Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 27th Edition

Jackie Leclair (No. 8) in action for the Canadiens  (Action Press Photo)

1918: The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens traveled to Quebec City for the first neutral site game in NHL history. Ottawa won the game by a 3-1 decision.

1930: The New York Americans loaned goaltender Roy Worters to the Canadiens for one night.  “Shrimp” gave up a pair of goals in a 6-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Howie Morenz led the Canadiens' scoring with his 9th career hat trick.

1947: Maurice Richard scored his 11th career hat trick and added an assist as the Canadiens won 6-5 against the Chicago Black Hawks.

1954: Jacques Plante recorded the third shutout of his rookie season in the Canadiens' 5-0 win over the visiting New York Rangers.

1955: Rookie Jackie Leclair (pictured) scored twice and added two assists, and Maurice Richard had a goal and three assists in the Canadiens' 7-1 win over the New York Rangers.

1970: Minnesota North Stars purchased 41-year-old goaltender Gump Worsley from the Montreal Canadiens.  Worsley went on to play four and a half years with the North Stars, compiling a record of 39-37-24 with 2.62 GAA.

1979: Guy Lafleur scored his 100th point of the season, when he picked up an assist in a Canadiens' 7-3 loss to the Islanders at New York.

1986: Hall of Fame goaltender Jacques Plante dies of stomach cancer in Geneva, Switzerland.

1988: Montreal Captain Bob Gainey scored the only hat trick of his 15 year NHL career to lead the Canadiens to a 6-0 win over the Winnipeg Jetts. Brian Hayward recorded his 4th career shutout.

1993: Brian Bellows scores four goals (for his 8th career hat trick) in the Canadiens' 8-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres.

2012: The Canadiens trade Andrei Kostitsyn to the Nashville Predators for a 2nd round pick in 2013 and a 5th round pick in 2013 which was previously acquired from Montreal  on February 17, 2012.

Habs Born on This Day: Paul Raymond (1913), Joe Benoit (1916), J.T. Wyman (1986)


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