NHL History

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Bobby Orr

March 9 This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN HOCKEY HISTORY: March 9   1952: Center Sid Abel scores his final goal as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and their...
Howie Morenz

March 8 This Day in NHL Hockey History

March 8 Hockey History 1937: Howie Morenz, the first great NHL star of the Montreal Canadiens, dies from an untreated blood clot less than six...
Brett Hull

March 7 This Day in NHL Hockey History

This day March 7 in hockey history features Scotty Bowman, Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur , Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Dino Ciccarelli and Mario Lemieux. 1921 - Ottawa's...
Mike Gartner

March 6 This Day in Hockey History

1949 - Montreal goalie Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout as the Canadiens won 1-0 at Boston. Durnan broke Frank Brimsek's record for...
Philadelphia Flyers Ottawa Senators NHL Record Brawl

March 5 This Day is NHL Hockey History

1967 - Montreal Canadiens' rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded the first shutout of his NHL career. Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-0 at...
Wayne Gretzky

March 4 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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

March 3 This day in NHL Hockey History

1875 - The earliest recorded ice hockey game was played, with McGill University going against the Victoria skating club, at the Victoria Rink in...