Saturday, 11 October 2014

Today in Habs History: October 11th Edition


1939: The Canadiens acquired Earl Robinson from the Chicago Black Hawks, in a cash deal.



1952: The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 at the Montreal Forum, in the first hockey game televised on the CBC.



1958: Goalie Jacques Plante recorded his 36th career shutout in the Canadiens' 2-0 win over the Red Wings, at the Forum.


1961: Jean Beliveau was named Captain of the Montreal Canadiens, succeeding Doug Harvey, who had been traded to the New York Rangers.



1967: Jean Beliveau scored his 400th career NHL goal, in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Beliveau joined Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard as the only 400 goal scorers in NHL history.



1972: Yvan Cournoyer scored twice as the Canadiens tied 2-2 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.



1979: Montreal coach Bernie Geoffrion registered his 100th NHL win as the Canadiens won 3-1 over the Atlanta Flames. The extended their Opening Night Undefeated Streak to 17 years (13-0-4), an NHL record.



1990: The Canadiens traded Todd Richards to the Hartford Whalers for future considerations.



Habs Born on This Day: Art Gagne (1896), Irv McGibbon (1914), Grant Warwick (1921), Len Broderick (1938)



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