February 1: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 1 NHL History 1947: With his team struggling offensively, New York Rangers goalie Chuck Rayner skates the puck all the way into the Montreal Canadiens zone three times to try to score a goal. The strategy doesn’t work, and the Rangers lose 2-1 at the Forum. 1964: Montreal Canadiens forward Bobby Rousseau scores five goals in a 9-3 victory against […]

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 […]

August 23: This Day in NHL History

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August 23 NHL History 1962: Glenn Healy is born in Pickering, Ontario. Healy spends 15 seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, finishing 166-190-47 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .887 save percentage in 437 appearances. He serves as Mike Richter’s backup on the Rangers’ […]

August 11: This Day in NHL History

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August 11 NHL History 1920: Goaltender Chuck Rayner, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who nearly leads the undermanned New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1950, is born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan. Rayner, nicknamed “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” signs as a free agent with the New York Americans and makes his NHL debut as […]