December 15: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at the brand-new Madison Square Garden. Promoter Tex Rickard insists that the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens must be the opponent; the NHL obliges. He turns the first hockey game […]

October 19: This Day in NHL History

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October 19 NHL History 1957: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first 500-goal scorer in the NHL when he gets a first-period power-play goal in a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. No. 500 comes when Richard takes a pass from Jean Beliveau and beats Blackhawks goaltender Glenn Hall with a wrist shot. After the puck hits the […]