January 26: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 26 NHL History 1961: Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time scoring leader, is born in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky’s talents are obvious almost from the time he learns to play hockey. At age 6, he skates with 10-year-olds; at 10, he scores 378 goals. He plays junior hockey at age 16; one year later, he signs with […]

January 6: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 6 NHL History 1980: The Philadelphia Flyers score twice in the third period to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 at Memorial Auditorium, extending their NHL-record undefeated streak to 35 games (25 wins, 10 ties). Bill Barber scores at 3:45 of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead, and Rick MacLeish makes it 4-2 with […]

March 7 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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This day March 7 in hockey history features Scotty Bowman, Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur , Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Dino Ciccarelli and Mario Lemieux. 1921 – Ottawa’s Cy Denneny scored six goals in 12-5 win over the Hamilton Tigers. Cy’s brother Corb scored 6 goals for Toronto earlier in the season. 1951 – 18-year-old Scotty Bowman suffered […]