Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Today in Habs History: November 13th Edition



1925: The Montreal Canadiens signed Alfred "Pit" Lepine.



1947: For the first time in NHL history, the league initiated the policy of having players raise their sticks to signify the scoring of a goal. Montreal's Billy Reay became the first to do so as the Canadiens beat Chicago, 5-2.



1949: Montreal Canadiens' goalie Bill Durnan and Black Hawks' Frank Brimsek dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie in a game played at Chicago. It was Brimsek's 37th career shutout and the 29th for Durnan.


1955: Jacques Plante recorded his second shutout in two nights in the Canadiens 2-0 win at Chicago. It was the 15th career shutout for Plante.



1974: Guy Lapointe scored the only hat trick of his NHL career, in the Canadiens' 8-6 loss to the visiting Buffalo Sabres.



1975: Montreal's Yvan Cournoyer scored his 9th (and final) career hat trick to become the 5th player in franchise history to score 350 goals as a member of the Canadiens. The milestone came in a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.



1979: Rejean Houle scored his third (and final) career hat trick as the Canadiens won 5-2 over the St. Louis Blues.



1996: The Canadiens trade Donald Brashear to the Vancouver Canucks for Jassen Cullimore.



2006: Patrick Roy and Dick Duff are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.



Habs Born on This Day: Mike Karakas (1910)




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