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A National Hockey League quiz to stir memories and increase the knowledge of casual fans and armchair experts

? The Montreal Canadiens won the NHL championship a record 14 times. Has any team failed to win an NHL championship?

•The Chicago Black Hawks are the only team that has failed to finish first in the regular-season standings. The closest they came was the 1962-63 season, when they finished second by one point to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and again the following season, when they finished one point behind the Montreal Canadiens.

? What team has recorded the most shutouts during regular-season play?

•In 1928-29, when the league schedule called for only 44 games, the Montreal Canadiens shut out the opposition 22 times.

? What were the most shots attempted on goal by one team in a single game?

•The Boston Bruins made 83 attempts on goal against Chicago Black Hawk Goalie Sam LoPresti during a 3-2 win in 1941.

? What is the longest period of time that a goalie has kept the opposition from scoring?

•The longest shutout sequence was by Alex Connell of the Ottawa Senators during the 1927-28 season, when he held opponents scoreless for 446 minutes and nine seconds as he ran up a string of six straight shutouts. (Forward passing was not permitted in the attacking zones during that era.)

? Last season Bobby Hull won both the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Has any other player ever won both of the awards in the same year?

•Yes. Buddy O'Connor of the New York Rangers. He won the awards for his performance during the 1947-48 season.

? What is the record for consecutive games played by an individual?

•Andy Hebenton of the New York Rangers played in 630 straight games over nine seasons. Glenn Hall of the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks holds the record for goalies, playing in 502 consecutive games before an injury forced him out of the lineup.

? Who holds the record for the fastest three goals scored in the NHL?

•During the third period of a game between the Chicago Black Hawks and the New York Rangers in 1952, Bill Mosienko of Chicago scored three times in 21 seconds (6:09, 6:20, 6:30) as the Black Hawks were defeating the Rangers 7-6.