NHL History

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Craig MacTavish

April 20: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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1950: Don Raleigh becomes the first player in Stanley Cup Playoff history to score in overtime in back-to-back games during the Final when he...
Miikka Kiprusoff November 16 NHL History

November 16: This Day in NHL History

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Nov. 16 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers are a winner in their NHL debut. One season after the New York Americans join the League and...
Bobby Hull

March 12: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 12 1935: The St. Louis Eagles defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in their final home game of the...
Mud Bruneteau

March 24: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 24 1936: Mud Bruneteau scores at 16:30 of the sixth overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0...
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...
Curtis Joseph July 15 NHL History

July 15: This Day in NHL History

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July 15 NHL History 1994: Thirty-one days after coaching the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, Mike Keenan quits...
Teemu Selanne February 28 NHL History

February 28: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 28 NHL History 1929: The Chicago Blackhawks are shut out for an NHL-record eighth consecutive game. But they don't go home empty-handed: Blackhawks goaltender Charlie...
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...

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