Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 12th Edition

Habs rookie Alex Galchenyuk turns 19 today (Photo: Canadiens.com)
1929: The Canadiens recall Herb Gardiner form the Chicago Black Hawks. Gardiner had been on loan from Montreal and was player coach, Dick Irvin took over as interim coach in Chicago.
On the same night, George Hainsworth’s 15th shutout of the season leads the Canadiens to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1964: Bernie Geoffrion scores two goals in the Canadiens 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Geoffrion tied Ted Lindsay with 365 career NHL goals, good at the time for third all-time behind Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard. Charlie Hodge picked up his 11th career shutout.
1966: Dick Duff scores his 200th career NHL goal and adds an assist in a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Black Hawks.
1967: John Ferguson scores his only NHL hat trick in Montreal’s 4-4 tie with the New York Rangers.
1975: Larry Robinson scores a goal and adds an assist in Montreal’s 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The draw extended the Canadiens NHL-record unbeaten streak to 17 games (10-0-7).
1992: Stephan Lebeau scores his first career hat trick and adds an assist in Montreal’s 6-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
2010: P.K. Subban makes his NHL debut, picking up an assist, despite a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers

Habs Born On This Day: Jacques Locas (1926), Bobby Smith (1958), Frederic Chabot (1968), Alex Galchenyuk (1994)

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