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.


1968: Rookie goaltender Tony Esposito made his first NHL start, and gave up two goals to brother Phil, in a 2-2 tie between the Canadiens and the Bruins, in Boston Garden.



1974: The Canadiens sent Claude Larose to St. the Louis Blues in a cash deal.



1984:  Mario Tremblay picked up an assist for his 500th career NHL point, in a 5-3 Canadiens' loss to the Hartford Whalers.



Habs Born on This Day: Billy Cameron (1896), Bob FryDay (1928), Kevin Haller (1970), Nathan Beaulieu (1992)




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