November 28: This Day in NHL History

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November 28 NHL History 1925: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Georges Vezina, playing in his 328th straight game, collapses during a 1-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s diagnosed with tuberculosis and dies four months later. The Vezina Trophy, now awarded to the best NHL goaltender each season, is donated in his name. 1931: The Toronto Maple Leafs hire Dick Irvin as coach. […]

October 6: This Day in NHL History

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October 6 NHL History 1955: Goaltender Glenn Hall begins a streak that likely will never be equaled when he takes the ice for the Red Wings’ season-opening 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s the first of 502 consecutive starts for Hall, by far the longest such streak in NHL history. Hall is traded to the Blackhawks before the 1957-58 […]