1968–69 Montreal Canadiens season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1968–69 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions
East Division champions
Division 1st East
1968–69 record 46–19–11
Goals for 271
Goals against 202
Team information
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Claude Ruel
Captain Jean Beliveau
Alternate captains Henry Richard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Yvan Cournoyer (43)
Assists Jean Beliveau (49)
Points Yvan Cournoyer (87)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (185)
Wins Gump Worsley (19)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.26)

The 1968–69 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 60th season of play. The Canadiens would defeat the St. Louis Blues to win their 16th Stanley Cup championship in club history.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 +69 103
2 Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 +82 100
3 New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 +35 91
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 +17 85
5 Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 +18 78
6 Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 +34 77


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 12, 1968 1–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 0–0–1
2 W October 16, 1968 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 1–0–1
3 W October 17, 1968 3–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 2–0–1
4 W October 20, 1968 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 3–0–1
5 W October 23, 1968 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 4–0–1
6 W October 25, 1968 4–2 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 5–0–1
7 L October 27, 1968 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 5–1–1
8 W October 30, 1968 5–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 6–1–1
9 W November 2, 1968 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 7–1–1
10 L November 3, 1968 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 7–2–1
11 W November 7, 1968 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 8–2–1
12 W November 9, 1968 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 9–2–1
13 T November 10, 1968 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 9–2–2
14 L November 14, 1968 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 9–3–2
15 T November 16, 1968 3–3 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 9–3–3
16 L November 17, 1968 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 9–4–3
17 W November 20, 1968 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 10–4–3
18 W November 21, 1968 3–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 11–4–3
19 W November 23, 1968 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 12–4–3
20 W November 27, 1968 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 13–4–3
21 L November 29, 1968 4–5 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 13–5–3
22 W December 1, 1968 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 14–5–3
23 L December 4, 1968 2–4 New York Rangers (1968–69) 14–6–3
24 T December 5, 1968 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 14–6–4
25 W December 7, 1968 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 15–6–4
26 T December 11, 1968 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 15–6–5
27 W December 12, 1968 5–4 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 16–6–5
28 W December 14, 1968 1–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 17–6–5
29 T December 18, 1968 2–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 17–6–6
30 T December 21, 1968 0–0 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 17–6–7
31 L December 22, 1968 5–7 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 17–7–7
32 W December 26, 1968 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 18–7–7
33 W December 28, 1968 5–3 New York Rangers (1968–69) 19–7–7
34 L December 29, 1968 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 19–8–7
35 W December 31, 1968 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 20–8–7
36 L January 2, 1969 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 20–9–7
37 L January 4, 1969 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 20–10–7
38 W January 5, 1969 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 21–10–7
39 W January 7, 1969 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 22–10–7
40 W January 9, 1969 8–4 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 23–10–7
41 L January 11, 1969 3–6 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 23–11–7
42 L January 15, 1969 0–4 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 23–12–7
43 W January 16, 1969 4–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 24–12–7
44 W January 18, 1969 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 25–12–7
45 L January 23, 1969 3–5 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 25–13–7
46 W January 25, 1969 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 26–13–7
47 L January 26, 1969 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 26–14–7
48 W January 29, 1969 4–0 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 27–14–7
49 W February 1, 1969 6–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 28–14–7
50 W February 2, 1969 6–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 29–14–7
51 L February 5, 1969 1–5 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 29–15–7
52 W February 6, 1969 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 30–15–7
53 W February 8, 1969 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 31–15–7
54 T February 9, 1969 4–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 31–15–8
55 W February 11, 1969 7–3 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 32–15–8
56 W February 13, 1969 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 33–15–8
57 W February 15, 1969 3–1 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 34–15–8
58 W February 16, 1969 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 35–15–8
59 L February 19, 1969 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 35–16–8
60 W February 20, 1969 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 36–16–8
61 W February 22, 1969 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 37–16–8
62 W February 26, 1969 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 38–16–8
63 W March 1, 1969 3–0 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 39–16–8
64 L March 2, 1969 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 39–17–8
65 W March 6, 1969 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 40–17–8
66 T March 8, 1969 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 40–17–9
67 T March 9, 1969 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 40–17–10
68 W March 11, 1969 3–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 41–17–10
69 T March 13, 1969 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 41–17–11
70 W March 15, 1969 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 42–17–11
71 W March 19, 1969 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 43–17–11
72 W March 20, 1969 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 44–17–11
73 W March 22, 1969 3–1 New York Rangers (1968–69) 45–17–11
74 L March 26, 1969 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 45–18–11
75 W March 29, 1969 5–3 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 46–18–11
76 L March 30, 1969 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 46–19–11

