February 4: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]

January 22: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 22 NHL History 1966: The Detroit Red Wings have a slightly different look for their game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum. The Red Wings must wear the jerseys of their junior team in Hamilton because their jerseys are stolen from the Forum locker room the night before. Despite not having their own uniforms, […]

September 22: This Day in NHL History

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September 22 NHL History 1934: The Ottawa Senators move to St. Louis and are renamed the Eagles. The relocated franchise goes 11-31-6 in its only season before folding. 1966: Mike Richter, whose goaltending helps the New York Rangers end a 54-year Stanley Cup drought and enabled the United States to win the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, is born […]

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 […]

September 4: This Day in NHL History

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September 4 NHL History 1946: Clarence Campbell becomes president of the NHL. He replaces Red Dutton, who holds the office for three years after Frank Calder dies. Campbell spends the next 31 years as president, helping a league that has six teams when he takes over grow to 18 when he retires on June 22, 1977, […]

June 14: This Day in NHL History

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June 14 NHL History 1993: The Florida Panthers officially receive their membership in the NHL. The franchise is based in Miami. 1994: The NHL’s longest championship drought ends at 54 years when the New York Rangers hold off the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Rangers get the packed house at Madison Square […]

May 18: This Day in NHL History

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MAY 18 NHL HISTORY 1971: Jean Beliveau goes into retirement as a 10-time Stanley Cup winner when the Canadiens rally from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Final. The packed house at Chicago Stadium roars its approval when Dennis Hull gives the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead late […]

May 4: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 4 1969: The Montreal Canadiens complete their second straight sweep in the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Game 4 at St. Louis Arena. Ted Harris and John Ferguson score in the first 3:03 of the third period, and goalie Rogie Vachon makes 32 […]