March 1: This Day in NHL History

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March 1 NHL History 1919: Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens sets a Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring five goals in a 6-3 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Lalonde still shares the record, which has been matched four times. 1968: The first-year Philadelphia Flyers find themselves without a home when the roof of the Spectrum […]

January 22: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 22 NHL History 1966: The Detroit Red Wings have a slightly different look for their game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum. The Red Wings must wear the jerseys of their junior team in Hamilton because their jerseys are stolen from the Forum locker room the night before. Despite not having their own uniforms, […]

December 3: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 3 1929: The Boston Bruins begin two NHL-record winning streaks when they defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 at Boston Garden. It’s the first of 14 consecutive victories for the Bruins and their first of 22 consecutive home wins. The record for consecutive victories lasts until the New York Islanders win 15 in a […]

October 3: This Day in NHL History

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October 3 NHL History 1931: Goaltender Glenn Hall is born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Hall wins 407 games during an 18-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. He’s a key to the Blackhawks’ 1961 Stanley Cup victory, going 8-4 with a 2.02 goals-against average. Hall also sets a record that doesn’t figure to be […]

April 1: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 1 1919: The fifth and deciding game of the Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Metropolitans is canceled because of an influenza epidemic. It’s still the only time that the Cup is not awarded once the Final has begun. 1926: Clint Benedict becomes the first NHL […]

March 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 23 1918: Alf Skinner of the Toronto Arenas scores three goals for the first hat trick by an NHL player in the Stanley Cup Final. The Vancouver Millionaires defeat Toronto 6-4 in Game 2 of the first Cup Final involving an NHL franchise. 1939: Rookie Mel Hill scores his second […]