January 5: This Day in NHL History

Friday, January 05, 2018 158

January 5 in NHL history features Tom Barrasso becomes the highest scoring goaltender with 48 assists. NHL debuts on U.S. network television. Johnny Bucyk oldest to score four times in game; Brett Hull scores 250th power-play goal.

December 11: This Day in NHL History

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December 11 in NHL history features the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks combine for 21 goals. Gary Bettman becomes first NHL commissioner; Mario Lemieux announces return to Penguins. Tom Bladon of the Flyers sets an NHL single-game record for most points by a defenseman.

November 23: This Day in NHL History

Thursday, November 23, 2017 93

November 23 in NHL history features Wayne Gretzky scores 600th goal. Rod Gilbert plays final game; Bruins become second franchise with 2,500 victories.

September 29: This Day in NHL History

Friday, September 29, 2017 35

September 29 in NHL history features LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks play game in England. Dave Andreychuk born; Blues name Chris Pronger captain.

June 7: This Day in NHL History

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 35

June 7 in NHL history features Denis Potvin, Wayne Gretzky, John LeClair, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Cam Ward, Dustin Brown