1949–50 Montreal Canadiens season

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1949–50 Montreal Canadiens
League 2nd NHL
1949–50 record 29–22–19
Goals for 172
Goals against 150
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Émile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (43)
Assists Elmer Lach (33)
Points Maurice Richard (65)
Penalties in minutes Maurice Richard (114)
Wins Bill Durnan (26)
Goals against average Gerry McNeil (1.50)

The 1949–50 Montreal Canadiens season was the 41st season in club history. The team placed second in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the semi-finals against New York Rangers four games to one.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 229 164 +65 88
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 29 22 19 172 150 +22 77
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 31 27 12 176 173 +3 74
4 New York Rangers 70 28 31 11 170 189 −19 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 22 32 16 198 228 −30 60
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 22 38 10 203 244 −41 54


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 13, 1949 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 1–0–0
2 W October 15, 1949 3–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 2–0–0
3 W October 19, 1949 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 3–0–0
4 L October 22, 1949 1–2 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 3–1–0
5 T October 23, 1949 0–0 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 3–1–1
6 L October 27, 1949 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 3–2–1
7 L October 29, 1949 0–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 3–3–1
8 W October 30, 1949 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 4–3–1
9 L November 2, 1949 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 4–4–1
10 T November 5, 1949 3–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 4–4–2
11 T November 9, 1949 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 4–4–3
12 W November 10, 1949 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 5–4–3
13 W November 12, 1949 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 6–4–3
14 T November 13, 1949 0–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 6–4–4
15 L November 16, 1949 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 6–5–4
16 L November 20, 1949 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 6–6–4
17 W November 24, 1949 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 7–6–4
18 W November 26, 1949 5–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 8–6–4
19 W November 27, 1949 6–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 9–6–4
20 L November 30, 1949 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 9–7–4
21 L December 3, 1949 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 9–8–4
22 L December 4, 1949 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 9–9–4
23 T December 8, 1949 2–2 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 9–9–5
24 T December 10, 1949 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 9–9–6
25 W December 11, 1949 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 10–9–6
26 T December 14, 1949 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 10–9–7
27 W December 15, 1949 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 11–9–7
28 W December 17, 1949 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 12–9–7
29 L December 18, 1949 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 12–10–7
30 L December 21, 1949 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–11–7
31 T December 24, 1949 0–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–11–8
32 L December 25, 1949 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 12–12–8
33 T December 28, 1949 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 12–12–9
34 W December 31, 1949 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 13–12–9
35 L January 1, 1950 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 13–13–9
36 W January 5, 1950 5–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 14–13–9
37 L January 7, 1950 1–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 14–14–9
38 W January 10, 1950 7–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 15–14–9
39 W January 14, 1950 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 16–14–9
40 W January 18, 1950 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 17–14–9
41 L January 19, 1950 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 17–15–9
42 W January 21, 1950 3–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 18–15–9
43 W January 22, 1950 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 19–15–9
44 T January 26, 1950 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 19–15–10
45 T January 28, 1950 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 19–15–11
46 L January 29, 1950 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 19–16–11
47 T February 1, 1950 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 19–16–12
48 W February 2, 1950 4–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 20–16–12
49 L February 4, 1950 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 20–17–12
50 W February 5, 1950 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 21–17–12
51 L February 11, 1950 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 21–18–12
52 T February 12, 1950 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 21–18–13
53 T February 16, 1950 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 21–18–14
54 L February 18, 1950 2–4 New York Rangers (1949–50) 21–19–14
55 L February 20, 1950 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 21–20–14
56 T February 23, 1950 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 21–20–15
57 W February 25, 1950 3–2 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–20–15
58 L March 2, 1950 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 22–21–15
59 W March 4, 1950 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 23–21–15
60 T March 6, 1950 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 23–21–16
61 T March 9, 1950 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 23–21–17
62 W March 11, 1950 5–0 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 24–21–17
63 W March 12, 1950 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 25–21–17
64 L March 15, 1950 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 25–22–17
65 T March 16, 1950 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 25–22–18
66 W March 18, 1950 5–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 26–22–18
67 W March 19, 1950 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 27–22–18
68 W March 22, 1950 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 28–22–18
69 W March 25, 1950 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 29–22–18
70 T March 26, 1950 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 29–22–19

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 70 43 22 65 114
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 64 15 33 48 33
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 68 19 26 45 48
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 67 13 24 37 22
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 70 19 10 29 18
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 67 1 27 28 109
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 67 15 12 27 42
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 70 4 20 24 76
Riopelle, RipRip Riopelle LW 66 12 8 20 27
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 62 3 16 19 28
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 52 8 10 18 44
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 49 8 8 16 8
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 55 3 12 15 21
Warwick, GrantGrant Warwick RW 26 2 6 8 19
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 69 1 7 8 88
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 37 1 5 6 0
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 57 1 3 4 8
Dube, GillesGilles Dube LW 12 1 2 3 2
Hirschfeld, BertBert Hirschfeld LW 13 1 2 3 2
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 11 1 1 2 2
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 30 0 2 2 21
Fryday, BobBob Fryday RW 2 1 0 1 0
Denis, LuluLulu Denis RW 2 0 1 1 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 64 0 1 1 2
Frampton, BobBob Frampton LW 2 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 3840 64 26 21 17 141 2.20 8
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 360 6 3 1 2 9 1.50 1
Team: 4200 70 29 22 19 150 2.14 9

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 5 3 1 4 0
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 5 1 2 3 4
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 5 1 1 2 6
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 5 0 2 2 2
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 5 0 2 2 10
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 2 0 2 2 12
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 5 1 0 1 2
Hirschfeld, BertBert Hirschfeld LW 5 1 0 1 0
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 5 0 1 1 21
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 5 0 1 1 2
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 3 0 1 1 2
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 4 0 1 1 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 3 0 0 0 0
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 5 0 0 0 0
Frampton, BobBob Frampton LW 3 0 0 0 0
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 4 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 1 0 0 0 0
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 2 0 0 0 0
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 4 0 0 0 2
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 2 0 0 0 0
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 2 0 0 0 2
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 5 0 0 0 12
Riopelle, RipRip Riopelle LW 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 135 2 1 1 5 2.22 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 180 3 0 3 10 3.33 0
Team: 315 5 1 4 15 2.86 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. ^ "1949–1950 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ "1949-50 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.