List of Montreal Canadiens seasons

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The members of the Montreal Canadiens in 1909
The 1909–10 Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL)[1] and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.[2] The club is officially known as le Club de hockey Canadien.[3] Founded in 1909, they have played a total of 107 seasons, 8 with the National Hockey Association (NHA) and 99 with the NHA's successor, the NHL. They are the only club to have played every season for both leagues and the only active NHL team to pre-date the founding of that league. They have won the Stanley Cup 24 times, once under the NHA and 23 times since the founding of the NHL, and have also won 11 O'Brien Cup titles, 24 division championships, and 8 conference championships. Overall they have the most games played, most wins, most ties, most points, highest points percentage, most years in the playoffs, most division championships, and most Stanley Cup championships of any team in the NHL.[4]

Table key[edit]

Key of colors and symbols
Color/symbol Explanation
Up-arrow Division champions
Hash-tag Led league in points
double-dagger O'Brien Cup champions
Section-sign Conference champions
dagger Stanley Cup champions


Key of terms and abbreviations
Term or abbreviation Definition
Finish Final position in division or league standings
GA Goals against (goals scored by the Canadiens' opponents)
GF Goals for (goals scored by the Canadiens)
GP Number of games played
L Number of losses
OT Number of losses in overtime (since the 1999–2000 season)
Pts Number of points
T Number of ties
TG Two-game total goals series
W Number of wins
Does not apply

NHA (1910–1917)[edit]

From 1909–10 until 1916–17 the Canadiens played 8 seasons in the National Hockey Association (NHA). They qualified for the postseason three times and won two NHA championships as well as their first Stanley Cup title.

Montreal Canadiens NHA regular season and postseason statistics and results, 1910–1917
NHA season Canadiens Season Regular season[5][6] Postseason[7]
GP W L T GF GA PTS Finish GP W L T GF GA Result
1910 1909–10 12 2 10 0 59 100 4 7th Did not qualify
1910–11 1910–11 16 8 8 0 66 62 16 2nd Did not qualify
1911–12 1911–12 18 8 10 0 59 66 16 4th Did not qualify
1912–13 1912–13 20 9 11 0 83 81 18 5th Did not qualify
1913–14 1913–14 20 13 7 0 85 65 26Hash-tag 2nd[a] 2 1 1 0 2 6 Lost NHA Finals to Toronto Blueshirts, 2–6 (TG)
1914–15 1914–15 20 6 14 0 65 81 12 6th Did not qualify
1915–16 1915–16 24 16 7 1 104 76 33Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions[b] 5 3 2 15 13 Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Portland Rosebuds, 3–2Stanley Cup champions
1916–17[c] 1916–17 10 7 3 0 58 38 14 1stO'Brien Cup champions 6 2 4 0 18 29 Won NHA Finals vs. Ottawa Senators, 7–6 (TG)
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Seattle Metropolitans, 1–3
10 3 7 0 31 42 6 3rdO'Brien Cup champions
Totals, 1910–1917 150 72 77 1 610 611 145 13 6 7 0 35 48

Notes (1910–1917)[edit]

  • a The Canadiens finished the 1913–14 season tied with the Toronto Blueshirts. The Blueshirts won the playoff and so the Canadiens finished in second place.
  • b From the 1910 season to the 1916–17 season, the O'Brien Cup was awarded to the champion of the NHA.[8]
  • c The 1916–17 NHA season was played in two half seasons. Montreal qualified for the two-game total-goal playoff by winning the first half of the schedule.

NHL (1917–1967)[edit]

