June 9: This Day in NHL History

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June 9 NHL History 1970: The Buffalo Sabres win a lottery with the Vancouver Canucks to see which of the incoming expansion franchises will pick first in the amateur, waiver and expansion drafts. The Sabres win the first pick and two days later in the amateur draft (now the NHL Draft) select center Gilbert Perreault, who […]

June 2: This Day in NHL History

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June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]

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 14: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 14 1977: The Montreal Canadiens end perhaps the most dominant season in NHL history when Jacques Lemaire scores his second goal of the game at 4:32 of overtime for a 2-1 victory against the Bruins at Boston Garden, completing a four-game sweep in the Final to win the Stanley […]

May 12: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 12 1981: Bryan Trottier and Anders Kallur score shorthanded goals 47 seconds apart to spark the New York Islanders to a 6-3 victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Nassau Coliseum. Trottier beats Gilles Meloche at 14:38, then sets up Kallur’s […]

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 […]