Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 13th Edition


The 13th of March was indeed an unlucky day for the Montreal Canadiens in 1955. It was during a game against the Boston Bruins, that Maurice Richard was ejected from a game for striking a linesman. “Rocket” would be suspended for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

It the backlash in Montreal climaxed with an infamous riot in on March 17, that began inside the Montreal Forum.

Other events on this day…


1943: Gordie Drillon scored his 4th (and final) career hat trick (and his only one with Montreal) and Buddy O'Connor added four assists as the Canadiens tied 6-6 with the Chicago Black Hawks.


1974: Henri Richard became the 4th player in franchise history to score 350 goals. The milestone came when Montreal tied 3-3 with Chicago.


1978: Guy Lafleur scored his 12th career hat trick with three straight goals in the first period, in a 5-2 win against the Minnesota North Stars.


1986: Mats Naslund scored a goal and added an assist, including his 100th point of the season for the only time in his career, as the Canadiens lost 3-2 to the Boston Bruins. Naslund became the first Canadiens' player in six years to score 100 points.


1997: Jocelyn Thibault recorded his first shutout of the season (and the 5th of his NHL career) as the Canadiens won 3-0, over Boston.


2001: The Canadiens trade Trevor Linden, Dainius Zubrus and a 2nd round pick (Andreas Holmqvist - Tampa Bay) in 2001 to ther Washington Capitals for Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis and a 1st round pick (Alexander Perezhogin) in 2001.


Habs Born on This Day: Ivan Irwin (1927), Eddie Dorohoy (1929)

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