Top 100 Habs: #71

#71: Yvon Lambert

Yvon Lambert was a consistent goal scorer with the Montreal Canadiens, and won four Stanley Cups with the team.

Yvon Lambert

Yvon Lambert

But perhaps his greatest claim to fame involves Don Cherry. In 1979, the Boston Bruins were involved in a game seven with the Habs. With Bruins leading, they took a too many men on the ice penalty. Cherry stood up on the bench and started gesturing to the crowd, thinking the home Canadiens were being favoured (the clip is shown everytime there’s a story on Cherry). The Canadiens scored on the powerplay, sending the game into overtime. Lambert would score in overtime to send the Canadiens to the finals, winning their fourth straight Stanley Cup.

In eight full seasons with the Habs, Lambert scored at least 20 goals six times. In 74-75 and 75-76, he scored 32 goals and 67 points each season.

In the playoffs, he could also be counted on to deliver. In 1980, he had eight goals and 12 points in 10 playoff games.

For more on Yvon Lambert:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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