Thursday, December 31, 2015

Today In NHL History (December 31st)

December 31st 1988
Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores 5 goals 5 ways in an 8-6 defeat of the New Jersey Devils.  
He scored even strength, power play, penalty shot, short handed and empty net, he also added 3 assist for 8 points total in the game.

Hockey News Cover of the Week

The Hockey News 1993-94 Yearbook

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Today in Hockey History (December 22nd)

December 22nd 1996
Brett Hull became the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father Bobby became the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Today in NHL Hockey History (December 19th)

December 19th 1984 - Wayne Gretzky, 23, of the Edmonton Oilers, became only the 18th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score more than 1,000 points. He did it in his 424th career game. The previous record was held by Guy Lafleur who did it in 720 games. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

TBT - Penguins Score Franchise Record 8 Goals in a Period

On December 17, 1991 the Pittsburgh Penguins set a team record with eight goals in the second period of a 10-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Alexander Daigle

The Ottawa Senators first round draft pick at the 1993 NHL entry draft.  He was a relative unknown in the hockey world until drafted and is now considered one of the biggest bust in NHL draft history.  He managed to have only 3 NHL seasons with 50+ points (1993-94,1996-97 and 2003-04 with the Minnesota Wild).  He finished up his playing career in 2010 in the Swiss league.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Today in Hockey History (December 5th)

December 5th 2002 - Michal Handzus (Philadelphia Flyers) became only the second NHL player to score an overtime goal on a penalty shot. The Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-2. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Today in Hockey History (November 28th)

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hockey Funnies

The Hockey News Cover of the Week

April 5th 2010
on the cover Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull, who at the time were putting together a group to buy the struggling Dallas Stars.

Today in NHL Hockey History (November 23rd)

November 23rd 1988
Wayne Gretzky of the LA Kings scores his in a game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today in Hockey History (November 16th)

November 16th 1926 
The New York Rangers played their first game in the NHL.
 They beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday's Top Shelf: Best of November 12th

Sports Illustrated Hockey Cover of the Week

Buffalo Sabres center Gilbert Perreault appears on the Feb. 26, 1973 cover of Sports Illustrated. The 1st overall pick of the 1970 NHL Draft, Perreault won the Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) for 1970-71 and played all of his 17 seasons with Buffalo. The six-time All-Star and Hall of Famer turned 65 years old today (Nov. 13). (Tony Triolo for SI)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

1961 NHL Awards

Dave Keon of the Toronto Maple Leafs accepts the Calder Trophy (from NHL President Clarence Campbell) for 1960-61 as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

1994 NHL Awards

1994 Norris Trophy Winner
Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins wins his 5th Norris Trophy as the NHL's Top Defensman

Monday, October 26, 2015

NHL Tonight: Plays of the Week (10/26/2015)

Today in NHL History (October 26th)

October 26th 1995 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th NHL career goal against the New York Islanders in his 605th game. 
He became the second-fastest player to reach 500. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Today in NHL History (October 23rd)

October 23rd 1998
Mark Messier of the Vancouver Canucks becomes the 10th player in NHL history to score 600 goals.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ovechkin Gets 900th NHL Point

October 20th 2015
Alex Ovechkin scores his 900th career point in a game against the Calgary Flames.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hockey News Cover of the Week (10/20/2015)

Patrick Lalime of the Ottawa Senators 
May 19th 2003

2003 NHL Awards

Milan Hedjuk of the Colorado Avalanche wins the 2002-2003 Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy for scoring the most goals in the regular season.

He led the league with 50 goals.

Monday, October 19, 2015


Chris Kontos #16 of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses in the locker while holding up the four pucks in which he scored during the first game played by the Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 7, 1992

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Today in NHL History (Oct 17th)

October 17th 1992

Jari Kurri of the Los Angeles Kings scores his 500th goal in an 8-6 win over the Boston Bruins.
He was the 18th player in NHL history to reach the 500 goals mark.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Today in Hockey History (October 15th)

October 15th 1989 - Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe's points record in the 3rd period of a game in Edmonton against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Eichel steals puck and picks the top corner

NHL Awards 1981

courtesy Hockey Hall of Fame

Mr. Frank Selke (L) presents the Selke Trophy to Bob Gainey of the Montreal Canadiens.  This was the 4th consecutive Selke trophy for Gainey as he won first 4 ever presented.   
The Selke Trophy was introduced in 1978 for the NHL's best defensive forward.  Gainey won the award 4 times and that is the current mark for most wins of this trophy.
Frank Selke was the former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Today in NHL History (October 8th)

1975 - Doug Jarvis (Montreal Canadiens) began his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak ended on October 10, 1987.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Today in NHL History (October 7th)

October 7th, 1990: 
Jaromir Jagr's first career NHL goal as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ken Hitchcock 500th Win

February 19th 2009 - Ken Hitchcock becomes the 13th coach in NHL history to record 500 wins.

Win number 500 came as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs.

As of the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season, Hitchcock, now head coach of the St. Louis Blues, stands 4th on the list of victories (behind Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour and Joel Quenneville) with 708.

Friday, September 25, 2015


1987 - Toronto Maple Leafs coach John Brophy admires the muscle of his newest defenceman, 18-year-old Luke Richardson; 

The Funny Side of Hockey

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


1990 First Round Draft Pick 
Jaromir Jagr
Pittsburgh Penguins
(Score Cards)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today in Hockey History (September 9th)

On this date in 1997 Mario Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He became just the eighth player in history to have his three-year waiting period waived.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Today in NHL History (September 5th)

September 5th 2001 - The New York Islanders signed Alexi Yashin to a 10-year $90 million contract. It was the biggest deal in NHL history. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Today in NHL History

September 3rd 1966
Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins.