Monday, 13 January 2014

Today in Habs History: January 13th Edition

1926: The Canadiens defeat the New York Americans 2-1, in front of  a crowd of 10,000-plus fans. Baseball legend Babe Ruth dropped the ceremonial puck, before the game started.

1934: The Canadiens’ Lorne Chabot and the Senators’ Bill Beveridge duel to a scoreless tie. It was Chabot’s 60th career shutout.

1951: Rookie goaltender Gerry McNeil records his 7th career shutout, as the Canadiens blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0

1957: Jacques Plante wins his 100th career game, becoming the fourth Habs netminder goalie to reach that mark. The Canadiens defeated the Bruins 3-1.

1962: Claude Provost’s four-point night (2G, 2A) leads the Habs over the Bruins by a 5-3 margin.

1971: The Canadiens acquire Frank Mahovlich from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Bill Collins, Guy Charron and Mickey Redmond.

The deal turned things around for the Canadiens, as Mahovlich played an integral part of the Canadiens remaining season and playoffs, on route to the Stanley Cup.

"It's a trade Pollock felt he had to make in a season during which the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins had dominated during the first half. Furthermore, the Bruins continued to remain the runaway class of the NHL for the second half. Pollock, however, was looking beyond the season: the playoffs." -Red Fisher

Robert Lefebvre did a great feature on this deal a few years ago at Eyes On The Prize.

Finally, a Happy 75th birthday to former Habs netminder Cesare Maniago.


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