1938–39 Montreal Canadiens season

The 1938–39 Montreal Canadiens season was the 30th season in club history. The team placed sixth in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.

1938–39 Montreal Canadiens
League6th NHL
1938–39 record15–24–9
Goals for115
Goals against146
Team information
General managerCecil Hart
CoachCecil Hart
CaptainBabe Siebert
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsToe Blake (24)
AssistsPaul Haynes (33)
PointsToe Blake (47)
Penalty minutesStewart Evans (58)
WinsWilf Cude (8)
Goals against averageClaude Bourque (2.65)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1938-39 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYA NYR TOR
Boston 8–0 7–1 6–2 5–2–1 5–3 5–2–1
Chicago 0–8 1–5–2 4–4 2–4–2 3–4–1 2–3–3
Detroit 1–7 5–1–2 4–3–1 3–3–2 2–6 3–4–1
Montreal 2–6 4–4 3–4–1 3–2–3 1–4–3 2–4–2
N.Y. Americans 2–5–1 4–2–2 3–3–2 2–3–3 2–5–1 4–3–1
N.Y. Rangers 3–5 4–3–1 6–2 4–1–3 5–2–1 4–3–1
Toronto 2–5–1 3–2–2 4–3–1 4–2–2 3–4–1 3–4–1

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 6, 1938 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–1–0
2 L November 10, 1938 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–2–0
3 L November 12, 1938 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–3–0
4 L November 13, 1938 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–4–0
5 L November 17, 1938 1–7 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 0–5–0
6 L November 20, 1938 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–6–0
7 L November 22, 1938 3–7 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–0
8 T November 24, 1938 2–2 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–1
9 W November 27, 1938 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 1–7–1
10 W December 1, 1938 2–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 2–7–1
11 W December 3, 1938 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 3–7–1
12 L December 8, 1938 5–6 New York Rangers (1938–39) 3–8–1
13 W December 11, 1938 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–8–1
14 L December 13, 1938 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–9–1
15 L December 15, 1938 0–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–10–1
16 L December 18, 1938 2–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 4–11–1
17 L December 22, 1938 2–5 New York Rangers (1938–39) 4–12–1
18 L December 25, 1938 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–13–1
19 L December 27, 1938 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 4–14–1
20 W January 1, 1939 4–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–14–1
21 T January 3, 1939 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–14–2
22 T January 5, 1939 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 5–14–3
23 T January 8, 1939 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–14–4
24 L January 10, 1939 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–15–4
25 L January 12, 1939 4–9 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–16–4
26 T January 14, 1939 1–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–5
27 T January 15, 1939 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–6
28 W January 19, 1939 1–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–16–6
29 L January 22, 1939 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–17–6
30 L January 24, 1939 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–18–6
31 W January 29, 1939 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–18–6
32 L February 2, 1939 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–19–6
33 W February 9, 1939 5–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 8–19–6
34 T February 11, 1939 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–19–7
35 L February 12, 1939 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–20–7
36 L February 16, 1939 1–5 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 8–21–7
37 W February 18, 1939 7–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 9–21–7
38 W February 19, 1939 5–4 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 10–21–7
39 T February 25, 1939 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 10–21–8
40 W February 26, 1939 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 11–21–8
41 L February 28, 1939 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–22–8
42 W March 2, 1939 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 12–22–8
43 W March 5, 1939 2–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 13–22–8
44 T March 7, 1939 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 13–22–9
45 W March 9, 1939 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–22–9
46 L March 12, 1939 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–23–9
47 W March 16, 1939 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–23–9
48 L March 19, 1939 5–7 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 15–24–9

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PlayoffsEdit

The NHL revised its playoff format and six of seven teams qualified for the playoffs. In the first round, the Canadiens would meet Detroit, which had finished in fifth place. They lost in a best of three series in 3 games, or 1–2.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 21 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 2–0 1–0
March 23 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 3–7 1–1
March 24 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 0–1 1–2

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Toe Blake LW 48 24 23 47 10
Paul Haynes C 47 5 33 38 27
Johnny Gagnon RW 45 12 22 34 23
Herb Cain LW 45 13 14 27 26
Lou Trudel LW 31 8 13 21 2
Rod Lorrain RW 38 10 9 19 0
Polly Drouin LW 28 7 11 18 2
Babe Siebert LW/D 44 9 7 16 36
Bill Summerhill RW 43 6 10 16 28
Georges Mantha D/LW 25 5 5 10 6
Walt Buswell D 46 3 7 10 10
Armand Mondou LW 34 3 7 10 2
George Brown C 18 1 9 10 10
Stewart Evans D 43 2 7 9 58
Jimmy Ward RW 36 4 3 7 0
Des Smith D 16 3 3 6 8
Cy Wentworth D 45 0 3 3 12
Red Goupille D 18 0 2 2 24
Paul Raymond RW 11 0 2 2 4
Marcel Tremblay RW 10 0 2 2 0
Bob Gracie C/LW 7 0 1 1 4
Claude Bourque G 25 0 0 0 0
Wilf Cude G 23 0 0 0 0
Gus Mancuso RW 2 0 0 0 0
Don Willson C 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wilf Cude 1440 23 8 11 4 77 3.21 2
Claude Bourque 1560 25 7 13 5 69 2.65 2
Team: 3000 48 15 24 9 146 2.92 4

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Rod Lorrain RW 3 0 3 3 0
Walt Buswell D 3 2 0 2 2
Toe Blake LW 3 1 1 2 2
Johnny Gagnon RW 3 0 2 2 10
Armand Mondou LW 3 1 0 1 2
Lou Trudel LW 3 1 0 1 0
Polly Drouin LW 3 0 1 1 5
Claude Bourque G 3 0 0 0 0
Herb Cain LW 3 0 0 0 2
Stewart Evans D 3 0 0 0 2
Paul Haynes C 3 0 0 0 4
Georges Mantha D/LW 3 0 0 0 0
Paul Raymond RW 3 0 0 0 2
Babe Siebert LW/D 3 0 0 0 0
Des Smith D 3 0 0 0 4
Bill Summerhill RW 2 0 0 0 2
Jimmy Ward RW 1 0 0 0 0
Cy Wentworth D 3 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Claude Bourque 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 1
Team: 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "1938–39 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  3. ^ "1938-39 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.