December 18: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 18 NHL History 1928: Goaltender George Hainsworth sets an NHL record with his fifth consecutive road shutout when the Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 5-0. Howie Morenz scores two goals and has an assist for Montreal. 1952: Rookie Jean Beliveau scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion also scores three (for his second NHL […]

June 21: This Day in NHL History

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June 21 NHL History 1999: The NHL announces some major changes to regular-season overtime. Under the new rules, each team will get a point in the standings for any game that’s tied after 60 minutes; a team that scores during the five-minute overtime period will receive an additional point. Also, overtime periods will be 4-on-4 (plus […]