Thursday, 11 April 2013

Today in Habs History: April 11th Edition

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1954: Gerry McNeil recorded his 5th (and final) career playoff shutout, and Ken Mosdell scored the winning goal at 5:45 of overtime to lead the Canadiens to a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

1959: Claude Provost(pictured)  scored twice in the third period as the Canadiens won 3-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

Also on this day..

 

1974: Yvan Cournoyer scored a hat trick as the Canadiens won 4-1 over the New York Rangers, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.

 

1976: Ken Dryden recorded his 4th career playoff shutout as the Canadiens won 4-0 over the Chicago Black Hawks, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

 

1977: Guy Lafleur scored a hat trick and added three assists to lead the Canadiens to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Blues, in Game 1 of the Quarter-Finals.

 

2004: Jose Theodore became just the 3rd NHL goalie to get 2 assists in a playoff game, when he assisted on both of Alex Kovalev's goals in the 1st period in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.

 

Habs Born on This Day: Gus Mancuso (1914),  Richard Sevigny (1957), Trevor Linden (1970). Also to note, legendary broadcaster Danny Gallivan was born on this day in 1917.

 

Sources:

 

www.hhof.com

www.sihrhockey.org

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