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May 13 NHL History

May 13: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 13 1975: The defending champion Philadelphia Flyers earn a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the...
Philadelphia Flyers Ottawa Senators NHL Record Brawl

March 5 This Day is NHL Hockey History

1967 - Montreal Canadiens' rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded the first shutout of his NHL career. Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-0 at...
Larry Robinson July 26 NHL History

July 26: This Day in NHL History

July 26 NHL History 1951: Rick Martin, the left wing on the Buffalo Sabres' famed "French Connection" line in the 1970s, is born in Verdun, Quebec....
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...
Jari Kurri - May 30 NHL History

May 30: This Day in NHL History

May 30 NHL History 1985: The Edmonton Oilers roll to their second Stanley Cup championship by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 8-3 in Game 5 of...
Guy Lafleur August 19 NHL History

August 19: This Day in NHL History

August 19 NHL History 1947: The rebuilding New York Rangers obtain Buddy O'Connor and Frank Eddolls from the Canadiens in a trade for defenseman Hal Laycoe...
Dickie Moore August 22 NHL History

August 22: This Day in NHL History

August 22 NHL History 1974: Longtime Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore is one of seven men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Moore leads the NHL in scoring...
Mark Messier July 13 NHL History

July 13: This Day in NHL History

July 13 NHL History 1950: Pete Babando, hero of the Detroit Red Wings' Game 7 victory against the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final less...