NHL History

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Paul Coffey May 27 NHL History

May 27: This Day in NHL History

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May 27 NHL History 1975: The Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 in Game...
Guy Lafleur August 19 NHL History

August 19: This Day in NHL History

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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...
Joe Thornton November 30 NHL History

November 30 NHL History

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November 30 NHL History 1954: The Chicago Blackhawks tie the Montreal Canadiens 3-3 in a game played in Omaha, Nebraska. The Blackhawks play six home games during...
Ron Tugnutt

March 21 This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 21 1921: More than 11,000 fans jam the Vancouver Arena for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final...
Rick Nash July 24 NHL History

July 23: This Day in NHL History

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July 23 NHL History 1898: Red Dutton, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Russell, Manitoba. Dutton becomes the second president of...
Dominik Hasek makes 70 saves: 1994

April 27: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 27 1971: Jean Beliveau sets the playoff record for career assists during the Montreal Canadiens' 6-1 victory against the...
Wayne Gretzky October 6 NHL History

October 6: This Day in NHL History

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October 6 NHL History 1955: Goaltender Glenn Hall begins a streak that likely will never be equaled when he takes the ice for the Red Wings' season-opening 3-2 loss to...
Wayne Gretzky

March 4 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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NHL History for March 4th highlighted by greats Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Terry Sawchuk, Ron Francis and Guy Lafleur. 1931 - American coaching legend "Badger"...

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