Tag Archives: NHL

The Sports Archives – Stanley Cup Memories – Boston and Montreal Rivalry Fires Up Again

What has proven to be one of the greatest rivalries in sports archives history is the ongoing battle between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins.  They have been fighting it out since the days of the ‘original six’ of the … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – 1976-1983 Stanley Cup Memories – Canadiens, Islanders Reign Supreme

Will there ever be another time in NHL history where 2 teams win back-to-back 4 consecutive year terms of Stanley Cup championships?  The first question that needs to be answered is ‘Will there ever be another team that will win … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Rocket Richard Riot

The anglophone and the francophone have shared a history in Canadien hockey.  Perhaps in the 1950s, there was more of a rivalry then one cared to notice.  The francophone Maurice “The Rocket” Richard did more than score goals, he also … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – Montreal Canadiens Overtime Playoff Victories

Who better than the Montreal Canadiens to represent the NHL in the most playoff overtime victories on route to the Stanley Cup? It was 1993 and the Canadiens battled through every post-season series despite ending up with a 16-4 playoff … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – Hockey’s Bobby Orr Stanley Cup Winning Goal

Bobby Orr joined the NHL Boston Bruins in 1966 at a time when the Bruins had not won a Stanley Cup since 1941.  Orr was one of the greatest players to ever play the game and remains the only defenseman … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives History Lesson – Hockey’s Multi-Goal Power Play

Prior to 1956 in the NHL, a player taking a penalty was required to ‘do’ his time regardless of how many goals the opposing team scored while the player was in the box. Teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s, such … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – How The New Jersey Devils Got Their Name

The New Jersey Devils were supposedly named after a legendary, gargoyle-like creature that lived in the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. Termed the Jersey Devil or Leeds Devil, this creature was born 13th child to “Mother Leeds”, an alleged witch, … Continue reading

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