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This Day in Habs History for Oct 17

Bill Durnan recorded his 8th career shutout on this day in 1946
Bill Durnan recorded his 8th career shutout on this day in 1946

1946: Bill Durnan recorded his 8th career shutout and Maurice Richard scored twice in a 3-0 Canadiens' win over the New York Rangers.

1957: Montreal's Henri Richard scored his first career hat trick and added three assists to lead the Canadiens to a 9-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1992: Kirk Muller picked up four assists as the Canadiens won 8-1 over the Minnesota North Stars, at the Forum.

1995: Ten days into an 0-4-0 season, the Montreal Canadiens fired GM Serge Savard and head coach Jacques Demers. Jacques Lapierrere was named as the interim coach.

1997: Shayne Corson scored a goal to give him 500 career NHL points. The milestone came in a Canadiens' 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

2000: Former Habs goaltender Patrick Roy sets an NHL record for most wins by a goaltender, breaking Terry Sawchuk's record of 447, as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime..

2002: Former Habs captain Vincent Damphousse became the 71st player in NHL history to score 400 career goals; the milestone came in a 4-3 San Jose Sharks win over the Edmonton Oilers.

2003: Current Habs coach Jacques Martin recorded his 300th victory with the Ottawa Senators, in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Martin became the 13th coach to win 300 games with one team.

Habs born on this day: Francis Bouillon (1975),