Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 23rd Edition


1948: Detroit Red Wings goalie Harry Lumley and Canadiens' Bill Durnan duelled to a 0-0 scoreless tie, at the Forum. It was Durnan's second straight shutout and the 18th of his career. 



1949: Durnan and Boston Bruins' rookie Jack Gelineau dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie, in a game at the Garden. It was the 28th career shutout for Durnan.



1954: Ken Mosdell scored a goal and added three assists as the Canadiens won 7-1 over the visiting New York Rangers.



1958: Rookie Ralph Backstrom scored the first two goals of his NHL career. He would add an assist as the Canadiens won 9-1 over the Chicago Blackhawks, at the Forum.


1966: The Canadiens defeat the Bruins 3-2. In the game, Bruins rookie Bobby Orr scored his first career NHL goal.



1971: Guy Lafleur scored his first career NHL goal. It came against Los Angeles Kings' goalie Gary Edwards in the Canadiens' 3-1 win at Los Angeles.



1982: Steve Shutt scored twice and added two assists in the Canadiens 9-5 win against the Quebec Nordiques, at the Forum.In the game, rookie Guy Carbonneau scored his first career NHL goal.



1991: Kirk Muller factors in all of Montreal’s scoring with three assists as the Canadiens won 3-2 in overtime over the Nordiques.



2011: The Canadiens trade Brock Trotter and a 7th round (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 to the Phoenix Coyotes for Petteri Nokelainen and Garrett Stafford.



Habs Born on this Day: Wildor Larochelle (1906), Gordie Drillon (1914), Matt D`Agostini (1986)



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