100 seasons of shutouts

Thursday, 13.11.2008 / 9:00 AM / News
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100 seasons of shutouts
MONTREAL - Zero. A number that Canadiens goaltenders have been quite fond of since 1909, much to the dismay of those that were forced to face them.

Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ shutouts over the last 100 seasons.

486 - Regular season shutouts recorded by Canadiens goaltenders since 1909.

309 - Consecutive minutes that Bill Durnan held off the opposition in 1948-49.

54 - Times the Habs have blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs, making them the club’s favorite shutout victim.  Second best? The Boston Bruins, just one shy of the Leafs’ total.

41 - Times the Canadiens have held their opponents off the scoresheet in at least two straight games.

36 - Canadiens goaltenders who have recorded a shutout, beginning with Georges Vezina and going all the way to Carey Price.

22 - Whitewashes registered by George Hainsworth in just 44 games in the 1928-29 season.

6 - Seasons in which a Habs netminder has notched at least 10 shutouts over the course of the campaign.  Ken Dryden was the last to realize the feat, doing so in 1976-77.

1 - Goaltenders to have blanked the opposition and scored a goal in the same game.  That honor goes to Jose Theodore, who did so against the New York Islanders on January 2, 2001.

Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com