National Hockey League History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 321

  • 1972-11-22 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • 1973-02-21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-03-21 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-12-20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • 1974-10-09 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • 1974-10-15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • 1974-10-17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
  • 1974-12-05 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
  • 1974-12-19 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-12-22 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1974-12-26 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
  • 1975-02-16 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
  • 1975-03-26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • 1975-10-30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1975-12-21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1976-02-07 Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1976-04-03 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • 1977-02-02 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • 1977-04-02 Montreal Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
  • 1977-04-03 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1977-08-09 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977-08-25 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1978-10-24 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-10-28 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1978-12-23 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
  • 1979-03-11 Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
  • 1979-03-22 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
  • 1979-10-07 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings
  • 1979-10-10 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-10-14 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1979-12-21 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
  • 1980-01-06 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • 1980-01-07 Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
  • 1980-01-10 Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL
  • 1980-01-26 Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
  • 1980-02-15 Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-02-29 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1980-04-08 Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
  • 1980-04-09 Los Angeles Kings tie NHL record with two shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Islanders)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-01-23 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1981-02-25 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
  • 1981-02-26 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
  • 1981-03-18 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
  • 1981-04-17 Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers
  • 1981-12-20 Doug Smail (Winnipeg Jets) sets NHL record for fastest goal after opening faceoff at 5 seconds
  • 1981-12-27 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
  • 1981-12-30 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
  • 1982-01-21 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
  • 1982-02-12 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
  • 1982-02-20 NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
  • 1982-02-24 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

  • 1982-03-25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • 1982-04-03 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982-05-27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • 1982-05-27 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • 1982-06-30 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-12-14 Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1983-01-13 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • 1983-04-17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers
  • 1983-06-22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • 1983-10-08 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • 1983-10-19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 1983-11-04 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • 1983-11-17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-12-20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1984-01-04 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • 1984-01-23 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • 1984-01-27 LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
  • 1984-02-11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
  • 1984-02-22 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1984-03-22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-05-19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-12-19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1985-01-09 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 1985-01-21 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • 1985-02-07 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-02-23 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1985-03-29 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
  • 1985-12-11 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-12-20 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-10-09 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-04-03 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1988-04-22 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • 1988-05-08 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • 1988-05-24 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • 1988-07-16 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
  • 1988-10-24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
  • 1988-11-23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 702

  • 1961-11-26 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1962-01-25 Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-04-28 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1962-04-29 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-06-10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1962-06-10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • 1962-07-19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-07-31 Troy Murray, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-08-09 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1962-08-23 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

1962-09-21 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1962-12-14 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1963-02-06 Mike Hough, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1963-03-01 Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
  • 1963-03-03 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-03-07 Mike Eagles, Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1963-03-08 Mike Lalor, American NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1963-04-04 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963-04-16 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestMike Babcock

1963-04-29 Mike Babcock, Canadian NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada), born in Manitouwadge, Ontario

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 1963-04-30 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-05-18 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1963-06-13 Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1963-06-14 James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1963-06-25 Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1963-07-08 Mike Ridley, Canadian NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1963-07-11 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • 1963-07-13 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1963-07-15 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1963-07-31 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1963-08-15 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1963-09-04 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-10-10 Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-10-12 Randy Wood, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton
  • 1963-10-28 Kevin Dineen, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1964-01-14 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-01-25 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1964-02-12 Michel Petit, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1964-03-09 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1964-03-17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1964-03-25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1964-03-26 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • 1964-03-30 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1964-03-30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964-04-01 Scott Stevens, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1964-04-17 Ken Daneyko, Windsor, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)

Person of interestRon Hextall

1964-05-03 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1964-05-21 Tommy Albelin, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1964-05-24 Pat Verbeek, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1964-05-25 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-06-24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1964-07-08 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-07-20 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1964-07-25 Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1964-08-02 John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Person of interestBrett Hull

1964-08-09 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, Dallas Stars), born in Belleville, Ontario

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1964-08-09 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-08-22 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1964-09-04 Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998)
  • 1964-09-29 John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964-11-20 John Maclean, Oshawa, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964-12-11 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1964-12-17 Frank Musil, Pardubice Cze, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1964-12-21 Joey Kocur, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1964-12-23 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-01-02 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1965-01-14 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1965-01-21 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1965-01-25 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1965-01-27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1965-01-29 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Olympic gold 1998, Buffalo)
  • 1965-01-31 Bobby Dollas, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-02-22 Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Person of interestPat LaFontaine

1965-02-22 Pat LaFontaine, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1965-02-28 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1965-03-23 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-03-23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-03-24 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-03-28 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • 1965-03-31 Tom Barrasso, American NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-06 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1965-04-15 Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1965-04-21 Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1965-05-06 Bob Bassen, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Calgary, Alberta

Person of interestSteve Yzerman

1965-05-09 Steve Yzerman, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 2002, Detroit Red Wings), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1965-06-01 Dan Quinn, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1965-06-05 Bob Probert, Windsor, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)

Person of interestCam Neely

1965-06-06 Cam Neely, NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1965-06-24 Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1965-06-24 Uwe Krupp, NHL defenceman (Colo Avalanche, Germany 98), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1965-06-30 Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1965-07-16 Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
  • 1965-09-29 Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1965-10-01 Cliff Ronning, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestMario Lemieux

1965-10-05 Mario Lemieux, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Person of interestPatrick Roy

1965-10-05 Patrick Roy, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1965-10-12 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-10-12 Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington)
  • 1965-10-16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia

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