1950: Bill Durnan played the final game of his NHL career, when Montreal lost 4-1 to the New York Rangers, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.
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1959: Dickie Moore and Doug Harvey each had three assists as the Canadiens won 4-2 over the Chicago Black Hawks, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.
1975: Ken Dryden recorded his 18th career shutout, and Pete Mahovlich had three assists (including two within a span of :06) in the Canadiens' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1977: Guy Lafleur and Bob Gainey each had a goal and three assists as the Canadiens extended their NHL-record home undefeated streak to 34 games (28-0-6), with an 11-0 win over the Washington Capitals. Ken Dryden picked up his 36th career shutout. The win was the 59th of the season for the Canadiens, setting a new NHL record.
1980: Guy Lafleur scored twice to become the first player in NHL history to get six straight 50 goal seasons, as the Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-2. Lafleur broke the mark of 5 straight 50-goal seasons set by Phil Esposito.
1988: The Canadiens scored a club record three goals in 37 seconds in the first period, on their way to a 9-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres. Stephane Richer scored his third career hat trick, and had an assist, and Larry Robinson added four assists.
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