January 29: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 29 1953: Montreal Canadiens forward Maurice Richard makes NHL history by becoming the first player to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons. Richard reaches the milestone with the first of his two goals in Montreal’s 5-2 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. 1985: Center Bryan Trottier becomes the […]

January 18: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 18 NHL History 1945: A crowd of 7,687 wait at Olympia Stadium for more than three hours to see the game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, who are delayed by bad weather. The Red Wings defeat the Rangers 7-3 in a game that began at 11:15 p.m. and ends at 12:56 a.m. 1958: Willie […]

January 7: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 7 NHL History 1928: Howie Morenz of the Canadiens scores three goals for his third NHL hat trick during a 9-1 road victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His first goal was his 100th in the NHL. The Canadiens become the first NHL team to allow two goals or fewer in 20 consecutive games. 1968: Bobby Hull scores twice to […]

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 […]

December 9: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 9 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens ties Cy Denneny as the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer. Morenz scores the 246th goal of his NHL career in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at the Forum. 1956: Gordie Howe scores his 324th NHL goal, tying Nels Stewart for second on the League’s all-time list, in the […]

November 9: This Day in NHL History

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November 9 NHL History Two teams set NHL marks for fastest starts on this date. 1984: The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Washington Capitals 8-5 at Capital Centre to establish an NHL record for the longest undefeated streak from the start of the season (15 games; 12 wins, three ties). Wayne Gretzky scores twice and has four assists, and Jari […]

August 31: This Day in NHL History

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August 31 NHL History 1931: Jean Beliveau, a member of 17 Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Montreal Canadiens and a hockey immortal on and off the ice, is born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Beliveau spurns several contract offers from the Canadiens in order to stay with the Quebec Aces of the amateur Quebec Senior Hockey League; […]

August 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 21 1912: Toe Blake, who plays or coaches 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams on the way to earning induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Victoria Mines, Ontario. Blake, whose real name is Hector, signs with the Montreal Maroons in February 1935, then plays eight regular-season games and one in the […]

July 29: This Day in NHL History

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July 29 NHL History 1925: Ted Lindsay, the left wing on the Detroit Red Wings‘ “Production Line” and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Renfrew, Ontario. Lindsay makes the Red Wings as a 19-year-old in 1944; by the late 1940s, Lindsay, center Sid Abel and right wing Gordie Howe form one […]

July 24: This Day in NHL History

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July 24 NHL History 1975: Forward Jamie Langenbrunner, a Stanley Cup winner with the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils, is born in Cloquet, Minnesota. Langenbrunner, Dallas’ second-round pick (No. 35) in the 1993 NHL Draft, joins the Stars for good in 1996; three years later, he helps them win the Cup. He’s traded to New […]

March 9 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HOCKEY HISTORY: March 9   1952: Center Sid Abel scores his final goal as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and their famed “Production Line.” The goal by Abel, assisted by longtime linemates Howe and Ted Lindsay, helps Detroit defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 at Olympia Stadium. 1975: Bobby Orr […]