Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Today in Habs History: January 30th Edition


One of the oldest living Canadiens alumni, Howie “Rip” Riopelle turns 91 today.


1918: Joe Malone scored four times in the Canadiens 5-2 win over Ottawa. Malone extended his goal scoring streak, from the start of the season, to a dozen games.

1930: George Hainsworth recorded his 51st career shutout in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Black Hawks

1944: Phil Watson scored a hat trick, and Murph Chamberlain added three assists in the Habs’ 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.

1947: Bill Durnan recorded his ninth career shutout, and Toe Blake scored a goal and added an assist in Montreal’s 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1958: Jacques Plante recorded his 34th career shutout while Dickie Morore (2G, 2A) and Don Marshall (1G, 3A) each had four points in a 7-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

1960: Henri Richard had a goal and an assist in the Canadiens 2-2 draw with the Black Hawks.

1966: The Canadiens defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in a penalty-free game at the Boston Garden.

1968: Rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded his third career shutout in a 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs. The victory extended the Canadiens team-record winning streak to 10 games.

1971: Jean Beliveau scores a goal in his 1,100th career game. The Canadiens lost 5-4 to the Leafs.

Habs Born on This Day: Howie Riopelle (1922)

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