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View NHL history for specific dates. Check out what records on specific dates that have been broken by NHL greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek and more. NHL History and NHL milestones are listed here for every single day of the year. Use the search tool to find a specific date or record on a specific day. If you find any errors, use they contact us form and I will have the text adjusted.

Montreal Canadiens 1979 - May 21 NHL History

May 21: This Day in NHL History

May 21 NHL HISTORY 1979: The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive season, and for the sixth time in the 1970s,...
Montreal Canadiens 1993 May 20 NHL History

May 20: This Day in NHL History

May 20 NHL HISTORY 1975: The Buffalo Sabres overcome the Philadelphia Flyers and the fog in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of the...
Paul Coffey May 19 NHL History

May 19: This Day in NHL History

MAY 19 NHL HISTORY 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Boston Bruins 1-0...
Brian Skrudland May 18 NHL History

May 18: This Day in NHL History

MAY 18 NHL HISTORY 1971: Jean Beliveau goes into retirement as a 10-time Stanley Cup winner when the Canadiens rally from a two-goal deficit to...
Mario Lemieux - May 17 NHL history

May 17: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 17 1979: Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a point...
May 16 NHL History

May 16: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 16 1927: Jack Adams is named general manager and coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams goes...
May 15 NHL History - The Phil Esposito trade

May 15: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 15 1926: The NHL adds a second team in New York when a franchise is granted to Madison Square Garden...
May 14 NHL History

May 14: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 14 1977: The Montreal Canadiens end perhaps the most dominant season in NHL history when Jacques Lemaire scores his...
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