Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Today in Habs History: January 14th Edition

1922: The Cleghorn brothers, Sprague and Odie, score four goals each in the Canadiens’ 10-6 win over the Hamilton Tigers.It was the first time in NHL history that brothers each scored four goals in the same game.

1943: Alex Smart becomes the first NHL rookie to score a hat trick in his first game. Smart added an assist in the Canadiens 5-1 win over the Chicago Black Hawks. Smart played just seven more games in the NHL, finishing with five goals and two assists.

1950: Bill Durnan records his 32nd career shutout in the Habs 3-0 win over Chicago.

1973: Goaltender Wayne Thomas earns a shutout in his first career NHL game, a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Thomas became the 12th NHL goalie to accomplish this.

2002: Oleg Petrov scores his first career hat trick, It was in a losing effort as the Canadiens were downed 5-3 by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Habs Born on This Day: Albert “Babe: Siebert (1904)



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