Montreal Canadiens NHL regular season and postseason statistics and results, 1917–1967
NHL season Canadiens season Division Regular season[9] Postseason
GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish GP W L T GF GA Result
1917–18[d] 1917–18 [e] 14 10 4 0 81 47 20Led league in points 1st 2 1 1 0 7 10 Lost NHL Finals to Toronto Arenas, 7–10 (TG)[10]
8 3 5 0 34 37 6 3rd
1918–19 1918–19 10 7 3 0 57 50 14Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions[f] 10 6 3 1 36 37 Won NHL Finals vs. Ottawa Senators, 4-1[11]
Tied Stanley Cup Finals vs. Seattle Metropolitans, 2-2-1[g][7]
8 3 5 0 31 28 6 2ndO'Brien Cup champions
1919–20 1919–20 12 8 4 0 62 51 16 2nd Did not qualify
12 5 7 0 67 62 10 3rd
1920–21 1920–21 10 4 6 0 37 51 8 3rd Did not qualify
14 9 5 0 75 48 18 2nd
1921–22 1921–22 24 12 11 1 88 94 25 3rd Did not qualify
1922–23 1922–23 24 13 9 2 73 61 28 2nd 2 1 1 0 2 3 Lost NHL Finals to Ottawa Senators, 2–3 (TG)[12]
1923–24 1923–24 24 13 11 0 59 48 26 2ndO'Brien Cup champions 6 6 0 0 19 6 Won NHL Finals vs. Ottawa Senators, 5–2 (TG)[13]
Won Stanley Cup Semifinals vs. Vancouver Maroons, 2-0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Calgary Tigers, 2-0[14]Stanley Cup champions
1924–25 1924–25 30 17 11 2 93 56 36 3rdO'Brien Cup champions 6 3 3 0 13 18 Won NHL Semifinals vs. Toronto St. Patricks, 5–2 (TG)
Won NHL Finals vs. Hamilton Tigers, 0–0[h][15]
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Victoria Cougars, 1–3[14]
1925–26 1925–26 36 11 24 1 79 108 23 7th Did not qualify
1926–27 1926–27 Canadian[i] 44 28 14 2 99 67 58 2nd 4 1 1 2 3 6 Won Quarterfinals vs. Montreal Maroons, 2–1 (TG)
Lost Semifinals to Ottawa Senators, 1–5 (TG)[16]
1927–28 1927–28 CanadianDivision champions 44 26 11 7 116 48 59Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions[j] 2 0 1 1 2 3 Lost Semifinals to Montreal Maroons, 2–3 (TG)[17]
1928–29 1928–29 CanadianDivision champions 44 22 7 15 71 43 59Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions 3 0 3 2 5 Lost Semifinals to Boston Bruins, 0–3[18]
1929–30 1929–30 Canadian 44 21 14 9 142 114 51 2nd 6 5 0 1 14 6 Won Quarterfinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 3–2 (TG)
Won Semifinals vs. New York Rangers, 2–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 2-0[19]Stanley Cup champions
1930–31 1930–31 CanadianDivision champions 44 26 10 8 129 89 60 1stO'Brien Cup champions 10 6 4 24 21 Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 3–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 3–2[20]Stanley Cup champions
1931–32 1931–32 CanadianDivision champions 48 25 16 7 128 111 57Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions 4 1 3 9 13 Lost Semifinals to New York Rangers, 1–3[21]
1932–33 1932–33 Canadian 48 18 25 5 92 115 41 3rd 2 0 1 1 5 8 Lost Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 5–8 (TG)[22]
1933–34 1933–34 Canadian 48 22 20 6 99 101 50 2nd 2 0 1 1 3 4 Lost Quarterfinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 3–4 (TG)[23]
1934–35 1934–35 Canadian 48 19 23 6 110 145 44 3rd 2 0 1 1 5 6 Lost Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 5–6 (TG)[24]
1935–36 1935–36 Canadian 48 11 26 11 82 123 33 4th Did not qualify
1936–37 1936–37 CanadianDivision champions 48 24 18 6 115 111 54 1stO'Brien Cup champions 5 2 3 8 13 Lost Semifinals to Detroit Red Wings, 2–3[25]
1937–38 1937–38 Canadian 48 18 17 13 123 128 49 3rd 3 1 2 8 11 Lost Quarterfinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 1–2[26]
1938–39 1938–39 [k] 48 15 24 9 115 146 39 6th 3 1 2 5 8 Lost Quarterfinals to Detroit Red Wings, 1–2[27]
1939–40 1939–40 48 10 33 5 90 167 25 7th Did not qualify
1940–41 1940–41 48 16 26 6 121 147 38 6th 3 1 2 7 8 Lost Quarterfinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 1–2[28]
1941–42 1941–42 48 18 27 3 134 173 39 6th 3 1 2 8 8 Lost Quarterfinals to Detroit Red Wings, 1–2[29]
