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The Montreal Forum opens in 1929

November 29: This Day in NHL History

November 29 NHL History 1924: The Montreal Forum, one of hockey's iconic arenas, has its official opening. The Montreal Canadiens celebrate by defeating the Toronto St. Patricks...
Darryl Sittler

April 3: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 3 1928: The New York Rangers defeat the Bruins 4-1 in Game 2 to win their Stanley Cup Semifinal...
Ron Tugnutt

March 21 This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 21 1921: More than 11,000 fans jam the Vancouver Arena for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final...
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...
Wayne Gretzky November 4 NHL History

November 4: This Day in NHL History

1962: Bill Gadsby, playing his 17th NHL season, becomes the first defenseman in League history to reach 500 points in his career. The milestone comes...
Pete Babando

April 23: This Date in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 23 1950: In the first Game 7 of the Final to be decided in overtime, Pete Babando scores at 8:31...
Wayne Gretzky Decmber 29 NHL History

December 29: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145...
Alex Ovechkin

April 13: This Date in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 13 1927: The Ottawa Senators defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 4 of the Final at the Ottawa...