Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 27th Edition


This goaltender, born on March 27, 1939,  was a Memorial Cup winner, a two-time Allan Cup winner and World Champion. He only played a single period in the NHL, as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. His name, after the jump. (Photo:

1925: Howie Morenz led the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars with the second hat trick of his Stanley Cup playoff career.


1926: Georges Vezina dies following a battle with tuberculosis.


1951: Maurice Richard scored the winning goal at 1:09 of the fourth overtime period  and picked up an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 playoff win over the Detroit Red Wings, in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.


1952: Rookie Bernie Geoffrion scored 3 goals in a 4-0 win over the Bruins, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals. Gerry McNeil had his second career playoff shutout.


1956: Maurice Richard picked up 5 assists, brother Henri had 2 goals and 2 assists, and Jacques Plante recorded his 4th career playoff shutout, as the Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 7-0, in the 5th and deciding game of their Stanley Cup Semi-Final series.


1971: Claude Larose scored a goal and added three assists, and Frank Mahovlich picked up four assists as the Canadiens won 9-2 over the Red Wings.


1976: Guy Lafleur scored twice to hit the 50 goal mark for the second time in his NHL career, as the Canadiens won 8-2 over the Kansas City Scouts. Steve Shutt scored his third career hat trick.


1977: Steve Shutt scored his 100th point of the season (for the first time in his career) when he picked up an assist in a Canadiens 6-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Michel Larocque recorded his 9th career shutout.


1979: Guy Lafleur scored a goal and added three assists as Montreal won 6-4 against the Atlanta Flames.


1988: Chris Chelios scored his 20th goal of the season to become the first Canadiens' defenseman since Guy Lapointe (in 1974-75) to score 20 goals in a season. Montreal lost the game, 4-2 to the Hartford Whalers.


Habs Born on This Day: Claude Cyr (1939) who played just 20 minutes at the NHL level. He was called up from Ottawa (EOHL) and replaced Claude Pronovost in the third period of a 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, on March 19, 1959 He allowed one goal.



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