March 10th, 2016 In Hockey History, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Since 1982, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils have been Turnpike rivals. The two have met during the Stanley Cup Playoffs on five occasions, including twice in the Eastern Conference Finals, with the Devils holding the series edge on the Flyers, 3-2. During the 1990s, the road to an Eastern Conference title, if not an old Atlantic...

March 10th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Bruce Gamble, the portly reserve goaltender called up as an emergency fill-in continues to be a revelation for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last night, his acrobatics and a single goal by Frank Mahovlich were all that the Maple Leafs needed to down the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 at Maple Leaf Gardens. In the other two games, New York edged Chicago by a...

March 9th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Jim Proudfoot of the Toronto Star, reporting from the World Hockey Championships in Yugoslavia, raises the possibility that the Soviet Union is in negotiations with the National Hockey League. The result could be games played between NHL and Russian teams. Ahearne: 'Nothing We Can Do About It' Proudfoot spoke to International Ice Hockey...

March 7th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

Gump Worsley made it a fruitless weekend for the Chicago Black Hawks and Bobby Hull. Worsley was unbeatable as the Montreal Canadiens shut out the Hawks 1-0 last night in Chicago. Toronto downed the Boston Bruins 5-3 in one of the other two National Hockey League games played last night. In the other match, the Detroit Red Wings and New York...

March 6th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Goalie Bruce Gamble pitched his second straight shutout as the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked Bobby Hull and the Chicago Black Hawks 5-0 last night in Toronto. In the other scheduled National Hockey League game, Montreal blasted Detroit 7-2. Keon Scores Three http://gty.im/502339125 While Gamble once again was a standout between the pipes, Dave...

March 4th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Bruce Gamble, playing in only his second game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, put in a scintillating performance as he backstopped the Leafs to a 4-0 whitewashing of the Montreal Canadiens last night in Montreal. The game was the second in a back-to-back, home-and-home series in which Toronto took three of four points from Canadiens. The other...

March 3rd, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Editor's Choice, Hockey History 0 comments

Chicago Black Hawks superstar Bobby Hull finally notched his 50th goal of the season last night. The swift-skating left winger tied the record he shares with Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion with a goal at 5:15 of the third period in the Black Hawks’ game against the Detroit Red Wings. Chicago won the game 5-4. There were two other games...

March 2nd, 2016 In Atlanta Thrashers, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Entering the NHL in 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers reached the postseason one time, across eleven seasons. During said time frame, the Thrashers iced the...

March 2nd, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Hockey History 0 comments

As the month of March dawns on the 1965-66 hockey season, a common theme seems to be prominent in many quarters. All around the National Hockey League, and the rest of the hockey world for that matter, everybody is looking for something in particular. Golden Jet Looks for 50 Bobby Hull goes into tonight’s game tonight in Chicago against the...

March 1st, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to just one healthy goaltender again. Injuries have forced the top three netminders on Toronto’s depth chart out of the lineup for the second time in a week. That means that young Al Smith, goalkeeper of the Toronto Marlboros Junior A team, might be between the pipes tomorrow night against the Montreal...

February 28th, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Editor's Choice, Hockey History 0 comments

  Bobby Hull scored his 49th goal of the season and added four assists as the Chicago Black Hawks decimated the Boston Bruins to the tune of 7-1 last night in Chicago. The game was one of three National Hockey League contests on the docket. Montreal downed Detroit 5-3 and Toronto and New York skated to a 2-2 tie in the other two...

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