Friday, October 21, 2016

Jaromir Jagr 750th Goal

October 20th 2016
Jaromir Jagr joined Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe as the only players in NHL history to have 750 or more career goals.
He netted his 750th against the Washington Capitals in a 4-2 loss.  
Jagr is far and away the active leader in goal scoring with Jarome Inginla 2nd among active players with 612.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Marian Hossa 500th Goal

October 18th 2016
Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks scores his 500th career goal.  He scored at 14:56 of the 2nd period against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Auston Matthews Kicks of the 2016-17 NHL Season

October 12th 2016
Toronto Maples Leafs rookie and #1 draft pick Auston Matthews kicks of the 2016-17 NHL season with a bang.  He becomes the 1st NHL player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today in Hockey History (October 11th)

October 11th 1967 
The St. Louis Blues play the first game in their history, 50 years ago. 
Below is a picture of the ceremonial puck drop by then NHL President Clarence S. Campbell.
Taking the face off are Al Arbour of the Blues and Len Lunde of the Minnesota North Stars.

The box score from the 1st NHL game of the St. Louis Blues
October 11th 1967

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1992 Hart Trophy

Mark Messier
(New York Rangers)
35 goals, 72 assists and 107 points
led the Rangers to the NHL's best record (50-25-5)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Today in Hockey History (October 4th)

October 4th 1991
The New York Rangers acquired Mark Messier from the Edmonton Oilers for 3 players including Bernie Nicholls.   Messier showed his value right away, leading the Rangers to the best record in the NHL and winning his 2nd Hart Trophy.

Friday, September 30, 2016

2016 World Cup of Hockey Champions

Team Canada defeated Team Europe by a score of 2-1 to sweep the best of 3 final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey 2 games to 0 in Toronto, Ontario.

Captain of Team Canada, Sidney Crosby, won the tournament MVP with 3 goals and 7 assists.