1994–95 Montreal Canadiens season

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1994–95 Montreal Canadiens
Division 6th Northeast
Conference 11th Eastern
1994–95 record 18–23–7
Home record 15–5–4
Road record 3–18–3
Goals for 125
Goals against 148
Team information
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Kirk Muller (Oct-Apr)
Mike Keane (Apr)
Alternate captains Jean-Jacques Daigneault
Vincent Damphousse
Mike Keane (Oct-Apr)
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Mark Recchi (14)
Assists Vincent Damphousse (30)
Points Mark Recchi (43)
Penalties in minutes Lyle Odelein (152)
Plus/minus Vincent Damphousse (+15)
Wins Patrick Roy (17)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.97)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994–95 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 86th season of play. This was the first season since 1969–70 that the Canadiens failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

In the entry draft, the Canadiens selected Brad Brown a defenceman with their first-round pick, eighteenth over-all. The Canadiens were more fortunate with their second-round pick, selecting Jose Theodore forty-fourth over-all.

Captain Guy Carbonneau is traded to the St. Louis Blues in August 1994. Kirk Muller is named captain.

Regular season[edit]

The season started later and was abbreviated by a lockout of the players by the NHL owners. The Canadiens played only 48 games. It was a forgettable season for the Canadiens and their fans, as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years. The Canadiens only won 3 of 24 games on the road.[1] Already gone at the season's debut were members of the formidable 1992-93 Stanley-Cup champion team, including Guy Carbonneau, Kevin Haller, Stephan Lebeau and Denis Savard. On February 9, more players from the 1992-93 team departed, as Eric Desjardins, Gilbert Dionne and John LeClair were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Mark Recchi. Another major trade nearly two months later on April 5 would send Craig Darby, Mathieu Schneider and fan favorite Kirk Muller to the New York Islanders in exchange for Vladimir Malakhov and Pierre Turgeon. After a 7-5-4 start, Montreal won only 11 of its final 32 games, going 11-18-3. It was the first season of Patrick Roy's career in which he lost more games than he won.

The Canadiens tied the Florida Panthers and the Ottawa Senators for the fewest shorthanded goals scored during the regular season (1).[2]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Quebec Nordiques 48 30 13 5 185 134 65
2 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 48 29 16 3 181 158 61
3 4 Boston Bruins 48 27 18 3 150 127 57
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 48 22 19 7 130 119 51
5 10 Hartford Whalers 48 19 24 5 127 141 43
6 11 Montreal Canadiens 48 18 23 7 125 148 43
7 14 Ottawa Senators 48 9 34 5 117 174 23

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Schedule and results[edit]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L Jan 21, 1995 2–5 @ New York Rangers 0–1–0
2 W Jan 25, 1995 2–0 Washington Capitals 1–1–0
3 W Jan 28, 1995 5–1 New Jersey Devils 2–1–0
4 T Jan 29, 1995 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers 2–1–1
5 L Jan 31, 1995 1–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning 2–2–1
6 T Feb 2, 1995 1–1 OT @ Florida Panthers 2–2–2
7 W Feb 4, 1995 4–2 New York Islanders 3–2–2
8 L Feb 7, 1995 4–7 @ Boston Bruins 3–3–2
9 W Feb 8, 1995 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators 4–3–2
10 L Feb 11, 1995 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 4–4–2
11 T Feb 13, 1995 2–2 OT Hartford Whalers 4–4–3
12 L Feb 15, 1995 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers 4–5–3
13 T Feb 16, 1995 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers 4–5–4
14 W Feb 18, 1995 5–2 New York Rangers 5–5–4
15 W Feb 20, 1995 3–2 OT New York Islanders 6–5–4
16 W Feb 23, 1995 5–2 @ Florida Panthers 7–5–4
17 L Feb 25, 1995 0–7 Philadelphia Flyers 7–6–4
18 L Feb 27, 1995 1–6 @ New Jersey Devils 7–7–4
19 L Feb 28, 1995 1–2 @ New York Islanders 7–8–4
20 L Mar 4, 1995 1–5 @ Washington Capitals 7–9–4
21 L Mar 5, 1995 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres 7–10–4
22 T Mar 8, 1995 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres 7–10–5
23 W Mar 11, 1995 3–1 New York Rangers 8–10–5
24 L Mar 13, 1995 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 8–11–5
25 W Mar 15, 1995 8–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 9–11–5
26 L Mar 16, 1995 0–6 @ Boston Bruins 9–12–5
27 W Mar 18, 1995 5–4 Quebec Nordiques 10–12–5
28 L Mar 20, 1995 4–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers 10–13–5
29 L Mar 22, 1995 2–3 Florida Panthers 10–14–5
30 W Mar 25, 1995 3–1 Ottawa Senators 11–14–5
31 L Mar 27, 1995 2–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning 11–15–5
32 L Apr 1, 1995 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils 11–16–5
33 W Apr 3, 1995 5–4 @ Ottawa Senators 12–16–5
34 W Apr 5, 1995 6–5 Quebec Nordiques 13–16–5
35 L Apr 6, 1995 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques 13–17–5
36 W Apr 8, 1995 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 14–17–5
37 W Apr 10, 1995 2–1 New Jersey Devils 15–17–5
38 L Apr 12, 1995 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers 15–18–5
39 L Apr 14, 1995 3–4 OT @ Hartford Whalers 15–19–5
40 L Apr 15, 1995 2–3 Boston Bruins 15–20–5
41 W Apr 17, 1995 5–2 Washington Capitals 16–20–5
42 W Apr 19, 1995 4–1 Ottawa Senators 17–20–5
43 W Apr 22, 1995 3–1 Tampa Bay Lightning 18–20–5
44 L Apr 24, 1995 3–4 Hartford Whalers 18–21–5
45 T Apr 26, 1995 1–1 OT @ Quebec Nordiques 18–21–6
46 T Apr 29, 1995 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres 18–21–7
47 L May 1, 1995 0–2 @ Buffalo Sabres 18–22–7
48 L May 3, 1995 2–4 Boston Bruins 18–23–7

Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Recchi, MarkMark Recchi RW 39 14 29 43 16 -3 8 0 1
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 48 10 30 40 42 15 4 0 4
Brunet, BenoitBenoit Brunet LW 45 7 18 25 16 7 1 1 2
Turgeon, PierrePierre Turgeon C 15 11 9 20 4 12 2 0 2
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 48 10 10 20 15 5 1 0 0
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider D 30 5 15 20 49 -3 2 0 0
Savage, BrianBrian Savage LW 37 12 7 19 27 5 0 0 0
Muller, KirkKirk Muller LW 33 8 11 19 33 -21 3 0 1
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows LW 41 8 8 16 8 -7 1 0 1
Brisebois, PatricePatrice Brisebois D 35 4 8 12 26 -2 0 0 2
Racine, YvesYves Racine D 47 4 7 11 42 -1 2 0 1
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 48 3 7 10 152 -13 0 0 0
DiPietro, PaulPaul DiPietro C 22 4 5 9 4 -3 0 0 1
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault D 45 3 5 8 40 2 0 0 0
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 41 6 1 7 86 0 0 0 1
Fogarty, BryanBryan Fogarty D 21 5 2 7 34 -3 3 0 0
Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins D 9 0 6 6 2 2 0 0 0
Petrov, OlegOleg Petrov RW 12 2 3 5 4 -7 0 0 0
LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair LW 9 1 4 5 10 -1 1 0 0
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 14 1 4 5 14 -2 0 0 0
Ronan, EdEd Ronan RW 30 1 4 5 12 -7 0 0 0
Popovic, PeterPeter Popovic D 33 0 5 5 8 -10 0 0 0
Bure, ValeriValeri Bure RW 24 3 1 4 6 -1 0 0 1
Dionne, GilbertGilbert Dionne LW 6 0 3 3 2 -3 0 0 0
Brashear, DonaldDonald Brashear LW 20 1 1 2 63 -5 0 0 1
Darby, CraigCraig Darby C 10 0 2 2 0 -5 0 0 0
Conroy, CraigCraig Conroy C 6 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Lamb, MarkMark Lamb C 39 1 0 1 18 -13 0 0 0
Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet D 5 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 43 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0
Sarault, YvesYves Sarault LW 8 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Ferguson, CraigCraig Ferguson C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fleming, GerryGerry Fleming LW 6 0 0 0 17 -1 0 0 0
Montgomery, JimJim Montgomery C 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Murray, ChrisChris Murray RW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Roberge, MarioMario Roberge LW 9 0 0 0 34 -2 0 0 0
Sevigny, PierrePierre Sevigny LW 19 0 0 0 15 -5 0 0 0
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilkie, DavidDavid Wilkie D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 2566 43 17 20 6 127 2.97 1 1357 1230 .906
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 346 7 1 3 1 18 3.12 0 172 154 .895
Team: 2912 48 18 23 7 145 2.99 1 1529 1384 .905

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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;

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 18 Brad Brown Defenceman  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
2 44 Jose Theodore Goalie  Canada St-Jean Lynx (QMJHL)
3 54 Chris Murray Right Wing  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
3 70 Marko Kiprusoff Defenceman  Finland TPS (Finland)
3 74 Martin Belanger Defence  Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
4 96 Arto Kuki Center  Finland Espoo Blues (FIN)
5 122 Jimmy Drolet Defenceman  Canada St. Hyacinthe Lasers (QMJHL)
6 148 Joel Irving Center  Canada Regina Pat Canadiens (Midget AAA)
7 174 Jessie Rezansoff Right Wing  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
8 200 Peter Strom Left Wing  Sweden Frölunda HC (Sweden)
9 226 Tomas Vokoun Goalie  Czechoslovakia Kladno (Czech)
10 252 Chris Aldous Defence  United States Northwood Prep. (N.Y)
11 278 Ross Parsons Defenceman  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.338, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ "1994-95 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out