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 22: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 22 NHL History 1966: The Detroit Red Wings have a slightly different look for their game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum. The Red Wings must wear the jerseys of their junior team in Hamilton because their jerseys are stolen from the Forum locker room the night before. Despite not having their own uniforms, […]

January 14: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 14 NHL History 1922: For the first time in the NHL, brothers on the same team score four goals in the same game. Defenseman Sprague Cleghorn and brother Odie Cleghorn each score four goals in the Canadiens’ 10-6 win against the visiting Hamilton Tigers. 1936: The New York Rangers and coach Lester Patrick each reach an NHL milestone […]

January 5: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 5 NHL History 1957: The NHL is shown on network television in the United States for the first time when CBS airs a Saturday afternoon game between the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks from Madison Square Garden. Bud Palmer does play-by-play and Fred Cusick handles the color commentary and interviews during the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. It’s […]

December 30: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 30 NHL History 1934: Goaltenders Tiny Thompson of the Boston Bruins and Dave Kerr of the New York Rangers are flawless in a 0-0 tie at Madison Square Garden. It’s the first of Boston’s 37-game undefeated streak in overtime, the longest such streak in NHL history. Boston goes 10-0-27 in OT during a four-year stretch. 1967: The Los […]

December 29: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145 NHL games, in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. It’s the fastest 100 goals by any player in NHL history. 1955: Richard scores the 500th goal of […]

December 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 21 1937: Paul Thompson of the Chicago Blackhawks becomes the first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother. Paul scores at 19:51 of the third period against Boston Bruins goalie Tiny Thompson in a 2-1 loss at Boston Garden. 1972: Bobby Orr gets his 541st point, setting the NHL career record […]

October 20: This Day in NHL History

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October 20 NHL History 1965: In the 19th and final preseason NHL All-Star Game, Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings scores two goals and assists on another to lift the All-Stars to a 5-2 victory against the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens at the Forum. Beginning in 1966-67, the game is shifted to midseason and the format […]

October 3: This Day in NHL History

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October 3 NHL History 1931: Goaltender Glenn Hall is born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Hall wins 407 games during an 18-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. He’s a key to the Blackhawks’ 1961 Stanley Cup victory, going 8-4 with a 2.02 goals-against average. Hall also sets a record that doesn’t figure to be […]

May 27: This Day in NHL History

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May 27 NHL History 1975: The Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 in Game 6 of the Final at Memorial Auditorium. Bernie Parent makes 32 saves for his sixth and final NHL playoff shutout. Bob Kelly breaks a scoreless tie by stealing the puck […]

May 19: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 19 NHL HISTORY 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Boston Bruins 1-0 at the Spectrum in Game 6 of the Final.  Rick MacLeish scores a power-play goal at 14:48 of the first period, deflecting Andre Dupont’s shot past Gilles Gilbert for what […]

May 8: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 8 1970: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins wins the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, becoming the first defenseman to win the award since Babe Pratt in 1944. It’s the first of three consecutive MVP awards for Orr, who also wins the Norris Trophy as the […]