Ron Ellis

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bruins Blank Leafs, Ellis Hurt

The lowly Boston Bruins, cellar-dwellers in the National Hockey League, played very poor New Year’s hosts last night as they hung a 3-0 beating on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In the other NHL […]

Stan Mikita faces off vs Norm Ullman

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks, Wings Tie One On for New Year’s Eve

As the year 1964 left us forever, the National Hockey League scheduled one game last night to say good-bye.  In the lone New Year’s Eve contest, played in Detroit, the […]

Leafs-Habs action.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Come From Behind to Best Leafs

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs are Stanley Cup champions, they ended 1964 on a losing note in the worst way, blowing a lead and dropping a 4-3 home-ice decision to the […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Pierre Pilote, right and Glenn Hall

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks Hammer Rangers

The Chicago Black Hawks have now gone 11 straight games without losing as they doubled the New York Rangers 4-2  last night at Madison Square Garden in New York. As […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Ryan Miller led the Reborn Sabres into battle against the Polish Express. (HermanVonPetri)

Year in Review: Sabres Top Stories of 2014

With 2014 near its end, the year has been an eventful one for Buffalo.  We saw changes in the front office for the first time in over a decade and […]

RIP: Remembering Those Hockey Lost in 2014

RIP: Remembering Those Hockey Lost in 2014

The hockey community lost a number of important members over the course of the past year. The impacts that they had on the game in various  countries and eras was […]

by · December 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Cares, Hockey History
Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Bill (Red) Hay

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks Flying High

After a short holiday hiatus, we’re back to report action in the National Hockey League over the past couple of days.  Two matches were played last night, with Chicago bombing […]

by · December 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Montreal-Detroit action from December 25, 1964

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Two Christmas Ties and a Shutout

Four NHL coaches received ties for Christmas last night as a full slate of three Yuletide games was played.  Montreal and Detroit battled to a 2-2 draw in Detroit, while Toronto […]

by · December 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Jean Beliveau vs jacques Plante

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Win, Beliveau Hurt

In the only National Hockey League game played last night the Montreal Canadiens hosted the New York Rangers and blanked the Broadway Blueshirts 2-0 before a pre-Christmas throng of over […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Phil Esposito

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Who Is This Esposito Guy?

The latest list of National Hockey League leading scorers is a most interesting missive released by the league office.  At first glance, the top dogs in the race for the […]

by · December 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Price vs Halak, Who Won?

Price vs Halak, Who Won?

The month of December brought a lot of traffic down memory lane for the Montreal Canadiens. On December 9th, the Habs honored the passing of Jean Béliveau, and on the 18th , it was time for Saku Koivu to […]

Dick Duff

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Acquire Dick Duff

Montreal Canadiens general manager Sam Pollock, in his first year on the job and faced with the prospect of being without left winger Gilles Tremblay for the rest of the […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens