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Today In Sports History for Aug. 24

...10-game suspension by the league for the Jan. 6, 1988 attack on Toronto's Luke Richardson, is believed to be the first NHL player to receive a jail term for an on-ice attack of another player.1996 - Hsieh Chin-hsiung sets a Little League World...
NHL will explore expansion, with Las Vegas among candidates

LAS VEGAS - The NHL is officially exploring expansion.The...met in Las Vegas on Wednesday before the NHL Awards and decided that the league will...July 6, closing the process Aug. 10.The NHL hasn't decided how many clubs it might...
NBA leaning toward no playoff guarantee for division winners

...ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and women's great Teresa Edwards in discussing the social responsibilities of the league and its players. Commissioners Rob Manfred of Major League Baseball and Gary Bettman of the NHL took part in other panels.
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Today In Sports History for July 20

...championship game at Oklahoma City.2010 - One day after Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils agrees to a staggering contract, the NHL rejects the deal. Kovalchuk's landmark 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is deemed to circumvent the league's...
Today In Sports History for March 18

...the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season during...Colorado's Ray Bourque becomes the first NHL defenseman to score 400 career goals in...4 seconds left helps Carolina extend its NHL record to seven straight ties at home with...
Capitals Ovechkin reaches 50 goals

...Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in six...the Capitals.Ovechkin, a three-time NHL MVP, is playing in his 10th season for...of his career. A year ago, he led the NHL with 51 goals while playing mostly on the...
Canadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes to ref, is fined $5,000

...Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson...players, coaches and management," said NHL senior executive vice president Colin Campbell...Watson and the rest of the officials in the NHL. It was uncalled for."Prust said the...
Today in sports history for Tuesday, Mar. 3

1920 - The Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record for most goals in a game with a 16-3 rout of the Quebec...Flamingo."1968 - Montreal's Jean Beliveau becomes the second NHL player to score 1,000 career points with a goal in a 5-2 loss...
Today In Sports History for March 24

1936 - Detroit's Mud Bruneteau ends the longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes and 30 seconds (six overtimes...1992 - Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux becomes the 36th player in NHL history with 1,000 points, getting an assist in the second...
Today in sports history for Wednesday, Apr. 1

...Senators defeat the Seattle Metropolitans 6-1 to capture the NHL Stanley Cup, three games to two.1938 - Joe Louis knocks out...A week before the Stanley Cup playoffs are set to begin, the NHL players strike for the first time in the league's 75-year...


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