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Sept. 24: Canada wins Game 6 of Summit Series

Plus: NHL adopts icing rule; Stevens named captain of Devils

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 24

1972: Canada scores three goals in a 1:23 span during the second period and holds on to defeat the Soviet Union 3-2 in Game 6 of the Summit Series at Luzhniki Ice Palace in Moscow.

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Sept. 23: Rheaume makes history with Lightning

Plus: Bossy, Potvin, Bowman inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 23

1992: Goaltender Manon Rheaume becomes the first woman to play in any of the major North American sports leagues when she takes the ice for the first-year Tampa Bay Lightning in a preseason game against the St. Louis Blues. She allows goals by Jeff Brown and Brendan Shanahan on nine shots in the first period, which ends 2-2.

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Sept. 22: Soviet Union rallies past Canada in Game 5 of Summit Series

Plus: Richter born in Pennsylvania; Hull, Mikita inducted into Hall of Fame

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 22

1972: The Summit Series resumes in Moscow after a two-week break, and the Soviet Union rallies for five third-period goals to defeat Canada 5-4 at Luzhniki Ice Palace.

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Sept. 21: Canadiens star Morenz born in Ontario

Plus: Dionne, McDonald among Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 21

1902: Howie Morenz, the most electrifying NHL player of his era, is born in Mitchell, Ontario.

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Sept. 20: Hall of Famer, five-time Cup-winner Lafleur born

Plus: Blue Jackets make preseason debut

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 20

1951: Guy Lafleur, arguably the biggest star during the Montreal Canadiens' dynasty years of the late 1970s, is born in Thurso, Quebec.

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Sept. 19: Lindros makes NHL debut with Flyers in preseason

Plus: Maple Leafs acquire Fuhr, Anderson from Oilers; Predators play first game

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 19

1992: Eric Lindros makes his much-anticipated NHL debut with the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game against the Quebec Nordiques at the Spectrum. Lindros doesn't disappoint; he has two points (one goal, one assist) in Philadelphia's 4-3 victory.

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Sept. 18: Hall of Fame coach Bowman born in Montreal

Plus: Maple Leafs acquire Kessel in trade with Bruins; Expansion Kings play first preseason game

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 18

1933: Scotty Bowman, the most successful coach in NHL history, is born in Montreal.

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Sept. 17: Ovechkin born in Moscow

Plus: Expansion Sabres play first preseason game; Hall of Famer Lafleur makes debut for Canadiens

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 17

1985: Alex Ovechkin, the first Russia-born player in NHL history to score 600 goals, is born in Moscow.

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Sept. 16: Canada defeats U.S. for 1991 Canada Cup title

Plus: Gretzky, 17, attends first pro training camp; Arbour elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 16

1991: Canada wins the Canada Cup for the fourth time in five tries by defeating the United States 4-2 in Hamilton, Ontario, completing a two-game sweep in the best-of-3 final.

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Sept. 15: Canada defeats Soviet Union to win 1987 Canada Cup

Richard announces retirement after 18 NHL seasons

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 15

1987: Canada wins arguably the best hockey series ever played by rallying to defeat the Soviet Union 6-5 in Game 3 of the Canada Cup final.

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