September 22: This Day in NHL History

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September 22 NHL History 1934: The Ottawa Senators move to St. Louis and are renamed the Eagles. The relocated franchise goes 11-31-6 in its only season before folding. 1966: Mike Richter, whose goaltending helps the New York Rangers end a 54-year Stanley Cup drought and enabled the United States to win the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, is born […]

May 1: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 1 1965: Jean Beliveau becomes the first winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Beliveau wins the brand-new trophy after scoring the first of the Montreal Canadiens’ four first-period goals in a 4-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in […]

April 17: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY, APRIL 17: 1958: Maurice Richard scores the sixth and final Stanley Cup Playoff overtime goal of his career to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Final at the Forum. He beats goaltender Don Simmons at 5:45 of overtime for the win […]