1925–26 Montreal Maroons season

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1925–26 Montreal Maroons
Stanley Cup champions
Prince of Wales Trophy winners
O'Brien Cup winners
League 2nd
1925–26 record 20-11-5 (45 points)
Goals for 91
Goals against 73
Team information
Coach Eddie Gerard
Captain Dunc Munro
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Nels Stewart (34)
Assists Reg Noble (9)
Points Nels Stewart (42)
Penalties in minutes Nels Stewart (119)
Wins Clint Benedict (20)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (1.91)
<1924–25 1926–27>

The 1925–26 Montreal Maroons season saw the team win their first Stanley Cup in only their second season.

Regular season[edit]

Rookie Nels Stewart led the league in goals, with 34, and points, 42, to win the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer. His accomplishments also won him the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
Teams GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Ottawa Senators 36 24 8 4 77 42 341 52
Montreal Maroons 36 20 11 5 91 73 554 45
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 19 16 1 82 70 264 39
Boston Bruins 36 17 15 4 92 85 279 38
New York Americans 36 12 20 4 68 89 361 28
Toronto St. Patricks 36 12 21 3 92 114 325 27
Montreal Canadiens 36 11 24 1 79 108 458 23

[1] Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game log[edit]

Number Result Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 28, 1925 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 0–1–0
2 W December 1, 1925 4–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 1–1–0
3 W December 3, 1925 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 2–1–0
4 W December 5, 1925 4–0 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 3–1–0
5 L December 8, 1925 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 3–2–0
6 W December 12, 1925 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 4–2–0
7 W December 16, 1925 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 5–2–0
8 W December 19, 1925 4–1 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 6–2–0
9 W December 23, 1925 1–0 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 7–2–0
10 W December 26, 1925 2–0 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 8–2–0
11 L December 30, 1925 4–7 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 8–3–0
12 W January 2, 1926 3–2 OT New York Americans (1925–26) 9–3–0
13 L January 5, 1926 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 9–4–0
14 T January 7, 1926 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 9–4–1
15 W January 12, 1926 5–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 10–4–1
16 W January 16, 1926 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 11–4–1
17 T January 19, 1926 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 11–4–2
18 W January 23, 1926 4–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 12–4–2
19 T January 25, 1926 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1925–26) 12–4–3
20 L January 27, 1926 1–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 12–5–3
21 L January 30, 1926 0–5 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 12–6–3
22 W February 2, 1926 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 13–6–3
23 W February 9, 1926 5–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 14–6–3
24 W February 13, 1926 2–1 New York Americans (1925–26) 15–6–3
25 W February 18, 1926 5–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 16–6–3
26 T February 20, 1926 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 16–6–4
27 T February 23, 1926 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 16–6–5
28 L February 26, 1926 0–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 16–7–5
29 W February 27, 1926 4–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 17–7–5
30 L March 2, 1926 0–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26) 17–8–5
31 L March 4, 1926 2–3 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 17–9–5
32 W March 6, 1926 4–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 18–9–5
33 W March 11, 1926 5–1 New York Americans (1925–26) 19–9–5
34 W March 13, 1926 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 20–9–5
35 L March 16, 1926 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 20–10–5
36 L March 17, 1926 3–5 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 20–11–5

Playoffs[edit]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Montreal Maroons 3
March 11 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Montreal Maroons 3

Montreal wins total goals series 6 goals to 4

Montreal Maroons vs. Ottawa Senators

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 25 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 1
March 27 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 0

Montreal wins total goals series 2 goals to 1

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Nels Stewart was "Old Poison" to the Victoria Cougars, as he scored 6 goals in the 4 games and goaltender Clint Benedict shut out the westerners three times. All games were played at the Forum in Montreal.

Victoria Cougars vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 30 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 1 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 3 Victoria Cougars 3 Montreal Maroons 2
April 6 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 2

Montreal Maroons win best-of-five series 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player GP G A Pts
Nels Stewart 36 34 8 42
Babe Siebert 35 16 8 24
Reg Noble 33 9 9 18
Punch Broadbent 36 12 5 17
Dunc Munro 33 4 6 10
Hobie Kitchen 30 5 2 7
Chuck Dinsmore 33 3 1 4
Merlyn Phillips 12 3 1 4
Frank Carson 16 2 1 3
Sammy Rothschild 33 2 1 3

Goaltenders[edit]

GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = Shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Player GP GA SO GAA
Clint Benedict 36 73 6 2.0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Montreal Maroons 1926 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen

(also played leftwing)

  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • James Strachan (President), Eddie Gerard (Manager-Coach)
  • Gordon Cushing, Thomas Arnold (Vice Presidents),
  • Bill O'Brien (Trainer)
  • Donat Raymond (Director), Arthur Cayford (Secretary-Treasurer).

Stanley Cup engraving

Eddie Gerard's name was misspelled when the ring was engraved as F. GERAD (MGR) instead of E. GERARD (MGR)on the 2nd verision of the ring created in 1969. The mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

  • After the series win, a new ring was added directly underneath the original bowl of the Cup with the words "Won/By Montreal 'Maroons' 1925–26". In addition players and Non-players names were added to the trophy.
  • † 3 players who qualified were left off the Stanley Cup, because they did not play in the playoffs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.