November 24: This Day in NHL History

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November 24 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars (later renamed the Red Wings) get the first win in franchise history by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in Chicago. Frank Frederickson scores the game-winner and Hap Holmes earns the first shutout of his rookie season. 1936: King Clancy announces his retirement from the NHL as a player after a 16-year career […]

September 24: This Day in NHL History

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September 24 NHL History 1937: The NHL adopts the icing rule, under which a team not playing shorthanded that shoots the puck from its own zone across the opposition’s goal line has the ensuing faceoff brought back to one of the circles in its zone after the opposing team touches the puck. It prevents a team […]

June 9: This Day in NHL History

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June 9 NHL History 1970: The Buffalo Sabres win a lottery with the Vancouver Canucks to see which of the incoming expansion franchises will pick first in the amateur, waiver and expansion drafts. The Sabres win the first pick and two days later in the amateur draft (now the NHL Draft) select center Gilbert Perreault, who […]