Game 002 – Canadiens 9, Arenas 2

Game 002
Canadiens 9, Arenas 2
Saturday, December 29, 1917
Aréna de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

In defeating Toronto here Saturday night by a score of 9 to 2, the Canadiens showed a glaring form reversal over their previous meeting with the Queen City aggregation, when they had been beaten by a score of 7 to 5.

Never at any stage of the contest was the result in doubt, as the locals outskated and outplayed their opponents throughout the match. The Frenchmen’s defence was like a stone wall against the attack of the smaller and lighter Toronto players.

The play was rough at stages, but only one of the penalties incurred by the players came as a result of a melee on the ice, this being in the third period, when Randall and Pitre came to blows.

Mummery, who was making his initial appearance in a Toronto uniform, was of little service to his team through the frequent penalties drawn by him for tripping and slashing. Randall and Cameron were others who participated in roughing things up during the early stages of the game.

The play was too one sided to be particularly interesting, and after the Canadiens had secured a commanding lead, many of those in attendance left the Arena.

The Torontos are still suffering from the want of a goaltender, as the exhibition put up by Brooks was as weak as that furnished by him in the match against the Wanderers, which gave the red bands their only victory of this season.

Story originally published in The Globe, December 31, 1917

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 05:00 – Malone
MTL GOAL – 10:00 – Lalonde

2nd Period
TOR GOAL – 05:00 – Cameron
MTL GOAL – 10:00 – Pitre

3rd Period
MTL GOAL – 01:30 – Malone
MTL GOAL – 05:30 – Berlinquette
MTL GOAL – 06:30 – Lalonde
TOR GOAL – 07:50 – Cameron
MTL GOAL – 10:50 – Lalonde
MTL GOAL – 12:20 – Lalonde
MTL GOAL – 18:20 – Corbeau

MTL – Pitre (match penalty), Corbeau
TOR – Randall (2 minors + match penalty), Mummery (2), Cameron

MTL – Vézina (W)
TOR – Brooks (L)

MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Bert Corbeau, Billy Coutu, Joe Hall. Forwards: Louis Berlinquette, Newsy Lalonde (C), Joe Malone, Didier Pitre.
TORGoaltenders: Art Brooks. Defence: Harry Cameron, Harry Mummery. Forwards: Jack Coughlin, Corb Denneny, Harry Meeking, Reg Noble, Ken Randall (C), Alf Skinner.

MTL – 3-1-0 (.750)
TOR – 2-2-0 (.500)