Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 10th Edition



1924: In the first ever game between the Canadiens and their cross town rivals, the Maroons, Georges Vezina shut them out 5-0, with Aurel Joliat scoring four goals… It was Vezina's ninth career shutout in the NHL.



1931: George Hainsworth recorded his 64th career shutout (to pass Alex Connell as the NHL's career shutout leader) and Pit Lepine scored his 4th career hat trick as Montreal won 3-0 against the Americans, at New York.



1932: George Hainsworth became the first goaltender in franchise history to record 150 wins as a member of the Canadiens. The milestone came in a 3-2 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators.



1936: The Detroit Red Wings beat the Canadiens 2-1 in a penalty-free game played in Detroit. There were none called against either team for the entire game.


Monday, 9 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 9th Edition



1909: The Canadiens name Jack Laviolette as the club’s first coach. They also signed Odie Cleghorn.



1933: Howie Morenz tied Cy Denneny as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer, when he picked up the 246th of his career in a 4-2 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.



1954: Rookie goalie Charlie Hodge picked up his first career shutout, in a 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs, at the Forum.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 8th Edition



1924: Aurel Joliat scored three goals to lead the Canadiens to a 4-3 win at Boston.



1934: The Canadiens obtain Des Roche from the Boston Bruins in a cash deal.



1982: Ryan Walter scored the only hat trick of his NHL career, and Guy Lafleur had a goal and three assists, as the Canadiens lost 7-4 to the Whalers, at Hartford.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 6th Edition



1933: The Canadiens trade Stan McCabe to the Montreal Maroons for Paul Runge.



1947: Bill Durnan's 15th career shutout led the Canadiens to a 4-0 win over Detroit in Montreal.



1953: Paul Masnick picked up four assists to lead the Canadiens to a 7-2 win over the Bruins, at Boston.


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 5th Edition



1931: George Hainsworth recorded his 63rd career shutout (to tie Alex Connell for the all-time NHL lead) as Montreal won 4-0 over the visiting Detroit Falcons.



1936: Aurel Joliat became the third player in NHL history to score 250 career goals, in the Canadiens' 4-3 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.



1943: The Boston Bruins snapped Montreal rookie goalie Bill Durnan's NHL-record 14-game unbeaten streak, with a 5-4 win over the Canadiens. It was Durnan's first career loss after a 12-0-2 start.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 4th Edition





1909: The Montreal Canadiens, the "Club de Hockey Canadien" was founded by J. Ambrose O'Brien. Jack Laviolette was named GM, captain and player-coach.



1934: The Canadiens trade Joe Lamb to the Boston Bruins for cash. On thr same night Armand Mondou scored on a penalty shot against Rangers goalie Andy Aitkenhead. The Canadiens won the game 5-3.



1943: Bill Durnan extended his NHL record for the longest unbeaten streak by a rookie goalie to 14 straight games (12-0-2) with an 8-2 Candiens win against the Red Wings, in Montreal. Durnan's record stood until Patrick Lalime broke it in 1996-97.


Gerry Heffernan scored four goals (the only hat trick of his NHL career) and added an assist to lead the Canadiens’ scoring attack.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 3rd Edition



1923: Montreal Canadiens signed Sylvio Mantha.



1927: George Hainsworth recorded his 16th career shutout and Howie Morenz scored his second career hat trick in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the visiting New York Americans.



1934: The Canadiens traded Jack Portland to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Tony Savage and $7,500.



1936: The Canadiens trade Paul Runge to the Montreal Maroons for Bill MacKenzie.



1960: Bernie Geoffrion scored twice in the Canadiens' 3-1 win against Boston, in Montreal.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 2nd Edition


1909: The NHA is founded at a private meeting at 300 St. James Street in Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens would be founded two days later as one of the charter members.



1934: The Canadiens deal Bob McCulley traded to Boston (Can-Am) for Sheldon Buckles.



1937: Wilf Cude recorded his 20th career shutout as the Montreal Canadiens beat Boston 2-0 in a penalty-free game played in Montreal.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Today in Habs History: December 1st Edition



1952: Canadiens purchased 1943 Calder winner Gaye Stewart from the NY Rangers for $7,500.



1956: Jean Beliveau scored a goal and added four assists, and goaltender Jacques Plante recorded his 22nd career shutout, as the Canadiens beat the Black Hawks 7-0, at the Forum.



1997: The Canadiens became the first team in history to play 5,000 NHL games, when they took on the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a 1-0 loss, in Montreal. The loss gave the Canadiens a record of 2,625 wins, 1,603 losses and 772 ties since 1917.