1931–32 Montreal Canadiens season

The 1931–32 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 23rd season. After winning two consecutive Stanley Cup championships, the Canadiens were favoured to repeat, winning the Canadian division, but lost to the New York Rangers in the semi-finals.

1931–32 Montreal Canadiens
Division1st Canadian
1931–32 record25–16–7
Goals for128
Goals against111
Team information
General managerLeo Dandurand
CoachCecil Hart
CaptainSylvio Mantha
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsHowie Morenz (24)
AssistsHowie Morenz (25)
PointsHowie Morenz (49)
WinsGeorge Hainsworth (25)
Goals against averageGeorge Hainsworth (2.32)

Regular seasonEdit

Howie Morenz won the Hart Trophy for his outstanding play during the regular season..

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 48 25 16 7 128 111 57
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 23 18 7 155 127 53
Montreal Maroons 48 19 22 7 142 139 45
New York Americans 48 16 24 8 95 142 40

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1931-32 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR TOR
Boston 2–4–2 3–1–4 3–2–1 1–4–1 2–3–1 2–4–2 2–3–1
Chicago 4–2–2 3–4–1 1–4–1 2–1–3 4–1–1 1–5–2 3–2–1
Detroit 1–3–4 4–3–1 2–3–1 3–3 2–2–2 3–3–2 3–3
M. Canadiens 2–3–1 4–1–1 3–2–1 5–2–1 4–4 3–2–1 4–2–2
M. Maroons 4–1–1 1–2–3 3–3 2–5–1 4–3–1 2–3–1 3–5
N.Y. Americans 3–2–1 1–4–1 2–2–2 4–4 3–4–1 2–4 1–4–3
N.Y. Rangers 4–2–2 5–1–2 3–3–2 2–3–1 3–2–1 4–2 2–4
Toronto 3–2–1 2–3–1 3–3 2–4–2 5–3 4–1–3 4–2

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 12, 1931 1–4 New York Rangers (1931–32) 0–1–0
2 T November 14, 1931 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 0–1–1
3 W November 17, 1931 5–2 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 1–1–1
4 W November 21, 1931 3–0 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 2–1–1
5 L November 24, 1931 1–7 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 2–2–1
6 W November 26, 1931 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 3–2–1
7 L November 29, 1931 2–3 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 3–3–1
8 L December 2, 1931 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 3–4–1
9 W December 5, 1931 4–0 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 4–4–1
10 T December 8, 1931 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 4–4–2
11 W December 10, 1931 3–0 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 5–4–2
12 L December 12, 1931 1–7 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 5–5–2
13 W December 17, 1931 1–0 New York Americans (1931–32) 6–5–2
14 T December 19, 1931 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1931–32) 6–5–3
15 L December 22, 1931 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 6–6–3
16 L December 24, 1931 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 6–7–3
17 W December 26, 1931 2–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 7–7–3
18 L December 31, 1931 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 7–8–3
19 W January 2, 1932 5–1 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 8–8–3
20 L January 5, 1932 1–2 OT New York Americans (1931–32) 8–9–3
21 L January 7, 1932 0–1 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 8–10–3
22 L January 10, 1932 1–3 @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 8–11–3
23 W January 13, 1932 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 9–11–3
24 T January 16, 1932 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1931–32) 9–11–4
25 W January 19, 1932 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 10–11–4
26 W January 21, 1932 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 11–11–4
27 L January 23, 1932 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 11–12–4
28 L January 26, 1932 2–3 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 11–13–4
29 T January 28, 1932 3–3 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 11–13–5
30 W January 30, 1932 4–3 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 12–13–5
31 W February 2, 1932 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 13–13–5
32 W February 4, 1932 6–5 OT Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 14–13–5
33 L February 9, 1932 1–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 14–14–5
34 W February 11, 1932 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 15–14–5
35 W February 13, 1932 3–1 New York Rangers (1931–32) 16–14–5
36 W February 17, 1932 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 17–14–5
37 T February 21, 1932 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 17–14–6
38 W February 23, 1932 2–1 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 18–14–6
39 W February 27, 1932 4–2 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 19–14–6
40 L March 1, 1932 6–7 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 19–15–6
41 W March 3, 1932 2–1 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 20–15–6
42 T March 5, 1932 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 20–15–7
43 W March 8, 1932 6–1 New York Americans (1931–32) 21–15–7
44 W March 12, 1932 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 22–15–7
45 L March 15, 1932 2–5 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 22–16–7
46 W March 17, 1932 10–4 New York Americans (1931–32) 23–16–7
47 W March 19, 1932 6–4 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 24–16–7
48 W March 22, 1932 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 25–16–7

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PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens, by placing first, received a bye to the semi-finals where they met the New York Rangers, who had won the American Division. The Canadiens, missing some regulars due to injury, lost the best-of-five series three games to one.

New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 24 New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens 4–3 1–0
March 26 New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens 3–4 1–1
March 27 Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 0–1 1–2
March 29 Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 2–5 1–3

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howie Morenz C 48 24 25 49 46
Aurel Joliat LW 48 15 24 39 46
Johnny Gagnon RW 48 19 18 37 40
Pit Lepine C 48 19 11 30 42
Wildor Larochelle RW 48 18 8 26 16
Armand Mondou LW 47 6 12 18 22
Nick Wasnie RW 48 10 2 12 16
Sylvio Mantha D 47 5 5 10 62
Marty Burke D 48 3 6 9 50
Albert Leduc D 41 5 3 8 60
Georges Mantha D/LW 48 1 7 8 8
Art Lesieur D 24 1 2 3 12
Dunc Munro D 48 1 1 2 14
Art Alexandre LW 10 0 2 2 8
Gus Rivers RW 25 1 0 1 4
George Hainsworth G 48 0 0 0 2
Jean Pusie D 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
George Hainsworth 2998 48 25 16 7 110 2.20 6
Albert Leduc 2 1 0 0 0 1 30.00 0
Team: 3000 48 25 16 7 111 2.22 6

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Wildor Larochelle RW 4 2 1 3 4
Armand Mondou LW 4 1 2 3 2
Aurel Joliat LW 4 2 0 2 4
Johnny Gagnon RW 4 1 1 2 4
Albert Leduc D 4 1 1 2 2
Pit Lepine C 3 1 0 1 4
Howie Morenz C 4 1 0 1 4
Georges Mantha D/LW 4 0 1 1 8
Sylvio Mantha D 4 0 1 1 8
Art Alexandre LW 4 0 0 0 0
Marty Burke D 4 0 0 0 12
George Hainsworth G 4 0 0 0 0
Art Lesieur D 4 0 0 0 0
Dunc Munro D 4 0 0 0 2
Nick Wasnie RW 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
George Hainsworth 300 4 1 3 13 2.60 0
Team: 300 4 1 3 13 2.60 0

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 109–134.
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X.
  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al. (eds.). THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  2. ^ "1931–32 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  3. ^ "1931-32 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.