1937–38 Montreal Canadiens season

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1937–38 Montreal Canadiens
Division 3rd Canadian
1937–38 record 18-17-13
Goals for 123
Goals against 128
Team information
General Manager Cecil Hart
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Babe Siebert
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Georges Mantha (23)
Assists Paul Haynes (22)
Points Georges Mantha (42)
Wins Wilf Cude (18)
Goals against average Wilf Cude (2.68)
<1936–37 1938–39>

The 1937–38 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 29th season of play. The Canadiens placed third in the Canadian Division and qualified for the playoffs. Montreal met and lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Black Hawks in the quarter-finals.

Regular season[edit]

A Morenz Benefit All-Star game was held at the Forum on November 2, 1937. 8,683 fans attended, contributing $11,447 to a total pot of over $20,000 for Howie Morenz's family.[1]

This was the last season for Pit Lepine, Aurel Joliat and Marty Burke. Burke had returned from Chicago in a trade for Bill McKenzie.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 24 15 9 151 127 57
New York Americans 48 19 18 11 110 111 49
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 17 13 123 128 49
Montreal Maroons 48 12 30 6 101 149 30

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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 T November 9, 1937 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 0–0–1
2 L November 11, 1937 0–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 0–1–1
3 W November 13, 1937 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 1–1–1
4 L November 14, 1937 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 1–2–1
5 T November 18, 1937 6–6 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 1–2–2
6 T November 23, 1937 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 1–2–3
7 W November 27, 1937 2–1 New York Rangers (1937–38) 2–2–3
8 W December 2, 1937 2–0 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 3–2–3
9 T December 4, 1937 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 3–2–4
10 W December 5, 1937 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 4–2–4
11 W December 7, 1937 5–1 Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 5–2–4
12 W December 11, 1937 4–3 OT New York Americans (1937–38) 6–2–4
13 T December 12, 1937 4–4 OT @ New York Americans (1937–38) 6–2–5
14 L December 14, 1937 2–3 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 6–3–5
15 L December 16, 1937 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 6–4–5
16 T December 19, 1937 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 6–4–6
17 W December 28, 1937 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 7–4–6
18 L January 1, 1938 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 7–5–6
19 W January 2, 1938 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 8–5–6
20 L January 4, 1938 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 8–6–6
21 W January 8, 1938 6–2 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 9–6–6
22 L January 11, 1938 7–11 @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 9–7–6
23 T January 13, 1938 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 9–7–7
24 L January 16, 1938 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 9–8–7
25 L January 18, 1938 1–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 9–9–7
26 L January 20, 1938 2–4 Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 9–10–7
27 W January 22, 1938 4–0 New York Americans (1937–38) 10–10–7
28 W January 27, 1938 4–2 New York Rangers (1937–38) 11–10–7
29 W January 30, 1938 4–2 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 12–10–7
30 W February 1, 1938 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 13–10–7
31 L February 3, 1938 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 13–11–7
32 T February 5, 1938 3–3 OT New York Americans (1937–38) 13–11–8
33 L February 6, 1938 0–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 13–12–8
34 W February 10, 1938 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 14–12–8
35 L February 13, 1938 0–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 14–13–8
36 L February 15, 1938 0–4 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 14–14–8
37 W February 19, 1938 4–3 OT Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 15–14–8
38 W February 22, 1938 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 16–14–8
39 T February 24, 1938 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1937–38) 16–14–9
40 T February 27, 1938 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 16–14–10
41 L March 1, 1938 2–4 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 16–15–10
42 T March 3, 1938 1–1 OT New York Americans (1937–38) 16–15–11
43 L March 6, 1938 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 16–16–11
44 L March 10, 1938 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 16–17–11
45 T March 12, 1938 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 16–17–12
46 W March 15, 1938 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1937–38) 17–17–12
47 W March 17, 1938 6–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 18–17–12
48 T March 19, 1938 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1937–38) 18–17–13

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Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens drew the third-place finisher of the American division, the Chicago Blackhawks. Montreal lost the best-of-three series 2–1.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 47 23 19 42 12
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 48 13 22 35 25
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 43 17 16 33 33
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 48 13 19 32 14
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 47 13 17 30 9
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 31 7 13 20 8
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 37 8 11 19 56
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 47 5 14 19 24
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 48 2 15 17 24
Desilets, JoffreJoffre Desilets RW 32 6 7 13 6
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 44 6 7 13 24
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 47 4 5 9 44
Willson, DonDon Willson C 18 2 7 9 0
Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown C 34 1 7 8 14
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 7 2 4 6 0
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 38 0 5 5 31
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso RW 17 1 1 2 4
Raymond, ArmandArmand Raymond D 11 0 1 1 10
Asmundson, OscarOscar Asmundson C 2 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 47 0 0 0 0
Demers, TonyTony Demers RW 6 0 0 0 0
Gauthier, PaulPaul Gauthier G 1 0 0 0 0
MacKenzie, BillBill MacKenzie D 11 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 2990 47 18 17 12 126 2.53 3
Gauthier, PaulPaul Gauthier 70 1 0 0 1 2 1.71 0
Team: 3060 48 18 17 13 128 2.51 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 3 3 1 4 2
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 3 1 3 4 2
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 3 0 4 4 5
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 3 2 0 2 4
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 3 1 1 2 0
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 3 1 0 1 0
Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown C 3 0 0 0 2
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 3 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 3 0 0 0 0
Desilets, JoffreJoffre Desilets RW 2 0 0 0 7
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 1 0 0 0 0
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 3 0 0 0 0
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 3 0 0 0 0
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 1 0 0 0 0
Willson, DonDon Willson C 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 192 3 1 2 11 3.44 0
Team: 192 3 1 2 11 3.44 0

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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;

European tour[edit]

After losing in the playoffs, the Canadiens embarked on a tour of Europe with the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to departure, the two teams played three exhibition games in Nova Scotia. In Europe, the teams played a nine-game series in England and France. The Canadiens won the series with a record of 5–3–1

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 314–334. 
  • Jenish, D'Arcy (2008). The Montreal Canadiens: 100 years of glory. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66324-3. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman, pg. 314
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1937–38 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ "1937-38 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.