Thursday, 10 January 2013

Today in Habs History: January 10th Edition


1920: Newsy Lalonde scores a club record six goals in the Habs 14-7 win over the Toronto St. Pats. The 21 goals was an NHL record for combined goals by two teams in a game. The Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks tied the record in a 12-9 Oilers win on December 12, 1985.

1928: George Hainsworth earns his 20th career shutout in the Canadiens 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

1943: Toe Blake’s four points (1G, 3A), leads Montreal to a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers.

1951: Maurice Richard’s 16th career hat trick gives him 324 career goals, jumping ahead of Howie Morenz for #2 on the all-time NHL list. Rookie golatender Gerry McNeil got his 6th career shutout in the 3-0 win over the Rangers.

1959: Jacques Plante recorded his second straight shutout, and 42nd of his career in the Canadiens 1-0 win over Chicago.

1973: Henri Richard breaks a 49-game goal-less drought with two goals and two assists, leading the Canadiens to a 6-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars. Ken Dryden recorded his 13th career shutout.

1996: The Canadiens become the first team to play 5000 regular season games in the NHL, in a 2-2 tie with the Vancouver Canucks.

2001: Scotty Bowman is awarded the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

2002: Jose Theodore recorded his 11th career shutout in a 4-0 win over the New York Islanders.

2004: Sheldon Souray sets a Canadiens record for points by a defensemen in one game. Souray scored a goal and added five assists in the Habs 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Happy Birthday to the Big M: Frank Mahovlich turns 75 today!

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