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Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 23, 1919.More
Hailing from Douro, Ontario, defensive-minded forward Joseph Coughlin came to the Canadiens on [...]More
Georges Vezina played 16 seasons with the Canadiens, backstopping the the team to the [...]More
A member of the first-ever Canadiens’ squad, Newsy Lalonde was the team’s first veritable [...]More
Lalonde’s six goal outing is still a Canadiens record and a feat that has been matched only seven times since. The first to do it was former teammate and one-time Hab, Joe Malone, who set the existing record three weeks later, burying seven for the Quebec Bulldogs. On the receiving end, once again, were the hapless St. Pats.
The NHL record of 21 goals in a single game set that evening still stands. It was tied on December 11, 1985 in a 12-9 Edmonton Oilers victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.