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Claude Provost, who played 15 seasons in Montreal, is one of only five players in team history [...]More
Traded to Detroit by Montreal with Guy Charron and Bill Collins for Frank Mahovlich, January [...]More
Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Norm Beaudin and Bobby Schmautz, June 27, 1969.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.