Montreal Canadiens in History

Events in Sport

  • 1916-03-30 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1917-03-11 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • 1917-03-26 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
  • 1917-11-26 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands

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1918-01-12 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1918-03-13 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • 1919-03-06 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • 1920-01-10 Montreal Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 1920-03-03 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • 1923-03-09 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
  • 1924-03-11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • 1924-03-20 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • 1924-03-25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • 1925-03-13 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • 1926-03-23 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • 1928-11-20 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • 1930-04-03 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
  • 1931-04-09 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1931-04-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2
  • 1940-03-07 Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
  • 1944-04-13 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1946-04-09 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1947-04-19 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1951-04-21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • 1952-04-15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • 1953-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1953-12-09 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • 1954-01-09 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • 1954-04-06 Montreal Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
  • 1954-04-16 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3

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1955-03-16 Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the 1955 season

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1955-04-14 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3, 2nd year in a row

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1955-11-05 Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1956-04-10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1957-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1958-04-20 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1959-04-18 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1960-04-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
  • 1965-05-01 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • 1966-05-05 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

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1966-10-22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1967-05-02 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1968-05-11 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • 1969-05-04 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • 1971-02-11 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
  • 1971-05-18 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • 1973-05-10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2

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1973-12-20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • 1974-11-10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • 1975-01-04 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 1976-05-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games
  • 1977-04-02 Montreal Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
  • 1977-05-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1978-05-25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1979-05-21 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1984-05-05 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

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1984-11-26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur

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1985-02-23 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy

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1985-10-26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1986-05-09 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1986-05-24 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
  • 1987-05-14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1988-12-10 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Montreal Canadiens
  • 1989-05-11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1989-05-25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1993-05-24 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
  • 1993-06-09 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1
  • 1995-10-21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • 1996-03-16 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)

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2007-01-29 Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 2008-11-22 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
  • 2010-05-24 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • 2014-05-29 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 2015-06-24 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)

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1902-06-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz

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1921-08-04 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

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1931-08-31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

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1933-09-18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

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1936-02-29 Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • 1946-10-10 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)

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1947-08-04 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1951-06-02 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • 1957-05-03 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps)

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1965-10-05 Patrick Roy, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1966-05-19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1967-06-20 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1967-12-17 Vincent Damphousse, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968-02-01 Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-02-10 Peter Popovic, Koping Swe, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-08-24 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-08-30 Vladimir Malakhov, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-10-22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)

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1969-08-28 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1970-06-07 Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton)
  • 1971-01-27 Patrice Brisebois, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971-02-24 Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1971-04-18 Oleg Petrov, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972-01-07 Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1972-05-18 Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974-05-30 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974-06-13 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1974-10-25 Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974-11-23 Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
  • 1975-01-11 Rory Fitzpatrick, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1975-01-12 Jocelyn Thibault, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1977-01-14 Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996-06-22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

Deaths in Sport


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2000-05-27 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 2002-09-28 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)