Thursday, 7 March 2013

Today in Habs History: March 7th Edition


1921: The Canadiens close out the 1920-21 season with a 6-4 loss to Toronto. Montreal's Newsy Lalonde finished the season with 33 goals and 8 assists to win the NHL scoring championship.


1929: George Hainsworth recorded his 21st shutout of the season (and the 48th of his career) as the Canadiens won 3-0 over the Ottawa Senators.


1953: Gerry McNeil recorded his 10th shutout of the season (and the 22nd of his career) to lead the Canadiens to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Black Hawks.


1959: Jean Beliveau scored four times to get 200 career NHL goals and added three assists when the Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 10-2.  It was Beliveau's 9th career hat trick, and fourth of the season. Dickie Moore had two goals in four assists in the game.


1963:  Dickie Moore scored twice to give him 250 career NHL goals and added three assists as the Canadiens won 8-0 against the Boston Bruins.  Jacques Plante recorded his 58th career shutout.


1971: The Canadiens call up rookie Ken Dryden from the Montreal Voyageurs (AHL). He made his NHL debut one week later.


1975: Guy Lafleur scored twice and added two assists to become the first 100 point scorer in Montreal Canadiens' history, in an 8-4 win against the Washington Capitals.


Habs Born on This Day: Frank King (1929),  Tom Manastersky (1929)



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