December 23: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 23 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 249th NHL goal in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the Forum to become the League’s all-time leader. Morenz surpasses Cy Denneny, the previous record holder with 248. Morenz finishes his NHL career with 271. 1967: Rookie Wayne Rutledge makes 21 saves for his first […]

October 14: This Day in NHL History

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October 14 NHL History 1967: The Los Angeles Kings defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, to win their NHL debut. Brian Kilrea scores two goals, including the first one in Kings history. 1972: In the first NHL regular-season game played in the southern United States, the Atlanta Flames tie the Buffalo Sabres 1-1 at […]

July 22: This Day in NHL History

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July 22 NHL History 1970: Sergei Zubov, one of the best Russian defensemen in NHL history, is born in Moscow. The New York Rangers select Zubov in the fifth round (No. 85) of the 1990 NHL Draft with a pick obtained as compensation from the Quebec Nordiques for their signing of free agent Guy Lafleur the […]