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Grand moments

April 1st, 1989
ROY RULES THE FORUM
On April Fool’s Day in 1989, Patrick Roy put the finishing touch on what had been an unbelievably successful season on Montreal Forum ice.

Taking his post in the crease, Roy stopped 29 of the 31 shots the Philadelphia Flyers took in his direction, backstopping the Canadiens to a 2-2 final score in a game that saw Craig Ludwig tie things up when he beat Ron Hextall with less than seven minutes left on the clock.

Following that tie, Roy completed the 1988-89 schedule without suffering a defeat on home ice. Starting 30 times, the Canadiens netminder went 25-0-4, allowing an average of 2.16 goals per game and posting a sparkling .911 save percentage. His 29-game unbeaten streak at home broke the previous team record of 25 set by Bill Durnan in 1943-44.

Roy’s home-ice heriocs that year helped bring him the first Vézina Trophy of his career and another Jennings Trophy, an honor he shared with crease mate Brian Hayward for the third straight year.