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Today in NHL History – June 2

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Art Ross Trophy; NHL Scoring Points Leader

Art Ross Trophy; NHL Scoring Leader (Photo credit: MattBritt00)

 

1948 – The NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would be awarded annually to the scoring leader. Elmer Lach (Montreal Canadiens) was the first winner with 61 points in 1947-48.

 

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Today in NHL History – May 25

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1989 – The Calgary Flames won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens.

 

1995 – The NHL announced the sale of the Quebec Nordiques to COMSAT, who moved the team to Colorado

 

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Today in NHL History – April 25

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1995 – Petr Nedved (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored the game-winning goal with only 45 seconds left remaining in the fourth overtime period between the Penguins and the Washington Capitals. The game was the third longest in NHL history.

 

1997 – Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) got his 89th career playoff win. He passed Billy Smith for the top spot. The game was also Roy’s 10th playoff shutout.

 

2002 – The NHL suspended Kyle McLaren (Boston Bruins) for an elbow to the face of Richard Zednik (Montreal Canadiens).

 

2010 – The NHL implemented a new rule that allowed the NHL Hockey Operations Department to review any hit where the head was targeted and/or the principal point of contact for the purpose of Supplementary Discipline.

 

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Today in NHL History – April 9

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2002 – Saku Koivu returned to the Montreal Canadiens after a seven-month battle with cancer. The win against the New Jersey Devils clinched Montreal’s first postseason position since the 1997-98 season.

 

1987 – Wayne Gretzky passed Jean Beliveau as the all-time hockey playoff scoring leader.

Today in NHL History – April 3

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1977 – Montreal Canadiens became the first team in NHL history to win 60 games in a season. They beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to end the season with a record of 60-8-12.

Montreal Canadiens Canadiens de Montréal

Montreal Canadiens Canadiens de Montréal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Today in NHL History – April 1

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1992 – Players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the National Hockey League (NHL).

 

1983 – Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.

 

1978 – Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) became the first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

Mike Bossy

 

1919 – The final game of the 1919 Stanley Cup was canceled due to the worldwide epidemic of influenza. No winner was declared in the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans.

 

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Today in NHL History – March 28

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1945 – Maurice “Rocket” Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games.

Joseph-Henri-Maurice "Rocket" Richard

 

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