Friday, 12 April 2013

Today in Habs History: April 12th Edition


1950: The Canadiens acquire Frank King from the Cleveland Barons (AHL) for cash.

1955: Dick Irvin became the first coach in NHL history to win 100 career playoff games, when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

1960: Maurice "Rocket" Richard scored his 82nd (and final) NHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs beat the Leafs 5-2, and won again two nights later for the 1960 Stanley Cup Championship.

1987: Montreal completed their sweep of the Boston Bruins in the Adams Division Semi-Finals with a 4-2 win in Game 4. It was the Canadiens' 18th straight playoff series victory over Boston (a playoff record dating back to 1946).

Habs Born on This Day: Bert McAffrey (1893), Roman Hamrlik (1974)

Sources:
www.hhof.com
www.sihrhockey.org

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