February 14: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 14 NHL History 1923: The first NHL game is broadcast on radio when CFCA airs the third period of a game between the Toronto St. Patricks and the Ottawa Senators from Arena Gardens in Toronto. 1934: A standing-room-only crowd jams Maple Leaf Gardens to see the defending Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs defeat a team […]

February 13: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 13 NHL History 1944: Toronto’s Babe Pratt sets the NHL single-season scoring record for defensemen with an assist in a 6-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It’s his 45th point, one more than the mark of 44 set by Flash Hollett in 1942-43. 1966: Longtime Detroit Red Wings linemates Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio reach milestones in a […]

February 5: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 5 NHL History 1980: Gordie Howe receives one of the greatest spontaneous ovations ever given in sports when he steps onto the ice for the NHL All-Star Game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The crowd of 21,002, the largest to see an NHL game at that time, stands as one when Howe is the final […]

January 27: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 27 NHL History 1951: Jean Beliveau, wearing No. 20 and playing on an amateur tryout contract, scores his first NHL goal when he beats Chicago Blackhawks goalie Harry Lumley during the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-2 victory at the Forum. The goal (and an assist) comes in Beliveau’s second NHL game. 1955: Detroit Red Wings forward Gordie Howe is credited with 19 shots […]

January 26: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 26 NHL History 1961: Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time scoring leader, is born in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky’s talents are obvious almost from the time he learns to play hockey. At age 6, he skates with 10-year-olds; at 10, he scores 378 goals. He plays junior hockey at age 16; one year later, he signs with […]

January 20: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 20 1946: Max Bentley scores three goals for his fourth NHL hat trick and the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the New York Rangers 9-1 in front of an NHL-record crowd of 19,749 at Chicago Stadium. 1970: Gordie Howe scores his 10th and final goal in All-Star Game competition. His power-play goal 7:26 into the first period proves […]

January 19: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 19 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe appears in a record 14th consecutive All-Star Game, surpassing the mark set by Maurice Richard. It’s Howe’s 22nd appearance in 23 NHL seasons. The Western Conference defeats the Eastern Conference 2-1 at Boston Garden. 1991: After the packed house at Chicago Stadium drowns out “The Star-Spangled Banner” with cheers, Vincent Damphousse […]

January 16: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 16 NHL History 1934: Ken Doraty scores the only overtime hat trick in NHL history, giving the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 7-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators. Prior to being suspended after World War II breaks out, overtime is a mandatory 10-minute period, rather than the five-minute, sudden-death format adopted when it’s restored in 1983. 1960: Gordie […]

January 15: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 15 NHL History 1966: Gordie Howe becomes the first NHL player to reach 1,400 points when he gets a second-period assist on a goal by Bill Gadsby in the Detroit Red Wings‘ 4-4 tie with the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium. Howe gets point No. 1,400 in his 1,295th game. 1970: Bobby Orr has two assists in the Boston Bruins’ […]

January 12: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 12 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone scores five goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 9-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators to become the NHL’s first 20-goal scorer. Malone extends his goal-scoring streak (from the start of the NHL) to seven games. 1943: Bep Guidolin, a 16-year-old rookie, scores twice and has an assist in the Boston Bruins’ 3-0 victory against the […]

January 10: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 10 NHL History 1920: Newsy Lalonde scores six goals to help the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Toronto St. Pats 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena in Montreal. The 21 total goals set an NHL record that isn’t matched for 65 years. 1931: The Philadelphia Quakers defeat the Montreal Maroons 4-3 in overtime to end their 15-game losing streak. Gerry […]

January 3: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 3 NHL History 1929: Defenseman Eddie Shore of the Boston Bruins drives through a blizzard to get from Boston to Montreal. He arrives in time for the game and scores the only goal in a 1-0 victory against the Maroons at the Forum. Rookie Tiny Thompson gets his fifth NHL shutout. 1939: Bobby Hull, one of the greatest goal scorers […]