Game 031 – Canadiens 4, St. Pats 2

Game 031
Canadiens 4, St. Pats 2
Saturday, January 29, 1921
Aréna Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

Scoring their second victory in the second half of the National Hockey League schedule, which started last Wednesday, the Canadiens defeated the St. Patricks of Toronto on Saturday night by 4 to 2.

The Canadiens held a noticeable edge all through the game. In the third session the Canadiens eased up, and the St. Patricks outscored the local team by a goal.

The St. Patricks were outguessed and out-generalled by the Frenchmen, while members of the former team were weak in shooting. Time after time, they broke through the Canadiens’ defence and shot without result, while the Canadiens shot at every opportunity to and from the angles.

The game was already an almost steady procession of players to the penalty bench for lapses, almost every man on the Canadien team being penalized at one time or another, while only Cameron, Randall and Cleghorn of the Toronto team were punished.

In the first period, Cleghorn and Lalonde went to the ice in a fist fight, and both were penalized for a major foul. In this affray, Cleghorn injured the muscles of his back, and was forced to retire shortly after serving his penalty.

With a better supply of substitutes, the Canadiens made more frequent changes than their opponents, and thus gradually wore them down.

Story originally published in The Globe, January 31, 1921

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 06:00 – Arbour (Corbeau)
MTL GOAL – 13:40 – Lalonde

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 13:30 – Berlinquette
TOR GOAL – 13:40 – Dye
MTL GOAL – 13:50 – Pitre

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 11:10 – Noble (Dye)

MTL – Lalonde (2 minors + major), Mummery (3), Wilson (3), Arbour (2), Corbeau (2), Pitre
TOR – S. Cleghorn (minor + major), Cameron (2), Denneny (2), Noble (2), Randall (2)

MTL – Vézina (W)
TOR – Forbes (L)

MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Bert Corbeau, Harry Mummery. Forwards: Amos Arbour, Louis Berlinquette, Odie Cleghorn, Newsy Lalonde (C), Didier Pitre, Cully Wilson.
TORGoaltenders: Jake Forbes. Defence: Harry Cameron, Sprague Cleghorn, Billy Stuart. Forwards: Corb Denneny, Babe Dye, Reg Noble, Ken Randall, Rod Smylie.

MTL – 6-6-0 (.500)
TOR – 6-6-0 (.500)