January 23: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 23 NHL History 1934: New York Rangers forward Murray Murdoch is honored in a ceremony prior to playing in his 400th consecutive NHL game, a 5-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden. Baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, makes a presentation to Murdoch, the NHL’s first “Iron Man,” who plays in 508 consecutive games during […]

March 8 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HOCKEY HISTORY: March 8 1937: Howie Morenz, the first great NHL star of the Montreal Canadiens, dies from an untreated blood clot less than six weeks after a fractured leg abruptly ends his career. Morenz, 35, is hospitalized after breaking four bones in his left leg and ankle in a game […]