Sunday, 23 October 2011

This day in Carbo history

On this day in 1982, rookie Carbo scored his first NHL goal!  The goal was scored on Daniel Bouchard during a 9-5 Canadiens win against the Quebec Nordiques at the Forum.

Other facts about Guy's rookie season:  Dan Daoust was traded to the Leafs to make room for Carbonneau on the roster, a move which initially earned the consternation of Canadiens fans when Daoust became a quick success in Toronto.  Initially spending a lot of time on the bench as a fourth line center when coach Bob Berry usually only played three lines, he became a defensive forward when teamed with Bob Gainey to play against the opposition's top lines.  Guy quickly showed his mettle, playing 77 games and notching 18 goals and 29 assists.

That year, Guy was tied for most shorthanded goals by an NHL rookie with five.  He also scored the first of his two career hat tricks on January 6, 1983 against Los Angeles.  

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