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 […]

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 28: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 28 NHL History 1918: Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie with an assist when teammate Newsy Lalonde picks up the puck after a Vezina save, skates the length of the ice and scores. It came in the Canadiens’ 6-3 win against the Toronto Arenas. 1929: Goaltender Terry Sawchuk is born in Winnipeg. Sawchuk plays seven games with Detroit during the […]

December 12: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 12 NHL History 1942: The Boston Bruins defeat the Canadiens 3-2 in the first afternoon game in their history. The game’s proceeds are donated to the American Red Cross. 1953: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL’s all-time leading scorer with a goal and two assists in a 7-2 victory against the New York Rangers at the Forum. Richard […]

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 10: This Day in NHL History

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November 10 NHL History 1962: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Glenn Hall doesn’t play against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum, ending one of the most incredible games-played streak in any sport. Hall sits out with a back injury after playing 502 consecutive regular-season games, the most of any goaltender in NHL history. He plays every second of the first […]

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 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 30 NHL History

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October 30 NHL History 1943: One of the most famous lines in NHL history makes its debut when the Montreal Canadiens open their season with a 2-2 tie against the Boston Bruins at the Forum. Montreal coach Dick Irvin puts center Elmer Lach between left wing Toe Blake and right wing Maurice Richard (wearing No. 9 for the first time), a trio […]

October 29: This Day in NHL History

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October 29 NHL History 1952: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores the 323rd and 324th goals of his NHL career to tie the all-time goal-scoring record held by Nels Stewart. Richard also has two assists in Montreal’s 7-5 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. 1969: Jean Beliveau becomes the first player in the history of the Canadiens […]

October 27: This Day in NHL History

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October 27 NHL History 1963: Gordie Howe scores his 544th NHL goal during the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-4 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The power-play goal midway through the third period against goalie Gump Worsley pulls Howe into a tie with Maurice Richard of the Canadiens, the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring leader when he retires in 1960. Exactly five years later, […]