Thursday, 28 November 2013

Today in Habs History: November 28th Edition

 

1918: The Canadiens traded Tommy Smith to the Ottawa Senators for cash.

 

 

1925: Playing in his 328th straight game for Montreal, goaltender Georges Vezina collapsed during a game against Pittsburgh. Suffering from tuberculosis, he died four months later.

 

 

1935: Canadiens goalie Wilf Cude and the Red Wings Norm Smith duelled to a 0-0 scoreless tie, in a game played at Detroit. It was Cude's 10th career shutout.

 

1943: Rookie goalie Bill Durnan improved his career record to 10-0-2, with a 2-2 tie over the New York Rangers. Durnan went on to set an NHL record for rookie goalies by going 12-0-2 in his first 14 games.

 

 

1957: Jacques Plante recorded his 28th career shutout, Bernie Geoffrion scored twice and Jean Beliveau picked up two assists as the Canadiens won 2-0 at Chicago.

 

 

1963: Rookie Yvan Cournoyer scored the first goal of his NHL career. It came in the Canadiens' 7-3 win at Detroit.

 

 

1964: Henri Richard became the 9th player in franchise history to score 200 goals as a member of the Canadiens. The milestone goal (along with an assist), came in a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

 

 

1974: The Habs dealt Chuck Lefley to the St. Louis Blues for Don Awrey.

 

 

1978: Jacques Lemaire became the 6th player in franchise history to score 350 goals. The milestone goal (along with two assists) came as the Canadiens won 3-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ken Dryden recorded his 43rd career shutout.

 

 

1992: The Canadiens traded veteran defenseman Rob Ramage to the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.

 

 

Sources:

 

www.hhof.com

www.sihrhockey.org

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