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Malone 1st Goal Leader

Joe Malone

March 2, 1918: Joe Malone (pictured) finished the first NHL season with a record 44 goals in 22 games, when the Toronto beat Montreal 5-3. Malone's record stood until 1944-45 when Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored 50 goals.

Nov. 26, 1917
National Hockey League is founded

Nov. 26, 1917
Calder becomes 1st president

Dec. 15, 1917
NHL's 1st exhibition games

Dec. 19, 1917
Ritchie scores 1st NHL goal

Jan. 9, 1918
Goalies allowed to leave feet

Feb. 18, 1918
Vezina records 1st NHL shutout

March 2, 1918
Malone 1st League scoring leader

March 20, 1918
Toronto 1st NHL team in Cup Finals

Dec. 28, 1918
Vezina 1st goalie to record assist

April 1, 1919
Influenza epidemic cancels Cup Finals


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