Sunday, 12 January 2014

Today in Habs History: January 12th Edition

1918: Joe Malone scores five times against Ottawa, becoming the first NHL player to reach 20 goals in a season. The Canadiens won 9-4 over the Senators. Malone also extended his goal scoring streak, to start the season, to seven games.

1926: Howie Morenz scores a hat trick in the Canadiens 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

1952: Rookie Paul Meger records his only career hat trick, Maurice Richard records his 19th career hat trick and rookie Bernie Geoffrion adds four assists in the Canadiens 8-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

1963: Claude Provost records a hat trick, Dickie Moore has four points (2G, 2A) and Henri Richard had five assists as the Canadiens beat the Bruins 7-2.

1974: Frank Mahovlich’s four-point night (2G, 2A) leads the Canadiens in a 7-3 win over the Bruins.

1981: Richard Sevigny earns his first career shutout in a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Sevigny became the fourth Canadiens goaltender to record a shutout that season, making the Habs the first NHL team to accomplish this.

1996: Rookie Saku Koivu scores a goal and adds three assists in the Canadiens 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

2001: Rookie Mathieu Garon records his second career NHL win and 2nd career shutout in the Habs 3-0 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. Garon becomes the second NHL rookie goalie to get shutouts in his first two victories.


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