January 9: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 9 NHL History 1918: Less than three weeks after beginning play, the NHL announces a rule change that permits goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Before that, it’s a penalty for goaltenders to sit or lie on the ice to stop the puck. Before the change, teams combine to score 12.2 goals […]

September 28: This Day in NHL History

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September 28 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers, preparing for their first NHL season, acquire center Frank Boucher in a trade with Vancouver of the Western Hockey League for $15,000. Boucher becomes one of the Rangers’ first stars, helping them win the Stanley Cup in 1928 and 1933. He also wins the Lady Byng Trophy so often (seven times 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 […]

NHL Playoff Rules and Bracket Setup

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The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to […]

NHL News: Rule Changes, Rangers, Brodeur

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NHL.com: The NHL has announced new rule changes for the 2014 – 15 season. Here are the new rules – For full explanation of the rules, click here Rule 1.8 – Rink – Goalkeeper’s Restricted Area Rule 23 – Game Misconduct Penalties Rule 24 – Penalty Shot Rule 38 – Video Goal Judge Rule 57 […]