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Geoffrion Scores Twice on Former Teammate as Habs Top Rangers

Oct. 13, 1963 - Bernie Geoffrion (pictured) proved to ex-teammate goalie Jacques Plante that he hasn’t lost his touch by scoring twice to lead the Canadiens to a 6-2 victory over the Rangers at the Montreal Forum. Geoffrion, criticized in a pre-season blast by Plante of missing much of his old-time zip in his shot, sizzled a 45-footer behind Plante for his first score in the opening period and jabbed another goal in from just in front of the crease out of a goalmouth melee. Jean Beliveau, another Canadien berated by Plante, scored for Montreal, and so did Bobby Rousseau, Dave Balon, and John Ferguson. The Rangers’ two goals were counted by Camille Henry, the 199th of his career, and Larry Cahan. The first Forum crowd of the season, 14,803, alternately cheered and jeered the former Montreal netminder. The Canadiens, obviously aware of Plante’s criticisms, peppered the slender 34-year-old netminder with a total of 59 shots.


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