This Day in Habs History for Nov 2

The Habs played their first game, hosting the Detroit Red Wings, in the remodeled Montreal Forum, on this day in 1968


1937: A benefit All-Star game (the second in NHL history) for the family of Howie Morenz was held at the Forum in Montreal. A crowd of 8,683 were on hand as the NHL All-Stars defeated a combined team of Canadiens and Montreal Maroons, 6-5

1943: Montreal Canadiens began a team-record 13 game home winning streak, with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. Rookie goalie Bill Durnan (on his way to an NHL-record 12-0-2 start to his NHL career) won his second straight game.

1963: Montreal's Jean Beliveau scored twice and added two assists in the Canadiens' 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings

1968: The "new" Montreal Forum was re-opened (after extensive remodelling). Canadiens celebrated by beating the Red Wings 2-1. Jean Beliveau scored the first goal at the newly re-built Montreal Forum at 4:38 of the first period

Habs born on this day: Rick Meagher (1953)

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