1942–43 1942–43 50 19 19 12 181 191 50 4th 5 1 4 17 18 Lost Semifinals to Boston Bruins, 1–4[30]
1943–44 1943–44 50 38 5 7 234 109 83Led league in points 1st 9 8 1 39 14 Won Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–0[31]Stanley Cup champions
1944–45 1944–45 50 38 8 4 228 121 80Led league in points 1st 6 2 4 21 15 Lost Semifinals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–4[32]
1945–46 1945–46 50 28 17 5 172 134 61Led league in points 1st 9 8 1 45 20 Won Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1[33]Stanley Cup champions
1946–47 1946–47 60 34 16 10 189 138 78Led league in points 1stO'Brien Cup champions[l] 11 6 5 29 23 Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–4[34]
1947–48 1947–48 60 20 29 11 147 169 51 5th Did not qualify
1948–49 1948–49 60 28 23 9 152 126 65 3rd 7 3 4 14 17 Lost Semifinals to Detroit Red Wings, 3–4[35]
1949–50 1949–50 70 29 22 19 172 150 77 2nd 5 1 4 7 15 Lost Semifinals to New York Rangers, 1–4[36]
1950–51 1950–51 70 25 30 15 173 184 65 3rd 11 5 6 23 25 Won Semifinals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–2
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–4[37]
1951–52 1951–52 70 34 26 10 195 164 78 2nd 11 4 7 20 23 Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Detroit Red Wings, 0–4[38]
1952–53 1952–53 70 28 23 19 155 148 75 2nd 12 8 4 34 23 Won Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–3
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1[39]Stanley Cup champions
1953–54 1953–54 70 35 24 11 195 141 81 2nd 11 7 4 28 18 Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–0
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Detroit Red Wings, 3–4[40]
1954–55 1954–55 70 41 18 11 228 157 93 2nd 12 7 5 36 36 Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Detroit Red Wings, 3–4[41]
1955–56 1955–56 70 45 15 10 222 131 100Led league in points 1st 10 8 2 42 18 Won Semifinals vs. New York Rangers, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–1[42]Stanley Cup champions
1956–57 1956–57 70 35 23 12 210 155 82 2nd 10 8 2 37 18 Won Semifinals vs. New York Rangers, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1[43]Stanley Cup champions
1957–58 1957–58 70 43 17 10 250 158 96Led league in points 1st 10 8 2 35 20 Won Semifinals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–2[44]Stanley Cup champions
1958–59 1958–59 70 39 18 13 258 158 91Led league in points 1st 11 8 3 39 28 Won Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–1[45]Stanley Cup champions
1959–60 1959–60 70 40 18 12 255 178 92Led league in points 1st 8 8 0 29 11 Won Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–0[46]Stanley Cup champions
1960–61 1960–61 70 41 19 10 254 188 92Led league in points 1st 6 2 4 15 16 Lost Semifinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 2–4[47]
1961–62 1961–62 70 42 14 14 259 166 98Led league in points 1st 6 2 4 13 19 Lost Semifinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 2–4[48]
1962–63 1962–63 70 28 19 23 225 183 79 3rd 5 1 4 6 14 Lost Semifinals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–4[49]
1963–64 1963–64 70 36 21 13 209 167 85Led league in points 1st 7 3 4 14 17 Lost Semifinals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 3–4[50]
1964–65 1964–65 70 36 23 11 211 185 83 2nd 13 8 5 35 26 Won Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–3[51]Stanley Cup champions
1965–66 1965–66 70 41 21 8 239 173 90Led league in points 1st 10 8 2 33 20 Won Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–2[52]Stanley Cup champions
1966–67 1966–67 70 32 25 13 202 188 77 2nd 10 6 4 30 25 Won Semifinals vs. New York Rangers, 4–0
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–4[53]
NHL season Canadiens season Division Regular season Postseason
GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish GP W L T GF GA Result
Totals, 1917–1967 2614 1289 909 416 7817 6531 2994 293 166 119 8 821 673

