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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
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)