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This Day in Hockey History – February 8

This Day in Hockey History – February 8

Today in hockey history, the Canadiens honor someone in the organization (sorry, I should be more specific, since that happens in literally every game), a GM you’ve grown to hate, a goalie follows his father’s footsteps, an accomplishment by a Bruin, and more Gretzky.


February 8, 1934 – In what probably encompassed a lengthy pre-game ceremony, the Montreal Canadiens honored Aurel Joliat for playing his 500th NHL game, but Montreal would lose 3-2 to Montreal. Oh, the Montreal Maroons I meant. Sorry, should have specified.

February 8, 1970 – Pittsburgh’s Glen Sather scored twice and added an assist in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota North Stars. How could such an innocent-looking man

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Scott Finger
Scott is the former managing editor at Hooked on Hockey Magazine. He loves hockey, writing, and writing about hockey. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 2011 with a useless degree in Media Communications (concentrating in Journalism). Being a New York Rangers fan (and NY Giants and Mets fan) living in Boston is very uncomfortable for him, and it'll be awkward trying to celebrate a Rangers Cup win in the streets when they inevitably win sometime in the next 100 years. He also likes long walks on the beach.
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