Saturday, 2 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 2nd Edition

1929: George Hainsworth became the first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season, when the Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 3-0.

1949: Bill Durnan recorded his seventh shutout of the season (and the 23rd of his career) as the Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0.

1952: Rookie Dick Gamble scored his only career hat trick and added an assist and Floyd Curry had two goals and two assists in the Canadiens' 6-4 win over the Chicago Black Hawks.

1966: Jean Beliveau scored his 380th career NHL goal when Montreal tied Toronto 3-3.  The 380 career goals moved him ahead of Ted Lindsay into the #3 spot all time, behind Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard.

1994: Jacques Demers recorded his 350th career victory, in a 5-2 Canadiens' win over the  Anaheim Might Ducks. Demers became the 17th coach in NHL history to win 350 games, improving his all time record to 350-338-101.

2004: The Canadiens trade Jozef Balej and a 2nd round pick (Bruce Graham) in 2004 traded to New York Rangers for Alex Kovalev.

2010: The Canadiens trade Matt D'Agostini traded to the St. Louis Blues for Aaron Palushaj.

Habs Born on This Day: Fern Headley (1901), Art Alexandre (1907), Claude Larose (1942), Kjell Dahlin (1963), Tomas Kaberle (1978)


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