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 […]

November 30 NHL History

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November 30 NHL History 1954: The Chicago Blackhawks tie the Montreal Canadiens 3-3 in a game played in Omaha, Nebraska. The Blackhawks play six home games during the 1953-54 season away from Chicago Stadium, in Omaha, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota. 1968: Forward Val Fonteyne of the Pittsburgh Penguins extends his NHL-record penalty-free streak to 185 games when the […]

October 22: This Day in NHL History

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October 22 NHL History 1953: Dick Irvin becomes the first coach in NHL history to win 600 games when the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 at Chicago Stadium. Irvin coached two seasons with the Blackhawks and nine with the Toronto Maple Leafs when he’s hired by the Canadiens in 1940. He guides Montreal to the […]

September 19: This Day in NHL History

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September 19 NHL History 1990: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 in a preseason game at St. Petersburg, Florida. The game draws an announced crowd of 25,581 fans to the Suncoast Dome (now Tropicana Field), then the largest for any NHL game. 1991: Toronto brings in some Stanley Cup experience in a trade […]

July 14: This Day in NHL History

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July 14 NHL History 1995: Goaltender Grant Fuhr, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers, signs as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues. Fuhr sets an NHL record in his first season with St. Louis by appearing in 79 games, including 76 in a row. He goes 108-87-41 in 249 games […]

May 25: This Day in NHL History

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May 25 NHL History 1978: The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive season by defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 6 of the Final. After defenseman Brad Park scores a power-play goal 4:05 into the game to give the packed house at Boston Garden some hope, Steve Shutt and Mario […]

May 10: This day in NHL History

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1954: Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings is named the first winner of the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top defenseman. 1970: Bobby Orr scores one of the most iconic goals in NHL history 40 seconds into overtime, giving the Bruins a 4-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues, a four-game sweep in […]

April 30: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 30 1972: Ken Hodge gets the only playoff hat trick of his career and Garnet “Ace” Bailey scores the winner with 2:16 remaining in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 6-5 victory against the Rangers at Boston Garden in Game 1 of the Final. Hodge’s three […]