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At the beginning of the 1943-44 season, Tommy Gorman and Dick Irvin know that the Canadiens’ [...]More
The Red Wings joined the NHL ranks at the start of the 1926-27 season.Named the Cougars from [...]More
Bill Durnan could play with his stick in either hand, often making the change in the heat of [...]More
Setting a record that would last until Pittsburgh’s Patrick Lalime bettered it in 1996-97, Durnan was beaten only 27 times, helping the Canadiens to an 11-0-3 record.
Reputedly the only ambidextrous goaltender in NHL history, Durnan finished the regular season with a 38-5-7 record, allowed an average of 2.18 goals per game and was named the Vézina Trophy winner, the first of his six mentions. The 38 victories he posted has been the mark to beat for rookie NHL goaltenders for over 60 years.