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1917-18

• The National Hockey League is formed on November 26 with four member teams -- the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Arenas.

• Dave Ritchie of the Wanderers scores the first goal in NHL history in the Wanderers' 10-9 victory over the Arenas. It would be the lone win in the Wanderers' NHL existence.

• Four games into that inaugural season, the Wanderers' arena burned to the ground, destroying all of the team's equipment in the process. Already $30,000 in debt, the team forfeited its next two games and eventually folded. The players were dispersed among the three remaining teams.

• The Canadiens won the first half title, while the Arenas emerged on top in the second half. The Arenas beat the Canadiens in the two-game total goals series to win the O'Brien Cup as the NHL champions.

• The Arenas beat the Vancouver Millionaires, the champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, three games to two to win the Stanley Cup.


Montreal Canadiens


Montreal Wanderers


Ottawa Senators


Toronto Arenas