August 5: This Day in NHL History

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August 5 NHL History 1937: Herb Brooks, the coach of the “Miracle on Ice” United States team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Brooks plays college hockey at the University of Minnesota, returns as coach in 1972 and helped the Golden Gophers to three NCAA championships. That […]

June 28: This Day in NHL History

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June 28 NHL History 1964: The Montreal Canadiens make a franchise-altering trade with the Boston Bruins, although no one knows it at the time. Shortly after taking 16-year-old goaltender Ken Dryden with the 14th pick in the NHL Draft, the Bruins trade his rights to the Canadiens with Alex Campbell for Guy Allen and Paul Reid. […]

June 21: This Day in NHL History

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June 21 NHL History 1999: The NHL announces some major changes to regular-season overtime. Under the new rules, each team will get a point in the standings for any game that’s tied after 60 minutes; a team that scores during the five-minute overtime period will receive an additional point. Also, overtime periods will be 4-on-4 (plus […]