1950: Maurice Richard and Floyd Curry each scored twice and Doug Harvey had three assists in the Canadiens' 5-1 win over the New York Rangers, in Montreal.
1979: The Quebec Nordiques hosted the Montreal Canadiens for the first time at Le Colisee in Quebec City. The Nordiques won 5-4.
1983: The Minnesota Northtraded former Calder winner Bobby Smith to Montreal in exchange for Keith Acton, Mark Napier, and a future draft choice.
1992: Brian Bellows scored twice to give him 350 goals in his NHL career, and added an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
1995: Brian Savage scored the first hat trick of his NHL career as Montreal won 5-3 over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Habs born on this day: Jude Drouin (1948), Perry Ganchar (1963)