January 28: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 28 1918: Forward Joe Malone extends his goal-scoring streak to 11 games (beginning with the NHL’s inaugural game on Dec. 19, 1917) when he scores for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 loss at Toronto. It’s the 25th goal of the season for Malone, who goes on to lead the new NHL […]

January 24: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 24 NHL History 1937: Howie Morenz scores the 271st and final goal of his NHL career during the Montreal Canadiens‘ 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. Four days later, his career comes to an abrupt end when he sustains a career-ending leg injury against the Blackhawks in a game at the Forum. 1960: Chicago’s Glenn Hall ties the […]

January 7: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 7 NHL History 1928: Howie Morenz of the Canadiens scores three goals for his third NHL hat trick during a 9-1 road victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His first goal was his 100th in the NHL. The Canadiens become the first NHL team to allow two goals or fewer in 20 consecutive games. 1968: Bobby Hull scores twice to […]

December 26: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 26 NHL History 1923: Howie Morenz scores his first NHL goal in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Morenz finishes his first season with 13 goals in 24 games and scores 271 in 550 games. He is among the earliest inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame. 1976: Johnny Bucyk scores his 545th NHL goal, moving him […]

December 23: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 23 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 249th NHL goal in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the Forum to become the League’s all-time leader. Morenz surpasses Cy Denneny, the previous record holder with 248. Morenz finishes his NHL career with 271. 1967: Rookie Wayne Rutledge makes 21 saves for his first […]

December 18: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 18 NHL History 1928: Goaltender George Hainsworth sets an NHL record with his fifth consecutive road shutout when the Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 5-0. Howie Morenz scores two goals and has an assist for Montreal. 1952: Rookie Jean Beliveau scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion also scores three (for his second NHL […]

December 15: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at the brand-new Madison Square Garden. Promoter Tex Rickard insists that the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens must be the opponent; the NHL obliges. He turns the first hockey game […]

December 14: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 14 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer when the 247th of his career moves him ahead of Cy Denneny. The milestone comes in the Montreal Canadiens’ 2-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Forum. Lorne Chabot gets the shutout in a game played without a penalty being called. 1943: Boston’s Bill […]

December 9: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 9 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens ties Cy Denneny as the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer. Morenz scores the 246th goal of his NHL career in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at the Forum. 1956: Gordie Howe scores his 324th NHL goal, tying Nels Stewart for second on the League’s all-time list, in the […]

November 2: This Day in NHL History

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November 2 NHL History 1937: The second benefit All-Star Game in NHL history is held at the Montreal Forum, with the proceeds going to the family of longtime star Howie Morenz. A crowd of 8,683 watches the NHL All-Stars win 6-5 against a combined team of Canadiens and Montreal Maroons. 1968: The “new” Forum in Montreal is reopened […]

October 6: This Day in NHL History

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October 6 NHL History 1955: Goaltender Glenn Hall begins a streak that likely will never be equaled when he takes the ice for the Red Wings’ season-opening 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s the first of 502 consecutive starts for Hall, by far the longest such streak in NHL history. Hall is traded to the Blackhawks before the 1957-58 […]

September 30: This Day in NHL History

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September 30 NHL History 1923: The Montreal Canadiens sign free agent forward Howie Morenz. The “Stratford Streak” is coveted by several teams, but opts to join the Canadiens and becomes one of the NHL’s early stars. He helps the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 1923-24, scores 28 goals in 30 games in 1924-25 and […]