March 1: This Day in NHL History

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March 1 NHL History 1919: Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens sets a Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring five goals in a 6-3 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Lalonde still shares the record, which has been matched four times. 1968: The first-year Philadelphia Flyers find themselves without a home when the roof of the Spectrum […]

February 14: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 14 NHL History 1923: The first NHL game is broadcast on radio when CFCA airs the third period of a game between the Toronto St. Patricks and the Ottawa Senators from Arena Gardens in Toronto. 1934: A standing-room-only crowd jams Maple Leaf Gardens to see the defending Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs defeat a team […]

January 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 21 1945: The Boston Bruins set an NHL record for the fastest four goals by one team during a 14-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Boston Garden. The Bruins score four times in a span of 1:20 in the second period. Bill Cowley leads Boston with four goals, and Ken Smith […]

January 19: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 19 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe appears in a record 14th consecutive All-Star Game, surpassing the mark set by Maurice Richard. It’s Howe’s 22nd appearance in 23 NHL seasons. The Western Conference defeats the Eastern Conference 2-1 at Boston Garden. 1991: After the packed house at Chicago Stadium drowns out “The Star-Spangled Banner” with cheers, Vincent Damphousse […]

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 14: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 14 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer when the 247th of his career moves him ahead of Cy Denneny. The milestone comes in the Montreal Canadiens’ 2-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Forum. Lorne Chabot gets the shutout in a game played without a penalty being called. 1943: Boston’s Bill […]

December 7: This Day in NHL History

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December 7 NHL History 1919: The Toronto Arenas change their team name to the Toronto St. Patricks. The name remains until 1926-27, when they become known as the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1961: Jean Beliveau takes the ice as captain of the Montreal Canadiens for the first time. To his own surprise, Beliveau is voted captain by his teammates […]

December 5: This Day in NHL History

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December 5 NHL History 1939: Eddie Shore plays his final game as a member of the Boston Bruins and scores the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against the New York Americans at Boston Garden. The defenseman, a four-time Hart Trophy winner, is traded to the Americans on Jan. 25, 1940, retires at the end of the season and is inducted […]

November 8: This Day in NHL History

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November 8 NHL History 1934: The NHL comes to St. Louis with 12,600 fans on hand at the Coliseum to see the Eagles play their home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. They lose 3-1, finish the season 11-31-6 and are forced to fold. 1952: Ten years to the day after scoring his first NHL goal, Maurice Richard becomes the League’s […]

November 4: This Day in NHL History

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1962: Bill Gadsby, playing his 17th NHL season, becomes the first defenseman in League history to reach 500 points in his career. The milestone comes on a third-period assist in the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. 1977: Rangers center Phil Esposito becomes the third player in NHL history to score 600 goals. He joins Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull when […]

November 3: This Day in NHL History

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November 3 NHL History 1948: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings makes the first of his NHL-record 23 All-Star Game appearances. He helps the All-Stars to a 3-1 victory against the Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Stadium. 1951: Maurice Richard scores his 300th and 301st NHL goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 loss to the […]

October 31: This Day in NHL History

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October 31 NHL History 1942: Rookie Maurice Richard plays his first NHL game with the Montreal Canadiens. Richard, wearing No. 15, gets his first NHL point (an assist) 36 seconds into the game, a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins at the Forum. 1981: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history to have seven hat tricks before his 21st birthday when he […]