Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 5th Edition



1942: The Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs 5-2, for their first win in Toronto since December 1938.  Joe Benoit led the scoring with two goals and two assists.


1944: Maurice Richard scored his 3rd career hat trick and added an assist, and Toe Blake had a goal and four assists as the Canadiens won 8-3 against the Maple Leafs.


1949: Bill Durnan recorded his third consecutive shutout for his 24th career shutout in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins.


1961: Jean Beliveau played in his 500th career regular season game as the Canadiens defeated the Bruins 2-1.


1966: Bobby Rousseau scored a goal and three assists as the Canadiens won 7-2 over the Detroit Red Wings.


1967: Rookie goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded the first shutout of his NHL career as Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-0 at Madison Square Garden.  Bobby Rousseau led the scoring with a goal and an assist.


1972: Rookie Ken Dryden recorded his second shutout in two days (for the 8th of his career), and Yvan Cournoyer scored his 5th career hat trick in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.


1977: Jacques Lemaire scored two goals and added two assists as Montreal tied an NHL record for longest home unbeaten streak at 27 games (22-0-5), with a 7-2 win against the Rangers.


1988: Stephane Richer's fourth goal of the game 1:51 into overtime lifted the Canadiens to an 7-6 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.  It was Richer's second career hat trick.





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