Game 007 – Arenas 7, Canadiens 3

Game 007
Arenas 7, Canadiens 3
Saturday, February 9, 1918
Aréna Jubilée, Montréal, Québec

The Torontos gained an easy victory over the Canadiens at Jubilée Rink here Saturday night in the scheduled National Hockey League game. The score was 7 to 3.

The Canadiens showed a reversal of form in this game, as on the previous visit of the Torontos here the Canadiens had a similarly easy win.

The visitors played in better form than when here before, and outclassed the Frenchmen at almost every stage of the last two periods. They checked so close and hard that Malone, the Canadiens’ chief scorer, had little opportunity to shoot, and was not effective.

Lalonde was again absent from the local team. McDonald went on the wing for the Canadiens, and Malone took centre. After the Torontos had gone into the second period a few minutes, it was apparent that they had the game well in hand.

The Canadiens managed to secure one goal in each period, and this kept up the interest in a contest that was too one-sided to be exciting. There was only one unpleasant incident. Coutu, one of the reserve men on the Canadiens, deliberately slashed Skinner, of the Toronto wings, across the ribs with his stick, and was given a major penalty for the offence.

Story originally published in The Globe, February 11, 1918

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 07:30 – McDonald (Corbeau)
TOR GOAL – 17:25 – Noble (Denneny)

2nd Period
TOR GOAL – 02:20 – Cameron
TOR GOAL – 11:10 – Randall (Meeking)
TOR GOAL – 11:30 – Randall
MTL GOAL – 12:30 – Pitre (McDonald)
TOR GOAL – 16:30 – Meeking (Mummery)

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 09:50 – Meeking (Mummery)
MTL GOAL – 12:50 – McDonald
TOR GOAL – 17:05 – Skinner

TOR – Randall
MTL – Corbeau, Coutu (major)

TOR – Holmes (W)
MTL – Vézina (L)

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

TOR – 9-6-0 (.600)
MTL – 10-6-0 (.625)