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Ken Doraty January 16 NHL History

January 16: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 16 NHL History 1934: Ken Doraty scores the only overtime hat trick in NHL history, giving the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 7-4 victory against the Ottawa...
Bill Torrey August 17 NHL History

August 17: This Day in NHL History

August 17 NHL History 1896: Georges "Buck" Boucher, a key part of the Ottawa Senators' dynasty in the 1920s and a member of the Hockey Hall...
Rod Langway September 9 NHL History

September 9: This Day in NHL History

September 9 NHL History 1960: The Hockey Hall of Fame announces its newest members: Buck Boucher, Sylvio Mantha and Jack Walker as players, and Charles Adams...
Detroit Red Wings Game 7 record

May 12: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 12 1981: Bryan Trottier and Anders Kallur score shorthanded goals 47 seconds apart to spark the New York Islanders...
LA Kings 2014 Playoffs

April 30: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 30 1972: Ken Hodge gets the only playoff hat trick of his career and Garnet "Ace" Bailey scores the...
Scott Niedermayer December 28 NHL History

December 28: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 28 NHL History 1918: Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie with an assist when teammate Newsy Lalonde picks up the puck after a Vezina save,...
Canada Soviet Union September 6 NHL History

September 6: This Day in NHL History

September 6 NHL History 1967: The expansion Los Angeles Kings hold their first practice when they open training camp in Guelph, Ontario. The Kings train in...