August 16: This Day in NHL History

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August 16 NHL History 1949: The Detroit Red Wings acquire Pete Babando, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham from the Boston Bruins for Bill Quackenbush and Pete Horeck. Quackenbush, a defenseman, finishes with the best career among the six players; he’s elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. But Babando makes the biggest […]

July 13: This Day in NHL History

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July 13 NHL History 1950: Pete Babando, hero of the Detroit Red Wings‘ Game 7 victory against the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final less than three months earlier, is sent to the Chicago Black Hawks (as they were then known) as part of a nine-player trade. Babando’s goal at 8:31 of the second overtime […]

April 23: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 23 1950: In the first Game 7 of the Final to be decided in overtime, Pete Babando scores at 8:31 of the second overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium.  Detroit’s Jim McFadden ties the game with 4:03 remaining […]