January 17: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 17 NHL History 1932: Roy Worters of the New York Americans becomes the fifth goaltender in NHL history to have 50 shutouts in his career. The milestone comes in the Americans’ 4-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden. 1959: Howe plays as a defenseman for the Red Wings in a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple […]

November 1: This Day in NHL History

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November 1 NHL History 1924: The NHL officially comes to the United States when the Boston Bruins join the League. The NHL expands to six franchises by adding the Bruins and Montreal Maroons. 1947: Under new coach Tommy Ivan, the Detroit Red Wings’ famed “Production Line” of right wing Gordie Howe, center Sid Abel and left wing Ted Lindsay becomes a regular unit for […]

March 9 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HOCKEY HISTORY: March 9   1952: Center Sid Abel scores his final goal as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and their famed “Production Line.” The goal by Abel, assisted by longtime linemates Howe and Ted Lindsay, helps Detroit defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 at Olympia Stadium. 1975: Bobby Orr […]

March 6 This Day in Hockey History

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1949 – Montreal goalie Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout as the Canadiens won 1-0 at Boston. Durnan broke Frank Brimsek’s record for consecutive scoreless games. 1950 – “Sid Abel Night” was held in Detroit. Abel was presented with many gifts including a new car. He then scored a goal in the Red Wings’ […]