Thursday, 28 February 2013

Today in Habs History: February 28th Edition

Joe Malone as born on this day in 1890 (Photo:

1929: Montreal Canadiens' goalie George Hainsworth and New York Americans' Roy Worters dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie.  Hainsworth tied an NHL record he had set four weeks earlier, with his sixth shutout in one month.

1933: Pit Lepine scored two goals 11 seconds apart in the third period as Montreal won 2-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1942: Terry Reardon scored three goals (for the only hat trick of his NHL career) and added three assists in the Canadiens' 8-3 win against the Brooklyn Americans.

1953: The Canadiens celebrated "Emile Bouchard Night" at the Forum, presenting the defenseman with an automibile and a telvision set. The Detroit Red Wings spoiled the party when they beat the Canadiens 4-3.

1957: Maurice Richard scored twice, and Jacques Plante recorded his 25th career shutout as the Canadiens won 3-0 over Detroit.

1959: Jean Beliveau scored his 8th career hat trick and added an assist, and Dickie Moore had a goal and three assists as the Canadiens won 6-1 against the New York Rangers.

1974: Claude Larose scored four goals, including his 3rd career hat trick as the Canadiens won 7-1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  It came two nights after Larose had a hat trick in the Canadiens' 6-5 win at Atlanta.

1978: Guy Lafleur scored his 11th career hat trick and added three assists to give him 100 points for the season, in a 9-3 Canadiens' win against the Red Wings.

2011: The Canadiens deal Brett Festerling to the Atlanta Thrashers for Drew MacIntyre.

Habs Born on This Day: Jack McDonald (1887), Joe Malone (1890), Stephan Lebeau (1968)


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