Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 6th Edition


1934: Lorne Chabot recorded his 62nd career shutout and Aurel Joliat scored twice and added an assist as Montreal won 3-0 against the visiting New York Americans.


1949: Bill Durnan recorded his fourth consecutive shutout (and the 25th of his career) as the Canadiens won 1-0 over the Boston Bruins.  Durnan surpassed Frankie Brimsek's 1938 mark of three straight shutouts.

1951: 18-year-old Jr. Canadiens’ left wing Scotty Bowman takes a slash to the head from the stick of Trois Riviere Reds defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot. The five inch gas in his scalp took 14 stitches to close up. Bowman returned the following game, but was not the same player. He suffered headaches and blurred vision and had also lost his confidence.

His playing career ended in 1954, but Bowman wanted to remain in hockey, so he turned to coaching, and began a new career. I think he did OK.


1966: Gump Worsley recorded his 28th career shutout to lead the Canadiens to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Black Hawks.


1969: Yvan Cournoyer scored his 3rd career hat trick and Jean Beliveau and J.C. Tremblay each had three assists in the Canadiens to a 5-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.


1971: Henri Richard scored a goal and added four assists, and Jacques Lemaire had two goals and two assists in the Canadiens'  8-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings.


1977: Guy Lafleur scored his 50th goal of the season, in a 4-1 Canadiens' loss to the Buffalo Sabres.


1986: Mats Naslund set a Canadiens' team record when he recorded his 57th assist of the season, breaking the record for left wingers set by Bert Olmstead in 1955-56.  Montreal lost the game, 7-4 to the visiting St. Louis Blues.


1990: The Canadiens trade Jyrki Lumme to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2nd round pick (Craig Darby) in 1991.


1991: Stephane Richer scored his 6th career hat trick as Montreal won 5-3, over Chicago.


Habs Born on This Day: Joe Matte (1893), Patrick Labrecque (1971)


Sources: , Kevin Shea “One on One with Scotty Bowman”

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