Norm Ullman is winning the battle of centres with Stan Mikita.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Ullman Ultimate Leader for Wings

Norm Ullman powered the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Black Hawks last night and set an NHL playoff record en route.  The Wings now lead […]

Gump Worsley   may not play again this series.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Take the Fifth

The Montreal Canadiens won a game they should have lost in downing the Toronto Maple Leafs in the pivotal fifth game of their Stanley Cup semi-final series last night in […]

Johnny Bower makes a great save as Claude Provost (14) and Allan Stanley look on.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Hawks Even Series

Toronto Maple Leaf goalkeeper Johnny Bower was lucky he wasn’t arrested after last night’s game at Maple Leaf Gardens.  Bower committed numerous acts of grand larceny upon the Montreal Canadiens, […]

Long Island’s 1st Hockey Championship, 50 Years Later

Long Island’s 1st Hockey Championship, 50 Years Later

No New York Islanders fan will forget May 24, 1980. Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum. Bob Nystrom redirects a pass from […]

Glenn Hall's goaltending gave Chicago their win over Detroit.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hall Leads Hawks Past Wings

Chicago Black Hawks’ goalkeeper Glenn Hall was the star last night as his team downed the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 at a noisy Chicago Stadium.  The win was Chicago’s first in […]

Dave Keon

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Keon Keeps Leafs In Series

Dave Keon scored after only 4:17 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night at Maple Leaf Gardens.  The Toronto win […]

Hap Emms, here with 1952 Barrie Flyers goalie Bill Harrington

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bruins Happy With Emms

The Boston Bruins picked an off day in the Stanley Cup playoffs to announce their new management structure.  The announcement was made by president Weston Adams, who led off with […]

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Gordie Howe

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Wings Whip Hawks

The Detroit Red Wings, just as coach Sid Abel predicted, look to be turning their semi-final series into an offensive display.  The poured a half-dozen goals into the Chicago net last night […]

Jean Beliveau scores on Terry Sawchuk.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Handle Listless Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens took a two games to none lead in their Stanley Cup semi-final series with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in Montreal.  The Habs skated to a […]

Action from game one of the DET-CHI series.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks, Wings Relax Between Games

While the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs took verbal shots at each other after their tumultuous game one, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks relaxed and took […]

Second-period brawl between Toronto and Montreal in game one of the 1965 playoffs.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs vs Habs: War of Words

As the Stanley Cup playoffs resume tonight in Montreal and Detroit, one series has already degenerated into a war of words. Everybody has something to say In the Montreal-Toronto series, […]

Norm Ullman scored three times for the Red Wings.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Favourites Take Openers

The Stanley Cup playoffs opened last night in Detroit and Montreal and went pretty much as scripted, with the favoured Canadiens and Red Wings posting victories.  Both games were close, […]