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 […]

September 4: This Day in NHL History

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September 4 NHL History 1946: Clarence Campbell becomes president of the NHL. He replaces Red Dutton, who holds the office for three years after Frank Calder dies. Campbell spends the next 31 years as president, helping a league that has six teams when he takes over grow to 18 when he retires on June 22, 1977, […]

August 8: This Day in NHL History

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August 8 NHL History Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share this birthday. 1927: Defenseman Bill Gadsby is born in Calgary, Alberta. Gadsby comes to the NHL as a 19-year-old with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1946 after being signed as a free agent, is traded to the New York Rangers on Nov. 23, 1954, […]

July 12: This Day in NHL History

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July 12 NHL History 1972: Team Canada announces the 35 players who will be invited to camp to form the roster for the upcoming Summit Series, the first time NHL players will face the Soviet Union. The list includes three goaltenders (Ken Dryden, Gerry Cheevers and Tony Esposito), 12 defensemen (including Bobby Orr, who ends up […]

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 18: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 18 NHL HISTORY 1971: Jean Beliveau goes into retirement as a 10-time Stanley Cup winner when the Canadiens rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Final. The packed house at Chicago Stadium roars its approval when Dennis Hull gives the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead late […]

May 17: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 17 1979: Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a point in the Stanley Cup Final. Dryden is credited with an assist on Jacques Lemaire’s goal at 17:10 of the third period that wraps up a 4-1 win against the New […]

May 15: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 15 1926: The NHL adds a second team in New York when a franchise is granted to Madison Square Garden president Tex Rickard. The team soon becomes known throughout the city as “Tex’s Rangers,” and the name “Rangers” sticks. The new franchise joins the one year after the New York […]

May 13: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 13 1975: The defending champion Philadelphia Flyers earn a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the New York Islanders 4-1 at the Spectrum in Game 7 of the Semifinals, The Flyers bring out their lucky charm, Kate Smith, for a live version of “God Bless America”; […]

May 9: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 9 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers end a 19-game winless streak at Boston Garden when Bobby Clarke scores at 12:01 of overtime for a series-tying 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. After defenseman Andre Dupont ties the game with 52 seconds remaining in the […]

May 5: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 5 1966: Henri Richard‘s only playoff overtime goal of his career is a Stanley Cup winner. Richard puts the puck into the net 2:20 into OT to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 6 of the Final for their second straight […]

April 4: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 4   1921: The Ottawa Senators become the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons when they defeat the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association 2-1 in the decisive fifth game of the Final. Jack Darragh scores twice for the Senators. 1944: Maurice […]