Game 034 – Canadiens 4, St. Pats 0

Game 034
Canadiens 4, St. Pats 0
Monday, February 28, 1921
Aréna Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

In one of the most brilliant exhibitions of hockey witnessed in Montréal this season, the Canadiens assumed the lead in the second half of the National Hockey Leaf schedule by defeating the St. Patricks of Toronto by 4 to 0.

The Canadiens had a distinct edge on their opponents throughout the play. The led at the end of the first period by 1 to 0, and at the end of the second by 2 to 0.

The game was played over a heavy sheet of ice that made it difficult for the players to control the puck. The goalkeepers both played brilliant hockey, and the small score was due to their efforts. The St. Pats were short of subs, while the team was also without the services of Denneny.

Previous to the commencement of play, St. Patricks management claimed that the time for which Wilson was loaned to the Canadiens had expired, and that he should be returned to the Toronto owned club. The matter was left to president Calder, who stated that Wilson still belonged to Toronto.

The result of the ruling was that Wilson did not sit on the bench of either team as a regular substitute. The Canadiens did not attempt to use him, in fear of a protest.

Story originally published in The Globe, March 1, 1921

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 07:10 – Berlinquette (Pitre)

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 05:40 – Mummery

3rd Period
MTL GOAL – 17:30 – Arbour (Lalonde)
MTL GOAL – 19:40 – Lalonde

MTL – Pitre (2 minors + major), Arbour (2), Corbeau (2), Lalonde, Mummery
TOR – Randall (minor + major), Cleghorn, McDonald, Noble

MTL – Vézina (W + SO)
TOR – Forbes (L)

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

MTL – 12-9-0 (.571)
TOR – 12-9-0 (.571)