1983–84 Montreal Canadiens season

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1983–84 Montreal Canadiens
Division 4th Adams
Conference 8th Wales
1983–84 record 35–40–5
Goals for 286
Goals against 295
Team information
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Bob Berry
Jacques Lemaire
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Guy Lafleur (30)
Assists Guy Lafleur (40)
Points Guy Lafleur (70)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (338)
Plus/minus Bill Root (+26)
Wins Rick Wamsley (19)
Goals against average Richard Sevigny (3.38)
<1982–83 1984–85>

The 1983–84 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 75th season of play. The club placed fourth in its division to qualify for the playoffs. They were defeated in the Prince of Wales Conference finals, by the New York Islanders.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Boston Bruins 80 49 25 6 336 261 1606 104
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 25 7 315 257 1190 103
Quebec Nordiques 80 42 28 10 360 278 1600 94
Montreal Canadiens 80 35 40 5 286 295 1371 75
Hartford Whalers 80 28 42 10 288 320 1184 66

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1983 4–7 New York Islanders (1983–84) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1983 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 0–2–0
3 W October 10, 1983 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 1–2–0
4 L October 13, 1983 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 1–3–0
5 W October 15, 1983 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 2–3–0
6 W October 19, 1983 12–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 3–3–0
7 W October 20, 1983 5–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 4–3–0
8 L October 22, 1983 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 4–4–0
9 L October 25, 1983 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 4–5–0
10 L October 29, 1983 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 4–6–0
11 L October 30, 1983 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 4–7–0
12 W November 1, 1983 6–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 5–7–0
13 W November 3, 1983 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 6–7–0
14 L November 5, 1983 4–10 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 6–8–0
15 W November 9, 1983 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 7–8–0
16 L November 12, 1983 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 7–9–0
17 L November 13, 1983 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 7–10–0
18 W November 15, 1983 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 8–10–0
19 W November 17, 1983 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 9–10–0
20 T November 19, 1983 5–5 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 9–10–1
21 W November 22, 1983 4–2 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 10–10–1
22 W November 23, 1983 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 11–10–1
23 L November 26, 1983 2–5 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 11–11–1
24 L November 29, 1983 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 11–12–1
25 L December 1, 1983 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 11–13–1
26 W December 3, 1983 4–2 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 12–13–1
27 L December 4, 1983 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 12–14–1
28 W December 6, 1983 4–1 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 13–14–1
29 L December 8, 1983 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 13–15–1
30 L December 10, 1983 0–2 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 13–16–1
31 T December 11, 1983 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 13–16–2
32 W December 15, 1983 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 14–16–2
33 W December 17, 1983 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 15–16–2
34 W December 20, 1983 6–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 16–16–2
35 L December 22, 1983 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 16–17–2
36 W December 26, 1983 2–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 17–17–2
37 L December 27, 1983 4–7 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 17–18–2
38 W December 31, 1983 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 18–18–2
39 L January 3, 1984 5–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 18–19–2
40 W January 5, 1984 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 19–19–2
41 W January 7, 1984 5–0 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 20–19–2
42 L January 8, 1984 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 20–20–2
43 W January 11, 1984 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 21–20–2
44 L January 12, 1984 3–7 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 21–21–2
45 L January 14, 1984 1–3 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 21–22–2
46 L January 17, 1984 4–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 21–23–2
47 W January 19, 1984 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 22–23–2
48 L January 21, 1984 2–3 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 22–24–2
49 T January 24, 1984 7–7 OT Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 22–24–3
50 W January 26, 1984 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 23–24–3
51 W January 28, 1984 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 24–24–3
52 W January 29, 1984 7–2 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 25–24–3
53 T February 2, 1984 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 25–24–4
54 L February 3, 1984 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 25–25–4
55 T February 5, 1984 2–2 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 25–25–5
56 W February 7, 1984 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 26–25–5
57 L February 9, 1984 6–7 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 26–26–5
58 L February 11, 1984 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 26–27–5
59 W February 13, 1984 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 27–27–5
60 W February 14, 1984 5–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 28–27–5
61 L February 18, 1984 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 28–28–5
62 L February 21, 1984 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 28–29–5
63 L February 23, 1984 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 28–30–5
64 W February 25, 1984 7–4 New York Rangers (1983–84) 29–30–5
65 W March 1, 1984 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 30–30–5
66 W March 3, 1984 3–1 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 31–30–5
67 L March 4, 1984 1–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 31–31–5
68 L March 6, 1984 3–8 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 31–32–5
69 W March 8, 1984 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 32–32–5
70 L March 10, 1984 2–4 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 32–33–5
71 L March 12, 1984 6–7 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 32–34–5
72 W March 15, 1984 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 33–34–5
73 W March 17, 1984 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 34–34–5
74 W March 19, 1984 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 35–34–5
75 L March 21, 1984 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 35–35–5
76 L March 24, 1984 2–5 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 35–36–5
77 L March 25, 1984 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 35–37–5
78 L March 27, 1984 0–7 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 35–38–5
79 L March 29, 1984 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 35–39–5
80 L March 31, 1984 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 35–40–5