Notes (1917–1967)[edit]

  • d From the 1917–18 season to the 1920–21 season, the NHL played a split season schedule. The winners of both halves faced each other in a two-game, total-goals series for the NHL championship.[54]
  • e From the 1917–18 season to the 1925–26 season, the NHL had no divisions.[54]
  • f From the 1917–18 season to the 1926–27 season, the O'Brien Cup was awarded to the champion of the NHL.[8]
  • g The 1919 Stanley Cup Finals were suspended due to the 1918 flu pandemic.[7]
  • h The NHL declared the Canadiens to be league champions in 1925 when the Hamilton Tigers refused to play in the NHL Finals due to a dispute over player salaries.[14]
  • i From the 1926–27 season to the 1937–38 season, the Canadiens played in the Canadian Division.[9]
  • j From the 1927–28 season to the 1937–38 season, the O'Brien Cup was awarded to the champion of the Canadian Division.[8]
  • k From the 1938–39 season to the 1966–67 season, the NHL had no divisions.[54]
  • l From the 1938–39 season to the 1949–50 season, the O'Brien Cup was awarded to the NHL playoff runner-up, and was retired after the 1949–50 season.[8]

NHL (1967–present)[edit]

Montreal Canadiens NHL regular season and postseason statistics and results, 1967–present
NHL season Canadiens season Conference Division Regular season[9] Postseason
GP W L T OT GF GA Pts Finish GP W L GF GA Result
1967–68 1967–68 EastDivision champions[m] 74 42 22 10 236 167 94Led league in points 1st 13 12 1 48 25 Won Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–0
Won Semifinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. St. Louis Blues, 4–0[55]Stanley Cup champions
1968–69 1968–69 EastDivision champions 76 46 19 11 271 202 103Led league in points 1st 14 12 2 43 26 Won Quarterfinals vs. New York Rangers, 4–0
Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. St. Louis Blues, 4–0[56]Stanley Cup champions
1969–70 1969–70 East 76 38 22 16 244 201 92 5th Did not qualify
1970–71 1970–71 East 78 42 23 13 291 216 97 3rd 20 12 8 75 63 Won Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Won Semifinals vs. Minnesota North Stars, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–3[57]Stanley Cup champions
1971–72 1971–72 East 78 46 16 16 307 205 108 3rd 6 2 4 14 19 Lost Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 2–4[58]
1972–73 1972–73 EastDivision champions 78 52 10 16 329 184 120Led league in points 1st 17 12 5 73 52 Won Quarterfinals vs. Buffalo Sabres, 4–2
Won Semifinals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–2[59]Stanley Cup champions
1973–74 1973–74 East 78 45 24 9 293 240 99 2nd 6 2 4 17 21 Lost Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 2–4[60]
1974–75 1974–75 Wales[n] NorrisDivision champions 80 47 14 19 374 225 113Led league in points 1st 11 6 5 49 30 Won Quarterfinals vs. Vancouver Canucks, 4–1
Lost Semifinals to Buffalo Sabres, 2–4[61]
1975–76 1975–76 WalesConference champions[o] NorrisDivision champions 80 58 11 11 337 174 127Led league in points 1st 13 12 1 44 26 Won Quarterfinals vs. Chicago Black Hawks, 4–0
Won Semifinals vs. New York Islanders, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–0[62]Stanley Cup champions
1976–77 1976–77 WalesConference champions NorrisDivision champions 80 60 8 12 387 171 132Led league in points 1st 14 12 2 54 23 Won Quarterfinals vs. St. Louis Blues, 4–0
Won Semifinals vs. New York Islanders, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–0[63]Stanley Cup champions
1977–78 1977–78 WalesConference champions NorrisDivision champions 80 59 10 11 359 183 129Led league in points 1st 15 12 3 58 29 Won Quarterfinals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–1
Won Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–2[64]Stanley Cup champions
1978–79 1978–79 WalesConference champions NorrisDivision champions 80 52 17 11 337 204 115 1st 16 12 4 63 41 Won Quarterfinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–0
Won Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. New York Rangers, 4–1[65]Stanley Cup champions
1979–80 1979–80 Wales NorrisDivision champions 80 47 20 13 328 240 107 1st 10 6 4 39 26 Won Preliminary Round vs. Hartford Whalers, 3–0
Lost Quarterfinals to Minnesota North Stars, 3–4[66]
1980–81 1980–81 WalesConference champions NorrisDivision champions 80 45 22 13 332 232 103 1st 3 0 3 6 15 Lost Preliminary Round to Edmonton Oilers, 0–3[67]
1981–82 1981–82 Wales AdamsDivision champions[p] 80 46 17 17 360 223 109 1st 5 2 3 16 11 Lost Division Semifinals to Quebec Nordiques, 2–3[68]
1982–83 1982–83 Wales Adams 80 42 24 14 350 286 98 2nd 3 0 3 2 8 Lost Division Semifinals to Buffalo Sabres, 0–3[69]
1983–84 1983–84 Wales Adams 80 35 40 5 286 295 75 4th 15 9 6 42 32 Won Division Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 3–0
Won Division Finals vs. Quebec Nordiques, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to New York Islanders, 2–4[70]
1984–85 1984–85 Wales AdamsDivision champions 80 41 27 12 309 262 94 1st 12 6 6 43 41 Won Division Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 3–2
Lost Division Finals to Quebec Nordiques, 3–4[71]
1985–86 1985–86 WalesConference champions[q] Adams 80 40 33 7 330 280 87 2nd 20 15 5 56 41 Won Division Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 3–0
