This Day in Habs History for Oct 17
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),