Game 014 – Canadiens 13, Arenas 4

Game 014
Canadiens 13, Arenas 4
Saturday, January 11, 1919
Aréna Jubilée, Montréal, Québec

By defeating the Arenas of Toronto on Saturday night, 13 to 4, the Canadiens regained the leadership in the race. The match was uninteresting, the Flying Frenchmen smothering their opponents with speed.

The Arena forwards and defence played far below their standard, and left the greater portion of the work to be done by goalkeeper Lindsay. He was unequal to the whole job. Never at any stage of the game was the Toronto team dangerous, and not until the majority of the regulars were taken out by the Canadiens and subs sent in did the visitors score.

The keen ice service suited the Montréalers, and they cut out a pace that was heartbreaking to their guests, and forced them to crack under the gruelling test. Lalonde was the outstanding player. He scored four goals, and was responsible for several of the others tallied from his combination plays.

Lalonde retired at the conclusion of the second period and witnessed the final twenty minutes of the game from the stand. The Arenas, apparently fatigued by their trip and game at Ottawa, and the journey from Ottawa here, failed to check back as in previous matches, while the defence players seldom figured in a rush up the ice.

The extremely cold weather had a felling effect on the attendance, which was the smallest of the season, only about a thousand making the journey to the east end rink.

Story originally published in The Globe, January 13, 1919

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 01:40 – Lalonde
MTL GOAL – 05:00 – Lalonde (Cleghorn)
MTL GOAL – 09:00 – Pitre (Lalonde)
MTL GOAL – 11:40 – Hall
MTL GOAL – 15:50 – Lalonde

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 00:30 – Malone (Hall)
MTL GOAL – 02:00 – Hall
MTL GOAL – 04:10 – Lalonde
MTL GOAL – 06:10 – Pitre (Lalonde)
TOR GOAL – 08:40 – Denneny
TOR GOAL – 09:30 – Noble
MTL GOAL – 11:10 – Lalonde
MTL GOAL – 12:20 – Cleghorn
MTL GOAL – 13:30 – McDonald

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 01:15 – Meeking
MTL GOAL – 05:15 – Berlinquette
TOR GOAL – 05:55 – Cameron (Meeking)

MTL – Lalonde (major), Hall
TOR – Meeking (major), Adams

MTL – Vézina (W)
TOR – Lindsay (L)

MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Billy Coutu, Joe Hall. Forwards: Louis Berlinquette, Odie Cleghorn, Newsy Lalonde (C), Joe Malone, Jack McDonald, Didier Pitre.
TORGoaltenders: Bert Lindsay. Defence: Harry Cameron, Harry Mummery. Forwards: Jack Adams, Rusty Crawford, Corb Denneny, Harry Meeking, Reg Noble.

MTL – 5-2-0 (.714)
TOR – 1-6-0 (.143)