Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Today in Habs History: November 12th Edition



1910: The Club de Hockey Canadien is sold to George Kennedy and renamed Club Athletique Canadien. The sweater is now red with a green Maple Leaf in the center bearing a gothic "C" in its center.



1931: A new league penalty record was set during the first game of the season, a 4-1 Canadiens win over the New York Rangers at the Forum. 35 minor penalties were handed out, including 22 to New York.


1955:  In a 3-0 Montreal victory over the Detroit Red Wings, Jean Beliveau and Red Kelly, the two most gentlemanly players in the league got into a fight. Jacques Plante recorded his 14th career shutout, and Beliveau scored a goal and an assist.



1959: Jacques Plante recorded his 45th career shutout, and Phil Goyette scored twice as the Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0.




1969: Rogie Vachon recorded his 8th career shutout to lead Montreal to a 5-0 win over the Oakland Seals.



1977: Guy Lafleur scored his 10th career hat trick and Ken Dryden recorded his 38th career shutout as the Montreal Canadiens shut out the Maple Leafs 5-0.



1980: Steve Shutt scored his 9th career hat trick and added an assist, and Guy Lafleur had a goal and four assists as the Canadiens won 8-4, at Los Angeles.


The five-point night for Lafleur put him third in franchise all-time scoring, passing Maurice Richard. Shutt became the eighth player in franchise history to reach 300 goals.



1982: Ronald Corey becomes President of le club de hockey Canadien Inc.



2005: The Montreal Canadiens retire the #12 belonging to Dickie Moore and Yvon Cournoyer.



Habs Born on This Day: Denis DeJordy (1938), Mark Hunter (1962)







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