1950–51 Montreal Canadiens season

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1950–51 Montreal Canadiens
League 3rd NHL
1950–51 record 25–30–15
Goals for 173
Goals against 184
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (42)
Assists Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach and Doug Harvey (24)
Points Maurice Richard (66)
Penalties in minutes Tom Johnson (128)
Wins Gerry McNeil (25)
Goals against average Gerry McNeill (2.63)

The 1950–51 Montreal Canadiens season was the 42nd in franchise history. The team placed third in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in Stanley Cup final against Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1. The five games were decided in overtime.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 44 13 13 236 139 +97 101
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 41 16 13 212 138 +74 95
3 Montreal Canadiens 70 25 30 15 173 184 −11 65
4 Boston Bruins 70 22 30 18 178 197 −19 62
5 New York Rangers 70 20 29 21 169 201 −32 61
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 47 10 171 280 −109 36


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 12, 1950 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 0–0–1
2 T October 14, 1950 1–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 0–0–2
3 W October 15, 1950 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 1–0–2
4 W October 19, 1950 4–0 New York Rangers (1950–51) 2–0–2
5 W October 21, 1950 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 3–0–2
6 L October 22, 1950 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 3–1–2
7 L October 26, 1950 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 3–2–2
8 W October 28, 1950 5–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–2–2
9 T October 29, 1950 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–2–3
10 L November 1, 1950 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 4–3–3
11 L November 2, 1950 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 4–4–3
12 L November 4, 1950 2–3 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 4–5–3
13 L November 9, 1950 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 4–6–3
14 T November 11, 1950 1–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–6–4
15 L November 12, 1950 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 4–7–4
16 W November 16, 1950 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 5–7–4
17 W November 18, 1950 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 6–7–4
18 W November 19, 1950 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 7–7–4
19 L November 22, 1950 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 7–8–4
20 L November 25, 1950 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 7–9–4
21 W November 26, 1950 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 8–9–4
22 T November 30, 1950 0–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 8–9–5
23 L December 2, 1950 1–7 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 8–10–5
24 W December 3, 1950 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 9–10–5
25 L December 6, 1950 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 9–11–5
26 L December 7, 1950 0–3 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 9–12–5
27 L December 9, 1950 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 9–13–5
28 L December 10, 1950 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 9–14–5
29 L December 13, 1950 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 9–15–5
30 T December 16, 1950 1–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 9–15–6
31 W December 17, 1950 7–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 10–15–6
32 L December 20, 1950 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 10–16–6
33 T December 23, 1950 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 10–16–7
34 L December 28, 1950 1–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 10–17–7
35 W December 30, 1950 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 11–17–7
36 T January 1, 1951 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 11–17–8
37 L January 4, 1951 2–4 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 11–18–8
38 W January 6, 1951 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 12–18–8
39 W January 10, 1951 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 13–18–8
40 W January 11, 1951 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 14–18–8
41 W January 13, 1951 4–0 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 15–18–8
42 L January 14, 1951 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 15–19–8
43 L January 18, 1951 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 15–20–8
44 T January 20, 1951 2–2 New York Rangers (1950–51) 15–20–9
45 W January 21, 1951 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 16–20–9
46 L January 24, 1951 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 16–21–9
47 W January 27, 1951 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 17–21–9
48 T January 28, 1951 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 17–21–10
49 L February 1, 1951 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 17–22–10
50 W February 3, 1951 4–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 18–22–10
51 T February 4, 1951 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 18–22–11
52 L February 7, 1951 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 18–23–11
53 L February 10, 1951 0–6 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 18–24–11
54 L February 11, 1951 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 18–25–11
55 T February 15, 1951 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 18–25–12
56 L February 17, 1951 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 18–26–12
57 L February 22, 1951 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 18–27–12
58 W February 24, 1951 6–2 New York Rangers (1950–51) 19–27–12
59 W March 1, 1951 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 20–27–12
60 L March 3, 1951 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 20–28–12
61 T March 4, 1951 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 20–28–13
62 W March 7, 1951 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 21–28–13
63 W March 10, 1951 12–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 22–28–13
64 T March 11, 1951 5–5 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 22–28–14
65 W March 15, 1951 5–3 New York Rangers (1950–51) 23–28–14
66 W March 17, 1951 3–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 24–28–14
67 T March 18, 1951 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 24–28–15
68 L March 21, 1951 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 24–29–15
69 W March 24, 1951 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 25–29–15
70 L March 25, 1951 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 25–30–15

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Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens first played the Detroit Red Wings in the semi-finals. The first four games of the series was won by the visiting team. The Canadiens then won the last two to win the series four games to two to advance to the final against Toronto.

Date Home Score Visitor Score Notes
March 27 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)
March 29 Detroit Red Wings 0 Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT)
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 0 Detroit Red Wings 2
April 3 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 4
April 5 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 5
April 7 Montreal Canadiens 3 Detroit Red Wings 2

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

The Canadiens lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to one.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 11 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 14 Montreal 3 Toronto 2 OT
April 17 Toronto 2 Montreal 1 OT
April 19 Toronto 3 Montreal 2 OT
April 21 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 65 42 24 66 97
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 65 21 24 45 48
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 39 16 22 38 50
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 66 13 18 31 24
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 70 5 24 29 93
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 70 18 10 28 69
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 69 13 14 27 23
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 60 6 18 24 24
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 64 4 20 24 15
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 62 0 16 16 40
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 18 8 6 14 9
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 57 2 12 14 27
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 52 3 10 13 80
Kaiser, VernVern Kaiser LW 50 7 5 12 33
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 70 2 8 10 128
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 31 4 2 6 0
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 17 2 4 6 6
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 43 4 1 5 14
Dawes, BobBob Dawes D/C 15 0 5 5 4
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 2 1 1 2 0
Hirschfeld, BertBert Hirschfeld LW 20 0 2 2 0
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 38 0 2 2 25
King, FrankFrank King C 10 1 0 1 2
Robert, ClaudeClaude Robert LW 23 1 0 1 9
Desaulniers, GerardGerard Desaulniers C 3 0 1 1 2
Burchell, FredFred Burchell C 2 0 0 0 0
Currie, HughHugh Currie D 1 0 0 0 0
Denis, LuluLulu Denis RW 1 0 0 0 0
Gamble, DickDick Gamble LW 1 0 0 0 0
Manastersky, TomTom Manastersky D 6 0 0 0 11
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 70 0 0 0 0
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 1 0 0 0 0
Roche, ErnieErnie Roche D 4 0 0 0 2
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 4200 70 25 30 15 184 2.63 6
Team: 4200 70 25 30 15 184 2.63 6

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 11 9 4 13 13
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 11 3 3 6 10
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 11 2 4 6 9
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 11 0 5 5 12
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 11 2 2 4 2
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 11 1 3 4 4
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 11 2 1 3 4
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 11 1 1 2 2
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 11 1 1 2 6
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 11 1 1 2 4
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 11 0 2 2 2
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 11 0 2 2 8
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 11 1 0 1 0
McNabney, SidSid McNabney C 5 0 1 1 2
Dawes, BobBob Dawes D/C 1 0 0 0 0
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 1 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 11 0 0 0 6
Kaiser, VernVern Kaiser LW 2 0 0 0 0
Lowe, RossRoss Lowe D/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Mazur, EddieEddie Mazur D/LW 2 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 785 11 5 6 25 1.91 1
Team: 785 11 5 6 25 1.91 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. ^ "1950–1951 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1950–51 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Montreal Canadiens 1951–52 Game Log and Scores". Databasehockey.com. Archived from the original on 2006-08-18. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  4. ^ "1950-51 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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