1928–29 Montreal Canadiens season

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1928–29 Montreal Canadiens
Division 1st Canadian
1928–29 record 22–7–15
Goals for 71
Goals against 43
Team information
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (17)
Assists Howie Morenz (10)
Points Howie Morenz (27)
Wins George Hainsworth (22)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (0.98)

The 1928–29 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 20th season, and 12th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team repeated its first-place finish in the Canadian Division and qualified for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the semi-finals against the Boston Bruins.

Regular season[edit]

The New York Americans, last place finishers in 1927–28, surprised everyone by occupying first place for much of the season in the Canadian Division. However, the Montreal Canadiens dislodged the Americans and finished first. George Hainsworth, Canadiens goaltender, set an unprecedented record of 22 shutouts and a 0.98 goals against average.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 465 59
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 53 53 486 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 85 69 541 47
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 54 67 461 41
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 67 65 638 39

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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]

1928-29 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 4–1–1 4–1–1 1–2–1 3–1 0–3–1 5–1 2–1–1 5–1 2–2
Chicago 1–4–1 1–4–1 0–4 1–2–1 1–3 0–4–2 1–2–1 2–3–1 0–3–1
Detroit 1–4–1 4–1–1 1–1–2 2–1–1 2–1–1 1–4–1 1–1–2 5–1 2–2
M. Canadiens 2–1–1 4–0 1–1–2 4–0–2 2–1–3 1–1–2 5–0–1 2–0–2 1–3–2
M. Maroons 1–3 2–1–1 1–2–1 0–4–2 2–3–1 3–0–1 2–2–2 2–1–1 2–4
N.Y. Americans 3–0–1 3–1 1–2–1 1–2–3 3–2–1 1–1–2 2–0–4 2–2 3–3
N.Y. Rangers 1–5 4–0–2 4–1–1 1–1–2 0–3–1 1–1–2 3–1 4–0–2 3–1
Ottawa 1–2–1 2–1–1 1–1–2 0–5–1 2–2–2 0–2–4 1–3 3–0–1 4–1–1
Pittsburgh 1–5 3–2–1 1–5 0–2–2 1–2–1 2–2 0–4–2 0–3–1 1–2–1
Toronto 2–2 3–0–1 2–2 3–1–2 4–2 3–3 1–3 1–4–1 2–1–1

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1928 3–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 1–0–0
2 L November 17, 1928 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 1–1–0
3 W November 20, 1928 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 2–1–0
4 T November 22, 1928 0–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 2–1–1
5 L November 24, 1928 3–4 New York Americans (1928–29) 2–2–1
6 T November 29, 1928 1–1 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 2–2–2
7 W December 1, 1928 2–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 3–2–2
8 L December 4, 1928 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 3–3–2
9 W December 8, 1928 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 4–3–2
10 L December 13, 1928 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 4–4–2
11 T December 15, 1928 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 4–4–3
12 W December 18, 1928 5–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 5–4–3
13 L December 20, 1928 1–5 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 5–5–3
14 W December 22, 1928 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 6–5–3
15 W December 27, 1928 3–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 7–5–3
16 T January 1, 1929 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 7–5–4
17 T January 3, 1929 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 7–5–5
18 T January 5, 1929 0–0 OT Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 7–5–6
19 L January 10, 1929 2–4 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 7–6–6
20 W January 12, 1929 3–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 8–6–6
21 W January 15, 1929 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 9–6–6
22 T January 17, 1929 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 9–6–7
23 T January 19, 1929 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 9–6–8
24 W January 20, 1929 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 10–6–8
25 T January 22, 1929 0–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 10–6–9
26 T January 24, 1929 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 10–6–10
27 W January 26, 1929 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–6–10
28 W January 29, 1929 1–0 @ New York Americans (1928–29) 12–6–10
29 W February 2, 1929 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 13–6–10
30 T February 7, 1929 2–2 OT Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 13–6–11
31 T February 10, 1929 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 13–6–12
32 W February 12, 1929 2–0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 14–6–12
33 W February 14, 1929 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 15–6–12
34 T February 16, 1929 1–1 OT New York Americans (1928–29) 15–6–13
35 W February 21, 1929 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 16–6–13
36 L February 23, 1929 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 16–7–13
37 W February 26, 1929 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 17–7–13
38 T February 28, 1929 0–0 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 17–7–14
39 W March 2, 1929 3–0 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 18–7–14
40 W March 7, 1929 3–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–7–14
41 T March 10, 1929 1–1 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 19–7–15
42 W March 12, 1929 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 20–7–15
43 W March 14, 1929 1–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 21–7–15
44 W March 16, 1929 4–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 22–7–15

Playoffs[edit]

The Canadiens received a first-round bye and met the Boston Bruins in the semi-finals. In a best-of-five series, the Bruins defeated the Canadiens in three straight. The games were very defensive, Boston scoring five goals in the three games, Montreal only two.

Date Home Score Visitors Score Record
March 19 Boston 1 Montreal 0 0–1
March 21 Boston 1 Montreal 0 0–2
March 23 Montreal 2 Boston 3 0–3

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Howie Morenz 42 17 10 27 47
Aurel Joliat 44 12 5 17 59
Sylvio Mantha 44 9 4 13 56
Albert Leduc 43 9 2 11 79
Art Gagne 44 7 3 10 52
George Patterson 44 4 5 9 34
Pit Lepine 44 6 1 7 48
Armand Mondou 32 3 4 7 6
Marty Burke 44 4 2 6 68
Gerry Carson 26 0 0 0 4
Herb Gardiner 7 0 0 0 0
Leo Gaudreault 11 0 0 0 4
George Hainsworth 44 0 0 0 0
Wildor Larochelle 2 0 0 0 0
Art Lesieur 15 0 0 0 0
Georges Mantha 21 0 0 0 8
Pete Palangio 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
George Hainsworth 2800 44 22 7 15 43 0.92 22
Team: 2800 44 22 7 15 43 0.92 22

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Aurel Joliat 3 1 1 2 10
Albert Leduc 3 1 0 1 4
Marty Burke 3 0 0 0 8
Art Gagne 3 0 0 0 12
Herb Gardiner 3 0 0 0 2
George Hainsworth 3 0 0 0 0
Pit Lepine 3 0 0 0 2
Georges Mantha 3 0 0 0 0
Sylvio Mantha 3 0 0 0 0
Armand Mondou 3 0 0 0 2
Howie Morenz 3 0 0 0 6
George Patterson 3 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
George Hainsworth 180 3 0 3 0 5 1.67 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 0 5 1.67 0

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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]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc. National Hockey League. pp. 59–74. 
  • 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. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1928-29 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26.