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This Day in Habs History for Nov 3

1940: Dick Irvin coached his first game with the Montreal Canadiens, a 1-1 tie against the Boston Bruins. Irvin replaced Pit Lepine as head coach.

1951: Maurice Richard scored his 300th and 301st career NHL goals in a 3-2 Canadiens loss to the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Richard became the first player in franchise history (and the 2nd player in NHL history) to score 300 career goals.

1960: Jean Beliveau scored his 10th career hat trick to become the 5th player in Canadiens' history (and the 9th in NHL history) to record 250 goals. The milestone came in a 3-1 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

1996: Montreal's Stephane Richer scored his 350th career goal in the Canadiens' 4-4 tie with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Habs born on this day: Leo LaFrance (1902), Jack McGill (1910), Lucien Grenier (1946)