Friday, 1 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 1st Edition


Mark Recchi was born on this day in 1968


1919: Georges Vezina recorded his second career shutout as the Canadiens crushed the Toronto Arenas 10-0.

1948: Elmer Lach scores his final hat trick in the Canadiens 3-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Bill Durnan earned the shutout, the 16th of his career.

1964: Bobby Rosseau’s five goals, including his first career hat trick, leads the Habs to a 9-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

1969: Jean Beliveau beats Ed Giacomin for his 450th career goal, as the Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 5-2

1970: Ralph Backstrom scored his 4th career hat trick in Montreal’s 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

1977: Guy Lafleur scores a goal and adds three assists in a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Barons. It was the first game in Lafleur’s NHL record-setting 28-game point streak, a record later broken by Wayne Gretzky (51 games).

1992: Guy Carbonneau scored his 200th career NHL goal in the Canadiens’ 4-3 win over Detroit.

Habs Born on This Day: Des Roche (1909), Mike McMahon (1915), Patrik Carnback (1968), Mark Recchi (1968)

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