Sunday, 6 January 2013

Today in Habs History: January 6th Edition


Well, we can start off by saying that there at least will be a 2012-13 NHL season as the league and NHLPA came to a tentative agreement this morning.

A Happy 82nd Birthday to one of the Canadiens all-time greats. Dickie Moore was voted to the Canadiens 75th Anniversary Dream Team as the left winger.

Moore won six Stanley Cups with Montreal and led the NHL in scoring, setting a then league record with 96 points in the 1958-59 season.

1963: Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante records his 300th career NHL win in a 6-0 shutout win over the New York Rangers. Plante remains the only Habs netminder win 300 regular season victories.

1971: J.C. Tremblay scored a goal and added three assists in the Canadiens 7-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

1979: January 6th apparently not a good day for the Canucks to play in Montreal as Ken Dryden records his 45th career shutout in 2-0 win over Vancouver. Guy Lafleur scored both Habs goals.

1986: Rookie Kjell Dhalin records his first career hat trick in the Canadiens 9-2 win over St. Louis. Dhalin  set e team rookie record for goals that season (32) and tied Mats Naslund’s rookie point record (71). He finished second in Calder voting to Gary Suter.

This date was a great one for Habs captains for future captains…

1983: Rookie Guy Carbonneau scores his first career hat trick in 11-3 romping of the Los Angeles Kings.

1996: Pierre Turgeon records his 12th career hat trick, and his 300th goal in a losing effort. The Sabres defeated the Canadiens 7-6 riding on Jason Dawe’s first career hatty.

1997: Vincent Damphousse earns his ninth career hat trick, including his 300th career NHL goal,  in 5-4 win over the Hartford Whalers.

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