January 31: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 31 NHL History 1920: Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs sets an NHL record by scoring seven goals in a 10-6 victory against the Toronto St. Patricks. No one else in NHL history has scored more than six. 1928: Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators starts his League-record run of six consecutive shutouts with a 4-0 victory against the visiting […]

January 25: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 25 NHL History 1964: Chicago Blackhawks rookie center Phil Esposito scores his first NHL goal. He beats Detroit Red Wings goalie Terry Sawchuk at 16:01 of the second period during a 5-3 loss at Olympia Stadium. 1972: Defenseman Bobby Orr sets up Esposito, his Boston Bruins teammate, for the winning goal early in the third period to lift the East Division All-Stars […]

January 24: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 24 NHL History 1937: Howie Morenz scores the 271st and final goal of his NHL career during the Montreal Canadiens‘ 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. Four days later, his career comes to an abrupt end when he sustains a career-ending leg injury against the Blackhawks in a game at the Forum. 1960: Chicago’s Glenn Hall ties the […]

January 19: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 19 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe appears in a record 14th consecutive All-Star Game, surpassing the mark set by Maurice Richard. It’s Howe’s 22nd appearance in 23 NHL seasons. The Western Conference defeats the Eastern Conference 2-1 at Boston Garden. 1991: After the packed house at Chicago Stadium drowns out “The Star-Spangled Banner” with cheers, Vincent Damphousse […]

January 18: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 18 NHL History 1945: A crowd of 7,687 wait at Olympia Stadium for more than three hours to see the game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, who are delayed by bad weather. The Red Wings defeat the Rangers 7-3 in a game that began at 11:15 p.m. and ends at 12:56 a.m. 1958: Willie […]

October 2: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 2 1955: Dutch Reibel of the Detroit Red Wings sets an NHL All-Star Game record with 10 shots on goal. The defending Stanley Cup champions defeat the All-Stars 3-1 at Olympia Stadium. 1999: Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer among defensemen when he scores the 386th of […]

October 1: This Day in NHL History

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October 1 NHL History 1960: New York Rangers forward Andy Hebenton scores the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in the history of the NHL All-Star Game. The goal gives the All-Stars a 2-1 victory against the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens. 1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins name Scotty Bowman coach. Bowman steps in for Bob Johnson, who is ill and dies on […]