October 22: This Day in NHL History

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October 22 NHL History 1953: Dick Irvin becomes the first coach in NHL history to win 600 games when the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 at Chicago Stadium. Irvin coached two seasons with the Blackhawks and nine with the Toronto Maple Leafs when he’s hired by the Canadiens in 1940. He guides Montreal to the […]

May 15: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 15 1926: The NHL adds a second team in New York when a franchise is granted to Madison Square Garden president Tex Rickard. The team soon becomes known throughout the city as “Tex’s Rangers,” and the name “Rangers” sticks. The new franchise joins the one year after the New York […]

March 5 This Day is NHL Hockey History

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1967 – Montreal Canadiens’ rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded the first shutout of his NHL career. Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-0 at Madison Square Garden. 1984 – Pittsburgh traded former Norris Trophy winner Randy Carlyle to Winnipeg for first round choice (Doug Bodger) in 1984 Entry Draft and future considerations (Moe Mantha). 1988 […]