1985–86 Montreal Canadiens season

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1985–86 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions
Wales Conference Champions
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 5th Wales
1985–86 record 40–33–7
Goals for 330
Goals against 280
Team information
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Jean Perron
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains Mats Naslund (Mar-May)
Larry Robinson
Mario Tremblay
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Mats Naslund (43)
Assists Mats Naslund (67)
Points Mats Naslund (110)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (274)
Plus/minus Larry Robinson (+29)
Wins Patrick Roy (23)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (3.35)
<1984–85 1986–87>

The 1985–86 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 77th season. The team won the Stanley Cup for the first time in seven seasons, and their 23rd overall.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 80 43 31 6 330 289 92
Montreal Canadiens 80 40 33 7 330 280 87
Boston Bruins 80 37 31 12 311 288 86
Hartford Whalers 80 40 36 4 332 302 84
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 37 6 296 291 80

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W Oct 10, 1985 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 1–0–0
2 W Oct 12, 1985 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0–0
3 L Oct 13, 1985 2–7 @ Boston Bruins 2–1–0
4 L Oct 16, 1985 0–6 Buffalo Sabres 2–2–0
5 L Oct 19, 1985 6–11 @ Hartford Whalers 2–3–0
6 L Oct 21, 1985 2–3 Quebec Nordiques 2–4–0
7 W Oct 23, 1985 5–4 @ Buffalo Sabres 3–4–0
8 W Oct 26, 1985 5–3 Hartford Whalers 4–4–0
9 L Oct 29, 1985 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques 4–5–0
10 L Oct 30, 1985 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers 4–6–0
11 T Nov 2, 1985 4–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins 4–6–1
12 W Nov 5, 1985 8–3 @ Hartford Whalers 5–6–1
13 T Nov 6, 1985 3–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars 5–6–2
14 W Nov 9, 1985 6–0 @ Los Angeles Kings 6–6–2
15 W Nov 12, 1985 3–2 @ New York Islanders 7–6–2
16 L Nov 13, 1985 2–5 @ New York Rangers 7–7–2
17 T Nov 16, 1985 2–2 OT New York Rangers 7–7–3
18 W Nov 18, 1985 6–2 Boston Bruins 8–7–3
19 L Nov 20, 1985 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers 8–8–3
20 W Nov 23, 1985 4–3 Calgary Flames 9–8–3
21 L Nov 27, 1985 3–5 @ Washington Capitals 9–9–3
22 W Nov 29, 1985 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres 10–9–3
23 W Nov 30, 1985 10–1 Detroit Red Wings 11–9–3
24 W Dec 2, 1985 7–0 Vancouver Canucks 12–9–3
25 L Dec 5, 1985 6–8 @ Boston Bruins 12–10–3
26 W Dec 7, 1985 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 13–10–3
27 W Dec 11, 1985 3–1 @ Hartford Whalers 14–10–3
28 L Dec 12, 1985 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers 14–11–3
29 W Dec 14, 1985 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–11–3
30 T Dec 16, 1985 4–4 OT Hartford Whalers 15–11–4
31 W Dec 18, 1985 3–2 Quebec Nordiques 16–11–4
32 L Dec 19, 1985 4–5 OT @ Quebec Nordiques 16–12–4
33 W Dec 21, 1985 3–1 Buffalo Sabres 17–12–4
34 W Dec 27, 1985 7–3 @ New Jersey Devils 18–12–4
35 W Dec 28, 1985 8–3 New Jersey Devils 19–12–4
36 L Jan 1, 1986 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 19–13–4
37 W Jan 3, 1986 7–3 @ Winnipeg Jets 20–13–4
38 W Jan 4, 1986 6–5 @ Calgary Flames 21–13–4
39 W Jan 6, 1986 9–2 St. Louis Blues 22–13–4
40 W Jan 8, 1986 5–3 Boston Bruins 23–13–4
41 L Jan 10, 1986 4–6 @ New York Rangers 23–14–4
42 L Jan 11, 1986 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 23–15–4
43 W Jan 15, 1986 4–0 Winnipeg Jets 24–15–4
44 L Jan 17, 1986 4–5 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 24–16–4
45 W Jan 18, 1986 3–0 New York Islanders 25–16–4
46 L Jan 20, 1986 2–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques 25–17–4
47 T Jan 22, 1986 3–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks 25–17–5
48 W Jan 23, 1986 5–2 @ Minnesota North Stars 26–17–5
49 W Jan 25, 1986 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs 27–17–5
50 W Jan 27, 1986 4–1 Buffalo Sabres 28–17–5
51 W Jan 29, 1986 5–3 Quebec Nordiques 29–17–5
52 W Feb 1, 1986 2–1 Boston Bruins 30–17–5
53 L Feb 5, 1986 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques 30–18–5
54 L Feb 7, 1986 2–3 @ Washington Capitals 30–19–5
55 W Feb 8, 1986 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 31–19–5
56 L Feb 10, 1986 3–4 OT Minnesota North Stars 31–20–5
57 L Feb 13, 1986 3–4 @ New Jersey Devils 31–21–5
58 W Feb 15, 1986 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers 32–21–5
59 L Feb 17, 1986 2–3 OT Los Angeles Kings 32–22–5
60 T Feb 19, 1986 4–4 OT Washington Capitals 32–22–6
61 W Feb 22, 1986 6–3 Hartford Whalers 33–22–6
62 L Feb 24, 1986 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers 33–23–6
63 W Feb 26, 1986 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks 34–23–6
64 W Mar 1, 1986 6–4 @ Los Angeles Kings 35–23–6
65 L Mar 4, 1986 3–6 @ New York Islanders 35–24–6
66 L Mar 6, 1986 4–7 St. Louis Blues 35–25–6
67 W Mar 8, 1986 8–3 Boston Bruins 36–25–6
68 L Mar 10, 1986 2–5 Hartford Whalers 36–26–6
69 W Mar 12, 1986 3–2 Vancouver Canucks 37–26–6
70 L Mar 13, 1986 2–3 @ Boston Bruins 37–27–6
71 L Mar 15, 1986 3–5 Calgary Flames 37–28–6
72 L Mar 17, 1986 6–8 Quebec Nordiques 37–29–6
73 L Mar 19, 1986 4–6 @ Winnipeg Jets 37–30–6
74 L Mar 22, 1986 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues 37–31–6
75 L Mar 26, 1986 0–3 @ Hartford Whalers 37–32–6
76 T Mar 27, 1986 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins 37–32–7
77 W Mar 29, 1986 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 38–32–7
78 W Apr 2, 1986 6–3 Detroit Red Wings 39–32–7
79 L Apr 4, 1986 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres 39–33–7
80 W Apr 5, 1986 4–2 Buffalo Sabres 40–33–7

