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Grand moments

March 18th, 1944
PERFECTION AT HOME
The New York Rangers were the visiting team for the final home game on the 1943-44 schedule. As had been the case all season long, Dick Irvin’s crew made the Forum an inhospitable place, administering an 11-2 thrashing to the Blueshirts. The “Punch Line” of Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach and Toe Blake led the scoring parade, combining for 11 points on the night.

The Habs ended the 1943-44 campaign, boasting a 22-0-3 record in front of Forum fans. No other NHL team has ever gone undefeated at home for an entire season. In 25 home games, the Habs lit the lamp 141 times while only giving up 50 goals and winning a dozen games by four goals or more.