1945–46 Montreal Canadiens season

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1945–46 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
1945–46 record 28–17–5
Goals for 172
Goals against 134
Team information
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Toe Blake (29)
Assists Elmer Lach (34)
Points Toe Blake (50)
Wins Bill Durnan (28)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.60)
<1944–45 1946–47>

The 1945–46 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 37th season of play. The Canadiens placed first during the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup for the sixth time.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 50 28 17 5 172 134 +38 61
2 Boston Bruins 50 24 18 8 167 156 +11 56
3 Chicago Black Hawks 50 23 20 7 200 178 +22 53
4 Detroit Red Wings 50 20 20 10 146 159 -13 −13 50
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 50 19 24 7 174 185 -11 −11 45
6 New York Rangers 50 13 28 9 144 191 -47 −47 35


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 27, 1945 8–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 1–0–0
2 W November 1, 1945 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 2–0–0
3 W November 3, 1945 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 3–0–0
4 L November 4, 1945 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 3–1–0
5 W November 10, 1945 5–3 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 4–1–0
6 L November 11, 1945 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 4–2–0
7 W November 14, 1945 6–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 5–2–0
8 W November 15, 1945 2–0 New York Rangers (1945–46) 6–2–0
9 W November 17, 1945 7–3 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 7–2–0
10 L November 21, 1945 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 7–3–0
11 W November 24, 1945 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 8–3–0
12 L November 25, 1945 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 8–4–0
13 W December 1, 1945 4–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 9–4–0
14 W December 8, 1945 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 10–4–0
15 L December 9, 1945 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 10–5–0
16 L December 13, 1945 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 10–6–0
17 T December 15, 1945 3–3 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 10–6–1
18 W December 16, 1945 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 11–6–1
19 T December 19, 1945 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 11–6–2
20 W December 23, 1945 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–6–2
21 W December 26, 1945 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 13–6–2
22 L December 29, 1945 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 13–7–2
23 T December 31, 1945 0–0 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 13–7–3
24 W January 5, 1946 4–2 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 14–7–3
25 L January 10, 1946 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 14–8–3
26 W January 12, 1946 9–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 15–8–3
27 L January 13, 1946 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 15–9–3
28 L January 16, 1946 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 15–10–3
29 W January 19, 1946 3–1 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 16–10–3
30 L January 20, 1946 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 16–11–3
31 L January 23, 1946 2–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 16–12–3
32 W January 26, 1946 5–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 17–12–3
33 W February 2, 1946 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 18–12–3
34 L February 3, 1946 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 18–13–3
35 W February 9, 1946 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 19–13–3
36 W February 10, 1946 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 20–13–3
37 W February 13, 1946 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 21–13–3
38 W February 16, 1946 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 22–13–3
39 W February 17, 1946 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 23–13–3
40 L February 20, 1946 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 23–14–3
41 W February 24, 1946 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 24–14–3
42 L February 27, 1946 3–5 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 24–15–3
43 T March 2, 1946 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 24–15–4
44 L March 3, 1946 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 24–16–4
45 W March 6, 1946 7–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 25–16–4
46 W March 9, 1946 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 26–16–4
47 W March 10, 1946 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 27–16–4
48 T March 14, 1946 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 27–16–5
49 W March 16, 1946 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 28–16–5
50 L March 17, 1946 5–8 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 28–17–5

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Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 30 Boston 3 Montreal 4 OT
April 2 Boston 2 Montreal 3 OT
April 4 Montreal 4 Boston 2
April 7 Montreal 2 Boston 3 OT
April 9 Boston 3 Montreal 6

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4–1.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 50 29 21 50 2
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 50 27 21 48 50
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 50 13 34 47 34
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 47 11 19 30 10
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 44 17 12 29 10
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 40 12 14 26 42
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 45 11 11 22 2
Benoit, JoeJoe Benoit RW 39 9 10 19 8
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 45 7 11 18 4
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 45 7 10 17 52
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 49 7 10 17 28
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 50 10 6 16 12
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 45 5 7 12 18
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 43 5 4 9 45
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 13 2 1 3 8
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 6 0 2 2 2
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 8 0 1 1 6
MacKay, MurdoMurdo MacKay RW/C 5 0 1 1 0
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 13 0 1 1 2
White, MoeMoe White LW/C 4 0 1 1 2
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault G 10 0 0 0 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 40 0 0 0 0
Lynn, VicVic Lynn LW/D 2 0 0 0 0
Thibeault, LorrainLorrain Thibeault LW 1 0 0 0 0
Tremblay, NilsNils Tremblay C 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 2400 40 24 11 5 104 2.60 4
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault 600 10 4 6 0 30 3.00 0
Team: 3000 50 28 17 5 134 2.68 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 9 5 12 17 4
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 9 7 6 13 5
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 9 7 4 11 15
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 9 4 3 7 6
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 9 4 2 6 18
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 9 4 2 6 2
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 9 4 1 5 6
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 9 2 3 5 0
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 9 1 4 5 0
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 9 3 1 4 6
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 9 2 1 3 17
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 9 1 2 3 4
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 9 1 1 2 4
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 9 0 2 2 2
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 8 0 1 1 2
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 9 0 0 0 0
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 581 9 8 1 20 2.07 0
Team: 581 9 8 1 20 2.07 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Montreal Canadiens 1946 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

1 Bill Durnan


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Donat Raymond (president/owner), Dalton Coleman (vice president/owner)
  • Bill Hardy (director), Tommy Gorman (manager)
  • Dick Irvin Sr. (coach), Arthur Cayford (secretary-treasurer)†
  • Ernie Cook (trainer)†, Hector Dubois (ass't trainer)†

† Left off cup, but included on the team picture.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1945–1946 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1945–46 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1945-46 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.