1927–28 Montreal Canadiens season

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1927–28 Montreal Canadiens
Division 1st Canadian
1927–28 record 26–11–7
Goals for 116
Goals against 48
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (33)
Assists Howie Morenz (8)
Points Howie Morenz (51)
Wins George Hainsworth (26)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (1.09)

The 1927–28 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 19th season, and 11th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team improved from its second-place finish to place first in the Canadian Division and qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in a playoff rematch against the rival Maroons in a two-game total-goals series 3–2.

Regular season[edit]

Howie Morenz, the NHL's top drawing card, dominated the scoring race and was runaway winner of the Hart Trophy. He scored 33 goals and led the league in assists as well. The Canadiens, who were running away with the Canadian Division at mid-season, slumped after an injury to Pit Lepine but managed to hold on to first place at season's end.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 11 7 116 48 496 59
Montreal Maroons 44 24 14 6 96 77 549 54
Ottawa Senators 44 20 14 10 78 57 483 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 18 18 8 89 88 436 44
New York Americans 44 11 27 6 63 128 563 28

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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. opponents[edit]

1927-28 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 4–0–2 4–2 0–2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1–3 3–1 1–2–3 1–2–1
Chicago 0–4–2 2–3–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 0–4
Detroit 2–4 3–2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0–2 2–3–1 0–3–1 3–2–1 2–2
M. Canadiens 2–0–2 4–0 2–2 2–2–2 4–2 4–0 3–2–1 2–1–1 3–2–1
M. Maroons 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2–2 4–1–1 2–1–1 3–2–1 2–2 5–0–1
N.Y. Americans 1–3 3–1 0–2–2 2–4 1–4–1 0–3–1 1–5 2–1–1 1–4–1
N.Y. Rangers 1–2–3 4–2 3–2–1 0–4 1–2–1 3–0–1 2–0–2 3–2–1 2–2
Ottawa 1–3 4–0 3–0–1 2–3–1 2–3–1 5–1 0–2–2 2–1–1 1–1–4
Pittsburgh 2–1–3 5–1 2–3–1 1–2–1 2–2 1–2–1 2–3–1 1–2–1 3–1
Toronto 2–1–1 4–0 2–2 2–3–1 0–5–1 4–1–1 2–2 1–1–4 1–3

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1927 6–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 1–0–0
2 T November 19, 1927 1–1 OT Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 1–0–1
3 W November 22, 1927 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 2–0–1
4 L November 27, 1927 0–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 2–1–1
5 W November 30, 1927 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 3–1–1
6 W December 3, 1927 4–0 New York Americans (1927–28) 4–1–1
7 T December 6, 1927 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 4–1–2
8 W December 8, 1927 2–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 5–1–2
9 W December 11, 1927 2–0 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 6–1–2
10 W December 13, 1927 6–1 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 7–1–2
11 W December 15, 1927 2–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 8–1–2
12 W December 17, 1927 5–1 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 9–1–2
13 W December 22, 1927 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 10–1–2
14 T December 24, 1927 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 10–1–3
15 T December 27, 1927 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 10–1–4
16 W December 31, 1927 1–0 New York Rangers (1927–28) 11–1–4
17 W January 4, 1928 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 12–1–4
18 W January 5, 1928 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 13–1–4
19 W January 7, 1928 9–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 14–1–4
20 W January 10, 1928 3–0 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 15–1–4
21 W January 15, 1928 3–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 16–1–4
22 W January 17, 1928 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 17–1–4
23 L January 21, 1928 0–1 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 17–2–4
24 W January 24, 1928 10–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 18–2–4
25 L January 28, 1928 1–2 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 18–3–4
26 L January 31, 1928 1–2 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 18–4–4
27 L February 2, 1928 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 18–5–4
28 T February 4, 1928 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 18–5–5
29 W February 7, 1928 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 19–5–5
30 T February 11, 1928 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1927–28) 19–5–6
31 L February 14, 1928 0–1 New York Americans (1927–28) 19–6–6
32 L February 18, 1928 0–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 19–7–6
33 T February 21, 1928 0–0 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 19–7–7
34 L February 26, 1928 0–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 19–8–7
35 W February 28, 1928 2–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 20–8–7
36 L March 3, 1928 2–3 OT Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 20–9–7
37 W March 6, 1928 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 21–9–7
38 W March 8, 1928 4–3 New York Rangers (1927–28) 22–9–7
39 W March 10, 1928 3–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 23–9–7
40 W March 13, 1928 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 24–9–7
41 L March 15, 1928 0–1 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 24–10–7
42 L March 17, 1928 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 24–11–7
43 W March 20, 1928 5–0 New York Americans (1927–28) 25–11–7
44 W March 24, 1928 4–0 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 26–11–7

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Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens received a first-round bye and met the Maroons in the semi-finals. In a two-game, total goals series, the series was tied going into sudden-death overtime before Russell Oatman scored the winner at 8:20 to win the series 3–2 ( 2–2, 1–0) for the Maroons.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 43 33 18 51 66
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 44 28 11 39 105
Gagne, ArtArt Gagne RW 44 20 10 30 75
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 43 4 11 15 61
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 42 8 5 13 73
Gaudreault, LeoLeo Gaudreault LW/C 32 6 2 8 24
Gardiner, HerbHerb Gardiner D 44 4 3 7 26
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 20 4 1 5 6
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 44 3 2 5 4
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 40 3 1 4 30
Lafrance, LeoLeo Lafrance LW 15 1 0 1 2
Patterson, GeorgeGeorge Patterson W 16 0 1 1 0
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 11 0 0 0 10
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 44 0 0 0 0
Langlois, CharlieCharlie Langlois RW/D 32 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2730 44 26 11 7 48 1.05 13
Team: 2730 44 26 11 7 48 1.05 13

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gagne, ArtArt Gagne RW 2 1 1 2 4
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 2 1 0 1 5
Gardiner, HerbHerb Gardiner D 2 0 1 1 4
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 2 0 0 0 0
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 2 0 0 0 0
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 2 0 0 0 4
Langlois, CharlieCharlie Langlois RW/D 2 0 0 0 0
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 2 0 0 0 0
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 1 0 0 0 0
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 2 0 0 0 6
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 2 0 0 0 12
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 128 2 0 1 3 1.41 0
Team: 128 2 0 1 3 1.41 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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Goaltenders
Defense
Forwards

Source:

  • Mouton, p. 156
  • "Players". NHL. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  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. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1927–28 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1927-28 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
Bibliography
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 32–49. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55013-051-X.