November 22: This Day in NHL History

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November 22 NHL History 1927: Olympia Stadium in Detroit hosts its first NHL game. A crowd of 14,000 watches the Ottawa Senators defeat the Detroit Cougars (later the Red Wings) 2-1. The franchise plays its home games at the Olympia until Dec. 15, 1979, before moving to Joe Louis Arena. 1962: Red Kelly of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes […]

October 21: This Day in NHL History

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October 21 NHL History 1954: Red Kelly becomes the second defenseman in Detroit Red Wings history to score three goals in a game. His first NHL hat trick helps the Red Wings to a 5-3 victory against the visiting Boston Bruins. Kelly scores a power-play goal in the first period, an even-strength goal 1:05 into the third period […]

July 25: This Day in NHL History

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July 25 NHL History 1975: Evgeni Nabokov, who holds many of the San Jose Sharks‘ goaltending records, is born in Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, then a part of the Soviet Union. The Sharks take a flyer on Nabokov in the ninth round (No. 219) of the 1994 NHL Draft. He comes to North America in 1997 and […]

July 9: This Day in NHL History

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July 9 NHL History 1905: Clarence Campbell, the NHL’s third president, is born in Fleming, Saskatchewan. He succeeds Red Dutton in 1946 and serves for 31 years. Campbell helps the NHL expand from six teams to 12 in 1967 and eventually to 18 before he steps down in 1977. One of Campbell’s most memorable decisions is […]

May 3: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 3 1968: The St. Louis Blues become the first expansion team to qualify for the Stanley Cup Final. Ron Schock’s goal at 2:50 of double overtime gives the Blues a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 7 of the Semifinals at St. Louis Arena and a […]