July 19: This Day in NHL History

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July 19 NHL History 1892: Hockey Hall of Fame coach Dick Irvin is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Irvin plays 94 games during three NHL seasons, but he spends 27 seasons as one of the most successful coaches in League history. His teams win the Stanley Cup four times (1932 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, after taking […]

June 2: This Day in NHL History

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June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]

May 16: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 16 1927: Jack Adams is named general manager and coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams goes on to control the fortunes of the team, renamed the Falcons in 1930 and the Red Wings in 1932, for the next 35 years. 1971: Jean Beliveau has two assists, […]

April 30: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 30 1972: Ken Hodge gets the only playoff hat trick of his career and Garnet “Ace” Bailey scores the winner with 2:16 remaining in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 6-5 victory against the Rangers at Boston Garden in Game 1 of the Final. Hodge’s three […]

March 16: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 16   1923: Brothers face each other for the first time in Stanley Cup Playoff history. Cy and Corb Denneny, and George and Frank Boucher line up on opposite sides of the ice with the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Maroons. None of the four score in Ottawa’s 1-0 win. […]

March 6 This Day in Hockey History

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1949 – Montreal goalie Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout as the Canadiens won 1-0 at Boston. Durnan broke Frank Brimsek’s record for consecutive scoreless games. 1950 – “Sid Abel Night” was held in Detroit. Abel was presented with many gifts including a new car. He then scored a goal in the Red Wings’ […]