Friday, 1 November 2013

Today in Habs History: November 1st Edition




1921: Léo Dandurand, Joseph Cattarinnich and Louis Létourneau purchased the Montreal Canadiens from George Kennedy’s estate, for the reported price of $11,000.



1923: The Montreal Canadiens trade Louis Berlinguette to Saskatoon (WCHL) for cash.



1952: Jacques Plante, called up by the Canadiens to replace injured goalie Gerry McNeil, beat the New York Rangers 4-1, in his first NHL start. In his three game replacement trial he went 2-0-1 giving up only four goals, before being returned to the Montreal Royals.



1959: Plante returned to the ice wearing a mask after being hit in the face with a shot by Andy Bathgate in New York. It marked the beginning of a new era in hockey. Plante led the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Rangers.


1961: Claude Provost became the 10th player in Montreal history to score 100 goals as a member of the Canadiens. The milestone came in a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.



1962: Montreal trades Terry Gray to Quebec (AHL) for Gary Bergman. The  Boston Bruins retained Bergman’s NHL rights.



1975: Michel Larocque recorded his 4th career shutout in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the visiting Rangers.



1976: Steve Shutt scored twice as the Canadiens won 3-2 over the Sabres, in Montreal, to begin a team-record 34 game unbeaten streak



Habs Born on This Day: Phil Myre (1948)




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