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 […]

January 28: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 28 1918: Forward Joe Malone extends his goal-scoring streak to 11 games (beginning with the NHL’s inaugural game on Dec. 19, 1917) when he scores for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 loss at Toronto. It’s the 25th goal of the season for Malone, who goes on to lead the new NHL […]

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 3: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 3 NHL History 1929: Defenseman Eddie Shore of the Boston Bruins drives through a blizzard to get from Boston to Montreal. He arrives in time for the game and scores the only goal in a 1-0 victory against the Maroons at the Forum. Rookie Tiny Thompson gets his fifth NHL shutout. 1939: Bobby Hull, one of the greatest goal scorers […]

August 27: This Day in NHL History

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August 27 NHL History 1962: Center Adam Oates, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and arguably the best undrafted player in NHL history, is born in Weston, Ontario. Many scouts consider Oates too slow to play in the NHL, so he attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute instead. The Engineers go 85-19-1 during his three seasons […]