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Dick Irvin October 22 NHL History

October 22: This Day in NHL History

October 22 NHL History 1953: Dick Irvin becomes the first coach in NHL history to win 600 games when the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2...
Herb Brooks August 5 NHL History

August 5: This Day in NHL History

August 5 NHL History 1937: Herb Brooks, the coach of the "Miracle on Ice" United States team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics,...
Theo Fleury February 10 NHL History

February 10: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 10 NHL History 1942: The Boston Bruins' "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart combines for 11 points an 8-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens...
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...
Tim Horton August 25 NHL history

August 25: This Day in NHL History

August 25 NHL History 1939: Recently retired NHL star Babe Siebert drowns while on vacation at his family's cottage on Lake Huron in St. Joseph, Ontario....
Hartford Whalers May 23 NHL History

May 23: This Day in NHL History

May 23 NHL HISTORY 1979: The New England Whalers, one of four teams from the World Hockey Association slated to join the NHL for the...
Doug Smail December 20 NHL History

December 20: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 20 NHL History 1938: Boston Bruins rookie Frank Brimsek gets his third straight shutout and sixth in seven games in a 3-0 victory against the New York...
Mark Messier December 15 NHL history

December 15: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at...