July 26: This Day in NHL History

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July 26 NHL History 1951: Rick Martin, the left wing on the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection” line in the 1970s, is born in Verdun, Quebec. The Sabres take Martin with the No. 5 pick in the 1971 NHL Draft and he scores 44 goals as a rookie in 1971-72. The line of Martin, Gilbert Perreault […]

June 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 11 1969: The Chicago Blackhawks hit the jackpot at the annual intraleague draft when they claim rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens. For their $25,000, the Blackhawks get a goaltender who wins the Calder and Vezina trophies in his first NHL season and wins 418 games for Chicago, earning […]

May 19: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 19 NHL HISTORY 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Boston Bruins 1-0 at the Spectrum in Game 6 of the Final.  Rick MacLeish scores a power-play goal at 14:48 of the first period, deflecting Andre Dupont’s shot past Gilles Gilbert for what […]