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 80 43 67 110 16 11 19 0 7
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 79 31 55 86 55 10 5 0 7
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 78 19 63 82 39 29 10 0 1
Dahlin, KjellKjell Dahlin RW 77 32 39 71 4 10 14 0 3
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 80 20 36 56 57 18 1 2 3
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 69 15 34 49 45 -9 9 0 1
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 80 20 23 43 20 10 0 2 4
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 70 19 21 40 69 8 0 2 3
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 56 19 20 39 55 4 3 0 3
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 65 21 16 37 50 1 5 0 2
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 72 19 15 34 274 10 2 0 1
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 41 8 26 34 67 4 2 0 0
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 61 14 17 31 48 3 2 0 1
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers D 62 7 23 30 36 9 3 0 1
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 34 8 18 26 12 -10 7 0 0
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 65 9 13 22 57 3 0 2 0
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 73 1 18 19 93 24 0 0 0
Momesso, SergioSergio Momesso LW 24 8 7 15 46 -4 3 0 3
Lalor, MikeMike Lalor D 62 3 5 8 56 -4 0 0 0
Bucyk, RandyRandy Bucyk C 17 4 2 6 8 5 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 69 2 4 6 63 7 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 46 3 2 5 20 -9 0 0 0
Rooney, SteveSteve Rooney LW 38 2 3 5 114 -4 1 0 0
Boisvert, SergeSerge Boisvert RW 9 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 10 1 2 3 22 -6 1 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 47 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0
Kordic, JohnJohn Kordic RW 5 0 1 1 12 1 0 0 0
Campedelli, DomDom Campedelli D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corson, ShayneShayne Corson LW 3 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Maley, DavidDavid Maley LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penney, SteveSteve Penney G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 23 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 2651 47 23 18 3 148 3.35 1 1185 1037 .875
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 1215 23 11 7 2 56 2.77 3 533 477 .895
Penney, SteveSteve Penney 990 18 6 8 2 72 4.36 0 447 375 .839
Team: 4856 80 40 33 7 276 3.41 4 2165 1889 .873

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Naslund, MatsMats Naslund LW 20 8 11 19 4 4 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 20 10 6 16 68 4 0 4
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith C 20 7 8 15 22 3 0 3
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 20 0 13 13 22 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 20 7 5 12 35 0 2 1
Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios D 20 2 9 11 49 1 0 0
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 20 5 5 10 12 0 1 3
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 20 3 4 7 45 0 1 1
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 20 2 4 6 76 0 0 1
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 16 4 1 5 23 3 0 1
Dahlin, KjellKjell Dahlin RW 16 2 3 5 4 0 0 0
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 11 2 3 5 4 1 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 18 1 4 5 8 0 0 0
Maley, DavidDavid Maley LW 7 1 3 4 2 0 0 0
Lalor, MikeMike Lalor D 17 1 2 3 29 0 0 1
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 18 1 2 3 141 1 0 0
Boisvert, SergeSerge Boisvert RW 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 20 0 1 1 48 0 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Bucyk, RandyRandy Bucyk C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 11 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Kordic, JohnJohn Kordic RW 18 0 0 0 53 0 0 0
Rooney, SteveSteve Rooney LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 20 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 8 0 0 0 21 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 1218 20 15 5 39 1.92 1 506 467 .923
Team: 1218 20 15 5 39 1.92 1 506 467 .923

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1986 Stanley Cup Finals.

Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 16 Montreal 2 Calgary 5
May 18 Montreal 3 Calgary 2 OT
May 20 Calgary 3 Montreal 5
May 22 Calgary 0 Montreal 1
May 24 Montreal 4 Calgary 3

Montreal wins the series 4–1.

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

1986 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Bob Gainey, Doug Soetaert, Patrick Roy, Rick Green, David Maley, Ryan Walter, Serge Boisvert, Mario Tremblay, Bobby Smith, Craig Ludwig, Tom Kurvers, Kjell Dahlin, Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, Chris Chelios, Petr Svoboda, Mats Naslund, Lucien DeBlois, Steve Rooney, Gaston Gingras, Mike Lalor, Chris Nilan, John Kordic, Claude Lemieux, Mike McPhee, Brian Skrudland, Stephane Richer, Serge Savard (general manager), Jean Perron (coach), Jacques Laperriere (assistant coach), Eddy Palchak (trainer).

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 12 Jose Charbonneau (RW)  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
1 16 Tom Chorske (LW)  United States Minneapolis Southwest H.S.

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1985-86 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 237, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5.