January 17: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 17 NHL History 1932: Roy Worters of the New York Americans becomes the fifth goaltender in NHL history to have 50 shutouts in his career. The milestone comes in the Americans’ 4-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden. 1959: Howe plays as a defenseman for the Red Wings in a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple […]

January 11: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 11 NHL History 1941: The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the New York Americans 9-0 at Maple Leaf Gardens in a penalty-free game. It’s the second straight game involving Toronto that ends without a penalty being called; two nights earlier, the Maple Leafs defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime in a game played without a penalty being […]

December 15: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at the brand-new Madison Square Garden. Promoter Tex Rickard insists that the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens must be the opponent; the NHL obliges. He turns the first hockey game […]

December 8: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 8 NHL History 1931: The Boston Bruins lose 3-2 to the New York Americans at Boston Garden, ending their 24-game unbeaten streak (19-0-5) at home. It’s their first loss at the Garden since Nov. 25, 1930, when the Chicago Blackhawks win 4-3 in overtime. 1979: On his 40th birthday, Red Berenson is named coach of the St. Louis Blues, […]

December 5: This Day in NHL History

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December 5 NHL History 1939: Eddie Shore plays his final game as a member of the Boston Bruins and scores the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against the New York Americans at Boston Garden. The defenseman, a four-time Hart Trophy winner, is traded to the Americans on Jan. 25, 1940, retires at the end of the season and is inducted […]

December 2: This Day in NHL History

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December 2 NHL History 1909: The National Hockey Association, the predecessor of the NHL, is formed in Montreal. Charter members include the Montreal Wanderers, Renfrew Creamery Kings and the Montreal Canadiens. 1925: The New York Americans play their first NHL game, a 2-1 overtime road win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Billy Burch scores the first goal in […]

September 26: This Day in NHL History

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September 26 NHL History 1925: The New York Americans, an expansion team scheduled to start play for the 1925-26 season, buy the roster of the Hamilton Tigers for $75,000. The move comes not long after the Tigers drop out of the NHL for financial reasons. 1926: The NHL decides that blue lines will be measured 60 feet […]

September 12: This Day in NHL History

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September 12 NHL History 1941: The New York Americans officially change the designation of their home city to Brooklyn for the 1941-42 season. The Americans practice in Brooklyn and have their offices there, though they continue to play their home games at Madison Square Garden. The franchise hopes to build a new arena in Brooklyn, but […]