Won Division Finals vs. Hartford Whalers, 4–3
Won Conference Finals vs. New York Rangers, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Calgary Flames, 4–1[72]Stanley Cup champions
1986–87 1986–87 Wales Adams 80 41 29 10 277 241 92 2nd 17 10 7 67 54 Won Division Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–0
Won Division Finals vs. Quebec Nordiques, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Philadelphia Flyers, 2–4[73]
1987–88 1987–88 Wales AdamsDivision champions 80 45 22 13 298 238 103 1st 11 5 6 33 35 Won Division Semifinals vs, Hartford Whalers, 4–2
Lost Division Finals to Boston Bruins, 1–4[74]
1988–89 1988–89 WalesConference champions AdamsDivision champions 80 53 18 9 315 218 115 1st 21 14 7 67 51 Won Division Semifinals vs. Hartford Whalers, 4–0
Won Division Finals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–2
Lost Stanley Cup Finals to Calgary Flames, 2–4[75]
1989–90 1989–90 Wales Adams 80 41 28 11 288 234 93 3rd 11 5 6 29 29 Won Division Semifinals vs. Buffalo Sabres, 4–2
Lost Division Finals to Boston Bruins, 1–4[76]
1990–91 1990–91 Wales Adams 80 39 30 11 273 249 89 2nd 13 7 6 47 42 Won Division Semifinals vs. Buffalo Sabres, 4–2
Lost Division Finals to Boston Bruins, 3–4[77]
1991–92 1991–92 Wales AdamsDivision champions 80 41 28 11 267 207 93 1st 11 4 7 29 32 Won Division Semifinals vs. Hartford Whalers, 4–3
Lost Division Finals to Boston Bruins, 0–4[78]
1992–93 1992–93 WalesConference champions Adams 84 48 30 6 326 280 102 3rd 20 16 4 66 51 Won Division Semifinals vs. Quebec Nordiques, 4–2
Won Division Finals vs. Buffalo Sabres, 4–0
Won Conference Finals vs. New York Islanders, 4–1
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Los Angeles Kings, 4–1[79]Stanley Cup champions
1993–94 1993–94 Eastern[r] Northeast 84 41 29 14 283 248 96 3rd 7 3 4 20 22 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Boston Bruins, 3–4[80]
1994–95[s] 1994–95 Eastern Northeast 48 18 23 7 125 148 43 6th Did not qualify
1995–96 1995–96 Eastern Northeast 82 40 32 10 265 248 90 3rd 6 2 4 17 19 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 2–4[81]
1996–97 1996–97 Eastern Northeast 82 31 36 15 249 276 77 4th 5 1 4 11 22 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to New Jersey Devils, 1–4[82]
1997–98 1997–98 Eastern Northeast 82 37 32 13 235 208 87 4th 10 4 6 28 32 Won Conference Quarterfinals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Buffalo Sabres, 0–4[83]
1998–99 1998–99 Eastern Northeast 82 32 39 11 184 209 75 5th Did not qualify
1999–2000 1999–2000 Eastern Northeast 82 35 34 9 4[t] 196 194 83 4th Did not qualify
2000–01 2000–01 Eastern Northeast 82 28 40 8 6 206 232 70 5th Did not qualify
2001–02 2001–02 Eastern Northeast 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87 4th 12 6 6 32 39 Won Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals to Carolina Hurricanes, 2–4[84]
2002–03 2002–03 Eastern Northeast 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77 4th Did not qualify
2003–04 2003–04 Eastern Northeast 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93 4th 11 4 7 24 28 Won Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals to Tampa Bay Lightning, 0–4[85]
2004–05[u] 2004–05 Eastern Northeast No postseason due to lockout
2005–06 2005–06 Eastern Northeast 82 42 31 [v] 9 243 247 93 3rd 6 2 4 17 15 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Carolina Hurricanes, 2–4[86]
2006–07 2006–07 Eastern Northeast 82 42 34 6 245 256 90 4th Did not qualify
2007–08 2007–08 Eastern NortheastDivision champions 82 47 25 10 262 222 104 1st 12 5 7 33 35 Won Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals to Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4[87]
2008–09 2008–09 Eastern Northeast 82 41 30 11 249 247 93 2nd 4 0 4 6 17 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Boston Bruins, 0–4[88]
2009–10 2009–10 Eastern Northeast 82 39 33 10 217 223 88 4th 19 9 10 46 57 Won Conference Quarterfinals vs. Washington Capitals, 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4[89]
2010–11 2010–11 Eastern Northeast 82 44 30 8 216 209 96 2nd 7 3 4 17 17 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Boston Bruins, 3–4[90]
2011–12 2011–12 Eastern Northeast 82 31 35 16 212 226 78 5th Did not qualify
2012–13[w] 2012–13 Eastern NortheastDivision champions 48 29 14 5 149 126 63 1st 5 1 4 9 20 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Ottawa Senators, 1–4[91]
2013–14 2013–14 Eastern Atlantic[x] 82 46 28 8 215 204 100 3rd 17 10 7 51 46 Won First Round vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 4–0
Won Second Round vs. Boston Bruins, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to New York Rangers, 2–4[92]
2014–15 2014–15 Eastern AtlanticDivision champions 82 50 22 10 221 189 110 1st 12 6 6 25 29 Won First Round vs. Ottawa Senators, 4–2
Lost Second Round to Tampa Bay Lightning, 2–4[93]
2015–16 2015–16 Eastern Atlantic 82 38 38 6 221 236 82 6th Did not qualify
2016–17 2016–17 Eastern AtlanticDivision champions 82 47 26 8 226 200 103 1st 6 2 4 11 14 Lost First Round to New York Rangers, 2–4
NHL season Canadiens season Conference Division Regular season Postseason
GP W L T OT GF GA Pts Finish GP W L GF GA Result
Totals, 1967–present 3800 2009 1245 421 125 12918 10640 4564 456 263 193 1427 1235

