Monday, 18 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 18th Edition


On this day in 1967, Rogatien “Rogie” Vachon made his NHL debut, facing the Detroit Red Wings. The first shot he faced came on a breakaway by Gordie Howe. Vachon made that stop and 40 more, earning the First Star in th Canadiens won 3-2.

1918: Georges Vezina records the first shutout in NHL history, as the Canadiens defeat the Toronto Hockey Club 9-0.

1925: Vezina records his 13th (and final) NHL shutout in a 1-0 win over the Montreal Maroons.

1945: The Canadiens’ Bill Durnan and the Black Hawks’ Mike Karakas dueled to a scoreless tie. It was Durnan’s third career shutout.

1970: Henri Richard becomes the fourth player in franchise history to score 300 goals. The Canadiens lost the game to the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 5-3 score.

1976: Guy Lafleur scores tow goals and adds three assists, and Steve Shutt added four points (2G, 2A) to lead the Canadiens in a 7-5 win over the Leafs.

1978: Rejean Houle’s four points (2G, 2A) led the Canadiens in a 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. The win extended Montreal’s undefeated streak to 26 games (21-0-5).

Habs Born on This Day:  Goldie Prodger (1891), Tom Johnson (1928), Dick Duff (1936), Alvin “Ab” McDonald (1936), Andy Moog (1960),

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