Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 3oth Edition



1943: What would be the more well known version of the Canadiens “Punch Line" played together for the first time. Maurice Richard played on the wing with Elmer Lach and Toe Blake. It was also the first time Richard wore uniform #9. The Canadiens tied 2-2 with the Boston Bruins.


On the same day, Bill Durnan signed his first NHL contract and made his NHL debut. It was the start of an NHL-record 14 game unbeaten streak (12-0-2) for the rookie goalie.


The Canadiens also dealt Bert Gardiner to the Bruins for cash. The Habs retained a right to repurchase contract.



1957: Jean Beliveau scored a goal and an assist in the Canadiens' 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, to give him 300 career points in just 267 games.


1968: Goaltender Rogie Vachon recorded his 6th career shutout to lead the Canadiens to a 5-0 win over the Maple Leafs.



1969: Jean Beliveau recorded one assist, for his 1,100th point in 1,001 regular season games, during a 2-2 tie with the St. Louis Blues.



1980: Guy Lafleur scored twice and added three assists as the Canadiens crushed the Hartford Whalers 8-2. On the same night, Pierre Larouche scored his 200th NHL goal.



1986: The Canadiens trade Dominic Campedelli to the  Philadelphia Flyers for Andre Villeneuve.



1993: Vincent Damphousse scored his 7th career hat trick to give him 200 career NHL goals as the Canadiens won 5-2 against the visiting Leafs.




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