February 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The four points give Lach 550 in his NHL career, two more than Bill Cowley, who’s held the record since 1946. 1964: Glenn Hall becomes the third […]

December 25: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 25 1930: The Detroit Falcons (renamed the Red Wings in 1932) defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 10-1. The 10 goals are the most scored by any team on Christmas Day. The two-team high is 12 in an 8-4 Boston Bruins victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1970. 1956: Gordie Howe celebrates Christmas with […]

December 24: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 24 NHL History 1921: Punch Broadbent of the Ottawa Senators begins his NHL-record 16-game goal streak by scoring at 7:00 of the third period in a 10-0 win against the visiting Canadiens. 1949: The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers stage one of the best goaltending duels in NHL history when Bill Durnan of the Canadiens and Chuck […]

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 […]

October 8: This Day in NHL History

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October 8 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe begins his NHL journey when he signs a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Howe, an 18-year-old from Floral, Saskatchewan, makes his NHL debut eight days later. He finishes his first season with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 58 games. By 1949-50, he’s a 35-goal scorer and begins […]

NHL News: Ducks, Sens, Vadnais passes away

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CBSSports.com: The Anaheim Ducks are likely to try Dany Heatley on line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. “Every time we’ve played him, he’s been a dangerous player,” Boudreau said. “I think we can try him with Getzlaf and Perry. We tried Dustin Penner there … I think this can work better.” TSN.ca: Carol Vadnais, […]