1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season

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1957–58 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions
League 1st NHL
1957–58 record 43–17–10
Goals for 250
Goals against 158
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Maurice Richard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Dickie Moore (36)
Assists Henri Richard (52)
Points Dickie Moore (84)
Penalties in minutes Doug Harvey (131)
Wins Jacques Plante (34)
Goals against average Len Broderick (2.00)

The 1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 49th season of play. The Canadiens won their third-straight Stanley Cup and the tenth in club history.

Regular season[edit]

  • October 19, 1957 – Maurice Richard scores a goal at 15:52 of the first period. Richard becomes the first player to score 500 goals in a career.
  • Hockey's color barrier was broken in Montreal. Midway through his second minor-league season with the Quebec Aces, Willie O'Ree was called up to the Boston Bruins of the NHL to replace an injured player. O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black player in league history.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 43 17 10 250 158 +92 96
2 New York Rangers 70 32 25 13 195 188 +7 77
3 Detroit Red Wings 70 29 29 12 176 207 −31 70
4 Boston Bruins 70 27 28 15 199 194 +5 69
5 Chicago Black Hawks 70 24 39 7 163 202 −39 55
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 38 11 192 226 −34 53


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1957 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 1–0–0
2 T October 12, 1957 2–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 1–0–1
3 W October 13, 1957 6–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 2–0–1
4 T October 15, 1957 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 2–0–2
5 W October 17, 1957 9–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 3–0–2
6 W October 19, 1957 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 4–0–2
7 W October 26, 1957 4–3 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 5–0–2
8 L October 27, 1957 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 5–1–2
9 W October 30, 1957 6–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 6–1–2
10 L October 31, 1957 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 6–2–2
11 W November 2, 1957 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 7–2–2
12 W November 7, 1957 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 8–2–2
13 W November 9, 1957 4–2 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 9–2–2
14 W November 13, 1957 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 10–2–2
15 L November 16, 1957 2–4 New York Rangers (1957–58) 10–3–2
16 L November 17, 1957 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 10–4–2
17 W November 23, 1957 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 11–4–2
18 T November 24, 1957 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 11–4–3
19 W November 28, 1957 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 12–4–3
20 W November 30, 1957 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 13–4–3
21 W December 1, 1957 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 14–4–3
22 T December 4, 1957 0–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 14–4–4
23 W December 5, 1957 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 15–4–4
24 L December 7, 1957 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 15–5–4
25 W December 8, 1957 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 16–5–4
26 W December 12, 1957 3–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 17–5–4
27 T December 14, 1957 1–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 17–5–5
28 W December 15, 1957 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 18–5–5
29 L December 18, 1957 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 18–6–5
30 L December 21, 1957 2–4 New York Rangers (1957–58) 18–7–5
31 W December 22, 1957 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 19–7–5
32 L December 25, 1957 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 19–8–5
33 W December 28, 1957 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 20–8–5
34 W December 29, 1957 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 21–8–5
35 W January 1, 1958 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 22–8–5
36 W January 2, 1958 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 23–8–5
37 W January 4, 1958 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 24–8–5
38 W January 5, 1958 4–0 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 25–8–5
39 W January 9, 1958 11–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 26–8–5
40 W January 11, 1958 9–3 New York Rangers (1957–58) 27–8–5
41 L January 12, 1958 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 27–9–5
42 W January 16, 1958 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 28–9–5
43 L January 18, 1958 0–3 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 28–10–5
44 W January 19, 1958 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 29–10–5
45 W January 22, 1958 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 30–10–5
46 W January 25, 1958 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 31–10–5
47 L January 26, 1958 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 31–11–5
48 W January 30, 1958 7–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 32–11–5
49 W February 1, 1958 3–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 33–11–5
50 W February 2, 1958 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 34–11–5
51 T February 6, 1958 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 34–11–6
52 L February 8, 1958 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 34–12–6
53 W February 9, 1958 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 35–12–6
54 W February 12, 1958 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 36–12–6
55 T February 15, 1958 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 36–12–7
56 L February 16, 1958 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 36–13–7
57 W February 20, 1958 4–0 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 37–13–7
58 T February 22, 1958 2–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 37–13–8
59 T February 23, 1958 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 37–13–9
60 W February 27, 1958 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 38–13–9
61 T March 1, 1958 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 38–13–10
62 L March 8, 1958 2–3 New York Rangers (1957–58) 38–14–10
63 W March 9, 1958 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 39–14–10
64 W March 12, 1958 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 40–14–10
65 L March 13, 1958 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 40–15–10
66 W March 15, 1958 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 41–15–10
67 W March 16, 1958 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 42–15–10
68 W March 20, 1958 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 43–15–10
69 L March 22, 1958 5–8 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 43–16–10
70 L March 23, 1958 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 43–17–10

