December 29: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145 NHL games, in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. It’s the fastest 100 goals by any player in NHL history. 1955: Richard scores the 500th goal of […]

December 10: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 10 NHL History 1924: The NHL’s first game featuring two Montreal-based teams is played, with the first-year Maroons facing the Canadiens. The Canadiens win 5-0 at the Forum behind four goals by Aurel Joliat and the ninth NHL shutout by goaltender Georges Vezina. 1969: At age 45, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower plays his final NHL game; it’s […]

July 20: This Day in NHL History

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July 20 NHL History 1953: Goaltender Johnny Bower, a star with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League, is acquired in a trade by the New York Rangers, who send Emile Francis, Neil Strain and cash to Cleveland. Bower makes his NHL debut a few weeks before his 29th birthday; he goes 29-31-10 in 1953-54 and […]

May 2: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 2 1967: The Toronto Maple Leafs become the first team with an average age of 30 or older to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Game 6 of the Final. Ron Ellis and Jim Pappin score in the second […]

April 25: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 25 1964: Johnny Bower becomes the first goaltender in playoff history to have a shutout in Game 7 of the Final by making 33 saves in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. Andy Bathgate, acquired from the New York Rangers […]

April 6: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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1926: Clint Benedict helps the Montreal Maroons win their first Stanley Cup championship with his third shutout of the Final, a 2-0 win against the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Cougars. Nels Stewart scores twice and finishes with six goals in four games for the Maroons, who win the best-of-5 series 3-1. The Stanley Cup is […]

March 19 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 19 1929: Tiny Thompson becomes the second NHL rookie goalie to earn a shutout in his first Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 1-0 win for the Boston Bruins against the visiting Canadiens in Game 1 of the Semifinals. Cooney Weiland scores the only goal in the first postseason game played […]