Monday, 7 January 2013

Today in Habs History: January 7th Edition

 

1928: Howie Morenz records his third career hat trick, which included his 100th career NHL goal, in the Canadiens 9-1 win over Toronto. The Canadiens became the first NHL club to keep their opponents to two goals-or-less for 20 straight games.

1933: George Hainsworth records his 70th career shutout in 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

1954: Maurice Richard scores his 21st career hat trick as the Habs defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3.

1961: The Canadiens earn their 500th win during Frank Selke’s tenure as General Manager with a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers. Selke became the fourth NHL GM to reach 500 wins.

1969: Tough guy John Ferguson’s four-point night (1G, 3A) leads the Habs to a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota North Stars.

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