This Day in Habs History for Oct 23

Guy Lafleur scored his first NHL goal on this day in 1971. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

1948: Detroit Red Wings goalie Harry Lumley and Canadiens' Bill Durnan dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie, at the Forum. It was Durnan's second straight shutout and the 18th of his career and the 15th for Lumley.

1949: Durnan and Boston Bruins' rookie Jack Gelineau dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie, in a game at the Garden. It was the first shutout of Gelineau's career and the 28th for Durnan.

1954: Ken Mosdell scored a goal and added three assists as the Canadiens won 7-1 over the visiting New York Rangers.

1958: Rookie Ralph Backstrom scored the first two goals of his NHL career, and added an assist as the Canadiens won 9-1 over the Chicago Blackhawks, at the Forum

1966: The Canadiens defeat the Bruins 3-2. A Boston rookie defenseman fired a 50-foot shot to beat Gump Worsley for his first career NHL goal. The rookie's name, Bobby Orr.

1971: Guy Lafleur scored his first career NHL goal. It came against Los Angeles Kings' goalie Gary Edwards in the Canadiens' 3-1 win at Los Angeles

1982: Steve Shutt scored twice and added two assists in the Canadiens 9-5 win against the Quebec Nordiques, at the Forum.In that same game, rookie Guy Carbonneau scored his first career NHL goal.

1991: Kirk Muller picked up three assists as the Canadiens won 3-2 in overtime over the Nordiques, at the Forum.

Habs Born on this Day: Wildor Larochelle (1906), Gordie Drillon (1914), Matt D`Agostini (1986)


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