January 18: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 18 NHL History 1945: A crowd of 7,687 wait at Olympia Stadium for more than three hours to see the game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, who are delayed by bad weather. The Red Wings defeat the Rangers 7-3 in a game that began at 11:15 p.m. and ends at 12:56 a.m. 1958: Willie […]

January 7: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 7 NHL History 1928: Howie Morenz of the Canadiens scores three goals for his third NHL hat trick during a 9-1 road victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His first goal was his 100th in the NHL. The Canadiens become the first NHL team to allow two goals or fewer in 20 consecutive games. 1968: Bobby Hull scores twice to […]

October 8: This Day in NHL History

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October 8 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe begins his NHL journey when he signs a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Howe, an 18-year-old from Floral, Saskatchewan, makes his NHL debut eight days later. He finishes his first season with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 58 games. By 1949-50, he’s a 35-goal scorer and begins […]

August 22: This Day in NHL History

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August 22 NHL History 1974: Longtime Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore is one of seven men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Moore leads the NHL in scoring in 1957-58 and 1958-59, and is part of six Stanley Cup-winning teams in Montreal, including five in a row from 1956-60. He was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL […]

August 12: This Day in NHL History

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August 12 NHL History 1981: Defenseman Serge Savard, one of the keys to the Montreal Canadiens’ dynasty in the late 1970s, says he’s “done with hockey” and announces his retirement. “This is the most difficult decision of my life,” the 35-year-old says after playing on eight Stanley Cup winners with Montreal and earning the Conn Smythe […]

July 14: This Day in NHL History

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July 14 NHL History 1995: Goaltender Grant Fuhr, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers, signs as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues. Fuhr sets an NHL record in his first season with St. Louis by appearing in 79 games, including 76 in a row. He goes 108-87-41 in 249 games […]

May 4: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 4 1969: The Montreal Canadiens complete their second straight sweep in the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Game 4 at St. Louis Arena. Ted Harris and John Ferguson score in the first 3:03 of the third period, and goalie Rogie Vachon makes 32 […]