April 3rd, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens seized the opportunity to clinch a first-place finish in the National Hockey League standings last night with an 8-3 win over the Chicago Black Hawks at the Forum in Montreal. In the only other NHL game last night, Toronto and New York skated to a 3-3 tie. Beliveau Nets Two for Habs Captain Jean Beliveau led Montreal to...

April 1st, 2016 In Boston Bruins, Bruins History, Column, Hockey History 0 comments

The Boston Bruins ended any hopes the Toronto Maple Leafs had of finishing higher than third in the National Hockey League standings last night at the Boston Garden. The Bruins upset the Leafs 3-1 in a game in which neither squad distinguished themselves with stellar play. In the only other NHL game, Detroit got past New York by a 5-3...

March 31st, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens discovered last night that Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Johnny Bower is human after all. After being unable to put anything past Bower a week ago, the Habs managed to score three times on the veteran Leaf netminder en route to a 3-1 win over the Leafs. The game at Maple Leaf Gardens was the only one on the National Hockey...

March 30th, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Hockey History 0 comments

The Chicago Black Hawks kept their slim title hopes alive last night with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Hawks are two points behind Montreal with two games to play. Montreal, however, has three matches left. Montreal is at Toronto tonight. Black Hawks grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals by Lou Angotti and Doug Mohns. The Bruins refused to lay...

March 28th, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Hockey History 0 comments

It was a night for the goaltenders to shine at the Olympia in Detroit. The Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks battled to a 1-1 tie in a game dominated by the goaltending of Roger Crozier of the Wings and Glenn Hall of Chicago. The other two National Hockey League games saw Toronto trounce New York 5-1 and Montreal defeat Boston 3-1. Wings Score...

March 27th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Money is a great motivator for Eddie Shack of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He proved last night he can also play some pretty good hockey by scoring two goals in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and give the Leafs  a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. In the only other National Hockey League game last night, the...

March 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History 0 comments

There is a lot that can be said about the last six years in Edmonton for fans of the Oilers. The big thing is that this whole rebuild has gone completely off the rails with Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan coming in with a fresh outlook trying to get this back on track. There aren't very many players that are safe, including former first overall...

March 25th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Johnny Bower has never been better. That was the overwhelming sentiment last night at Montreal Forum as the veteran Maple Leaf goaltender put on a clinic to lead the Leafs to a 2-0 shutout win over the Montreal Canadiens. In the other National Hockey League game last night the Boston Bruins upset the Chicago Black Hawks 3-1. Jacques Plante...

March 24th, 2016 In Column, Detroit Red Wings, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Red Wings History 0 comments

Hank Bassen's stellar goaltending lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers last night. Bassen was only in the Wings net thanks to a hunch played by Wings coach Sid Abel. The win moved Detroit to within one point of third-place Toronto. Gordie Howe scored at 7:29 of the third period to provide Detroit with their...

March 23rd, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, NHL Expansion 0 comments

The expansion California Seals will apply to the Ontario Hockey Association to establish a Junior A developmental team in Guelph, Ontario. Norman (Bud) Poile, manager of the new team, made that announcement yesterday. The Seals are one of six expansion franchises awarded by the National Hockey League in February. The Seals presently play in...

March 21st, 2016 In Hockey History, The Business of Hockey, Top Stories 0 comments

An incredible 20 years ago, a now little known technological invention took the hockey world by storm, for reasons both good and bad. After securing the rights to broadcast NHL games in the United States, a man named David Hill, who at the time was the head of Fox Sports, envisioned a way in which to attract greater attention to the game, as...

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