July 6: This Day in NHL History

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July 6 NHL History Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share this birth date. 1930: George Armstrong, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, is born in Skead, Ontario. Armstrong plays two games with the Maple Leafs as a 19-year-old in 1949-50. Two years later, he’s a regular […]

June 30: This Day in NHL History

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June 30 NHL History 1982: The relocating Colorado Rockies, preparing for their first season in New Jersey, officially adopt the nickname “Devils” after fan balloting. The name refers to the legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens in the southern part of the state. The team’s original color scheme of […]

April 21: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 21 1951: Defenseman Bill Barilko scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal at 2:53 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Final at Maple Leaf Gardens. The goal caps the only Stanley Cup series where every game ends in […]