March 2: This Day in NHL History

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Mar. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone doesn’t score in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but he finishes the first NHL season with a League-high 44 goals in 22 games. It’s an NHL record that stands until 1944-45, when Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games. 1966: Bobby Hull of the Chicago […]

January 5: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 5 NHL History 1957: The NHL is shown on network television in the United States for the first time when CBS airs a Saturday afternoon game between the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks from Madison Square Garden. Bud Palmer does play-by-play and Fred Cusick handles the color commentary and interviews during the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. It’s […]

December 26: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 26 NHL History 1923: Howie Morenz scores his first NHL goal in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Morenz finishes his first season with 13 goals in 24 games and scores 271 in 550 games. He is among the earliest inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame. 1976: Johnny Bucyk scores his 545th NHL goal, moving him […]

December 17: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 17 NHL History 1924: The NHL has the first 0-0 tie in its eight-year history. Goaltenders Jake Forbes of the Hamilton Tigers and Alec Connell of the Ottawa Senators are perfect through three periods of regulation time and a 20-minute overtime period. 1935: It’s a milestone night for five original New York Rangers. Bill Cook, Bun Cook, Frank […]

May 24: This Day in NHL history

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May 24 NHL HISTORY 1980: A dynasty begins when Bob Nystrom scores 7:11 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The eighth-year franchise wins the first of four consecutive championships. Lorne Henning’s pass sends John […]

April 23: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 23 1950: In the first Game 7 of the Final to be decided in overtime, Pete Babando scores at 8:31 of the second overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium.  Detroit’s Jim McFadden ties the game with 4:03 remaining […]

March 17: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 17   1938: The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Montreal Maroons 6-3 at the Forum in the final game between the intra-city rivals. The Maroons drop out of the NHL after the 1937-38 season. On the same night, Nels Stewart of the New York Americans becomes the first player in […]

March 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 14 1929: George Hainsworth earns his NHL-record 22nd shutout of the season to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons at the Forum. Hainsworth finishes the season with a League-record 0.98 goals-against average and 22 shutouts in 44 games. 1933: The Chicago Blackhawks forfeit […]