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Playoffs[edit]

In the semi-finals, Montreal played third place Detroit. After Detroit traded Ted Lindsay because of his union efforts, Detroit was a team in disarray. Montreal defeated the Red Wings in four straight games to reach the finals.

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Rocket Richard, was the top goal scorer during the playoffs with 11. In game five he notched his third final series overtime goal of his career and sixth playoff overtime goal of his career.

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 8 Boston 1 Montreal 2
April 10 Boston 5 Montreal 2
April 13 Montreal 3 Boston 0
April 15 Montreal 1 Boston 3
April 17 Boston 2 Montreal 3 OT
April 20 Montreal 5 Boston 3

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 70 36 48 84 65
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 67 28 52 80 56
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 55 27 32 59 93
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 19 32 51 71
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 42 27 23 50 51
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 70 9 37 46 8
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 68 22 19 41 14
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 68 9 32 41 131
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 66 15 24 39 37
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 57 9 28 37 71
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 28 15 19 34 28
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 66 16 12 28 55
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 65 3 20 23 68
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 66 3 18 21 75
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 55 4 15 19 65
Achtymichuk, GeneGene Achtymichuk C 16 3 5 8 2
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 42 2 3 5 8
Broden, ConnieConnie Broden C 3 2 1 3 0
Smrke, StanStan Smrke LW 5 0 3 3 0
Turner, BobBob Turner D 66 0 3 3 30
Balfour, MurrayMurray Balfour RW 3 1 1 2 4
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 2 0 1 1 0
Bownass, JackJack Bownass D 4 0 1 1 0
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 2 0 1 1 0
Aiken, DonDon Aiken G 1 0 0 0 0
Broderick, LenLen Broderick G 1 0 0 0 0
Carter, BillyBilly Carter C 1 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 12 0 0 0 0
Laforge, ClaudeClaude Laforge LW 5 0 0 0 0
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 1 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 57 0 0 0 13
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 3386 57 34 14 8 119 2.11 9
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 720 12 8 2 2 31 2.58 1
Broderick, LenLen Broderick 60 1 1 0 0 2 2.00 0
Aiken, DonDon Aiken 34 1 0 1 0 6 10.59 0
Team: 4200 70 43 17 10 158 2.26 10

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 10 11 4 15 10
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 4 8 12 10
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 10 6 5 11 2
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 10 4 7 11 4
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 10 2 9 11 16
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 10 1 7 8 11
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 10 4 1 5 4
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 10 1 3 4 8
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 9 0 3 3 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 3 3 12
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 10 2 0 2 16
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 10 0 2 2 4
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 9 0 1 1 2
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 7 0 1 1 4
Broden, ConnieConnie Broden C 1 0 0 0 0
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 7 0 0 0 2
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 2 0 0 0 0
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 2 0 0 0 2
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 10 0 0 0 2
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 5 0 0 0 10
Turner, BobBob Turner D 10 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 618 10 8 2 20 1.94 1
Team: 618 10 8 2 20 1.94 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]

1958–1959 Montréal Canadiens Roster
Goaltenders Defencemen Wingers Centres


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957–1958 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1957–58 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1957-58 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.