Saturday, 12 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 12th Edition



1949: Bill Durnan recorded his 27th career shutout and Maurice Richard scored twice in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the visiting Chicago Black Hawks.



1963: Former Canadiens' goalie Jacques Plante returned to the Montreal Forum for the first time as a member of the Rangers. He was both cheered and jeered, as the Rangers lost 6-2.



1968: Claude Ruel made his debut as the Montreal Canadiens' coach, succeeding Toe Blake. THe Habs the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-1.


1977: Guy Lapointe scored a goal and 2 assists to lead the Canadiens to a 7-3 win over the Minnesota North Stars, at the Forum. The victory tied an NHL record as the the Canadiens extended their Opening Night undefeated streak to 15 straight games (11-0-4).



1985: Rookie Stephane Richer scored the first goal of his NHL career, in a 6-3 Canadiens' win over the Blackhawks. Mats Naslund scored twice (to give him 100 career NHL goals) and added two assists.



1991: Patrick Roy is 14th career shutout in a 6-0 road win over the Boston Bruins.



Habs Born on This Day: J.J Daigneault (1965), Marcel Hossa (1981)




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