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100 years, decade by decade - 1930-1939

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
The Canadiens 100th Anniversary on December 4th, 2009 is now right around the corner. Starting today, let us take you back daily to a different decade in the team’s lifetime. Over the next few days, relive the greatest moments of the hockey’s most celebrated franchise. Next up, 1930 to 1939.

Stanley Cup No. 4
On April 14, 1931, Montreal’s attempt to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions came down to the wire in front of over 13,000 Forum fans assembled for the fifth and final game against the Chicago Blackhawks. More.

Morenz takes over
When he hit the ice against the New York Americans on March 17, 1932, Howie Morenz stood second all-time among NHL scorers. Ahead of him, with a career total of 333 points, was former Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins star, Cy Denneny. More.

Joliat Notches No. 250
On December 5, 1936, following a game at the Forum against the Boston Bruins, Aurèle Joliat joined one of the NHL’s most exclusive clubs. More.

No. 7 Retired Forever
On November 2, 1937, the Canadiens posthumously retire the No. 7 in honor of Howie Morenz. He becomes the first player in franchise history to be honored by the club in such a way. More.

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