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A new team for a new decade.General manager Irving Grundman has high hopes that the [...]More
Guy Lafleur arrived at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 1980 with 48 goals to his [...]More
On December 20, 1973, Henri Richard took advantage of a Canadiens road game in Buffalo to join [...]More
Nicknamed “The Blond Demon”, Guy Lafleur’s incredible rushes and lethal shot made him [...]More
In a 9-3 rout of the Winnipeg Jets, Lafleur potted a pair of goals to reach the 1,000-point plateau in his 720th career NHL game. He became just the third Hab to reach the mark in a Canadiens jersey, following in the footsteps of Jean Béliveau and Henri Richard.
Lafleur became the fastest NHLer to 1,000 points, needing 20 fewer games to reach the milestone than Marcel Dionne, who did so two months earlier. It was a distinction he held until December 1984, when Wayne Gretzky did it in only 424 games. Only Gretzky, Mario Lemieux (513), Mike Bossy (656), Peter Stastny (682) and Jari Kurri (716) have reached the millennium-point mark quicker.