January 18: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 18 NHL History 1945: A crowd of 7,687 wait at Olympia Stadium for more than three hours to see the game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, who are delayed by bad weather. The Red Wings defeat the Rangers 7-3 in a game that began at 11:15 p.m. and ends at 12:56 a.m. 1958: Willie […]

December 31: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 31 NHL History 1975: In what many consider the greatest game ever played, the Montreal Canadiens and Soviet Central Red Army play to a 3-3 tie at the Forum. Goals by Steve Shutt and Yvon Lambert give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead after one period. After Boris Mikhailov scores on the Soviets’ first shot of […]

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 17: This Day in NHL History

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November 17 NHL History 1926: The Chicago Black Hawks (they don’t officially become known as the Blackhawks until 1985) defeat the Toronto St. Pats 4-1 in their first NHL game, played before a packed house at the Coliseum in Chicago. George Hay and Dick Irvin each score in a span of one minute early in the first period […]

August 26: This Day in NHL History

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August 26 NHL History 1961: The Hockey Hall of Fame officially opens its doors at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and United States Ambassador Livingston Merchant preside over the opening. The Hall celebrates by inducting nine new members: Maurice Richard, Syl Apps, Charlie Conacher, Hap Day, George Hainsworth, Joe Hall, Percy LeSueur, Milt Schmidt and […]

March 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 14 1929: George Hainsworth earns his NHL-record 22nd shutout of the season to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons at the Forum. Hainsworth finishes the season with a League-record 0.98 goals-against average and 22 shutouts in 44 games. 1933: The Chicago Blackhawks forfeit […]