December 16: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 16 NHL History 1934: Two brothers oppose each other as coaches for the first time in NHL history. Frank Patrick gets the better of older brother Lester when the Boston Bruins defeat the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden. 1950: Two future Hall of Famers make their debuts for the Montreal Canadiens in a 1-1 tie against the […]

October 8: This Day in NHL History

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October 8 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe begins his NHL journey when he signs a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Howe, an 18-year-old from Floral, Saskatchewan, makes his NHL debut eight days later. He finishes his first season with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 58 games. By 1949-50, he’s a 35-goal scorer and begins […]

April 7: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 7 1927: The American Division champion Boston Bruins and the Canadian Division champion Ottawa Senators played to a 0-0 overtime tie at Boston Arena in the first all-NHL Stanley Cup Final game. It was the second scoreless tie in NHL playoff history. 1928: Coach Lester Patrick, age 44, replaces […]