January 10: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 10 NHL History 1920: Newsy Lalonde scores six goals to help the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Toronto St. Pats 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena in Montreal. The 21 total goals set an NHL record that isn’t matched for 65 years. 1931: The Philadelphia Quakers defeat the Montreal Maroons 4-3 in overtime to end their 15-game losing streak. Gerry […]

December 29: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145 NHL games, in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. It’s the fastest 100 goals by any player in NHL history. 1955: Richard scores the 500th goal of […]

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 […]

October 16: This Day in NHL History

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October 16 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe makes an instant impact in his first NHL game. The 18-year-old scores a goal and gets into two fights during the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-3 tie with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Howe wears No. 17 to score the first of his 801 NHL goals. The last one comes April 9, 1980, […]