Thursday, 21 March 2013

Today In Habs History: March 21st Edition


1929: The Canadiens acquire Nick Wasnie from Newark (Can-Am League) for cash.
1939: Claude Bourque became the third rookie goalie in NHL history to get a shutout in his first career Stanley Cup playoff game, a 2-0 Canadiens' win over the Detroit Red Wings.
1948: Elmer Lach scored twice in the final game of the season to win the Art Ross Trophy by one point over the New York Rangers' Buddy O'Connor. The habs lost the game 4-3 to the Boston Bruins, keeping the Canadiens out of the playoffs for the first time since 1940.
1965: Ralph Backstrom scored his first career hat trick to lead the Canadiens to a 5-2 win over Boston.
1970: Claude Provost became just the second player in Montreal history to appear in 1,000 games with the Canadiens. The milestone came in a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Rogie Vachon recorded his 11th career shutout in the game.
1973: Frank Mahovlich scored a goal to become the fifth NHL player -- and third Montreal Canadien -- to score 500 career goals. It came in Mahovlich's 1,105th career NHL game, a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
1987: Bobby Smith scored a goal and added four assists to lead the Canadiens to a 9-4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Habs Born On This Day: Roland Lafleur (1899), Joe Carveth (1918), Terry Gray (1938), Ed Ronan (1968)



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