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1952-53

• The first-ever Canadian telecast of an NHL game occurred on October 9. Viewers watched the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1.

• Marguerite Norris became the NHL's first female owner in nearly 30 years when she inherited the Red Wings after the death of her father, James E. Norris.

• The NHL nearly had a seventh team as a group from Cleveland was approved for a franchise on the condition that they come up with a $425,000 good-faith deposit. When the group couldn't come up with the money, it was told to apply at a later date. Cleveland would eventually get a short-lived NHL franchise with the relocation of the California Golden Seals in 1976.

• The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins in five games.


Boston Bruins


Chicago Black Hawks


Detroit Red Wings


Montreal Canadiens


New York Rangers


Toronto Maple Leafs


NHL All-Stars