December 24: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 24 NHL History 1921: Punch Broadbent of the Ottawa Senators begins his NHL-record 16-game goal streak by scoring at 7:00 of the third period in a 10-0 win against the visiting Canadiens. 1949: The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers stage one of the best goaltending duels in NHL history when Bill Durnan of the Canadiens and Chuck […]

December 18: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 18 NHL History 1928: Goaltender George Hainsworth sets an NHL record with his fifth consecutive road shutout when the Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 5-0. Howie Morenz scores two goals and has an assist for Montreal. 1952: Rookie Jean Beliveau scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion also scores three (for his second NHL […]

November 2: This Day in NHL History

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November 2 NHL History 1937: The second benefit All-Star Game in NHL history is held at the Montreal Forum, with the proceeds going to the family of longtime star Howie Morenz. A crowd of 8,683 watches the NHL All-Stars win 6-5 against a combined team of Canadiens and Montreal Maroons. 1968: The “new” Forum in Montreal is reopened […]

April 11: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 11 1936: The Detroit Red Wings become the last of the Original Six teams to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens to win the best-of-5 Final in four games. The Red Wings win seven of their eight playoff games […]

April 8: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 8 1937: Clarence Campbell referees his first playoff game, a 4-2 win for the Detroit Red Wings against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Campbell, who in 1946 becomes the third president in NHL history, hands out three penalties. 1961: Gordie Howe sets […]

March 19 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 19 1929: Tiny Thompson becomes the second NHL rookie goalie to earn a shutout in his first Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 1-0 win for the Boston Bruins against the visiting Canadiens in Game 1 of the Semifinals. Cooney Weiland scores the only goal in the first postseason game played […]