1912–13 Montreal Canadiens season

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1912–13 Montreal Canadiens
League 3rd NHA
1912–13 record 9–11–0
Home record 4–6–0
Road record 5–5–0
Goals for 83
Goals against 81
 Team information
General Manager George Kennedy
Coach Napoleon Dorval
Captain Newsy Lalonde
Arena Montreal Arena
Team leaders
Goals Newsy Lalonde (25)
Goals against average Georges Vezina (4.1)
<1911–12 1913–14>


The 1912–13 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's fourth season and fourth of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The club would post a 9–11 record and tie for third place.

Regular season[edit]

Newsy Lalonde returned to Montreal after being acquired from Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League (PCHA). Don Smith was acquired from Victoria of the PCHA. Didier Pitre signed with Quebec but the league intervened and he returned to the Canadiens.

An exhibition game was played with the Wanderers in Toronto at the new Arena Gardens on December 22. Newsy Lalonde would trip Odie Cleghorn and his brother Sprague Cleghorn then skated over and hit Lalonde on the face, opening a 12 stitch cut. Cleghorn would be charged in Toronto court and fined $50 and suspended by the league.[1]

The Canadiens would open the season with a three-game winning streak. At the halfway point, the club's record was 7–3 to lead the league, but Quebec came on strong with an eleven-game win streak to win the league championship and Montreal finished third behind Quebec and the Wanderers.

The Montreal Canadiens pose for a team photo, 1912–13

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey Association
GP W L T GF GA
Quebec Bulldogs 20 16 4 0 112 75
Montreal Wanderers 20 10 10 0 93 90
Toronto Hockey Club 20 9 11 0 86 95
Montreal Canadiens 20 9 11 0 83 81
Ottawa Senators 20 9 11 0 87 81
Toronto Tecumsehs 20 7 13 0 59 98

[2]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against


Schedule and results[edit]

Game Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
December
1 25 Canadiens 9 Toronto 5 1–0
2 28 Toronto 5 Canadiens 8 2–0
January
3 1 Canadiens 4 Tecumsehs 3 3–0
4 4 Ottawa 7 Canadiens 3 3–1
5 8 Canadiens 4 Wanderers 3 4–1
6 11 Canadiens 3 Quebec 4 4–2
7 15 Quebec 4 Canadiens 5 5–2
8 18 Canadiens 6 Ottawa 0 6–2
9 22 Wanderers 4 Canadiens 3 6–3
10 25 Tecumsehs 4 Canadiens 5 (17' ot) 7–3
February
11 1‡ Canadiens 1 Ottawa 2 7–4
12 5‡ Tecumsehs 5 Canadiens 4 7–5
13 8‡ Canadiens 3 Toronto 5 7–6
14 12 Wanderers 4 Canadiens 6 8–6
15 15 Ottawa 3 Canadiens 2 8–7
16 19 Canadiens 2 Quebec 4 8–8
17 22 Quebec 7 Canadiens 6 8–9
18 26 Canadiens 4 Wanderers 5 8–10
March
19 1 Canadiens 3 Tecumsehs 1 8–11
20 5 Toronto 6 Canadiens 2 9–11

‡ Played with rover (7 man hockey)

Playoffs[edit]

The team did not qualify for the playoffs.

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • January 18, 1913 - Georges Vezina posted the club's first shutout.[3]

Roster[edit]

Source:

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc. pp. 239–241. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. p. 149. 

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc. National Hockey League. 
  • McFarlane, Brian (1996). The Habs. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing. ISBN 0-7737-2981-X. 
  • O'Brien, Andy (1971). Les Canadiens: the story of the Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, New York: McGrawHill-Ryerson. ISBN 0-07-092950-5. 
Notes
  1. ^ Coleman(1966), pp. 236-237
  2. ^ Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 239. 
  3. ^ The Hockey News (A Century of Montreal Canadiens): p. 20. 2009. 

See also[edit]