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Playoffs[edit]

As fourth place finishers, the Canadiens drew the division winner Boston Bruins as their first round opponent. The Canadiens upset the Bruins, sweeping the series in three straight games. The Canadiens then faced off against the Quebec Nordiques in a "Battle of Quebec". The Canadiens defeated the Nordiques four games to two to advance against the New York Islanders, the defending Stanley Cup champion. The Islanders would eliminate the Canadiens in six games.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 80 30 40 70 19 -14 6 0 6
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 77 29 35 64 4 5 3 0 1
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 70 26 37 63 62 -7 6 1 3
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 78 24 30 54 75 5 3 7 2
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 73 20 29 49 83 -11 7 1 4
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 56 18 25 43 13 -2 4 1 2
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 74 9 34 43 39 4 4 0 1
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 77 17 22 39 41 10 0 0 3
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 67 14 25 39 112 2 3 0 3
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 52 15 22 37 8 9 3 1 1
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 63 14 23 37 29 -18 4 0 2
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 76 16 10 26 338 -4 4 0 1
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 80 7 18 25 52 -10 0 0 1
Root, BillBill Root D 72 4 13 17 45 26 1 1 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 30 7 7 14 10 -9 5 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 40 6 7 13 59 -12 2 0 1
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 79 1 12 13 92 7 0 0 0
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 34 0 12 12 15 -11 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 22 6 4 10 42 -2 1 0 0
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 27 5 5 10 6 1 0 0 1
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 9 3 7 10 4 -5 2 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 65 3 7 10 73 -15 0 0 2
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 27 2 7 9 8 -4 0 0 0
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 14 5 2 7 41 4 0 0 0
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 1
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 26 1 4 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 42 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 8 1 1 2 12 -2 0 0 0
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 12 0 2 2 12 -5 0 0 0
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 7 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 7 0 1 1 7 -5 0 0 0
Allison, DaveDave Allison D 3 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Baron, NormandNormand Baron LW 4 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Gauvreau, JocelynJocelyn Gauvreau D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Holden, MarkMark Holden G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kitchen, BillBill Kitchen D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Landon, LarryLarry Landon RW 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Momesso, SergioSergio Momesso LW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Newberry, JohnJohn Newberry C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny G 40 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 2333 42 19 17 3 144 3.70 2
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny 2203 40 16 18 2 124 3.38 1
Holden, MarkMark Holden 52 1 0 1 0 4 4.62 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney 240 4 0 4 0 19 4.75 0
Team: 4828 80 35 40 5 291 3.62 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 15 6 8 14 4 3 1 3
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 15 1 9 10 17 1 0 0
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 11 7 2 9 8 2 0 0
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 14 6 3 9 2 1 0 1
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 15 6 3 9 31 0 0 1
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 15 2 7 9 8 1 0 1
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 15 4 3 7 12 0 0 1
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 15 1 5 6 9 0 0 0
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 11 1 4 5 0 0 0 1
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 15 0 5 5 22 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 14 2 1 3 69 0 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 15 2 1 3 4 1 0 1
Green, RickRick Green D 15 1 2 3 33 0 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 9 1 2 3 10 0 0 0
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 12 0 3 3 5 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 15 0 3 3 23 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 15 0 2 2 16 0 0 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney G 15 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 15 1 0 1 31 0 0 0
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 15 1 0 1 81 0 0 0
Baron, NormandNormand Baron LW 3 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Penney, SteveSteve Penney 871 15 9 6 32 2.20 3
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 32 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 903 15 9 6 32 2.13 3

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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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1983–84 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1983-84 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.