NHL History

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Maple Leaf Gardens February 13 NHL History

February 13: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 13 NHL History 1944: Toronto's Babe Pratt sets the NHL single-season scoring record for defensemen with an assist in a 6-3 victory against the New York Rangers...
Theo Fleury February 10 NHL History

February 10: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 10 NHL History 1942: The Boston Bruins' "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart combines for 11 points an 8-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens...
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...
Wayne Gretzky LA Kings 1989 February 4 NHL History

February 4: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He's...
Syd Howe February 3 NHL History

February 3: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 3 1944: Syd Howe scores six goals in the Detroit Red Wings' 12-2 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium. Howe...
Ian Turnbull February 2 NHL History

February 2: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 2 NHL History 1918: Joe Malone scores five goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 11-2 win against Toronto to extend his goal-scoring streak to 13 games, beginning...
Ray Bourque Boston Bruins NHL history

February 1: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 1 NHL History 1947: With his team struggling offensively, New York Rangers goalie Chuck Rayner skates the puck all the way into the Montreal Canadiens...
Joe Malone January 31 NHL History

January 31: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 31 NHL History 1920: Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs sets an NHL record by scoring seven goals in a 10-6 victory against the Toronto St. Patricks....
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