January 8: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 8 NHL History 1944: Babe Pratt becomes the first NHL defenseman to get six assists in a game. Pratt’s big game powers the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 12-3 victory against the Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens. He shares the record with five other defensemen, including Bobby Orr. 1947: Forward Howie Meeker sets an NHL single-game record for […]

December 6: This Day in NHL History

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December 6 NHL History 1987: If a five-goal night can be a ho-hum occurrence for anyone, it’s Wayne Gretzky. He scores three times in the first period, and once each in the second and third, to help the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Minnesota North Stars 10-4 at Northlands Coliseum. It’s the fourth five-goal game of Gretzky’s NHL career, the […]

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 […]

May 25: This Day in NHL History

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May 25 NHL History 1978: The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive season by defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 6 of the Final. After defenseman Brad Park scores a power-play goal 4:05 into the game to give the packed house at Boston Garden some hope, Steve Shutt and Mario […]

May 22: This Day in NHL History

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May 22 NHL HISTORY 1970: The NHL grows from 12 teams to 14 when the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks are officially granted franchises. The expansion fee is $6 million. The new teams will begin play in the 1970-71 season and are placed in the East Division, with the Blackhawks moving to the West along […]

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 […]

Top 10 NHL Records that will not be Broken

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Top Ten NHL records that may never be broken. These NHL records are in no particular order. Feel free to leave comments below on what NHL records you feel might never be broken. Most points: Wayne Gretzky, 2857 Longest consecutive point-scoring streak: Wayne Gretzky, 51 games Most goals by a rookie: Teemu Selanne, 76 Fastest […]