December 8: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 8 NHL History 1931: The Boston Bruins lose 3-2 to the New York Americans at Boston Garden, ending their 24-game unbeaten streak (19-0-5) at home. It’s their first loss at the Garden since Nov. 25, 1930, when the Chicago Blackhawks win 4-3 in overtime. 1979: On his 40th birthday, Red Berenson is named coach of the St. Louis Blues, […]

November 19: This Day in NHL History

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November 19 NHL History 1929: Two defensemen score four goals in the same game for the only time in NHL history. John McKinnon of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores four times in a 10-5 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Four of Toronto’s five goals are scored by defenseman Hap Day, who assists on Toronto’s other goal. Day […]

November 8: This Day in NHL History

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November 8 NHL History 1934: The NHL comes to St. Louis with 12,600 fans on hand at the Coliseum to see the Eagles play their home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. They lose 3-1, finish the season 11-31-6 and are forced to fold. 1952: Ten years to the day after scoring his first NHL goal, Maurice Richard becomes the League’s […]

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 4: This Day in NHL History

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October 4 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars, one of three new teams set to begin play the following month, purchase the Victoria Cougars from the defunct Western Hockey League for $100,000. Players from Victoria make up nearly half of the first-year Detroit team. 1991: The San Jose Sharks make their NHL debut in a 4-3 loss to […]

October 1: This Day in NHL History

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October 1 NHL History 1960: New York Rangers forward Andy Hebenton scores the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in the history of the NHL All-Star Game. The goal gives the All-Stars a 2-1 victory against the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens. 1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins name Scotty Bowman coach. Bowman steps in for Bob Johnson, who is ill and dies on […]

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. […]

May 31: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 31 1961: Defenseman Doug Harvey, a six-time Norris Trophy winner with the Montreal Canadiens, signs a contract with the New York Rangers to serve as player-coach, replacing Alf Pike. The Canadiens receive forward Lou Fontinato from the Rangers as compensation. Harvey goes on to win his seventh Norris Trophy in […]

May 30: This Day in NHL History

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May 30 NHL History 1985: The Edmonton Oilers roll to their second Stanley Cup championship by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 8-3 in Game 5 of the Final at Northlands Coliseum. Jari Kurri matches the single-season Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring his 19th goal 4:54 into the first period; he ties the mark set by Reggie […]

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 16: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 16 1927: Jack Adams is named general manager and coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams goes on to control the fortunes of the team, renamed the Falcons in 1930 and the Red Wings in 1932, for the next 35 years. 1971: Jean Beliveau has two assists, […]

May 7: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 7 1972: Bobby Orr supplies the offense for the Bruins in a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Orr scores two goals in the first period and sets up Don Marcotte’s shorthanded goal late in the […]