1925–26 Montreal Maroons season
|1925–26 Montreal Maroons|
Stanley Cup champions
Prince of Wales Trophy winners
O'Brien Trophy winners
|1925–26 record||20–11–5 (45 points)|
|Goals||Nels Stewart (34)|
|Assists||Reg Noble (9)|
|Points||Nels Stewart (42)|
|Penalties in minutes||Nels Stewart (119)|
|Wins||Clint Benedict (20)|
|Goals against average||Clint Benedict (1.91)|
- 1 Regular season
- 2 Playoffs
- 3 Schedule and results
- 4 Player stats
- 5 Awards and records
- 6 Transactions
- 7 Montreal Maroons 1926 Stanley Cup champions
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Rookie Nels Stewart led the league in goals, with 34, and points, 42, to win the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer. His accomplishments also won him the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
|New York Americans||36||12||20||4||68||89||361||28|
|Toronto St. Patricks||36||12||21||3||92||114||325||27|
 Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.
Record vs. opponents
|1925-26 NHL Records|
The Maroons took on the first-year team Pittsburgh Pirates in a two-game, total-goals series. The Maroons won the first game 3–1 and tied the second to win the series six goals to four.
In the second round, the Maroons took on the first-place Ottawa Senators. At home in the first game, the Maroons tied the Senators 1–1. Former Senator Punch Broadbent scored at 8 minutes of the second period to put the Maroons ahead. The lead lasted until King Clancy tied the game with ten seconds left. In the second game, held at Ottawa, the Maroons took the series with a 1–0 shutout victory to win the NHL championship. Babe Siebert on an individual rush, scored off his own rebound at the six-minute mark of the second period. Cy Denneny appeared to tie the score a minute later, but the play was off-side. The Maroons held off the attack of the Senators the rest of the way in front of a record attendance of 10,525.
After the final game in Ottawa, an anonymous supporter gave a $1,000 cheque to team president James Strachan "to be divided up among the boys for their fighting victory."
Stanley Cup Final
Nels Stewart was "Old Poison" to the Victoria Cougars, as he scored 6 goals in the 4 games and goaltender Clint Benedict shut out the westerners three times. All games were played at the Forum in Montreal.
Victoria Cougars vs. Montreal Maroons
|March 30||Victoria Cougars||0||Montreal Maroons||3|
|April 1||Victoria Cougars||0||Montreal Maroons||3|
|April 3||Victoria Cougars||3||Montreal Maroons||2|
|April 6||Victoria Cougars||0||Montreal Maroons||2|
Montreal Maroons win best-of-five series 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup
Schedule and results
|1||L||November 28, 1925||2–3||@ Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||0–1–0|
|2||W||December 1, 1925||4–2||Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||1–1–0|
|3||W||December 3, 1925||3–2||@ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||2–1–0|
|4||W||December 5, 1925||4–0||Boston Bruins (1925–26)||3–1–0|
|5||L||December 8, 1925||2–3||@ Boston Bruins (1925–26)||3–2–0|
|6||W||December 12, 1925||5–2||Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||4–2–0|
|7||W||December 16, 1925||4–2||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||5–2–0|
|8||W||December 19, 1925||4–1||@ New York Americans (1925–26)||6–2–0|
|9||W||December 23, 1925||1–0 OT||Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||7–2–0|
|10||W||December 26, 1925||2–0||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||8–2–0|
|11||L||December 30, 1925||4–7||Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||8–3–0|
|12||W||January 2, 1926||3–2 OT||New York Americans (1925–26)||9–3–0|
|13||L||January 5, 1926||0–4||@ Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||9–4–0|
|14||T||January 7, 1926||1–1 OT||Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||9–4–1|
|15||W||January 12, 1926||5–2||Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||10–4–1|
|16||W||January 16, 1926||1–0||Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||11–4–1|
|17||T||January 19, 1926||3–3 OT||@ Boston Bruins (1925–26)||11–4–2|
|18||W||January 23, 1926||4–1||Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||12–4–2|
|19||T||January 25, 1926||1–1 OT||@ New York Americans (1925–26)||12–4–3|
|20||L||January 27, 1926||1–2 OT||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||12–5–3|
|21||L||January 30, 1926||0–5||Boston Bruins (1925–26)||12–6–3|
|22||W||February 2, 1926||2–0||@ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||13–6–3|
|23||W||February 9, 1926||5–3||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||14–6–3|
|24||W||February 13, 1926||2–1||New York Americans (1925–26)||15–6–3|
|25||W||February 18, 1926||5–2||Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||16–6–3|
|26||T||February 20, 1926||0–0 OT||@ Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||16–6–4|
|27||T||February 23, 1926||1–1 OT||Ottawa Senators (1925–26)||16–6–5|
|28||L||February 26, 1926||0–1||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||16–7–5|
|29||W||February 27, 1926||4–3||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26)||17–7–5|
|30||L||March 2, 1926||0–4||Pittsburgh Pirates (1925–26)||17–8–5|
|31||L||March 4, 1926||2–3||Boston Bruins (1925–26)||17–9–5|
|32||W||March 6, 1926||4–3 OT||@ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||18–9–5|
|33||W||March 11, 1926||5–1||New York Americans (1925–26)||19–9–5|
|34||W||March 13, 1926||4–2||Montreal Canadiens (1925–26)||20–9–5|
|35||L||March 16, 1926||0–1||@ Boston Bruins (1925–26)||20–10–5|
|36||L||March 17, 1926||3–5||@ New York Americans (1925–26)||20–11–5|
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Montreal Maroons
|March 20||@Pittsburgh Pirates||1||Montreal Maroons||3|
|March 23||@Pittsburgh Pirates||3||Montreal Maroons||3|
Montreal wins total goals series 6 goals to 4
Montreal Maroons vs. Ottawa Senators
|March 25||@Montreal Maroons||1||Ottawa Senators||1|
|March 27||Montreal Maroons||1||@Ottawa Senators||0|
Montreal wins total goals series 2 goals to 1
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points
Awards and records
- Nels Stewart – Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy
- O'Brien Cup – for 1925–26 NHL champion.
- Prince of Wales Trophy – for 1925–26 NHL playoff champion.
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Montreal Maroons 1926 Stanley Cup champions
- Duncan Dunc Munro (Captain)
- Albert Toots Holway
- Reg Noble
- Champman Hobie Kitchen†
- Albert Babe Siebert
(also played leftwing)
- Coaching and administrative staff
Stanley Cup engraving
Eddie Gerard's name was misspelled when the ring was engraved as F. GERAD (MGR) instead of E. GERARD (MGR) on the 2nd version of the ring created in 1969. The mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.
- After the series win, a new ring was added directly underneath the original bowl of the Cup with the words "Won/By Montreal 'Maroons' 1925–26". In addition players and Non-players names were added to the trophy.
- † 3 players who qualified were left off the Stanley Cup, because they did not play in the playoffs.
- Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
- "Senators and Maroons Battle to Draw 1 to 1". Ottawa Citizen. March 26, 1926. p. 10.
- "Maroons Capture NHL Title With Win Over Ottawa". Montreal Gazette. March 29, 1926. p. 18.
- "$1,000 Donated To Maroon Players By Anonymous Rooter". Montreal Gazette. March 29, 2015. p. 19.