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This Date in Habs History: April 18

April 18, 1959: The Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 in Game 5 to win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup (photo above). Rookie Ralph Backstrom had a goal and three assists, while Marcel Bonin scored the winning goal at […]

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Former Habs goalie Charlie Hodge dies at age 82

The Canadiens announced Sunday that former goalie Charlie Hodge, who was part of six Stanley Cup teams with Montreal in the 1950s and '60s, died Saturday at age 82. The

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This Date in Habs History: April 17

April 17, 1958: Maurice Richard scored 5:45 into overtime for a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final as the Canadiens

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IceCaps win their final game, hand out end-of-season awards

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Captain Gabriel Dumont was named the MVP of the St. John's IceCaps before the start of their final AHL game of the

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This date in Habs History: April 16

April 16, 1953: Elmer Lach scored at 1:22 of overtime as the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in Game 5 of the final series to win the

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Mike McCarron the only bright spot in IceCaps loss

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The St. John's IceCaps looked a lot like the Canadiens Friday night, unable to put the puck in the net in a

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IceCaps players have different reactions when they get call from Canadiens

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE ST. JOHN'S, NL — Sylvain Lefebvre says the part he enjoys most about being an AHL coach is telling a kid that he's getting called up

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This Date in Habs History: April 14

April 14, 1931: The Canadiens defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 at the Forum to win the Stanley Cup and become only the second NHL team to win it in consecutive seasons.

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Spotlight shines brighter on Canadiens now than it did for Bob Gainey

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE The life of a Canadiens player in Montreal sure has changed since the days of Bob Gainey. Gainey was a head-table guest at the 12th annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast last Sunday

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This Date in Habs History: April 13

April 13, 1944: The Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup in 13 years with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 to sweep the