March 2: This Day in NHL History

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Mar. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone doesn’t score in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but he finishes the first NHL season with a League-high 44 goals in 22 games. It’s an NHL record that stands until 1944-45, when Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games. 1966: Bobby Hull of the Chicago […]

February 27: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 27 NHL History 1918: The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens play the first neutral site game in NHL history. Frank Nighbor scores twice in the first period to help the Senators to a 3-1 win against the Canadiens in Quebec City. 1977: Stan Mikita becomes the eighth player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Mikita joins the 500-goal club when […]

February 26: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 26 1947: The Bentley brothers are too much for the New York Rangers. Doug Bentley scores four goals and sets up two more, and brother Max Bentley scores three goals and assists on another to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Rangers 9-7 at Madison Square Garden. Though Max Bentley is outscored by his brother […]

February 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. The four points give Lach 550 in his NHL career, two more than Bill Cowley, who’s held the record since 1946. 1964: Glenn Hall becomes the third […]

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 […]

February 4: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]

January 30: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 30 NHL History 1926: Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to have 10 shutouts in one season. He reaches the milestone with a 1-0 victory against the New York Americans at Madison Square Garden. 1937: Nels Stewart of the Americans becomes the NHL all-time goal-scoring leader. Stewart scores his 272nd NHL […]

January 26: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 26 NHL History 1961: Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time scoring leader, is born in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky’s talents are obvious almost from the time he learns to play hockey. At age 6, he skates with 10-year-olds; at 10, he scores 378 goals. He plays junior hockey at age 16; one year later, he signs with […]

January 24: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 24 NHL History 1937: Howie Morenz scores the 271st and final goal of his NHL career during the Montreal Canadiens‘ 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. Four days later, his career comes to an abrupt end when he sustains a career-ending leg injury against the Blackhawks in a game at the Forum. 1960: Chicago’s Glenn Hall ties the […]

January 20: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 20 1946: Max Bentley scores three goals for his fourth NHL hat trick and the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the New York Rangers 9-1 in front of an NHL-record crowd of 19,749 at Chicago Stadium. 1970: Gordie Howe scores his 10th and final goal in All-Star Game competition. His power-play goal 7:26 into the first period proves […]

January 16: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 16 NHL History 1934: Ken Doraty scores the only overtime hat trick in NHL history, giving the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 7-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators. Prior to being suspended after World War II breaks out, overtime is a mandatory 10-minute period, rather than the five-minute, sudden-death format adopted when it’s restored in 1983. 1960: Gordie […]

January 12: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 12 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone scores five goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 9-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators to become the NHL’s first 20-goal scorer. Malone extends his goal-scoring streak (from the start of the NHL) to seven games. 1943: Bep Guidolin, a 16-year-old rookie, scores twice and has an assist in the Boston Bruins’ 3-0 victory against the […]