Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Today in Habs History: January 29th Edition

Maurice Richard became the first player to score 20 goals or more in his first 10 seasons (AP photo)


1929: George Hainsworth records his 13th shutout of the season in the Canadiens 1-0 win  over the New York Americans. It was Hainsworth’s sixth shutout in January, setting an NHL record.

1953: Maurice Richard becomes the first NHL player to score 20 or more goals in his first ten seasons. The Rocket scored two goals and added an assist in the Habs 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.

1955: Jacques Plante records his 9th career shutout in the Canadiens 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

1966: Henri Richard scores a goal and adds three assists in Montreal’s 6-2 victory over the Rangers.

1979: Larry Robinson’s four points (2G, 2A) leads the Canadiens to a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Habs Born on This Day: Larry Pleau (1947), Doug Risebrough (1954)

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