November 24: This Day in NHL History

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November 24 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars (later renamed the Red Wings) get the first win in franchise history by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in Chicago. Frank Frederickson scores the game-winner and Hap Holmes earns the first shutout of his rookie season. 1936: King Clancy announces his retirement from the NHL as a player after a 16-year career […]

November 18: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 18 1926: Detroit’s new NHL franchise, known as the Cougars, plays its first game but loses 2-0 to the Boston Bruins. Duke Keats scores an early goal and sets up one by Archie Briden to give Boston a two-goal lead before the game is five minutes old. Those are the only shots to […]

October 5: This Day in NHL History

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October 5 NHL History 1932: Detroit is renamed the Red Wings; the team logo is changed to a winged wheel and red uniforms are introduced. It’s the third name for the franchise, known as the Detroit Cougars from 1926-30 and the Detroit Falcons from 1930-32. 1976: The NHL comes to Denver when the Colorado Rockies play their […]

October 4: This Day in NHL History

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October 4 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars, one of three new teams set to begin play the following month, purchase the Victoria Cougars from the defunct Western Hockey League for $100,000. Players from Victoria make up nearly half of the first-year Detroit team. 1991: The San Jose Sharks make their NHL debut in a 4-3 loss to […]

September 25: This Day in NHL History

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September 25 NHL History 1926: The NHL officially approves franchises in Chicago and Detroit for the 1926-27 season. Along with a second franchise awarded earlier to New York. The NHL becomes a 10-team league and soon adopts a two-division format. The Detroit team calls itself the Cougars after purchasing players from the Victoria Cougars of the […]