Today marks another day gone in this lockout shortened season. There have been many who have come before us on the ice. Here’s a look at NHL history made on this day.
1917- The Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) defeated the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association to win the Stanley Cup. The “Mets” took the series 3-1 and outscored the Canadiens 19-3. Bernie Morris scored 14 of Seattle’s 19 goals. This victory 96 years ago today marked the first time a team from the United States won the Stanley Cup.
1931-The Boston Bruins became the first team to ever pull their goalie. Bruins coach Art Ross needed the extra attacker in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semi-finals. The strategy did not pay off and the Bruins fell to their rival from Montreal. The Canadiens went on to win the Stanley Cup defeating the Chicago Blackhawks three games to two.
1986- Neal Broten of the Minnesota North Stars made United States hockey history. He became the first player born in the United States to score 100 points in a single season on this day 27 years ago. Broten registered 105 total points on the season and never again eclipsed the 100 point mark. He also later played three seasons with the New Jersey Devils from 1994-1997.