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 […]

December 15: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at the brand-new Madison Square Garden. Promoter Tex Rickard insists that the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens must be the opponent; the NHL obliges. He turns the first hockey game […]

November 27: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 27 1941: The Boston Bruins tie an NHL record by scoring four goals in the 10-minute overtime period to defeat the Brooklyn Americans 6-2 at Madison Square Garden. Overtime is a mandatory 10-minute period before being discontinued in November 1942. When the NHL reinstitutes it in 1983, the format is changed to a […]

September 30: This Day in NHL History

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September 30 NHL History 1923: The Montreal Canadiens sign free agent forward Howie Morenz. The “Stratford Streak” is coveted by several teams, but opts to join the Canadiens and becomes one of the NHL’s early stars. He helps the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 1923-24, scores 28 goals in 30 games in 1924-25 and […]

August 18: This Day in NHL History

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August 18 NHL History 1986: The New York Rangers acquire forward Walt Poddubny from the Maple Leafs in a trade for forward Mike Allison. After scoring a total of 28 goals in his three previous seasons with Toronto, Poddubny has 40 goals and finishes with 87 points in his first season with the Rangers, then scores […]

June 17: This Day in NHL History

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June 17 NHL History 1989: The Quebec Nordiques begin the NHL Draft in Bloomington, Minnesota, by selecting Swedish center Mats Sundin; he’s the first European player to be taken with the No. 1 pick. Sundin comes to the NHL in 1990 and plays four seasons with Quebec before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs […]

April 6: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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1926: Clint Benedict helps the Montreal Maroons win their first Stanley Cup championship with his third shutout of the Final, a 2-0 win against the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Cougars. Nels Stewart scores twice and finishes with six goals in four games for the Maroons, who win the best-of-5 series 3-1. The Stanley Cup is […]