1938–39 Montreal Canadiens season

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1938–39 Montreal Canadiens
League 6th NHL
1938–39 record 15–24–9
Goals for 115
Goals against 146
Team information
General Manager Cecil Hart
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Babe Siebert
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Toe Blake (24)
Assists Paul Haynes (33)
Points Toe Blake (47)
Penalties in minutes Stewart Evans (58)
Wins Wilf Cude (8)
Goals against average Claude Bourque (2.65)

The 1938–39 Montreal Canadiens season was the 30th season in club history. The team placed sixth in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
       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 November 6, 1938 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–1–0
2 L November 10, 1938 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–2–0
3 L November 12, 1938 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–3–0
4 L November 13, 1938 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–4–0
5 L November 17, 1938 1–7 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 0–5–0
6 L November 20, 1938 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–6–0
7 L November 22, 1938 3–7 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–0
8 T November 24, 1938 2–2 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–1
9 W November 27, 1938 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 1–7–1
10 W December 1, 1938 2–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 2–7–1
11 W December 3, 1938 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 3–7–1
12 L December 8, 1938 5–6 New York Rangers (1938–39) 3–8–1
13 W December 11, 1938 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–8–1
14 L December 13, 1938 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–9–1
15 L December 15, 1938 0–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–10–1
16 L December 18, 1938 2–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 4–11–1
17 L December 22, 1938 2–5 New York Rangers (1938–39) 4–12–1
18 L December 25, 1938 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–13–1
19 L December 27, 1938 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 4–14–1
20 W January 1, 1939 4–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–14–1
21 T January 3, 1939 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–14–2
22 T January 5, 1939 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 5–14–3
23 T January 8, 1939 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–14–4
24 L January 10, 1939 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–15–4
25 L January 12, 1939 4–9 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–16–4
26 T January 14, 1939 1–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–5
27 T January 15, 1939 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–6
28 W January 19, 1939 1–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–16–6
29 L January 22, 1939 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–17–6
30 L January 24, 1939 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–18–6
31 W January 29, 1939 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–18–6
32 L February 2, 1939 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–19–6
33 W February 9, 1939 5–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 8–19–6
34 T February 11, 1939 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–19–7
35 L February 12, 1939 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–20–7
36 L February 16, 1939 1–5 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 8–21–7
37 W February 18, 1939 7–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 9–21–7
38 W February 19, 1939 5–4 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 10–21–7
39 T February 25, 1939 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 10–21–8
40 W February 26, 1939 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 11–21–8
41 L February 28, 1939 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–22–8
42 W March 2, 1939 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 12–22–8
43 W March 5, 1939 2–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 13–22–8
44 T March 7, 1939 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 13–22–9
45 W March 9, 1939 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–22–9
46 L March 12, 1939 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–23–9
47 W March 16, 1939 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–23–9
48 L March 19, 1939 5–7 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 15–24–9

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Playoffs[edit]

The NHL revised its playoff format and six of seven teams qualified for the playoffs. In the first round, the Canadiens would meet Detroit, which had finished in fifth place. They lost in a best of three series in 3 games, or 1–2.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 21 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 2–0 1–0
March 23 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 3–7 1–1
March 24 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 0–1 1–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 48 24 23 47 10
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 47 5 33 38 27
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 45 12 22 34 23
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 45 13 14 27 26
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 31 8 13 21 2
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 38 10 9 19 0
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 28 7 11 18 2
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 44 9 7 16 36
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 43 6 10 16 28
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 25 5 5 10 6
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 46 3 7 10 10
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 34 3 7 10 2
Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown C 18 1 9 10 10
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 43 2 7 9 58
Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 36 4 3 7 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 16 3 3 6 8
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 45 0 3 3 12
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 18 0 2 2 24
Raymond, PaulPaul Raymond RW 11 0 2 2 4
Tremblay, MarcelMarcel Tremblay RW 10 0 2 2 0
Gracie, BobBob Gracie C/LW 7 0 1 1 4
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 25 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 23 0 0 0 0
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso RW 2 0 0 0 0
Willson, DonDon Willson C 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 1440 23 8 11 4 77 3.21 2
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 1560 25 7 13 5 69 2.65 2
Team: 3000 48 15 24 9 146 2.92 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 3 0 3 3 0
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 3 2 0 2 2
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 3 1 1 2 2
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 3 0 2 2 10
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 3 1 0 1 2
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 3 1 0 1 0
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 3 0 1 1 5
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 3 0 0 0 0
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 3 0 0 0 2
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 3 0 0 0 2
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 3 0 0 0 4
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 3 0 0 0 0
Raymond, PaulPaul Raymond RW 3 0 0 0 2
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 3 0 0 0 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 3 0 0 0 4
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 2 0 0 0 2
Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 1 0 0 0 0
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 3 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 1
Team: 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 1

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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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1938–39 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1938-39 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.