Sunday, 3 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 3rd Edition

1920: The Canadiens set an NHL record with 16 goals in a single game. The Habs defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3. You can read more on this historic game here.

1927: Pit Lepine scored his first career NHL hat trick in the Canadiens' 7-1 win against the visiting Chicago Black Hawks.

1931: George Hainsworth became the second goalie in NHL history to record 60 career shutouts, and Albert Leduc scored the only goal in the Canadiens' 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

1947: The Canadiens acquire John Quilty from the Springfield Indians (AHL) in a cash deal. The Habs had sold Quilty, who won the Calder Trophy with Montreal in 1941,  to Springfield just five months prior.

1948: Elmer Lach recorded three assists to lead Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1968: Jean Beliveau picked up a goal to become just the second player in NHL history to get 1,000 career points.  It came in a 5-2 Canadiens' loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

2003: The Canadiens trade Oleg Petrov to the Nashville Predators for a 4th round pick (Andreas Valdix) in 2003, which was later traded to Washington.

Habs Born on This Day: Doug Lewis (1921), Stephane Robidas (1977)


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