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Who scored the first goal in the NHL?
The only thing certain was that it
was a Montreal player that scored the first ever goal in the NHL, which on is up
opened it's first season on December 19, 1917, featuring 2 games; the Montreal
Wanderers hosted the Toronto Arenas and the Montreal Canadiens hosted the Ottawa
In both games
a Montreal player scored the first goal, for the Wanderers it was Dave Ritchie
and for the Canadiens it was Joe Malone.
As there was no accurate time keeping back then, just
who scored the first goal is up for assumption, but it is widely accepted that
the honor goes to Montreal Wanderer Dave Ritchie.
Dave Ritchie scored 1 minute into the first period,
while the Canadien player, Joe Malone, scored 6 1/2 minutes into the first
period so assuming both games started on time it would be safe to bet on Dave
Just in case
you're wondering the Montreal Wanderers defeated the Toronto Arenas 10 - 9 and
the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 7 - 4.
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