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This Date in Habs History: May 4

May 4, 1969: The Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Game 4 to sweep the Stanley Cup final with John Ferguson scoring the winning goal and Serge Savard (photo above) becoming the first defenceman to win the Conn… (170)

Subban a finalist for NHL Foundation Player Award

PAT HICKEY MONTREAL GAZETTE The Canadiens’ P.K. Subban is one of three finalists for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented annually to a player “who applies the core values of hockey — commitment, perseverance and teamwork — to enrich the lives… (66)

Prospect Dubois would look good with Canadiens

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Canadiens haven’t had much luck when it comes to selecting French-Canadian players in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Read ’em and weep if you’re a Habs fan: Louis Leblanc (2009), Éric Chouinard… (68)

This Date in Habs History: May 3

May 3, 1973: Henri Richard (photo above) set an NHL record by playing in his 165th career playoff game, breaking the record of 164 set by Red Kelly, in a 7-4 loss to Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final… (168)

Habs GM Bergevin willing to trade No. 9 draft pick

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Canadiens hold the No. 9 overall selection at this year’s NHL Entry Draft on June 24 in Buffalo, but general manager Marc Bergevin says he’s willing to trade the pick. “We’re always open to either move up… (222)

This Date in Habs History: May 2

May 2, 1987: Bobby Smith scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-3 win over the Quebec Nordiques in Game 7 of the Adams Division final as the Canadiens advanced to the Prince of Wales Conference final against… (327)

This Date in Habs History: May 1

May 1, 1965: The Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in Game 7 of the final series to win the Stanley Cup. Jean Béliveau, who scored the winning goal only 14 seconds into the game, became the first recipient of… (192)

Leafs get No. 1 draft pick; Canadiens will select ninth

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The Toronto Maple Leafs hit the jackpot Saturday night, winning the No. 1 pick at the NHL draft lottery. The NHL Entry Draft will be held June 24-25 in Buffalo and the Leafs will now have the opportunity to select… (370)

This Date in Habs History: April 30

April 30, 1945: The Hockey Hall of Fame elected its first group of players and builders, including Hobey Baker, Chuck Gardiner, Eddie Gerard, Frank McGee, Tommy Phillips, Harvey Pulford, Hod Stuart, Lord Stanley of Preston, and former Canadiens Howie Morenz and Georges… (214)

Canadiens hope to get lucky at NHL draft lottery

JONAS SIEGEL THE CANADIAN PRESS The two Canadian teams never to pick first overall will have their own special lucky charms for the upcoming NHL draft lottery. “We’re sending hopefully what will be a lucky Irishman,” Calgary Flames general manager… (184)

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