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From the moment he was named general manager of the Canadiens in 1964, Sam Pollock pursued [...]More
Hailing from Barrie, Ontario, Garry Monahan was the first draft pick in the history of the [...]More
Jean Beliveau proudly wore the “C” for 10 seasons, the longest tenure in team history.More
Equally successful with the puck as he was without it, Jacques Lemaire, with 835 points over [...]More
Boasting a 45-18-11 record good for 101 points, coach Claude Ruel’s team needed only one more win and an additional point to break a pair of NHL records.
By the time the opening period came to a close, it was clear that the NHL record book would need to be reviewed and updated as the Habs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The Bruins fought back and were trailing by a single goal, 4-3, as the teams headed to the dressing rooms for the second time. Bobby Rousseau scored to put the game out of reach, beating Boston netminder Gerry Cheevers with a little more than five minutes remaining.
The Canadiens picked up their 46th victory of the season, surpassing the record set by the 1955-56 Habs. The two points they earned as a result gave them 103 for the year, relegating the Detroit Red Wings’ 101-point campaign in 1950-51 to second-best.