Friday, 19 April 2013

Today in Habs History: April 19th Edition

 

1975: Ken Dryden recorded his second career playoff shutout in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks,  in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

 

1980: Michel "Bunny" Larocque recorded the only shutout of his playoff career to lead the Canadiens to a 5-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

 

1986:  Guy Carbonneau scored twice as the Canadiens won 3-1 over the Hartford Whalers, in Game 2 of the Adams Division Finals.

 

1989: Pat Burns became just the second coach in Stanley Cup history to win his first six playoff games when Bobby Smith scored the winner at 12:24 of OT in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins Bruins, in Game 2 of the Adams Division Finals.

 

1991: Stephane Richer scored two goals, including the winner at 0:27 of overtime to lead the Canadiens to a 4-3 win against Boston, in Game 2 of the Adams Division Finals.

 

1992: Rookie Gilbert Dionne scored twice, and Patrick Roy recorded his 5th career playoff shutout as the Canadiens beat the Whalers 2-0 in Game 1 of the Adams Division Semi-Finals.

 

2004: Jose Theodore recorded his first career playoff shutout in the Montreal's 2-0 win over the Bruins, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. It was only the fourth game 7 road shutout in NHL playoff history.

 

Habs Born on This Day: Garry Blaine (1933), Luc Gauthier (1964)

 

Sources:

 

www.hhof.com

www.sihrhockey.org

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