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 […]

November 10: This Day in NHL History

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November 10 NHL History 1962: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Glenn Hall doesn’t play against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum, ending one of the most incredible games-played streak in any sport. Hall sits out with a back injury after playing 502 consecutive regular-season games, the most of any goaltender in NHL history. He plays every second of the first […]

August 16: This Day in NHL History

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August 16 NHL History 1949: The Detroit Red Wings acquire Pete Babando, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham from the Boston Bruins for Bill Quackenbush and Pete Horeck. Quackenbush, a defenseman, finishes with the best career among the six players; he’s elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. But Babando makes the biggest […]

August 4: This Day in NHL History

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August 4 NHL History 1921: Maurice Richard, the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season and 500 in a career, is born in Montreal. Richard signs with the hometown Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 29, 1942, though he misses most of the season with a leg injury. He scores 32 goals in a 50-game […]

June 1: This Day in NHL History

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June 1 NHL History 1992: The Pittsburgh Penguins win their second straight Stanley Cup championship and complete a sweep of the Final by holding off the Chicago Blackhawks for a 6-5 victory in Game 4 at Chicago Stadium. It’s the 11th consecutive playoff win for the Penguins, tying the NHL postseason record. Pittsburgh takes three […]

May 20: This Day in NHL History

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May 20 NHL HISTORY 1975: The Buffalo Sabres overcome the Philadelphia Flyers and the fog in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. A hot, humid evening in Buffalo combines with a non-air conditioned Memorial Auditorium to slow things down. Play is interrupted five times during regulation. After Sabres defenseman […]

March 31: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 31 1923: King Clancy of the Ottawa Senators plays all six positions, including goalie for two minutes after Clint Benedict is assessed a penalty, in a 1-0 victory against Edmonton in Game 2 of the Final in Vancouver to win the Stanley Cup. Clancy, then 18, goes on to […]