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1948–49 Montreal Canadiens season

The 1948–49 Montreal Canadiens season was the 40th season in club history. The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated in the semi-finals against the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3.

1948–49 Montreal Canadiens
League3rd NHL
1948–49 record28–23–9
Goals for152
Goals against126
Team information
General ManagerFrank J. Selke
CoachDick Irvin
CaptainEmile Bouchard
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsBilly Reay (22)
AssistsBilly Reay (23)
PointsBilly Reay (45)
Penalty minutesMurph Chamberlain (111)
WinsBill Durnan (28)
Goals against averageBill Durnan (2.10)

Regular seasonEdit

Bill Durnan set a long-standing modern NHL record between February 26 and March 6, 1949, when he amassed four consecutive shutouts, not allowing a goal over a span of 309 minutes, 21 seconds.[1] This record was not surpassed until 2004, when Brian Boucher, then of the Phoenix Coyotes, broke it.

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League[2]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 60 34 19 7 195 145 +50 75
2 Boston Bruins 60 29 23 8 178 163 +15 66
3 Montreal Canadiens 60 28 23 9 152 126 +26 65
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 22 25 13 147 161 −14 57
5 Chicago Black Hawks 60 21 31 8 173 211 −38 50
6 New York Rangers 60 18 31 11 133 172 −39 47


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1948–49 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 6–5–1 5–4–3 5–6–1 8–2–2 5–6–1
Chicago 5–6–1 3–9 3–7–2 6–5–1 4–4–4
Detroit 4–5–3 9–3 7–4–1 7–4–1 7–3–2
Montreal 6–5–1 7–3–2 4–7–1 5–4–3 6–4–2
New York 2–8–2 5–6–1 4–7–1 4–5–3 3–5–4
Toronto 6–5–1 4–4–4 3–7–2 4–6–2 5–3–4

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 14, 1948 1–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 0–0–1
2 W October 16, 1948 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 1–0–1
3 W October 21, 1948 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 2–0–1
4 T October 23, 1948 0–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 2–0–2
5 L October 27, 1948 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 2–1–2
6 T October 30, 1948 3–3 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 2–1–3
7 L October 31, 1948 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 2–2–3
8 W November 6, 1948 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 3–2–3
9 W November 11, 1948 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 4–2–3
10 W November 13, 1948 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 5–2–3
11 L November 14, 1948 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 5–3–3
12 L November 17, 1948 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 5–4–3
13 W November 21, 1948 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 6–4–3
14 T November 24, 1948 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 6–4–4
15 L November 25, 1948 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 6–5–4
16 L November 27, 1948 0–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 6–6–4
17 W December 4, 1948 3–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 7–6–4
18 L December 5, 1948 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 7–7–4
19 L December 11, 1948 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 7–8–4
20 T December 12, 1948 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 7–8–5
21 W December 15, 1948 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 8–8–5
22 W December 18, 1948 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 9–8–5
23 L December 19, 1948 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 9–9–5
24 W December 23, 1948 4–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 10–9–5
25 L December 25, 1948 0–2 New York Rangers (1948–49) 10–10–5
26 L December 26, 1948 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 10–11–5
27 W December 30, 1948 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 11–11–5
28 L January 1, 1949 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 11–12–5
29 W January 6, 1949 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 12–12–5
30 L January 8, 1949 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 12–13–5
31 T January 9, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 12–13–6
32 W January 12, 1949 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 13–13–6
33 W January 15, 1949 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 14–13–6
34 L January 16, 1949 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 14–14–6
35 W January 19, 1949 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 15–14–6
36 W January 20, 1949 2–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 16–14–6
37 W January 22, 1949 4–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–14–6
38 L January 23, 1949 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–15–6
39 W January 26, 1949 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 18–15–6
40 L January 29, 1949 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 18–16–6
41 L January 30, 1949 0–9 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 18–17–6
42 L February 3, 1949 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 18–18–6
43 L February 5, 1949 2–3 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 18–19–6
44 L February 6, 1949 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 18–20–6
45 T February 9, 1949 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 18–20–7
46 L February 13, 1949 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 18–21–7
47 W February 17, 1949 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 19–21–7
48 W February 19, 1949 3–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 20–21–7
49 L February 20, 1949 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 20–22–7
50 W February 24, 1949 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 21–22–7
51 W February 26, 1949 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 22–22–7
52 W March 2, 1949 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 23–22–7
53 W March 5, 1949 4–0 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 24–22–7
54 W March 6, 1949 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 25–22–7
55 T March 9, 1949 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 25–22–8
56 W March 12, 1949 3–0 New York Rangers (1948–49) 26–22–8
57 T March 13, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 26–22–9
58 W March 17, 1949 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 27–22–9
59 W March 19, 1949 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 28–22–9
60 L March 20, 1949 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 28–23–9

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PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens would meet the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 22 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 2 OT
March 24 Montreal Canadiens 4 Detroit Red Wings 3 OT
March 26 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 3
March 29 Detroit Red Wings 3 Montreal Canadiens 1
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 2 Detroit Red Wings 1 Montreal Canadiens 3
April 5 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3.

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Billy Reay C 60 22 23 45 33
Maurice Richard RW 59 20 18 38 110
Joe Carveth RW 60 15 22 37 8
Elmer Lach C 36 11 18 29 59
Ken Mosdell C 60 17 9 26 50
Glen Harmon D 59 8 12 20 44
Norm Dussault C 47 9 8 17 6
Rip Riopelle LW 48 10 6 16 34
Doug Harvey D 55 3 13 16 87
Ken Reardon D 46 3 13 16 103
Roger Leger D 28 6 7 13 10
Murph Chamberlain LW 54 5 8 13 111
Bob Fillion LW 59 3 9 12 14
Gerry Plamondon LW 27 5 5 10 8
Leo Gravelle RW 36 4 6 10 6
Tod Campeau C 26 3 7 10 12
Hal Laycoe D 51 3 5 8 31
George Robertson LW/C 30 2 5 7 6
Butch Bouchard D 27 3 3 6 42
Ed Dorohoy C/LW 16 0 0 0 6
Bill Durnan G 60 0 0 0 0
Jacques Locas RW 3 0 0 0 0
Bud MacPherson D 3 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bill Durnan 3600 60 28 23 9 126 2.10 10
Team: 3600 60 28 23 9 126 2.10 10

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gerry Plamondon LW 7 5 1 6 0
Billy Reay C 7 1 5 6 4
Leo Gravelle RW 7 2 1 3 0
Maurice Richard RW 7 2 1 3 14
Glen Harmon D 7 1 1 2 4
Murdo MacKay RW/C 6 1 1 2 0
Ken Mosdell C 7 1 1 2 4
Rip Riopelle LW 7 1 1 2 2
Joe Carveth RW 7 0 1 1 8
Bob Fillion LW 7 0 1 1 4
Doug Harvey D 7 0 1 1 10
Hal Laycoe D 7 0 1 1 13
Roger Leger D 5 0 1 1 2
Butch Bouchard D 7 0 0 0 6
Tod Campeau C 1 0 0 0 0
Murph Chamberlain LW 4 0 0 0 8
Floyd Curry RW 2 0 0 0 2
Bill Durnan G 7 0 0 0 0
Norm Dussault C 2 0 0 0 0
Elmer Lach C 1 0 0 0 4
Ken Reardon D 7 0 0 0 18
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bill Durnan 468 7 3 4 17 2.18 0
Team: 468 7 3 4 17 2.18 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

RosterEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p196402&type=Player&page=bio&list=#photo
  2. ^ "1948–1949 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "1948–49 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  4. ^ "1948-49 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.