1963–64 Montreal Canadiens season

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1963–64 Montreal Canadiens
League 1st NHL
1963–64 record 36–21–13
Home record 22–7–6
Road record 14–14–7
Goals for 209
Goals against 167
Team information
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Alternate captains Bernie Geoffrion
Henri Richard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Jean Beliveau (28)
Assists Jean Beliveau (50)
Points Jean Beliveau (78)
Penalties in minutes Terry Harper (149)
Wins Charlie Hodge (33)
Goals against average Charlie Hodge (2.26)

The 1963–64 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 55th season of play. The team placed first in the regular season, earning top seed in the playoffs, but lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 209 167 +42 85
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 36 22 12 218 169 +49 84
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 25 12 192 172 +20 78
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 30 29 11 191 204 −13 71
5 New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 186 242 −56 54
6 Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 170 212 −42 48


Schedule and results[edit]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1963 4–4 @ Boston Bruins 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1963 6–2 New York Rangers 1–0–1
3 L October 16, 1963 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1–1
4 W October 19, 1963 2–0 Boston Bruins 2–1–1
5 L October 20, 1963 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–1
6 T October 26, 1963 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–2
7 W October 27, 1963 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings 3–2–2
8 L October 30, 1963 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3–2
9 W November 2, 1963 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 4–3–2
10 W November 3, 1963 5–3 @ New York Rangers 5–3–2
11 T November 7, 1963 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3–3
12 W November 9, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers 6–3–3
13 L November 10, 1963 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 6–4–3
14 T November 13, 1963 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–4–4
15 L November 16, 1963 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–5–4
16 W November 17, 1963 3–2 @ Boston Bruins 7–5–4
17 W November 20, 1963 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 8–5–4
18 L November 24, 1963 3–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks 8–6–4
19 W November 28, 1963 7–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 9–6–4
20 T November 30, 1963 0–0 Boston Bruins 9–6–5
21 W December 1, 1963 3–1 @ Boston Bruins 10–6–5
22 L December 4, 1963 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 10–7–5
23 W December 5, 1963 4–2 New York Rangers 11–7–5
24 W December 7, 1963 5–2 Detroit Red Wings 12–7–5
25 L December 8, 1963 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 12–8–5
26 W December 12, 1963 6–4 New York Rangers 13–8–5
27 W December 14, 1963 3–1 Boston Bruins 14–8–5
28 L December 15, 1963 2–4 @ New York Rangers 14–9–5
29 W December 18, 1963 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 15–9–5
30 W December 21, 1963 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 16–9–5
31 W December 22, 1963 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings 17–9–5
32 L December 25, 1963 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks 17–10–5
33 T December 28, 1963 1–1 Detroit Red Wings 17–10–6
34 W December 29, 1963 6–2 @ New York Rangers 18–10–6
35 T January 1, 1964 3–3 @ Boston Bruins 18–10–7
36 W January 4, 1964 5–1 Boston Bruins 19–10–7
37 T January 5, 1964 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 19–10–8
38 L January 8, 1964 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 19–11–8
39 W January 12, 1964 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks 20–11–8
40 W January 16, 1964 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 21–11–8
41 L January 18, 1964 0–2 Detroit Red Wings 21–12–8
42 T January 19, 1964 1–1 @ Boston Bruins 21–12–9
43 W January 22, 1964 3–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 22–12–9
44 W January 23, 1964 4–2 New York Rangers 23–12–9
45 L January 25, 1964 0–6 Boston Bruins 23–13–9
46 T January 26, 1964 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks 23–13–10
47 W January 29, 1964 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 24–13–10
48 W February 1, 1964 9–3 Detroit Red Wings 25–13–10
49 L February 2, 1964 2–4 @ New York Rangers 25–14–10
50 W February 5, 1964 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 26–14–10
51 W February 8, 1964 8–2 @ New York Rangers 27–14–10
52 T February 9, 1964 4–4 @ Boston Bruins 27–14–11
53 W February 12, 1964 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 28–14–11
54 L February 15, 1964 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 28–15–11
55 W February 16, 1964 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings 29–15–11
56 W February 20, 1964 3–2 Boston Bruins 30–15–11
57 W February 22, 1964 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 31–15–11
58 L February 23, 1964 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 31–16–11
59 W February 26, 1964 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 32–16–11
60 W February 29, 1964 4–0 New York Rangers 33–16–11
61 L March 1, 1964 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks 33–17–11
62 L March 5, 1964 5–7 Detroit Red Wings 33–18–11
63 L March 7, 1964 2–3 New York Rangers 33–19–11
64 T March 8, 1964 0–0 @ New York Rangers 33–19–12
65 L March 11, 1964 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 33–20–12
66 W March 14, 1964 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 34–20–12
67 L March 15, 1964 1–3 @ Boston Bruins 34–21–12
68 T March 18, 1964 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 34–21–13
69 W March 21, 1964 5–1 Boston Bruins 35–21–13
70 W March 22, 1964 2–1 @ New York Rangers 36–21–13

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Player statistics[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 68 28 50 78 42
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 70 25 31 56 32
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 66 14 39 53 73
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 59 18 27 45 125
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 70 24 18 42 80
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 55 21 18 39 41
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 61 22 15 37 21
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 68 15 17 32 37
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 65 2 28 30 102
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 70 8 21 29 41
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 70 5 16 21 24
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 48 11 9 20 41
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 70 2 15 17 149
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 69 7 9 16 12
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 66 1 13 14 83
Boudrias, AndreAndre Boudrias LW 4 1 4 5 2
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 5 4 0 4 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 21 1 1 2 43
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 39 0 2 2 18
Harris, TedTed Harris D 4 0 1 1 0
Roberts, JimJim Roberts D/RW 15 0 1 1 2
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 1 0 0 0 2
Gray, TerryTerry Gray RW 4 0 0 0 6
Hanna, JohnJohn Hanna D 6 0 0 0 2
Hicks, WayneWayne Hicks RW 2 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 62 0 0 0 2
Morissette, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Morissette G 1 0 0 0 0
Reaume, MarcMarc Reaume D 3 0 0 0 2
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 3 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 3720 62 33 18 11 140 2.26 8
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 444 8 3 2 2 22 2.97 1
Morissette, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Morissette 36 1 0 1 0 4 6.67 0
Team: 4200 70 36 21 13 166 2.37 9

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Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • March 26, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 – 0
  • March 28, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 – 2
  • March 31, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – 2
  • April 2, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – 5
  • April 4, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 – 2
  • April 7, 1964, at Toronto Maple Leafs 0 – 3
  • April 9, 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 – 3

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Player statistics[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 7 2 2 4 22
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 7 2 1 3 8
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 7 2 1 3 9
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 5 2 0 2 18
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 7 1 1 2 25
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 7 1 1 2 4
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 7 1 1 2 8
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 7 1 1 2 9
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 7 1 1 2 2
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 7 0 2 2 2
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 7 0 2 2 10
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 2 1 0 1 0
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 7 0 1 1 25
Roberts, JimJim Roberts D/RW 7 0 1 1 14
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 7 0 0 0 4
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 7 0 0 0 6
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 7 0 0 0 0
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 2 0 0 0 0
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 6 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 420 7 3 4 16 2.29 1
Team: 420 7 3 4 16 2.29 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;

Transactions[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963–64 Montreal Canadiens roster
Goaltenders Defencemen Wingers Centres


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963–1964 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ a b Results at databasehockey.com
  3. ^ a b "1963-64 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.