January 9: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 9 NHL History 1918: Less than three weeks after beginning play, the NHL announces a rule change that permits goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Before that, it’s a penalty for goaltenders to sit or lie on the ice to stop the puck. Before the change, teams combine to score 12.2 goals […]

November 16: This Day in NHL History

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Nov. 16 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers are a winner in their NHL debut. One season after the New York Americans join the League and show that hockey can be a big draw in the Big Apple, the Rangers (owned by Madison Square Garden, where the Americans are a tenant) draw more than 13,000 […]

September 14: This Day in NHL History

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September 14 NHL History 1972: The expansion New York Islanders open their first training camp in Peterborough, Ontario. The Islanders go on to set NHL records for fewest victories (12-60-6) and points (30) in a season. 1996: The United States scores four goals late in the third period to stun Canada 5-2 in Game 3 of the […]