October 29: This Day in NHL History

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October 29 NHL History 1952: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores the 323rd and 324th goals of his NHL career to tie the all-time goal-scoring record held by Nels Stewart. Richard also has two assists in Montreal’s 7-5 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. 1969: Jean Beliveau becomes the first player in the history of the Canadiens […]

June 29: This Day in NHL History

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June 29 NHL History 1968: Forward Theo Fleury is born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. Despite big offensive numbers in junior hockey, Fleury’s lack of height (5-foot-6) leads many teams to doubt he can play in the NHL. The Calgary Flames take him in the eighth round (No. 166) in the 1987 NHL Draft. By the middle of […]

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 […]