NHL (National Hockey League) is a most important international league, in which players utilize sticks to shoot a hard rubber hockey puck into their opponent's net to gain the points. It is also known as specialized men’s ice hockey league. Which consisting of 30 member clubs in North America, seven members in Canada and finally 23 members in United States. This NHL began with the end of its forerunner league, the national hockey association (NHA) in 1927. NHA is failed to decide firmly on certain issues with Edward James Livingstone, owner of Toronto Blueshirts and other NHA executives hanged this national hockey association.
In 1924, firstly NHL extended into United States with launching of Boston bruins, which is began with five teams those are Ontario, Quebec, the Great Lakes region, and the Northeastern United States. The NHL's first quarter-century saw the league struggle align with two major opponent leagues, which are the Western Canada Hockey League and Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Finally the winner of a series between two opponent’s leagues would go on to face the winner of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the popular Stanley Cup.
In 1944 Maurice Richard becomes the first champion to scored 50 goals, and after ten years Richard hanged for assaulting a lineman. In 1946 Gordie Howe (Canadian) made his debut and retired after 35 years, he was only the NHL’s all time leading scorer. At the first time Northern American history in 2004-05 league has cancelled for labour conflicts, after that 2004–05 lockout, it eliminated the tie altogether, introducing the shootout to make certain that each game has a winner.