Game 038 – St. Pats 5, Canadiens 3

Game 038
St. Pats 5, Canadiens 3
Saturday, January 21, 1922
Aréna Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

Dye’s rib cracking shots, the Randall-Noble combination and the impregnable Roach in goal were too much for the Canadiens here Saturday night, and when the final gong rang the score stood Toronto 5, Canadiens 3. The game did not lack excitement, rushes from either end of the rink almost invariably resulting in dangerous shooting.

There was another sort of excitement when Sprague Cleghorn knocked Randall down with his fist during an argument in the third period, and when Dye had to retire for the latter part of the second period after an encounter with Sprague behind the Toronto goal. Cleghorn got five minutes on the boards for each of these offences, and received another two minutes when he swung his stick in the air.

Dye’s first tally in the second period turned out to be no tally at all, according to the goal referee. There was considerable dispute about the matter, while the crowd howled to the players to proceed.

The game started rather slowly, with a good bit of fooling around and fussy stickhandling by both teams. The Canadiens’ combination was very poor, and they made numerous false passes. Their individual playing was much better, and Roach made some wonderful saves.

Referee Smeaton was watching things closely, and faced off the puck when Odie Cleghorn and Randall butted into each other. Then Dye apparently scored a magnificent long shot. Three minutes later, Corbeau announced a protest indicating that the goal referee had not called Dye’s goal. Smeaton allowed the goal referee’s ruling.

Toronto did not exert themselves, and the game slowed up at the beginning of the third period.

Story originally published in The Globe, January 23, 1922

1st Period
TOR GOAL – 09:30 – Noble (Dye)
TOR GOAL – 11:50 – Randall (Cameron)
TOR GOAL – 12:30 – Randall (Denneny)

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 01:10 – Berlinquette (S. Cleghorn)
MTL GOAL – 01:50 – O. Cleghorn (Corbeau)
TOR PP GOAL – 13:40 – Dye

3rd Period
MTL GOAL – 07:00 – Boucher (Bouchard)
TOR GOAL – 15:15 – Dye

TOR – Randall (2)
MTL – S. Cleghorn (minor + 2 majors), Boucher, O. Cleghorn

TOR – Roach (W)
MTL – Vézina (L)

TORGoaltenders: John Ross Roach. Defence: Harry Cameron, Glenn Smith, Billy Stuart. Forwards: Corb Denneny, Babe Dye, Reg Noble (C), Ken Randall.
MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Sprague Cleghorn (C), Bert Corbeau, Billy Coutu. Forwards: Louis Berlinquette, Edmond Bouchard, Billy Boucher, Odie Cleghorn, Didier Pitre.

TOR – 6-5-0 (.545)
MTL – 4-7-0 (.364)