Tag Archives: NHL

  • This Day In Sports History (March 19) — Brett Hull

    This Day In Sports History (March 19) — Brett Hull

    It was on this day in 1991 that Brett Hull became only the second player in NHL history to score 80 goals in a season.  Hull finished the year with 86 goals – the third most all-time, behind only Wayne Gretzky’s 92 in 1981-82 and Gretzky’s 87 in 1983-84.  Brett also became only the fifth […]

  • Jaromir Jagr’s Epic Photobomb Makes a Fan’s Selfie Go Viral (Pic)

    Jaromir Jagr’s Epic Photobomb Makes a Fan’s Selfie Go Viral (Pic)

    As far as selfies go, the one Twitter user @RayFoy4 got on Saturday night at the Devils-Lightning game in Tampa Bay was pretty damn good. It isn’t quite as historic as the one Ellen Degeneres took at the Oscars a few weeks ago, but it’s probably better than any you’ve ever taken. You see, the guy had […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 17th) — Bell Centre

    This Day In Sports History (March 17th) — Bell Centre

    It was on this day in 1996 that the Montreal Canadiens played the first game in their new arena, the Molson Centre.  The Canadiens hosted the New York Rangers and beat them by a score of 4-2. The arena was named after Molson, Inc., a brewing company that owned the team at the time the […]

  • 11 Scariest Moments in NHL History

    11 Scariest Moments in NHL History

    Earlier this week, a game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets came to an abrupt and premature halt when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. He suffered a cardiac arrest as the result of a ventricular fibrillation, which is a kind of heart arrhythmia. Now Peverley is stable and set to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 14th) — Gordie Howe

    This Day In Sports History (March 14th) — Gordie Howe

    It was on this day in 1997 that a 68-year-old Gordie Howe signed a contract with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.  He was attempting to become the first player to play professional hockey in six consecutive decades. Unfortunately, Howe’s comeback had to be canceled because the Crunch were in the playoff hunt and could not afford […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 12th) – Gordie Howe

    This Day In Sports History (March 12th) – Gordie Howe

    It was on this day in 1972 that Gordie Howe had his #9 jersey retired by the Detroit Red Wings.  Howe would return to playing a few years later for the Houston Aeros of the newly formed WHA, and after the WHA went bust in 1979,  “Mr. Hockey” returned for one more year in the […]

  • 9 Biggest Transactions of the Wild 2014 NHL Trade Deadline

    9 Biggest Transactions of the Wild 2014 NHL Trade Deadline

    Every year the hockey media gets all excited for the NHL trade deadline, spreading all sorts of rumors about all the big deals that are supposedly in the works. Then the trade deadline comes and goes and almost nothing interesting happens. This year is different, though. Yesterday alone there were 20 trades, the day before […]

  • NHL Linesman Gets Punched in the Head Trying to Break Up a Scuffle (GIF)

    NHL Linesman Gets Punched in the Head Trying to Break Up a Scuffle (GIF)

    As the great Kenny Rogers once said, you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run. Unfortunately, NHL linesman Andy McElman isn’t familiar with the sage advice of “The Gambler.” During a late-game scrum between the Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks, McElman […]