January 10: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 10 NHL History 1920: Newsy Lalonde scores six goals to help the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Toronto St. Pats 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena in Montreal. The 21 total goals set an NHL record that isn’t matched for 65 years. 1931: The Philadelphia Quakers defeat the Montreal Maroons 4-3 in overtime to end their 15-game losing streak. Gerry […]

December 1: This Day in NHL History

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December 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL makes its debut in the United States when the Boston Bruins play their first game, a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Maroons at Boston Arena. Smokey Harris and Carson Cooper score in the second period for Boston after Montreal takes the lead when Chuck Dinsmore beats Hec Fowler midway through the […]

November 18: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 18 1926: Detroit’s new NHL franchise, known as the Cougars, plays its first game but loses 2-0 to the Boston Bruins. Duke Keats scores an early goal and sets up one by Archie Briden to give Boston a two-goal lead before the game is five minutes old. Those are the only shots to […]

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 […]

November 13: This Day in NHL History

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November 13 NHL History 1934: Ralph Bowman scores the first penalty shot goal in NHL history. It’s the only goal for the St. Louis Eagles in a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Maroons. The goal is Bowman’s first in the NHL and comes on the second penalty shot attempt in League history. 1955: Hall, a rookie goalie with the […]

November 1: This Day in NHL History

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November 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL officially comes to the United States when the Boston Bruins join the League. The NHL expands to six franchises by adding the Bruins and Montreal Maroons. 1947: Under new coach Tommy Ivan, the Detroit Red Wings’ famed “Production Line” of right wing Gordie Howe, center Sid Abel and left wing Ted Lindsay becomes a regular unit for […]

August 21: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 21 1912: Toe Blake, who plays or coaches 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams on the way to earning induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Victoria Mines, Ontario. Blake, whose real name is Hector, signs with the Montreal Maroons in February 1935, then plays eight regular-season games and one in the […]

June 22: This Day in NHL History

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June 22 NHL History 2013: Right wing Patrick Kane scores two goals to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at United Center, moving them within one win of their second championship in four seasons. Kane scores late in the first period and early in the second to give Chicago […]

April 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 14 1928: The New York Rangers, playing their second season in the NHL, win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Maroons in the deciding game of the best-of-5 Final. Center Frank Boucher scores twice for the Rangers, who have to play all five games on […]