January 2: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 2 NHL History 1980: Gordie Howe, age 51, becomes the first NHL player to play in five decades when he takes the ice for the Hartford Whalers in a 3-3 tie against the Edmonton Oilers at Northlands Coliseum. The game comes more than 33 years after Howe’s first NHL game. He’s 18 when he skates for the […]

March 28: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 28 1929: Rookie Tiny Thompson becomes the second goalie in NHL history to have a shutout in his Stanley Cup Final debut when the Bruins defeat the visiting New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 1. It’s the first Final series between two U.S.-based NHL teams. 1944: Doug Bentley is […]