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.


1937: The Canadiens acquired Marty Burke from Chicago, in exchange for Bill MacKenzie.



1947: Elmer Lach scored his first career hat trick as Montreal tied 4-4 with the Rangers, at New York.



1952: Bernie Geoffrion scored the winning goal along with an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto.



1953: Maurice Richard scored his 20th career hat trick in the Canadiens' 5-3 win against the Chicago Black Hawks, in Montreal.



1954: The Chicago Black Hawks purchased Ed Litzenberger from the Montreal Canadiens. He went on to win the Calder Trophy with Chicago in 1954-55.



1960: Dickie Moore became the 8th player in Montreal Canadiens history to score 200 goals. The milestone goal (along with two assists) came in a 6-4 win over Detroit, at the Forum.



1966: Claude Larose scored his first career NHL hat trick to lead Montreal to a 5-1 win against Detroit, at the Forum.



1969: Claude Provost scored an empty net goal to become the 8th player in franchise history to score 250 goals. The milestone came in a 6-3 Canadiens' win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.



1970: Jacques Lemaire scored twice (including the 5,000th goal in Montreal Canadiens history) and added an assist in a 6-1 win against the visiting Minnesota North Stars.



1975: Before a Montreal game with Toronto, the Canadiens officially retired uniform #16 worn by Henri Richard. The Canadiens tied 3-3 with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.



1988: Washington's Pete Peeters and Canadiens' Patrick Roy dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie at the Forum in Montreal. It was the 16th career shutout for Peeters and the 7th shutout of Roy's NHL career.



2001: Jose Theodore recorded his 10th career shutout, and Oleg Petrov scored a goal and added two assists in the Canadiens 4-0 win against the visiting Minnesota Wild.



Habs Born on This Day: Christian Proulx (1973), Rene Bourque (1981)







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