1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens
League 1st NHL
1961–62 record 42–14–14
Goals for 259
Goals against 166
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Claude Provost (33)
Assists Ralph Backstrom (38)
Points Ralph Backstrom (65)
Penalties in minutes Lou Fontinato (167)
Wins Jacques Plante (42)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (2.37)

The 1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season was the 53rd season in franchise history. The team placed first in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens were eliminated in semi-finals by the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 2.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 259 166 +93 98
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 232 180 +52 85
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 217 186 +31 75
4 New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 195 207 −12 64
5 Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 184 219 −35 60
6 Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 177 306 −129 38


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 14, 1961 3–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 1–0–0
2 T October 15, 1961 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 1–0–1
3 W October 18, 1961 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 2–0–1
4 W October 21, 1961 6–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 3–0–1
5 W October 22, 1961 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 4–0–1
6 W October 26, 1961 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 5–0–1
7 W October 28, 1961 7–5 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 6–0–1
8 W October 29, 1961 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 7–0–1
9 L November 1, 1961 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 7–1–1
10 L November 2, 1961 2–5 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 7–2–1
11 T November 4, 1961 3–3 New York Rangers (1961–62) 7–2–2
12 W November 9, 1961 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 8–2–2
13 W November 11, 1961 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 9–2–2
14 L November 12, 1961 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 9–3–2
15 L November 15, 1961 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 9–4–2
16 L November 16, 1961 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 9–5–2
17 T November 18, 1961 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 9–5–3
18 T November 19, 1961 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 9–5–4
19 W November 23, 1961 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 10–5–4
20 W November 25, 1961 5–0 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 11–5–4
21 T November 26, 1961 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 11–5–5
22 T November 29, 1961 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 11–5–6
23 T November 30, 1961 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 11–5–7
24 W December 2, 1961 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 12–5–7
25 W December 3, 1961 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 13–5–7
26 W December 7, 1961 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 14–5–7
27 T December 9, 1961 2–2 New York Rangers (1961–62) 14–5–8
28 W December 10, 1961 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 15–5–8
29 W December 16, 1961 8–4 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 16–5–8
30 L December 17, 1961 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 16–6–8
31 L December 21, 1961 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 16–7–8
32 W December 23, 1961 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 17–7–8
33 W December 25, 1961 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 18–7–8
34 W December 27, 1961 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 19–7–8
35 T December 30, 1961 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 19–7–9
36 L January 1, 1962 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 19–8–9
37 L January 3, 1962 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 19–9–9
38 W January 6, 1962 5–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 20–9–9
39 T January 7, 1962 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 20–9–10
40 W January 11, 1962 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 21–9–10
41 W January 13, 1962 5–3 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 22–9–10
42 W January 14, 1962 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 23–9–10
43 W January 17, 1962 7–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 24–9–10
44 T January 20, 1962 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 24–9–11
45 W January 21, 1962 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 25–9–11
46 W January 27, 1962 5–1 New York Rangers (1961–62) 26–9–11
47 W January 28, 1962 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 27–9–11
48 W February 1, 1962 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 28–9–11
49 W February 3, 1962 8–1 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 29–9–11
50 L February 4, 1962 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 29–10–11
51 W February 10, 1962 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 30–10–11
52 W February 11, 1962 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 31–10–11
53 W February 15, 1962 9–1 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 32–10–11
54 W February 17, 1962 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 33–10–11
55 L February 18, 1962 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 33–11–11
56 W February 21, 1962 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 34–11–11
57 W February 24, 1962 4–2 New York Rangers (1961–62) 35–11–11
58 T February 25, 1962 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 35–11–12
59 T March 3, 1962 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 35–11–13
60 L March 4, 1962 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 35–12–13
61 T March 8, 1962 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 35–12–14
62 W March 10, 1962 5–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 36–12–14
63 W March 11, 1962 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1961–62) 37–12–14
64 L March 14, 1962 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 37–13–14
65 W March 15, 1962 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 38–13–14
66 W March 17, 1962 2–0 New York Rangers (1961–62) 39–13–14
67 L March 18, 1962 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 39–14–14
68 W March 22, 1962 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 40–14–14
69 W March 24, 1962 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 41–14–14
70 W March 25, 1962 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 42–14–14

[2]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

[3]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 66 27 38 65 29
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 33 29 62 22
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 62 23 36 59 36
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 70 32 22 54 28
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 70 20 31 51 42
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 54 21 29 50 48
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 70 5 42 47 90
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 66 18 28 46 12
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 70 21 24 45 26
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 57 19 22 41 54
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 43 18 23 41 36
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 69 7 27 34 18
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 33 7 14 21 41
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 70 3 17 20 18
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 62 1 17 18 45
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 54 2 13 15 167
MacNeil, AlAl MacNeil D 61 1 7 8 74
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 4 1 2 3 4
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 12 0 1 1 10
Carter, BillyBilly Carter C 7 0 0 0 4
Hamilton, ChuckChuck Hamilton LW 1 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 70 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 4200 70 42 14 14 166 2.37 4
Team: 4200 70 42 14 14 166 2.37 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 6 4 2 6 8
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 6 1 4 5 2
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 6 2 2 4 2
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 6 2 1 3 4
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 5 2 0 2 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 6 1 1 2 10
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 6 0 2 2 14
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 6 0 2 2 0
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 6 0 2 2 2
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 6 1 0 1 2
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 5 0 1 1 6
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 6 0 1 1 23
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 5 0 1 1 6
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 6 0 1 1 0
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 6 0 1 1 2
MacNeil, AlAl MacNeil D 5 0 0 0 2
McCreary, KeithKeith McCreary RW 1 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 360 6 2 4 19 3.17 0
Team: 360 6 2 4 19 3.17 0

[4]

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]

1961–1962 Montréal Canadiens Roster
Goaltenders Defencemen Wingers Centres


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961–1962 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1961–62 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.databasehockey.com/teams/teamscores.htm?tm=MON&yr=1962
  4. ^ "1961-62 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.