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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...
Gordie Howe 1980 NHL All-Star Game February 5 NHL history

February 5: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 5 NHL History 1980: Gordie Howe receives one of the greatest spontaneous ovations ever given in sports when he steps onto the ice for the NHL...
Bobby Orr September 3 NHL History

September 3: This Day in NHL History

September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven't qualified...
Peter Stastny October 19 NHL History

October 19: This Day in NHL History

October 19 NHL History 1957: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first 500-goal scorer in the NHL when he gets a first-period power-play goal in...
Wayne Gretzky November 25 NHL History

November 25: This Day in NHL History

November 25 NHL History 1951: Three weeks before his 46th birthday, assistant trainer Moe Roberts of the visiting Chicago Blackhawks replaces injured goaltender Harry Lumley after two periods...
June 10 NHL History - New Jersey Devils

June 10: This Day in NHL History

June 10 NHL History 1971: The Montreal Canadiens use the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft to select forward Guy Lafleur, who's coming off a...
Mark Messier January 13 NHL History

January 13: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 13 NHL History 1926: Babe Ruth drops the puck for a ceremonial face-off at Madison Square Garden prior to a game between the Montreal Canadiens...
NHL Hockey in London September 29 NHL History

September 29: This Day in NHL History

September 29 NHL History 1963: Dave Andreychuk, one of seven members of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2017, is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Andreychuk...
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