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 […]

December 29: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145 NHL games, in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. It’s the fastest 100 goals by any player in NHL history. 1955: Richard scores the 500th goal of […]

November 13: This Day in NHL History

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November 13 NHL History 1934: Ralph Bowman scores the first penalty shot goal in NHL history. It’s the only goal for the St. Louis Eagles in a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Maroons. The goal is Bowman’s first in the NHL and comes on the second penalty shot attempt in League history. 1955: Hall, a rookie goalie with the […]

November 1: This Day in NHL History

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November 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL officially comes to the United States when the Boston Bruins join the League. The NHL expands to six franchises by adding the Bruins and Montreal Maroons. 1947: Under new coach Tommy Ivan, the Detroit Red Wings’ famed “Production Line” of right wing Gordie Howe, center Sid Abel and left wing Ted Lindsay becomes a regular unit for […]

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 21: This Day in NHL History

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1902: Howie Morenz, the most electrifying NHL player of his era, is born in Mitchell, Ontario. Morenz, a speedy forward, becomes known as “the Stratford Streak” while playing junior and senior hockey in Stratford, Ontario. He signs with the Montreal Canadiens for the 1923-24 season and soon becomes the most spectacular player in hockey. Morenz scores […]

April 28: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 28 1968: Rookie Jacques Lemaire scores at 2:14 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a series-clinching 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Semifinals at the Forum. The win puts the Canadiens into the Stanley Cup Final for the fourth straight year; they go […]

April 10: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 10 1934: The Chicago Blackhawks, in their eighth NHL season, win the Stanley Cup for the first time by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in overtime of Game 4 of the best-of-5 Final. Charlie Gardiner gets the shutout and Mush March scores the Cup-winning goal at 30:05 of […]

March 22 This Day in NHL History

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This Day in NHL History: March 22 1919: Newsy Lalonde becomes the first NHL player to score four goals in a Stanley Cup Final game. Lalonde gets all of the Montreal Canadiens’ goals in a 4-2 win against the PCHA’s Seattle Metropolitans in Game 2. 1932: Experimental rules are tried in the New York Americans’ […]

March 4 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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NHL History for March 4th highlighted by greats Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Terry Sawchuk, Ron Francis and Guy Lafleur. 1931 – American coaching legend “Badger” Bob Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The University of Wisconsin legend coached in the NHL from 1982-83 through 1990-91 with Calgary and Pittsburgh 1941 – Chicago Black Hawks goaltender […]