1948–49 Montreal Canadiens season

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1948–49 Montreal Canadiens
League 3rd NHL
1948–49 record 28–23–9
Goals for 152
Goals against 126
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Billy Reay (22)
Assists Billy Reay (23)
Points Billy Reay (45)
Penalties in minutes Murph Chamberlain (111)
Wins Bill Durnan (28)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.10)

The 1948–49 Montreal Canadiens season was the 40th season in club history. The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated in the semi-finals against the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3.

Regular season[edit]

Bill Durnan set a long-standing modern NHL record between February 26 and March 6, 1949, when he amassed four consecutive shutouts, not allowing a goal over a span of 309 minutes, 21 seconds.[1] This record was not surpassed until 2004, when Brian Boucher, then of the Phoenix Coyotes, broke it.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 60 34 19 7 195 145 +50 75
2 Boston Bruins 60 29 23 8 178 163 +15 66
3 Montreal Canadiens 60 28 23 9 152 126 +26 65
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 22 25 13 147 161 −14 57
5 Chicago Black Hawks 60 21 31 8 173 211 −38 50
6 New York Rangers 60 18 31 11 133 172 −39 47


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 14, 1948 1–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 0–0–1
2 W October 16, 1948 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 1–0–1
3 W October 21, 1948 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 2–0–1
4 T October 23, 1948 0–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 2–0–2
5 L October 27, 1948 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 2–1–2
6 T October 30, 1948 3–3 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 2–1–3
7 L October 31, 1948 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 2–2–3
8 W November 6, 1948 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 3–2–3
9 W November 11, 1948 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 4–2–3
10 W November 13, 1948 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 5–2–3
11 L November 14, 1948 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 5–3–3
12 L November 17, 1948 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 5–4–3
13 W November 21, 1948 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 6–4–3
14 T November 24, 1948 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 6–4–4
15 L November 25, 1948 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 6–5–4
16 L November 27, 1948 0–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 6–6–4
17 W December 4, 1948 3–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 7–6–4
18 L December 5, 1948 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 7–7–4
19 L December 11, 1948 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 7–8–4
20 T December 12, 1948 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 7–8–5
21 W December 15, 1948 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 8–8–5
22 W December 18, 1948 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 9–8–5
23 L December 19, 1948 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 9–9–5
24 W December 23, 1948 4–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 10–9–5
25 L December 25, 1948 0–2 New York Rangers (1948–49) 10–10–5
26 L December 26, 1948 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 10–11–5
27 W December 30, 1948 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 11–11–5
28 L January 1, 1949 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 11–12–5
29 W January 6, 1949 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 12–12–5
30 L January 8, 1949 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 12–13–5
31 T January 9, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 12–13–6
32 W January 12, 1949 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 13–13–6
33 W January 15, 1949 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 14–13–6
34 L January 16, 1949 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 14–14–6
35 W January 19, 1949 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 15–14–6
36 W January 20, 1949 2–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 16–14–6
37 W January 22, 1949 4–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–14–6
38 L January 23, 1949 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–15–6
39 W January 26, 1949 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 18–15–6
40 L January 29, 1949 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 18–16–6
41 L January 30, 1949 0–9 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 18–17–6
42 L February 3, 1949 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 18–18–6
43 L February 5, 1949 2–3 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 18–19–6
44 L February 6, 1949 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 18–20–6
45 T February 9, 1949 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 18–20–7
46 L February 13, 1949 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 18–21–7
47 W February 17, 1949 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 19–21–7
48 W February 19, 1949 3–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 20–21–7
49 L February 20, 1949 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 20–22–7
50 W February 24, 1949 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 21–22–7
51 W February 26, 1949 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 22–22–7
52 W March 2, 1949 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 23–22–7
53 W March 5, 1949 4–0 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 24–22–7
54 W March 6, 1949 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 25–22–7
55 T March 9, 1949 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 25–22–8
56 W March 12, 1949 3–0 New York Rangers (1948–49) 26–22–8
57 T March 13, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 26–22–9
58 W March 17, 1949 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 27–22–9
59 W March 19, 1949 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 28–22–9
60 L March 20, 1949 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 28–23–9

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Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens would meet the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 22 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 2 OT
March 24 Montreal Canadiens 4 Detroit Red Wings 3 OT
March 26 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 3
March 29 Detroit Red Wings 3 Montreal Canadiens 1
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 2 Detroit Red Wings 1 Montreal Canadiens 3
April 5 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 60 22 23 45 33
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 59 20 18 38 110
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 60 15 22 37 8
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 36 11 18 29 59
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 60 17 9 26 50
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 59 8 12 20 44
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 47 9 8 17 6
Riopelle, RipRip Riopelle LW 48 10 6 16 34
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 55 3 13 16 87
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 46 3 13 16 103
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 28 6 7 13 10
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 54 5 8 13 111
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 59 3 9 12 14
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 27 5 5 10 8
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 36 4 6 10 6
Campeau, TodTod Campeau C 26 3 7 10 12
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 51 3 5 8 31
Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson LW/C 30 2 5 7 6
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 27 3 3 6 42
Dorohoy, EddieEddie Dorohoy C/LW 16 0 0 0 6
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 60 0 0 0 0
Locas, JacquesJacques Locas RW 3 0 0 0 0
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 3 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 3600 60 28 23 9 126 2.10 10
Team: 3600 60 28 23 9 126 2.10 10

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 7 5 1 6 0
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 7 1 5 6 4
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 7 2 1 3 0
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 7 2 1 3 14
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 7 1 1 2 4
MacKay, MurdoMurdo MacKay RW/C 6 1 1 2 0
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 7 1 1 2 4
Riopelle, RipRip Riopelle LW 7 1 1 2 2
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 7 0 1 1 8
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 7 0 1 1 4
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 7 0 1 1 10
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 7 0 1 1 13
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 5 0 1 1 2
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 7 0 0 0 6
Campeau, TodTod Campeau C 1 0 0 0 0
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 4 0 0 0 8
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 2 0 0 0 2
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 7 0 0 0 0
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 2 0 0 0 0
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 1 0 0 0 4
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 7 0 0 0 18
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 468 7 3 4 17 2.18 0
Team: 468 7 3 4 17 2.18 0

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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. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p196402&type=Player&page=bio&list=#photo
  2. ^ "1948–1949 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1948–49 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ "1948-49 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.