January 11: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 11 NHL History 1941: The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the New York Americans 9-0 at Maple Leaf Gardens in a penalty-free game. It’s the second straight game involving Toronto that ends without a penalty being called; two nights earlier, the Maple Leafs defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime in a game played without a penalty being […]

June 12: This Day in NHL History

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June 12 NHL History 1958: The Red Wings name Gordie Howe, 30, as their new captain. Howe serves as captain for the next four seasons before he’s named an assistant coach and turns over the captaincy to linemate Alex Delvecchio. 1979: At age 31, Bobby Orr becomes the youngest player in NHL history to be selected for induction to the […]