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

Versus New York Rangers
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W April 2, 1969 3–1 New York Rangers 1–0
2 W April 3, 1969 5–2 New York Rangers 2–0
3 W April 5, 1969 4–1 @ New York Rangers 3–0
4 W April 6, 1969 4–3 @ New York Rangers 4–0

[2]

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Semi-final[edit]

Versus Boston Bruins
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W April 10, 1969 3–2 (OT) Boston Bruins 1–0
2 W April 13, 1969 4–3 (OT) Boston Bruins 2–0
3 L April 17, 1969 0–5 @ Boston Bruins 2–1
4 L April 20, 1969 2–3 @ Boston Bruins 2–2
5 W April 22, 1969 4–2 Boston Bruins 3–2
6 W April 24, 1969 2–1 (OT) @ Boston Bruins 4–2

[2]

Montreal wins the series 4–2.

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Versus St. Louis Blues
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W April 27, 1969 3–1 St. Louis Blues 1–0
2 W April 29, 1969 3–1 St. Louis Blues 2–0
3 W May 1, 1969 4–0 @ St. Louis Blues 3–0
4 W May 4, 1969 2–1 @ St. Louis Blues 4–0

[3]

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 76 43 44 87 31 14 0 8
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 69 33 49 82 55 7 0 5
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 76 30 40 70 59 3 0 8
Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire C 75 29 34 63 29 5 0 4
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 71 29 23 52 185 2 0 7
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 64 15 37 52 45 2 0 0
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 72 13 28 41 16 2 0 3
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 68 19 21 40 24 5 0 2
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 75 7 32 39 18 2 0 1
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 74 8 23 31 73 0 0 2
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 69 5 26 31 45 0 0 1
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 73 13 15 28 18 0 1 5
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 44 10 15 25 2 0 0 0
Harris, TedTed Harris D 76 7 18 25 102 0 1 0
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 65 9 15 24 12 1 0 0
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 25 0 5 5 17 0 0 0
Bordeleau, ChristianChristian Bordeleau C 13 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 21 0 3 3 37 0 0 0
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Berry, BobBob Berry LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Caron, AlainAlain Caron RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Glover, HowieHowie Glover RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Monahan, GarryGarry Monahan LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 36 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 2051 36 22 9 3 98 2.87 2
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 1703 30 19 5 4 64 2.25 5
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito 746 13 5 4 4 34 2.73 2
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 60 1 0 1 0 4 4.00 0
Team: 4560 76 46 19 11 200 2.63 9

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 14 5 10 15 8 1 0 1
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 14 6 8 14 11 3 0 1
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 14 4 7 11 5 2 0 2
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 14 4 6 10 24 1 0 1
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 14 4 3 7 80 2 0 2
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 14 3 4 7 10 1 0 1
Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire C 14 4 2 6 6 1 0 0
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 14 2 4 6 8 0 0 0
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 14 3 2 5 8 0 1 2
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 14 2 3 5 2 1 0 1
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 13 1 4 5 6 0 0 1
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 10 2 2 4 2 0 0 0
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 14 1 3 4 28 1 0 0
Harris, TedTed Harris D 14 1 2 3 34 0 0 0
Bordeleau, ChristianChristian Bordeleau C 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Grenier, LucienLucien Grenier RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 11 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 507 8 7 1 12 1.42 1
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 370 7 5 1 14 2.27 0
Team: 877 14 12 2 26 1.78 1

[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]

Trades[edit]

May 21, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Norm Ferguson
Stan Fuller
Francois Lacombe
Michel Jacques
To Montreal Canadiens
Wally Boyer
Alain Caron
rights to Lyle Bradley
June 6, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Bryan Watson
cash
To Montreal Canadiens
1st round pick in 1972 (Michel Laroque)
August, 1968 To Oakland Seals
Len Ronson
To Montreal Canadiens
cash

Roster[edit]

1968–1969 Montréal Canadiens Roster
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres


Draft picks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968–1969 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ a b "1968–69 Game Log and Scores". Databasehockey.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "New York Rangers 1968–69 Game Log and Scores". Databasehockey.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ "1968-69 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 220, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5.