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Toronto Maple Leafs 1949

April 16: This Date in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY, APRIL 16: 1949: The Toronto Maple Leafs become the NHL's first modern-era dynasty. Toronto wins the Stanley Cup for the third...
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...
Gordie Howe October 29 NHL History

October 29: This Day in NHL History

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...
Miikka Kiprusoff November 16 NHL History

November 16: This Day in NHL History

Nov. 16 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers are a winner in their NHL debut. One season after the New York Americans join the League and...
Maurice Richard August 4 NHL History

August 4: This Day in NHL History

August 4 NHL History 1921: Maurice Richard, the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season and 500 in a career, is born in...
Boston Bruins November 20 NHL History

November 20: This Day in NHL History

November 20 NHL History 1928: The Boston Bruins play their first game at Boston Garden. After four seasons at Boston Arena (now Matthews Arena), the Bruins, then...
Wayne Gretzky July 21 NHL History

July 21: This Day in NHL History

1996: Wayne Gretzky, the greatest scorer in NHL history, rejoins former teammate Mark Messier when he signs a contract with the New York Rangers. Gretzky says the chance...
Detroit Red Wings Game 7 record

May 12: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 12 1981: Bryan Trottier and Anders Kallur score shorthanded goals 47 seconds apart to spark the New York Islanders...