Game 006 – Canadiens 11, Arenas 2

Game 006
Canadiens 11, Arenas 2
Saturday, February 2, 1918
Aréna Jubilée, Montréal, Québec

In a game that was free from roughness and too one-sided to be exciting, the Canadiens defeated the Torontos in the last local game of the first half of the National Hockey League schedule here Saturday night by 11 to 2.

The Canadiens thus secured their lead in the league for the half season, no matter what may be the result of Monday night’s game in Toronto, and their backers express confidence that they will be this year’s champions.

The Torontos obtained their two goals in the first period, which, however, with the Frenchmen leading by two goals, and thereafter the latter just went along piling up the score with comparative ease. The Torontos changed their forwards frequently in a vain effort to overcome their rivals’ increasing lead, but after the first period they seemed to realize that they were up against too stiff a proposition.

The Torontos were without the services of Noble, who had a disagreement with the club management, and was fined $100. The Canadiens played McDonald for the first time this season, he being on the wing and Malone at centre in place of Lalonde, who did not play.

An echo of the trouble in Toronto came in the second period, when some of the spectators called out for Hall to “get Skinner,” and one man threw a bottle at Skinner from the gallery. The police at once took a hand in the affair, and the disturbers were removed from the rink.

Story originally published in The Globe, February 4, 1918

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 06:05 – Corbeau
TOR GOAL – 07:20 – Skinner (Meeking)
MTL GOAL – 08:30 – Malone
TOR GOAL – 13:50 – Denneny (Randall)
MTL GOAL – 15:50 – Pitre
MTL GOAL – 16:10 – Malone

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 07:30 – Malone
MTL GOAL – 16:55 – Pitre

3rd Period
MTL GOAL – 06:45 – McDonald
MTL GOAL – 07:25 – Hall
MTL GOAL – 09:25 – Pitre
MTL GOAL – 14:15 – Malone
MTL GOAL – 17:30 – Malone

MTL – Coutu (major)

MTL – Vézina (W)
TOR – Holmes (L)

MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Bert Corbeau, Billy Coutu, Joe Hall, Jack Laviolette. Forwards: Billy Bell, Joe Malone, Jack McDonald, Didier Pitre.
TORGoaltenders: Hap Holmes. Defence: Harry Cameron, Harry Mummery. Forwards: Corb Denneny, Jack Marks, Harry Meeking, Ken Randall (C), Alf Skinner.

MTL – 10-4-0 (.714)
TOR – 7-6-0 (.538)