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One of the first players to ever don a Canadiens jersey, right winger Didier Pitre was an [...]More
The Cobalt Silver Kings, owned by mining magnate J. Ambrose O’Brien, began play in 1906-07 [...]More
In the wake of the team’s founding on December 4, 1909, Jack Laviolette – a player who is [...]More
Three thousand packed the Jubilee Arena to watch the Canadiens take on the visiting Cobalt Silver Kings. Wasting no time endearing themselves to the hometown crowd, Bernier and Lalonde each scored a pair but the evening’s hero turned out to be Poulin, who potted the overtime marker that gave the Canadiens a 7-6 victory.
The win was not in the record books for long. Days later, the CHA folded and two of its teams, the Shamrocks and Senators, were added to the NHA. The league wiped their slate clean, restarting the season two weeks later.
The Canadiens had to wait until the fifth game of the new schedule, savouring their first official taste of victory on February 7, when they prevailed over the Haileybury Comets, 9-5.