May 21: This Day in NHL History

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May 21 NHL HISTORY 1979: The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive season, and for the sixth time in the 1970s, by defeating the New York Rangers 4-1 in Game 5 of the Final at the Forum.  The game is tied 1-1 entering the second period, but Montreal forward Jacques Lemaire […]

May 16: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 16 1927: Jack Adams is named general manager and coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams goes on to control the fortunes of the team, renamed the Falcons in 1930 and the Red Wings in 1932, for the next 35 years. 1971: Jean Beliveau has two assists, […]

April 28: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 28 1968: Rookie Jacques Lemaire scores at 2:14 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a series-clinching 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Semifinals at the Forum. The win puts the Canadiens into the Stanley Cup Final for the fourth straight year; they go […]