1984–85 Montreal Canadiens season

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1984–85 Montreal Canadiens
Adams Division Champions
Division 1st Adams
Conference 3rd Wales
1984–85 record 41–27–12
Goals for 309
Goals against 262
Team information
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains Larry Robinson
Mario Tremblay
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Smith (40)
Assists Mats Naslund (42)
Points Mats Naslund (79)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (358)
Plus/minus Larry Robinson (+33)
Wins Steve Penney (26)
Goals against average Steve Penney (3.08)
<1983–84 1985–86>

The 1984–85 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 76th season of play.

Offseason[edit]

  • July 1984: Patrick Roy signed his first NHL contract with the Montreal Canadiens. There was a clause that if he played in at least 40 games, he would receive a $5,000 bonus.[1]

Regular season[edit]

After scoring only two goals in 19 games and unhappy with the amount of ice time he was receiving, Guy Lafleur decided to retire.

  • October 24, 1984: Patrick Roy was sent down to the Granby Bisons without having played a regular season game.[2]
  • February 23, 1985: At the beginning of the third period, Patrick Roy made his NHL debut. Roy replaced Doug Soetaert and earned the first win of his career in a 6–4 win over the Winnipeg Jets.[3] It was his only game this season but he would play 1275 more games until 2003.

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 27 12 309 262 1464 94
Quebec Nordiques 80 41 30 9 323 275 1643 91
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 28 14 290 237 1221 90
Boston Bruins 80 36 34 10 303 287 1825 82
Hartford Whalers 80 30 41 9 268 318 1606 69

[4]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]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L Oct 11, 1984 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres 0–1–0
2 W Oct 13, 1984 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–1–0
3 W Oct 15, 1984 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers 2–1–0
4 T Oct 18, 1984 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings 2–1–1
5 W Oct 20, 1984 4–2 Minnesota North Stars 3–1–1
6 W Oct 23, 1984 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques 4–1–1
7 W Oct 25, 1984 3–2 Buffalo Sabres 5–1–1
8 L Oct 27, 1984 5–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 5–2–1
9 W Oct 29, 1984 4–2 Quebec Nordiques 6–2–1
10 W Nov 1, 1984 6–5 OT New York Islanders 7–2–1
11 W Nov 3, 1984 3–1 Boston Bruins 8–2–1
12 L Nov 6, 1984 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings 8–3–1
13 T Nov 10, 1984 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames 8–3–2
14 W Nov 12, 1984 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks 9–3–2
15 W Nov 14, 1984 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers 10–3–2
16 W Nov 17, 1984 5–0 New Jersey Devils 11–3–2
17 L Nov 19, 1984 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–4–2
18 W Nov 22, 1984 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 12–4–2
19 W Nov 24, 1984 6–4 Detroit Red Wings 13–4–2
20 L Nov 25, 1984 4–7 @ Boston Bruins 13–5–2
21 T Nov 28, 1984 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings 13–5–3
22 T Nov 30, 1984 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 13–5–4
23 W Dec 1, 1984 3–2 Buffalo Sabres 14–5–4
24 W Dec 3, 1984 9–3 Hartford Whalers 15–5–4
25 L Dec 5, 1984 3–5 @ Hartford Whalers 15–6–4
26 W Dec 6, 1984 3–1 @ Boston Bruins 16–6–4
27 W Dec 8, 1984 9–7 Los Angeles Kings 17–6–4
28 L Dec 13, 1984 4–5 Vancouver Canucks 17–7–4
29 L Dec 15, 1984 3–4 OT @ Hartford Whalers 17–8–4
30 W Dec 16, 1984 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers 18–8–4
31 L Dec 18, 1984 4–6 Boston Bruins 18–9–4
32 T Dec 20, 1984 2–2 OT Washington Capitals 18–9–5
33 W Dec 22, 1984 10–5 Hartford Whalers 19–9–5
34 T Dec 23, 1984 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers 19–9–6
35 W Dec 27, 1984 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques 20–9–6
36 W Dec 29, 1984 7–3 New York Rangers 21–9–6
37 T Dec 31, 1984 4–4 OT Quebec Nordiques 21–9–7
38 L Jan 2, 1985 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 21–10–7
39 T Jan 3, 1985 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues 21–10–8
40 L Jan 5, 1985 4–5 @ New Jersey Devils 21–11–8
41 L Jan 8, 1985 1–3 @ New York Islanders 21–12–8
42 L Jan 10, 1985 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 21–13–8
43 T Jan 12, 1985 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres 21–13–9
44 W Jan 15, 1985 2–1 @ Quebec Nordiques 22–13–9
45 W Jan 17, 1985 5–4 Hartford Whalers 23–13–9
46 T Jan 19, 1985 4–4 OT New Jersey Devils 23–13–10
47 L Jan 21, 1985 1–3 @ Boston Bruins 23–14–10
48 W Jan 22, 1985 8–5 @ Hartford Whalers 24–14–10
49 L Jan 24, 1985 3–4 Quebec Nordiques 24–15–10
50 W Jan 26, 1985 3–2 New York Rangers 25–15–10
51 L Jan 30, 1985 4–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks 25–16–10
52 W Feb 2, 1985 5–1 @ Los Angeles Kings 26–16–10
53 L Feb 5, 1985 2–4 Calgary Flames 26–17–10
54 W Feb 7, 1985 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques 27–17–10
55 L Feb 9, 1985 2–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 27–18–10
56 L Feb 10, 1985 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs 27–19–10
57 W Feb 15, 1985 4–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 28–19–10
58 L Feb 16, 1985 3–4 Buffalo Sabres 28–20–10
59 W Feb 19, 1985 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues 29–20–10
60 L Feb 20, 1985 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 29–21–10
61 W Feb 23, 1985 6–4 Winnipeg Jets 30–21–10
62 W Feb 24, 1985 4–3 OT New York Islanders 31–21–10
63 W Feb 27, 1985 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers 32–21–10
64 L Mar 1, 1985 4–6 @ Calgary Flames 32–22–10
65 L Mar 4, 1985 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars 32–23–10
66 W Mar 6, 1985 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets 33–23–10
67 W Mar 9, 1985 4–3 Hartford Whalers 34–23–10
68 T Mar 10, 1985 5–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers 34–23–11
69 L Mar 14, 1985 1–4 Winnipeg Jets 34–24–11
70 L Mar 16, 1985 2–4 Minnesota North Stars 34–25–11
71 W Mar 21, 1985 3–2 Washington Capitals 35–25–11
72 L Mar 22, 1985 1–3 @ Washington Capitals 35–26–11
73 L Mar 24, 1985 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 35–27–11
74 W Mar 26, 1985 5–3 Boston Bruins 36–27–11
75 W Mar 28, 1985 5–1 St. Louis Blues 37–27–11
76 W Mar 30, 1985 7–3 @ Boston Bruins 38–27–11
77 W Mar 31, 1985 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 39–27–11
78 W Apr 4, 1985 7–1 Quebec Nordiques 40–27–11
79 T Apr 6, 1985 4–4 OT Boston Bruins 40–27–12
80 W Apr 7, 1985 5–4 @ Buffalo Sabres 41–27–12

