1930–31 Montreal Canadiens season

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1930–31 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1930–31 record 26-10-8
Goals for 129
Goals against 89
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (28)
Assists Howie Morenz (23)
Points Howie Morenz (54)
Wins George Hainsworth (26)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (2.02)
<1929–30 1931–32>

The 1930–31 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 22nd season. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks three games to two in a best-of-five Stanley Cup final for their second consecutive Cup win and fourth in team history.

Regular season[edit]

Howie Morenz led the league in scoring.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 10 8 129 89 60
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 22 13 9 118 99 53
Montreal Maroons 44 20 18 6 105 106 46
New York Americans 44 18 16 10 76 74 46
Ottawa Senators 44 10 30 4 91 142 24

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1930 5–1 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 1–0–0
2 L November 18, 1930 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 1–1–0
3 W November 20, 1930 7–1 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 2–1–0
4 L November 23, 1930 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 2–2–0
5 L November 27, 1930 2–3 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 2–3–0
6 W November 29, 1930 3–2 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 3–3–0
7 W December 2, 1930 2–0 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 4–3–0
8 W December 4, 1930 5–4 New York Rangers (1930–31) 5–3–0
9 W December 7, 1930 3–2 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 6–3–0
10 W December 9, 1930 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 7–3–0
11 W December 11, 1930 5–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 8–3–0
12 T December 13, 1930 1–1 OT New York Americans (1930–31) 8–3–1
13 T December 18, 1930 0–0 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 8–3–2
14 L December 23, 1930 1–5 @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 8–4–2
15 W December 27, 1930 8–5 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 9–4–2
16 T December 30, 1930 1–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 9–4–3
17 L January 3, 1931 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 9–5–3
18 L January 6, 1931 2–6 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 9–6–3
19 W January 8, 1931 2–1 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 10–6–3
20 W January 10, 1931 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 11–6–3
21 W January 13, 1931 2–1 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 12–6–3
22 W January 15, 1931 4–1 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 13–6–3
23 L January 17, 1931 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 13–7–3
24 W January 20, 1931 3–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 14–7–3
25 W January 22, 1931 3–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 15–7–3
26 W January 24, 1931 6–1 New York Americans (1930–31) 16–7–3
27 W January 29, 1931 7–1 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 17–7–3
28 W February 1, 1931 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 18–7–3
29 W February 3, 1931 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 19–7–3
30 T February 5, 1931 4–4 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 19–7–4
31 L February 7, 1931 1–2 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 19–8–4
32 W February 15, 1931 2–0 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 20–8–4
33 W February 17, 1931 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 21–8–4
34 T February 19, 1931 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 21–8–5
35 W February 21, 1931 6–4 New York Americans (1930–31) 22–8–5
36 W February 26, 1931 5–0 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 23–8–5
37 T February 28, 1931 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 23–8–6
38 W March 3, 1931 1–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 24–8–6
39 L March 5, 1931 1–2 New York Rangers (1930–31) 24–9–6
40 W March 8, 1931 2–0 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 25–9–6
41 W March 10, 1931 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 26–9–6
42 L March 12, 1931 0–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 26–10–6
43 T March 14, 1931 3–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 26–10–7
44 T March 21, 1931 4–4 OT Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 26–10–8

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Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens, by placing first, received a bye to the semi-finals where they met the Boston Bruins, who had won the American Division. The Canadiens took the best-of-five series three games to two to advance to the final.

Finals[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1931 Stanley Cup Finals.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Black Hawks

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 3 Montreal Canadiens 2 Chicago Black Hawks 1
April 5 Montreal Canadiens 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2 2OT
April 9 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 2 3OT
April 11 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Montreal Canadiens 2
April 14 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Montreal Canadiens 2

Montreal wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 39 28 23 51 49
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 43 13 22 35 73
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 41 18 7 25 43
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 44 17 7 24 63
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 44 11 6 17 25
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 44 8 6 14 82
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 40 8 5 13 35
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 44 9 2 11 26
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 44 4 7 11 75
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 40 5 4 9 10
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 44 2 5 7 91
Rivers, GusGus Rivers RW 44 2 5 7 6
McCaffrey, BertBert McCaffrey RW/D 22 2 1 3 10
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 21 2 0 2 14
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 44 0 0 0 0
Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2740 44 26 10 8 89 1.95 8
Team: 2740 44 26 10 8 89 1.95 8

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 10 6 2 8 8
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 10 5 1 6 4
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 10 4 2 6 6
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 10 4 1 5 8
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 10 1 4 5 10
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 10 0 4 4 12
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 10 2 1 3 26
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 10 1 2 3 10
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 10 1 2 3 8
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 7 0 2 2 9
Rivers, GusGus Rivers RW 10 1 0 1 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 10 0 0 0 0
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 10 0 0 0 4
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 8 0 0 0 0
Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 722 10 6 4 21 1.75 2
Team: 722 10 6 4 21 1.75 2

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Montreal Canadiens 1931 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


† Left off the cup, but qualified to be on it. A Played 3 games in Finals. B Played 22 of 44 regular season games

  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Louis Athanase David (President), Joseph Cattarinich (Vice President/Owner),
  • Leo Dandurand (Secretary/Owner), Cecil Hart (Manager-Coach),
  • Edouard St. Pere (Vice President), Georges Richer (Treasurer),
  • Fernand Rinfeet, Amerdee Monte Juce, Alphonse Raymond, Henry Gray (Directors),
  • Ed Dulfour (Trainer), Jim McKenna (Ass’t Trainer),
  • Dr. J.A. Corrigan (Team Physician), Jules Dugal (Business Manager).

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Officially, owner Leo Dandurand was the General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens from 1921–22 to 1934–35. However, Cecil Hart was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1930, 1931, and he is listed on every team picture for those seasons as Manager, not Coach.

Sources:

  • Mouton, p. 157
  • "Players". NHL. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 109–134. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X. 
  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. 
  2. ^ "1930–31 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1930-31 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.