April 2: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 2 1927: Lorne Chabot of the New York Rangers becomes the first rookie goaltender in NHL history to earn a shutout in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut. Neither Chabot nor Boston’s Hal Winkler allow a goal in a scoreless tie in Game 1 of the Semifinals. 1939: Mel Hill, […]

March 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 23 1918: Alf Skinner of the Toronto Arenas scores three goals for the first hat trick by an NHL player in the Stanley Cup Final. The Vancouver Millionaires defeat Toronto 6-4 in Game 2 of the first Cup Final involving an NHL franchise. 1939: Rookie Mel Hill scores his second […]

March 21 This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 21 1921: More than 11,000 fans jam the Vancouver Arena for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final to see the Millionaires defeat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. At the time, it’s the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game. 1939: Rookie Mel Hill scores at 59:25 of […]