Do You Remember the Most Iconic Moments in NHL History?


Who is the Great One?

Even non-hockey fans know who Wayne Gretzky is. The Great One famously scored 802 in 1994 to surpass Gordie Howe.

In 1960, the Montreal Canadiens won their _____ straight Stanley Cup.

In 1960, the Montreal Canadiens famously won their 5th straight Stanley Cup. No other NHL team had done that before.

When did Wayne Gretzky score 50 goals in 39 games?

Wayne Gretzky famously scored 50 goals in 39 games from 1981-1982. The final record was set between the Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Maurice _____ Richard.

Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored 50 in 50 in his 1944-45 season. He was the first NHL player to score 50 in one season.

Before expansion, the NHL was comprised of the "Original ______ ."

Before expansion, the NHL was comprised of the "Original Six." This consisted of the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

A goalie who started 502 consecutive games.

Glenn Hall famously started 502 consecutive games. The streak included the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup-winning season in 1961.

The NHL is famous for ___-0 playoff comebacks.

The NHL is famous for its 3-0 playoff comebacks. Teams that were trailing 3-0 in a playoff series came back to win four consecutive games.

Boom-Boom _____ scored 50 from 1960-1961.

Boom-Boom Geoffrion famously scored 50 in that season, doing something only Rocket Richard had done. However, he did play 14 more games than Richard.

Who was the first goalie to wear a mask?

Jacques Plante was the first goalie to wear a mask in 1959. Can you imagine what it was like before there were masks?

Who was the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer on November 10, 1963?

Goldie Howe made history in 1963 when he became the NHL's leading goal scorer. This was during a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Olympia in Detroit.

Who is the most famous defenseman in NHL history?

Bobby Orr made history in 1969 for leading the league in scoring as a defenseman. Orr scored 33 goals and 120 points to beat out teammate Phil Esposito.

Europeans started entering the NHL in _____ .

Europeans began entering the NHL in 1973. It all started with Borje Salming and Inge Hammarstrom of Sweden.

The Richard ______

The Richard Riot was a special moment in NHL history. After he was suspended by Clarence Campbell, all heck broke loose.

In 1970, Bobby Orr delivered the Cup to _____ .

In 1970, Bobby Orr famously delivered the Cup to Boston. The Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime of Game 4 of the 1970 Final round against the St. Louis Blue is still the stuff of legend.

Remember when Gretzky was traded to the ______ ?

Remember when Gretzky was traded to the Kings? It happened in 1988, and still, no one can believe it.

Who won the last Stanley Cup of the Original Six Era?

Toronto famously took the last Stanley Cup of the Original Six Era. On May 2, 1967, the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens.

Mario Lemieux was famously sidelined by _____ .

Mario Lemieux was famously sidelined by Hodgkin's disease in the '92-'93 season. "Super Mario" managed to find a way to beat cancer.

The Rangers and "Nineteen-______."

Rangers fans serenaded their players with "Nineteen-Forty" chants in 1991. The team hadn't won a championship since 1940, but they put an end to all that.

Who is a famous New York Islander?

These are some of the most famous New York Islanders. They would lead the Isles to become one of the NHL's all-time great dynasties.

When was the first All-Star game?

1934 was the year of the first All-Star game in the NHL. It was in honor of star Ace Bailey, and took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens.

The last goal of Bill Barilko's NHL career _____ .

The last goal of Bill Barilko's NHL career won the Stanley Cup for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a play that became the stuff of legend.

Rocket Richard won in Game ____ of the 1952 Semifinals.

Amazingly, Rocket Richard won in Game 7 of the 1952 Semifinals. That was despite a concussion and blood dripping from his head.

Bob Baun scored only ____ goals in 964 career NHL games.

Lovable Bob Baun scored only 37 goals in 964 career NHL games. What he is remembered for are his tremendous effort and all-out body checks.

Who was the first expansion team to win the Cup?

The Philadelphia Flyers were the first expansion team to win the Cup. They did it again when they defeated the Sabres in 1975.

When was the first indoor hockey game played?

The first indoor hockey match took place on March 3, 1875. The location was Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink.

Who created the curved stick blade?

Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Fame Stan Mikita is credited with creating the first curved stick blade in the 1960s. Before that, they were all straight.

What year was the NHL founded?

On November 22, 1917, the NHL was founded. Of course, that stands for the National Hockey League.

How many teams are in the NHL?

As of today, there are 31 teams in the NHL. That's a far cry from the Original Six!

Who has won the most Cups in NHL history?

The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley Cups in NHL history. They have won 24 Cups in all.

What is the diameter of a hockey puck?

The diameter of a hockey puck is 3". Traditionally, senior hockey sticks have been 36 inches or 1 yard long.

Who has the fastest slapshot in history?

Bobby Hull has the fastest slapshot in history. It was registered at 118 miles per hour.

Since 1914, how many years has the Cup not been awarded out?

Since 1914, the Cup has only not been awarded out two times. Once was for Spanish flu, and the other was for lockout/work stoppage.

How many records does Wayne Gretzky hold?

Wayne Gretzky holds 61 NHL records. That's by far the most of any player.

Where is the Hockey Hall of Fame?

The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Canada. It moved to Toronto in 1958.

When was the Stanley Cup created?

The Stanley Cup was created in 1893. It has, through history, been used as a cereal bowl, been left by the side of the road, thrown in a swimming pool, and was just flat out lost at one point.

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