Our history - The historical website of the Montreal CanadiensBack to homepage Back to homepage
- Stanley cups
- Greatest moments
- Media gallery
A reliable and sturdy defenseman, Jacques Laperrière spent his entire career with the [...]More
From the moment he was named general manager of the Canadiens in 1964, Sam Pollock pursued [...]More
Making his NHL debut with the Canadiens before heading west to the Los Angeles Kings, Rogatien [...]More
Claude Ruel served as the Canadiens’ coach from 1968 to 1971, and again from 1979 to 1981. [...]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.