au nom du père

Bless This Crease: That’s Canadiens goaltender Rogatien Vachon staying out of the fray near his goal at the Montreal Forum on the Thursday night of December 10, 1970. The caption is a nice touch, added by La Presse photographer Pierre McCann, or else maybe an editor in the newsroom. Guy Lapointe is the Montreal defenceman helping Minnesota North Stars’ winger Buster Harvey with his sweater. Canadiens won the game 6-1, with the man they called “Coco” scoring a pair for Montreal: centreman Jacques Lemaire. (Image: Pierre McCann, Fonds La Presse, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal)