February 26: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 26 1947: The Bentley brothers are too much for the New York Rangers. Doug Bentley scores four goals and sets up two more, and brother Max Bentley scores three goals and assists on another to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Rangers 9-7 at Madison Square Garden. Though Max Bentley is outscored by his brother […]

December 17: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 17 NHL History 1924: The NHL has the first 0-0 tie in its eight-year history. Goaltenders Jake Forbes of the Hamilton Tigers and Alec Connell of the Ottawa Senators are perfect through three periods of regulation time and a 20-minute overtime period. 1935: It’s a milestone night for five original New York Rangers. Bill Cook, Bun Cook, Frank […]

October 28: This Day in NHL History

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October 28 NHL History 1962: Terry Sawchuk of the Detroit Red Wings earns the 100th shutout of his NHL career (90 in the regular season, 10 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs), a 2-0 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Sawchuk makes 24 saves and defenseman Bill Gadsby assists on goals by Parker MacDonald and Gordie Howe. Sawchuk […]

October 27: This Day in NHL History

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October 27 NHL History 1963: Gordie Howe scores his 544th NHL goal during the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-4 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The power-play goal midway through the third period against goalie Gump Worsley pulls Howe into a tie with Maurice Richard of the Canadiens, the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring leader when he retires in 1960. Exactly five years later, […]

October 17: This Day in NHL History

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October 17 NHL History 1957: Henri Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick and assists on three other goals for a six-point night in a 9-3 win against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. 1974: The Washington Capitals earn the first victory in franchise history when they defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 at Capital Centre. […]

October 9: This Day in NHL History

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October 9 NHL History 1952: Announcer Danny Gallivan calls his first NHL game, on radio, a 3-2 loss by the Montreal Canadiens to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum. He goes on to broadcast nearly 2,000 games on radio and television, including 16 Stanley Cup championships by the Canadiens, before retiring in 1984. 1970: The Vancouver Canucks, one of […]

September 20: This Day in NHL History

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September 20 NHL History 1951: Guy Lafleur, arguably the biggest star during the Montreal Canadiens‘ dynasty years of the late 1970s, is born in Thurso, Quebec. After scoring 103 and 130 goals in his final two seasons with Quebec of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Lafleur is taken by the Canadiens with the No. 1 […]

August 24: This Day in NHL History

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August 24 NHL History 1972: The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts perhaps its most star-studded class yet, even waiving its mandatory three-year waiting period for two of the inductees. Longtime rivals Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau are inducted after retiring following the 1970-71 season. Howe leaves the Detroit Red Wings as the owner of the NHL records for games played, […]

August 20: This Day in NHL History

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August 20 NHL History 1926: The Boston Bruins purchase 24-year-old defenseman Eddie Shore from the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Hockey League. After the Bruins miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of their first two NHL seasons, owner Charles Adams pays $50,000 for Shore and six other players from the WHL, which is ceasing operations. In an […]

August 10: This Day in NHL History

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August 10 NHL History 1993: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, one of two expansion teams preparing for its NHL debut, make their first trade, sending a third-round pick in the 1994 NHL Draft to the Montreal Canadiens for forwards Todd Ewen and Patrik Carnback, two members of Montreal’s Stanley Cup-winning team. Each plays three seasons with […]

August 2: This Day in NHL History

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August 2 NHL History 1932: Defenseman Leo Boivin, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Prescott, Ontario. Boivin plays 19 seasons in the NHL, 12 of them with the Boston Bruins. Though he’s 5-foot-8, 183 pounds (his nickname was “Fireplug”), Boivin excels as a stay-at-home defenseman. Boivin becomes known as one of […]

July 31: This Day in NHL History

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July 31 NHL History 1913: Forward Bryan Hextall Sr. is born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Hextall plays nine full seasons (plus three games each in 1936-37 and 1945-46) with the New York Rangers, scoring 20 goals in seven of them. His overtime goal in Game 6 of the 1940 Final gives the Rangers the third Stanley Cup […]