December 25: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 25 1930: The Detroit Falcons (renamed the Red Wings in 1932) defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 10-1. The 10 goals are the most scored by any team on Christmas Day. The two-team high is 12 in an 8-4 Boston Bruins victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1970. 1956: Gordie Howe celebrates Christmas with […]

December 20: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 20 NHL History 1938: Boston Bruins rookie Frank Brimsek gets his third straight shutout and sixth in seven games in a 3-0 victory against the New York Americans at Boston Garden. The win gives Brimsek six shutouts in his first eight NHL games. 1950: Turk Broda of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes the first NHL goaltender to reach […]

December 7: This Day in NHL History

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December 7 NHL History 1919: The Toronto Arenas change their team name to the Toronto St. Patricks. The name remains until 1926-27, when they become known as the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1961: Jean Beliveau takes the ice as captain of the Montreal Canadiens for the first time. To his own surprise, Beliveau is voted captain by his teammates […]

October 17: This Day in NHL History

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October 17 NHL History 1957: Henri Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick and assists on three other goals for a six-point night in a 9-3 win against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. 1974: The Washington Capitals earn the first victory in franchise history when they defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 at Capital Centre. […]

October 15: This Day in NHL History

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October 15 NHL History 1955: The Richard brothers are too much for the visiting New York Rangers. Maurice Richard scores two goals and younger brother Henri Richard, a rookie, gets the game-winner in the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-1 victory at the Forum. 1964: Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings became the fourth player in NHL history to appear in 1,000 games when he […]

September 12: This Day in NHL History

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September 12 NHL History 1941: The New York Americans officially change the designation of their home city to Brooklyn for the 1941-42 season. The Americans practice in Brooklyn and have their offices there, though they continue to play their home games at Madison Square Garden. The franchise hopes to build a new arena in Brooklyn, but […]

May 18: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 18 NHL HISTORY 1971: Jean Beliveau goes into retirement as a 10-time Stanley Cup winner when the Canadiens rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Final. The packed house at Chicago Stadium roars its approval when Dennis Hull gives the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead late […]

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 […]

May 5: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 5 1966: Henri Richard‘s only playoff overtime goal of his career is a Stanley Cup winner. Richard puts the puck into the net 2:20 into OT to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 6 of the Final for their second straight […]

May 3: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 3 1968: The St. Louis Blues become the first expansion team to qualify for the Stanley Cup Final. Ron Schock’s goal at 2:50 of double overtime gives the Blues a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 7 of the Semifinals at St. Louis Arena and a […]

May 1: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 1 1965: Jean Beliveau becomes the first winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Beliveau wins the brand-new trophy after scoring the first of the Montreal Canadiens’ four first-period goals in a 4-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in […]

April 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 14 1928: The New York Rangers, playing their second season in the NHL, win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Maroons in the deciding game of the best-of-5 Final. Center Frank Boucher scores twice for the Rangers, who have to play all five games on […]