

September 7: This Day in NHL History

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September 7 NHL History 1945: Jacques Lemaire, an 11-time Stanley Cup champion as a player, coach and executive, is born in LaSalle, Quebec. Lemaire wins eight championships as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, the first as a rookie in 1968. The last one comes in 1979, when he scores the second Cup-clinching goal of his career to […]

August 19: This Day in NHL History

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August 19 NHL History 1947: The rebuilding New York Rangers obtain Buddy O’Connor and Frank Eddolls from the Canadiens in a trade for defenseman Hal Laycoe and forwards Joe Bell and George Robertson. Eddolls becomes a regular on defense, but O’Connor, a 5-foot-8, 142-pound center, has a career year with New York in 1947-48, finishing with […]