Ken Dryden recorder his first career NHL shutout on this day in 1971. (Photo: Denis Brodeur/NHLI/via Getty Images)
1961: Jacques Plante became the first goaltender in franchise history (and the 6th in the NHL) to record 250 career victories as the Canadiens won 3-2 at Chicago.
1971: Rookie goaltender Ken Dryden recorded his first career NHL shutout, and Frank Mahovlich scored his 12th career hat trick (and his first with Montreal) as the Canadiens won 6-0 against the Canucks, at Vancouver.
1986: Shayne Corson scored his first NHL goal, in a 4-3 Canadiens' win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Habs Birthdays: Hugh Currie (1925), Ron Tugnutt (1967), Stephane Quintal (1968), Scott Lachance (1972)