Montreal scores 10,000th home goal
Ross McKeon Monday, January 28, 2002
Montreal -- The Canadiens became the first team in NHL history to record 10,000 goals at home. Playing in his second game after Friday's trade from Phoenix to Montreal, Sergei Berezin scored a power-play goal 70 seconds into the third period yesterday to enable the storied franchise to reach the milestone.
"It's funny, in San Jose we're talking about the team's 10th year, and here it's 10,000 goals," Sharks center and onetime Canadiens captain Vincent Damphousse said. "I'm proud to have been a part of it. It's impressive what's been accomplished."
An original member of the NHL, the Canadiens have scored goals in five different home arenas -- plus at three neutral sites, which count toward home- game totals -- since the league's inaugural season of 1917-18. The team scored 8,880 goals in 2,320 regular-season games from 1924-96 at the nearby Montreal Forum, which has given way to the more spacious Molson Centre.