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Hockey History FAQs and Trivia

Why are the Montreal Canadiens called the Habs? Who was hockey's first million-dollar man? And other history questions hockey fans need answered.

Who holds the record for the most points scored in one NHL game?
The record for most points in one NHL game belongs to Toronto Maple Leafs' legend Darryl Sittler. His astonishing night in 1976 has yet to be equaled.

Who Are the "Original Six"?
Here are the teams that date back to the NHL's "Original Six" era.

Did the Montreal Canadiens ever have exclusive rights to players from Quebec?
Hockey FAQ: Is it true the Montreal Canadiens used to have exclusive rights to hockey players from Quebec?

Who holds the record for most goals in one NHL season?
Who holds the record for most goals in one NHL season?

Who has scored the most goals in an NHL career?
Who has scored the most goals in an NHL career?

What's the highest scoring game in NHL history?
What's the highest scoring game in NHL history?

What's the highest-scoring game by a single player in NHL history?
What's the highest scoring game by a player in NHL history?

Who was the last NHL goaltender to play without a goalie mask?
Who was the last NHL goaltender to play without a goalie mask?

How did the NHL fill rosters during World War Two?
As many NHL players enlisted and shipped out, teams filled uniforms with players like Frank "Ulcers" McCool, who briefly became stars.

Origins of the Red Wings' Octopus
What's the origin of the Detroit Red Wings octopus? The Motor City's proud tradition of saluting the Detroit Red Wings with slimy creatures of the deep dates back half a century.

Why are the Montreal Canadiens called the Habs?
The most famous nickname in hockey might be the result of a mistake. The Montreal Canadiens are called the Habs because somebody misunderstood the Canadiens logo.

Who was Hockey's First Million-Dollar Man?
NHL Salary history: Who was the first hockey player to sign a million dollar contract?

The Buffalo Sabres, the Dallas Stars and Brett Hull's famous "no goal."
Hockey answers: Did the Dallas Stars steal the 1999 Stanley Cup? Sizing up the Buffalo Sabres, the Dallas Stars and the famous "no goal."

How did the Chicago Blackhawks blow the 1971 Stanley Cup?
The Chicago Blackhawks had the Stanley Cup in their grasp in 1971, until a long shot from center ice began the Blackhawks decline.

When Did Advertising First Appear on NHL Rink Boards?
Hockey answers: When did rink board advertising first appear in the NHL?

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