January 5: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 5 NHL History 1957: The NHL is shown on network television in the United States for the first time when CBS airs a Saturday afternoon game between the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks from Madison Square Garden. Bud Palmer does play-by-play and Fred Cusick handles the color commentary and interviews during the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. It’s […]

December 22: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 22 NHL History 1974: Phil Esposito becomes the sixth player in NHL history with 500 goals when he scores twice in the second period for the Boston Bruins in a 5-4 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Boston Garden. Esposito scores a shorthanded goal at 4:46 and a power-play goal at 6:49 of the second period to […]

November 23: This Day in NHL History

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November 23 NHL History 1977: Rod Gilbert plays in his final NHL game, a 6-3 victory for the New York Rangers against the Colorado Rockies at Madison Square Garden. He retires as the Rangers leader in goals (406) and points (1,021), and is elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982. 1982: In one of the wildest games […]

May 12: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 12 1981: Bryan Trottier and Anders Kallur score shorthanded goals 47 seconds apart to spark the New York Islanders to a 6-3 victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Nassau Coliseum. Trottier beats Gilles Meloche at 14:38, then sets up Kallur’s […]

May 9: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 9 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers end a 19-game winless streak at Boston Garden when Bobby Clarke scores at 12:01 of overtime for a series-tying 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. After defenseman Andre Dupont ties the game with 52 seconds remaining in the […]