Notes (1967–present)[edit]

  • m Before the 1967–68 season, the NHL split into East and West Divisions because of the addition of six expansion teams.[54]
  • n The NHL realigned before the 1974–75 season. The Canadiens were placed in the Prince of Wales Conference's Norris Division.[94]
  • o Between 1974–75 and 1980–81, Conference championships were awarded to the team that finished first overall in their respective conference in the regular season.
  • p Before the 1981–82 season, the NHL moved the Canadiens to the Adams Division.[95]
  • q Since 1981–82, Conference championships are awarded to the team that wins the Conference Finals in their respective conference in the postseason.
  • r The NHL realigned into Eastern and Western conferences prior to the 1993–94 season. Montreal was placed in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference.[96]
  • s The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout.[97]
  • t Beginning with the 1999–2000 season, teams received one point for losing a regular-season game in overtime.[98]
  • u The season was cancelled because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout.[99]
  • v Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular-season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[100]
  • w The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout.[101]
  • x The NHL realigned prior to the 2013–14 season. The Canadiens were placed in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.[102]

Totals from all seasons[edit]

Montreal Canadiens NHA and NHL regular season and postseason statistics, 1910–present
Regular season Postseason
GP W L T OT GF GA PTS GP W L T GF GA
NHA totals, 1910–1917 150 72 77 1 610 611 145 13 6 7 0 35 48
NHL totals, 1917–1967 2614 1289 909 416 7817 6531 2994 293 166 119 8 821 673
NHL totals, 1967–present 3800 2009 1245 421 125 12918 10640 4564 450 261 189 0 1416 1221
NHL totals 6414 3298 2154 837 125 20735 17171 7558 743 427 308 8 2237 1894
Grand totals 6564 3370 2231 838 125 21345 17782 7703 756 433 315 8 2272 1961

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