March 1: This Day in NHL History

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March 1 NHL History 1919: Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens sets a Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring five goals in a 6-3 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Lalonde still shares the record, which has been matched four times. 1968: The first-year Philadelphia Flyers find themselves without a home when the roof of the Spectrum […]

February 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The four points give Lach 550 in his NHL career, two more than Bill Cowley, who’s held the record since 1946. 1964: Glenn Hall becomes the third […]

February 4: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]

February 2: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone scores five goals in the Montreal Canadiens‘ 11-2 win against Toronto to extend his goal-scoring streak to 13 games, beginning with NHL’s opening night on Dec. 19, 1917. Malone scores 34 goals in the 13 games. 1974: Bobby Clarke has six points, including his second NHL hat trick, Ross Lonsberry scores three […]

January 3: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 3 NHL History 1929: Defenseman Eddie Shore of the Boston Bruins drives through a blizzard to get from Boston to Montreal. He arrives in time for the game and scores the only goal in a 1-0 victory against the Maroons at the Forum. Rookie Tiny Thompson gets his fifth NHL shutout. 1939: Bobby Hull, one of the greatest goal scorers […]

December 30: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 30 NHL History 1934: Goaltenders Tiny Thompson of the Boston Bruins and Dave Kerr of the New York Rangers are flawless in a 0-0 tie at Madison Square Garden. It’s the first of Boston’s 37-game undefeated streak in overtime, the longest such streak in NHL history. Boston goes 10-0-27 in OT during a four-year stretch. 1967: The Los […]

December 22: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 22 NHL History 1974: Phil Esposito becomes the sixth player in NHL history with 500 goals when he scores twice in the second period for the Boston Bruins in a 5-4 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Boston Garden. Esposito scores a shorthanded goal at 4:46 and a power-play goal at 6:49 of the second period to […]

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 […]

October 25: This Day in NHL History

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October 25 NHL History 2000: Ray Bourque becomes the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history. Bourque passes Paul Coffey by earning two assists in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-1 overtime victory against the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center. He ends the regular season with 1,579 points, still an NHL record for defensemen. After that, he plays on a Stanley Cup-winning team for the only time […]

NHL Trade Rumors: Jaromir Jagr, Hurricanes, Red Wings

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Will the Hurricanes trade for a top-two center? NHL.com: A playmaking center for one of the top two lines remains the Carolina Hurricanes biggest need, and they’ll probably have to add one eventually to compete for the Stanley Cup. They have stockpiled an impressive group of young defensemen — Noah Hanifin, 20; Brett Pesce, 22; Jaccob Slavin, 23; Justin Faulk, […]

July 11: This Day in NHL History

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July 11 NHL History 1963: Defenseman Al MacInnis, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Inverness, Nova Scotia. The Calgary Flames take MacInnis with the No. 15 pick in the 1981 NHL Draft and he makes his NHL debut as an 18-year-old by playing two games in the 1981-82 season. MacInnis becomes […]