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.




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