Here’s today’s dose of NHL history.
1958 – The Hockey Hall of Fame announced a new class of inductees. Frank Boucher, King Clancy, Sprague Cleghorn, Alex Connell, Red Dutton, Frank Foyston, Frank Fredrickson, Herb Gardiner, Bill Hay, Dick Irvin, Ivan “Ching” Johnson, Duke Keats, Hugh Lehman, and Paddy Moran were all honored on this day 55 years ago.
1980 – History came to an end 33 years ago. The Montreal Canadiens lost to the Minnesota North Stars 3-2 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals, ending the Habs’ bid for five consecutive Stanley Cups. Al MacAdam scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to victory.
1994 – Hats off to the Sabres, even if it was against our New Jersey Devils. Dominik Hasek recorded 70 saves and Dave Hannan scored to break a scoreless tie at 5:43 into the 4th overtime in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. The Sabres’ 1-0 win was the 6th longest game in playoff history.
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