Playoffs[edit]

  • Adams Division Finals

The Quebec Nordiques and Montreal Canadiens battled in a seven-game series. Bitter rivals from the province of Quebec, the Nords shocked the Habs in 1982, only to see a fourth-place Montreal club upset Quebec the year before. In the deciding Game 7 at the Montreal Forum, Peter Stastny scored the game and series winning goal, giving Quebec an improbable 3–2 overtime win and berth in the Wales Conference Finals.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 80 42 37 79 14 19 9 2 8
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 75 31 35 66 120 21 14 0 6
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 74 9 55 64 87 11 2 1 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 79 23 34 57 43 28 0 4 2
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 67 18 39 57 21 15 2 0 2
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 65 16 40 56 59 -9 8 0 1
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 76 14 33 47 44 33 6 0 3
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 75 10 35 45 30 -3 6 1 3
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 70 17 22 39 120 1 0 0 2
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 72 19 19 38 59 -18 11 0 0
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 77 21 16 37 358 3 1 0 2
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 72 21 12 33 123 -13 6 0 3
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 79 19 13 32 40 13 0 3 3
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 73 4 27 31 65 16 0 0 1
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 53 8 16 24 35 -1 3 0 1
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 51 12 11 23 20 9 4 1 2
Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart C 42 10 12 22 14 3 1 0 2
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 72 5 14 19 90 5 1 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 77 1 18 19 30 -11 1 0 0
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 10 1 6 7 2 3 0 0 0
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 19 2 3 5 10 -3 0 0 0
Boisvert, SergeSerge Boisvert RW 14 2 2 4 0 -3 0 0 0
Newberry, JohnJohn Newberry C 16 0 4 4 6 3 0 0 0
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 10 2 0 2 9 2 1 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 18 1 1 2 33 1 0 0 0
Rooney, SteveSteve Rooney LW 3 1 0 1 7 -1 1 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 1 0 1 1 7 1 0 0 0
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 5 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney G 54 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Rundqvist, ThomasThomas Rundqvist C 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Teal, JeffJeff Teal RW 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 28 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Penney, SteveSteve Penney 3252 54 26 18 8 167 3.08 1
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 1606 28 14 9 4 91 3.40 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 20 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4878 80 41 27 12 258 3.17 1

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 12 7 4 11 6 3 0 2
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 12 5 6 11 30 3 0 1
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 12 3 8 11 8 1 0 0
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 9 2 8 10 17 2 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 12 2 7 9 13 0 0 0
Boisvert, SergeSerge Boisvert RW 12 3 5 8 2 1 0 0
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 12 2 6 8 30 1 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 12 4 3 7 8 0 1 1
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 8 2 4 6 4 1 0 0
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 12 0 6 6 6 0 0 0
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 12 4 1 5 32 0 0 0
Rooney, SteveSteve Rooney LW 11 2 2 4 19 0 0 0
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 12 1 3 4 13 0 0 0
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 5 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 12 2 1 3 81 1 0 1
Green, RickRick Green D 12 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 11 0 3 3 13 0 0 0
Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart C 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 1
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 7 1 1 2 12 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 12 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Penney, SteveSteve Penney 733 12 6 6 40 3.27 1
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 0
Team: 753 12 6 6 41 3.27 1

[5]

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]

NHL Draft[edit]

= NHL All-Star = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 5. Petr Svoboda (D) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia CHZ Litvínov (Czechoslovakia)
1 8. Shayne Corson  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHL)
2 29. Stephane Richer (RW)  Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
3 51. Patrick Roy (G)  Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.482, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2.
  2. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.130, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2.
  3. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.135 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2.
  4. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  5. ^ "1984-85 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5.