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Tom Barrasso January 5 NHL History

January 5: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 5 NHL History 1957: The NHL is shown on network television in the United States for the first time when CBS airs a Saturday afternoon game between...
Sergei Fedorov

April 28: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 28 1968: Rookie Jacques Lemaire scores at 2:14 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a series-clinching 4-3 win...
Martin Brodeur

April 19: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 19 1947: Ted Kennedy, a 21-year-old center, scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a...
Wayne Gretzky 51 game point streak ends

January 28: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 28 1918: Forward Joe Malone extends his goal-scoring streak to 11 games (beginning with the NHL's inaugural game on Dec. 19,...
Maple Leaf Gardens November 12 NHL History

November 12: This Day in NHL History

November 12 NHL History 1931: The first NHL game is played at Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe manages to get the new arena...
Brian Boucher January 9 NHL History

January 9: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 9 NHL History 1918: Less than three weeks after beginning play, the NHL announces a rule change that permits goaltenders to leave their feet while...
Hockey Hall of Fame September 5 NHL History

September 5: This Day in NHL History

September 5 NHL History 1959: The Hockey Hall of Fame holds its first formal induction ceremony at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The Hall is established...
Gordie Howe October 13 NHL History

October 13: This Day in NHL History

October 13 NHL History 1947: The NHL holds its first All-Star Game with the Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs playing a group of stars from...