Friday, 15 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 15th Edition

1947: Maurice Richard scores a natural hat trick, and adds an assist, as the Canadiens drew to a 4-4 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the 10th hat trick of Richard’s career.

1959: Jean Beliveau records two assists in the Habs’ 5-1 win over the New York Rangers. The helpers gave Beliveau 400 career points in 362 games. Montreal goaltender Jacques Plante reached the 30-win plateau for the fifth straight season.

1968: Rogie Vachon’s fifth career shutout leads Montreal to a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

1975: Guy Lapointe (pictured) becomes the first Canadiens defenseman to reach 20 goals, in a 12-3 win over the Chicago Black Hawks. Yvan Cournoyer scored five goals and added two assists.

1978: Guy Lafleur records four points (2G, 2A) in the Canadiens’ 6-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. The victory extended Montreal’s undefeated streak to 24 games (19-0-6), setting a new NHL record.

Habs Born on This Day: Phil Stevens (1893), Sebastien Bordeleau (1975)

Sources:

www.hhof.com

www.sihrhockey.org

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