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Brad Marchand June 15 NHL History

June 15: This Day in NHL History

June 15 NHL History 1993: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (now the Anaheim Ducks) officially receive membership in the NHL. 2011: The Boston Bruins win the...
Terry Sawchuk January 8 NHL History

January 8: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 8 NHL History 1944: Babe Pratt becomes the first NHL defenseman to get six assists in a game. Pratt's big game powers the Toronto Maple Leafs to...
Mario Lemieux March 2 NHL History

March 2: This Day in NHL History

Mar. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone doesn't score in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-3 season-ending loss to the Toronto Arenas, but he finishes the first NHL...
Chuck Rayner August 11 NHL History

August 11: This Day in NHL History

August 11 NHL History 1920: Goaltender Chuck Rayner, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who nearly leads the undermanned New York Rangers to the...
Sidney Crosby October 18 NHL History

October 18: This Day in NHL History

October 18 NHL History 1967: After losing the first two games in their history, the Philadelphia Flyers get their first victory when they defeat the St. Louis Blues...
New Jersey Devils July 7 NHL History

July 7: This Day in NHL History

July 7 NHL History 1969: Center Joe Sakic, the greatest player in the history of the Colorado Avalanche franchise, is born in Burnaby, British Columbia. The...
Dave Andreychuk June 7 NHL History

June 7: This Day in NHL History

June 7 NHL History 1976: Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders breaks Bobby Orr's eight-year lock on the Norris Trophy when he's named the...
Detroit Red Wings November 18 NHL History

November 18: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 18 1926: Detroit's new NHL franchise, known as the Cougars, plays its first game but loses 2-0 to the Boston Bruins. Duke Keats scores...