Monday, February 29, 2016

Today in Hockey History (February 29th)

February 29th 1980
Gordie Howe (Hartford Whalers) became the first NHL player to score 800 goals. 
It was his 1,000th regular season game. 

February 29th 1992
 Ray Bourque scored his 1,000th career point. 
He was only the third NHL defenseman to score 1,000 career points. 

Samsung Top Moments (02/28/16)



Friday, February 26, 2016

Samsung Top Moments (02/25/16)


2001 NHL Awards

Joe Sakic 
(Colorado Avalanche) 

Hart Trophy (NHL MVP)
Lady Byng Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player) 
2001 Stanley Cup


1990 Stanley Cup Champions
Edmonton Oilers

Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers Captain, celebrates winning the 1990 Stanley Cup Final

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jagr scores #742 to become 3rd all-time

Jaromir Jagr scores goal #742 to become the 3rd all-time in goals scored.

Today in Hockey History - Miracle On Ice

February 22nd 1980
Team USA Men's Hockey had the biggest upset in Olympic and maybe sports history when they defeated the USSR to gain a berth in the gold medal game of the 1980 olympic hockey tournament.

Winning the gold medal game against Finland would catapult the entire team to stardom and the entire team would be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year for 1980.

Friday, February 19, 2016

1972 Quebec Nordiques: WHA Documentary - Just Another Job

The Quebec Nordiques (in Canadian English, meaning "Northmen" or "Northerners") were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association (1972--79) and the National Hockey League (1979--95). The franchise was relocated to Denver, Colorado, in 1995, and renamed the Colorado Avalanche.

The Nordiques hold the distinction of being the only major professional sports team to have been based in Quebec City in the modern era, and one of only two ever; the other, the Quebec Bulldogs, played one season in the NHL in 1919--20.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today in Hockey History (February 9th)

1924 - Frank Nighbor received the first NHL Hart Trophy. The award, that judges the most valuable player to his team, was the first individual award in the NHL.   In 1925 he would also be the first player to win the Lady Byng trophy for gentlemanly play.  Frank won 4 Stanley cup trophies with the original Ottawa Senators in 1920, 1921, 1923 and 1927.

Frank Nighbor looks at his display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in the early 1960s

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sidney Crosby Hat Trick (2/2/16)

Penguins Sidney Crosby with a hat trick against the Ottawa Senators
February 2nd 2016

Hockey Magazine Cover of the Week

October 1959 Hockey Pictorial
Dickie Moore 
(Montreal Canadiens)
2 time Art Ross Trophy winner (1958 and 1959)
Hockey Hall of Fame (1974)

Monday, February 1, 2016