June 4: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 4 1980: At age 52, Gordie Howe retires again, this time for good. Howe’s first retirement, from the Detroit Red Wings after the 1970-71 season, lasts two years before he joins the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, where he plays with sons Mark Howe and Marty Howe. All […]

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 […]

April 24: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 24 1969: Jean Beliveau scores the only overtime goal of his Hall of Fame career when he beats Gerry Cheevers at 31:28 to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 series-clinching victory against the Bruins in Game 6 of the Semifinals at Boston Garden. Beliveau sets up the tying goal […]