October 1: This Day in NHL History

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October 1 NHL History 1960: New York Rangers forward Andy Hebenton scores the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in the history of the NHL All-Star Game. The goal gives the All-Stars a 2-1 victory against the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens. 1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins name Scotty Bowman coach. Bowman steps in for Bob Johnson, who is ill and dies on […]

July 21: This Day in NHL History

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1996: Wayne Gretzky, the greatest scorer in NHL history, rejoins former teammate Mark Messier when he signs a contract with the New York Rangers. Gretzky says the chance to play with his old friend and teammate from their Stanley Cup-winning days with the Edmonton Oilers is a big reason he decides to sign with New York after finishing […]