Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 26th Edition

1927: George Hainsworth recorded the 10th shutout of his rookie season to lead the Canadiens to a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

1929: Hainsworth recorded his 18th shutout of the season (and the 45th of his career), and Howie Morenz scored two goals and an assist in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1944: Defenseman Mike McMahon had a goal and four assists to lead the Canadiens to a 10-2 win over the Bruins.

1947: Bill Durnan recorded his 10th career shutout in a 1-0 Canadiens' win over the Toronto Maple Leafs

1955: Doug Harvey picked up his 41st assist of the season, to set a new NHL record for assists by a defenseman, as the Canadiens won 4-1 over the Bruins. Harvey surpassed the old mark of 40 set by Toronto's Babe Pratt in 1943-44.

1961: Henri Richard scored a goal and added two assists as the Canadiens won 3-1 over the New York Rangers.

1967: Defenseman Carol Vadnais made his NHL debut as the Canadiens tied 2-2 at Chicago.  When the Canadiens' chartered bus didn't show, the team traveled to Chicago Stadium in a taxi, a police paddy wagon, and two police cruisers.

1972: Jacques Lemaire scored a goal and added three assists as the Canadiens won 8-1 over the Detroit Red Wings.

1975: Ken Dryden recorded his 100th career NHL victory in the Canadiens' 4-3 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.  Rookie Doug Risebrough led the scoring with two goals and an assist.

1977: Guy Lafleur scored his 100th point of the season, with an assist as the Canadiens extended their team-record home undefeated streak to 25 games (20-0-5), with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Barons.

2008: The Canadiens trade Cristobal Huet to the Washington Capitals for a 2nd round pick in 2009, that was later dealt to Atlanta (Jeremy Morin).

2009: The Canadiens traded Steve Begin to the Dallas Stars for Doug Janik


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