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 26: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 26 1919: The Seattle Metropolitans and Montreal Canadiens, playing in the fourth game of the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Final, finish in a 0-0 tie after 60 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime. The Canadiens even the series three days later with a 4-3 overtime victory, but neither […]