NHL History

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Wayne Gretzky LA Kings January 30 NHL History

January 30: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 30 NHL History 1926: Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to have 10 shutouts in one season. He...
Martin Brodeur retires - January 29 NHL history

January 29: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Jan. 29 1953: Montreal Canadiens forward Maurice Richard makes NHL history by becoming the first player to score 20 or more goals in each...
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,...
Wayne Gretzky January 27 NHL History

January 27: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 27 NHL History 1951: Jean Beliveau, wearing No. 20 and playing on an amateur tryout contract, scores his first NHL goal when he beats Chicago Blackhawks goalie...
Wayne Gretzky January 26 NHL History

January 26: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 26 NHL History 1961: Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time scoring leader, is born in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky's talents are obvious almost from the time he learns...
Paul Coffey January 25 NHL History

January 25: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 25 NHL History 1964: Chicago Blackhawks rookie center Phil Esposito scores his first NHL goal. He beats Detroit Red Wings goalie Terry Sawchuk at 16:01 of the...
Mike Bossy January 24 NHL History

January 24: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 24 NHL History 1937: Howie Morenz scores the 271st and final goal of his NHL career during the Montreal Canadiens' 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago...
Mike Gartner January 23 NHL History

January 23: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 23 NHL History 1934: New York Rangers forward Murray Murdoch is honored in a ceremony prior to playing in his 400th consecutive NHL game, a 5-2...
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