Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 9th Edition


1941: The Canadiens sent Alex Singbush, Georges Mantha, Louis Trudel and Polly Drouin to Washington (AHL) in a cash deal.


1952: In the Canadiens season opener, Montreal's legendary announcer Danny Gallivan called his first NHL game on radio. The Habs lost to the Chicago Black Hawks 3-2.


1954: The Canadiens traded Dick Gamble traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Bill Shevtz and cash. Montreal held the right of recall and Gamble’s rights were returned to Montreal on November 23, 1954.


1956: Maurice Richard scored for the Montreal Canadiens as they tied the NHL All Stars 1-1, in the 10th All Star Game, played in Montreal. Ted Lindsay scored for the All Stars.


1971: Guy Lafleur played in his first NHL game, and picked up an assist as the Canadiens tied the New York Rangers 4-4, in Montreal. The Canadiens extended their opening night undefeated streak to 9 games (6-0-3).


1974: Pete Mahovlich scored his second career hat trick to lead the Canadiens to a 5-5 tie with the New York Islanders, at the Forum. The win extended the Canadiens' opening night unbeaten streak to 12 straight games (8-0-4).


1975: Guy Lafleur scored twice and added two assists as Montreal won 9-4 against the Boston Bruins.


1982: Guy Lafleur scored his 15th career hat trick and added two assists, as the Canadiens lost 8-7 to the visiting Chicago Black Hawks.


1984: The Canadiens traded Mark Holden to the Winnipeg Jets for Doug Soetaert.


Habs Born on This Day: Garry Peters (1942), Wayne Thomas (1947)



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