1946–47 Montreal Canadiens season

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1946–47 Montreal Canadiens
League 1st NHL
1946–47 record 34–16–10
Goals for 189
Goals against 138
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (45)
Assists Toe Blake (29)
Points Maurice Richard (71)
Penalties in minutes Murph Chamberlain (97)
Wins Bill Durnan (34)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.30)

The 1946–47 Montreal Canadiens season was the 38th season in club history. The team placed first in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the Stanley Cup finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to two.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 60 34 16 10 189 138 +51 78
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 31 19 10 209 172 +37 72
3 Boston Bruins 60 26 23 11 190 175 +15 63
4 Detroit Red Wings 60 22 27 11 190 193 −3 55
5 New York Rangers 60 22 32 6 167 186 −19 50
6 Chicago Black Hawks 60 19 37 4 193 274 −81 42


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1946–47 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 6–5–1 6–3–3 1–9–2 7–3–2 5–5–2
Chicago 5–6–1 4–7–1 3–8–1 4–8 3–8–1
Detroit 3–6–3 7–4–1 4–6–2 6–3–3 2–8–2
Montreal 9–1–2 8–3–1 6–4–2 6–5–1 5–3–4
New York 3–7–2 8–4 3–6–3 5–6–1 4–8
Toronto 5–5–2 8–3–1 8–2–2 3–5–4 8–4

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 17, 1946 3–0 New York Rangers (1946–47) 1–0–0
2 T October 19, 1946 1–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 1–0–1
3 L October 23, 1946 1–4 New York Rangers (1946–47) 1–1–1
4 W October 26, 1946 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 2–1–1
5 L October 27, 1946 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 2–2–1
6 T November 1, 1946 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 2–2–2
7 W November 7, 1946 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 3–2–2
8 W November 9, 1946 5–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 4–2–2
9 L November 10, 1946 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 4–3–2
10 T November 13, 1946 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 4–3–3
11 W November 14, 1946 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 5–3–3
12 L November 16, 1946 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 5–4–3
13 W November 17, 1946 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 6–4–3
14 L November 23, 1946 2–3 New York Rangers (1946–47) 6–5–3
15 W November 24, 1946 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 7–5–3
16 W November 27, 1946 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 8–5–3
17 W November 30, 1946 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 9–5–3
18 W December 3, 1946 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 10–5–3
19 L December 4, 1946 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 10–6–3
20 W December 8, 1946 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 11–6–3
21 W December 11, 1946 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 12–6–3
22 W December 15, 1946 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 13–6–3
23 W December 21, 1946 5–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 14–6–3
24 W December 22, 1946 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 15–6–3
25 L December 25, 1946 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 15–7–3
26 W December 26, 1946 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 16–7–3
27 W December 28, 1946 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 17–7–3
28 W January 1, 1947 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 18–7–3
29 W January 4, 1947 4–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 19–7–3
30 L January 8, 1947 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 19–8–3
31 L January 11, 1947 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 19–9–3
32 L January 12, 1947 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 19–10–3
33 L January 15, 1947 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 19–11–3
34 T January 16, 1947 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 19–11–4
35 W January 18, 1947 6–2 New York Rangers (1946–47) 20–11–4
36 T January 19, 1947 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 20–11–5
37 W January 22, 1947 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 21–11–5
38 W January 25, 1947 4–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 22–11–5
39 W January 28, 1947 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 23–11–5
40 W January 30, 1947 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 24–11–5
41 W February 1, 1947 2–1 New York Rangers (1946–47) 25–11–5
42 L February 2, 1947 1–7 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 25–12–5
43 W February 5, 1947 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 26–12–5
44 W February 6, 1947 8–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 27–12–5
45 W February 8, 1947 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 28–12–5
46 T February 12, 1947 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 28–12–6
47 T February 15, 1947 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 28–12–7
48 T February 16, 1947 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 28–12–8
49 L February 22, 1947 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 28–13–8
50 T February 23, 1947 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 28–13–9
51 W February 26, 1947 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 29–13–9
52 W February 27, 1947 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 30–13–9
53 L March 1, 1947 1–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 30–14–9
54 T March 6, 1947 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 30–14–10
55 W March 9, 1947 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 31–14–10
56 W March 15, 1947 1–0 New York Rangers (1946–47) 32–14–10
57 W March 16, 1947 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 33–14–10
58 L March 19, 1947 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 33–15–10
59 L March 22, 1947 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 33–16–10
60 W March 23, 1947 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 34–16–10

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Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Maurice Richard RW 60 45 26 71 69
Toe Blake LW 60 21 29 50 6
Billy Reay C 59 22 20 42 17
Leo Gravelle RW 53 16 14 30 12
Elmer Lach C 31 14 16 30 22
Buddy O'Connor C 46 10 20 30 6
Jimmy Peters RW 60 11 13 24 27
Ken Reardon D 52 5 17 22 84
Roger Leger D 49 4 18 22 12
George Allen LW/D 49 7 14 21 12
Murph Chamberlain LW 49 10 10 20 97
Ken Mosdell C 54 5 10 15 50
Glen Harmon D 57 5 9 14 53
Leo Lamoureux C/D 50 2 11 13 14
Butch Bouchard D 60 5 7 12 60
Bob Fillion LW 57 6 3 9 16
John Quilty C 3 1 1 2 0
Hub Macey LW 12 0 1 1 0
Joe Benoit RW 6 0 0 0 4
Bill Durnan G 60 0 0 0 0
Frank Eddolls D 6 0 0 0 0
Doug Lewis LW 3 0 0 0 0
George Pargeter LW 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bill Durnan 3600 60 34 16 10 138 2.30 4
Team: 3600 60 34 16 10 138 2.30 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Maurice Richard RW 10 6 5 11 44
Toe Blake LW 11 2 7 9 0
Billy Reay C 11 6 1 7 14
Buddy O'Connor C 8 3 4 7 0
Roger Leger D 11 0 6 6 10
John Quilty C 7 3 2 5 9
George Allen LW/D 11 1 3 4 6
Murph Chamberlain LW 11 1 3 4 19
Jimmy Peters RW 11 1 2 3 10
Ken Reardon D 7 1 2 3 20
Butch Bouchard D 11 0 3 3 21
Leo Gravelle RW 6 2 0 2 2
Ken Mosdell C 4 2 0 2 4
Glen Harmon D 11 1 1 2 4
Murdo MacKay RW/C 9 0 1 1 0
Bill Durnan G 11 0 0 0 0
Frank Eddolls D 7 0 0 0 4
Bob Fillion LW 8 0 0 0 0
Leo Lamoureux C/D 4 0 0 0 4
Hub Macey LW 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bill Durnan 720 11 6 5 23 1.92 1
Team: 720 11 6 5 23 1.92 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. ^ "1946–1947 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1946–47 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  4. ^ "1946-47 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.