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1926–27 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 2nd Canadian
1926–27 record 28-14-2
Goals for 99
Goals against 67
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (25)
Assists Howie Morenz (7)
Points Howie Morenz (32)
Wins George Hainsworth (28)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (1.47)

The 1926–27 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 18th season, and tenth in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team rebounded from its last place finish to place second in the Canadian Division and qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens defeated the rival Maroons in a two-game series before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup winner Ottawa Senators in the semi-finals.

Regular seasonEdit

The Canadiens, last place finishers in 1925–26, signed three players from the Western Hockey League. The team solved its goal-tending woes by signing George Hainsworth from Saskatoon, whom Georges Vezina had designated to be his successor. They further strengthened their team by signing Herb Gardiner from Calgary for defence and adding Art Gagne from Edmonton to the forwards.

The Canadiens moved into the Montreal Forum permanently this season. The club's first game was on November 18, 1926 against Ottawa, lost 2–1.[1] The Canadiens won eleven games in a row from February 24 until March 24. The surge enabled the Canadiens to finish second in the Canadian Division to Ottawa.

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Ottawa Senators 44 30 10 4 86 69 64
Montreal Canadiens 44 28 14 2 99 67 58
Montreal Maroons 44 20 20 4 71 68 44
New York Americans 44 17 25 2 82 91 36
Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs 44 15 24 5 79 94 35

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.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 16, 19261–4 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 0–1–0
2LNovember 18, 19261–2 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 0–2–0
3LNovember 20, 19261–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 0–3–0
4WNovember 23, 19262–0 New York Americans (1926–27) 1–3–0
5LNovember 27, 19260–2 New York Rangers (1926–27) 1–4–0
6WDecember 2, 19262–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 2–4–0
7LDecember 4, 19261–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 2–5–0
8WDecember 7, 19263–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 3–5–0
9WDecember 9, 19265–2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 4–5–0
10LDecember 11, 19260–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 4–6–0
11TDecember 16, 19262–2 OT Boston Bruins (1926–27) 4–6–1
12WDecember 18, 19262–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 5–6–1
13WDecember 22, 19263–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 6–6–1
14WDecember 23, 19263–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 7–6–1
15WDecember 30, 19261–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 8–6–1
16LJanuary 1, 19271–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 8–7–1
17LJanuary 4, 19273–6 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 8–8–1
18LJanuary 6, 19270–1 @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 8–9–1
19LJanuary 8, 19270–2 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 8–10–1
20WJanuary 13, 19273–1 New York Americans (1926–27) 9–10–1
21WJanuary 15, 19271–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 10–10–1
22WJanuary 18, 19275–3 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 11–10–1
23WJanuary 22, 19274–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 12–10–1
24LJanuary 27, 19272–3 New York Rangers (1926–27) 12–11–1
25WJanuary 30, 19272–1 OT @ New York Americans (1926–27) 13–11–1
26WFebruary 1, 19271–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 14–11–1
27WFebruary 5, 19271–0 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 15–11–1
28LFebruary 11, 19271–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 15–12–1
29WFebruary 12, 19274–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 16–12–1
30TFebruary 15, 19271–1 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 16–12–2
31WFebruary 19, 19273–0 New York Americans (1926–27) 17–12–2
32LFebruary 22, 19271–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 17–13–2
33WFebruary 24, 19273–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 18–13–2
34WFebruary 26, 19272–0 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 19–13–2
35WMarch 1, 19273–0 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 20–13–2
36WMarch 3, 19277–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 21–13–2
37WMarch 5, 19272–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 22–13–2
38WMarch 8, 19271–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 23–13–2
39WMarch 10, 19274–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 24–13–2
40WMarch 15, 19274–1 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 25–13–2
41WMarch 19, 19275–0 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 26–13–2
42WMarch 22, 19271–0 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 27–13–2
43WMarch 24, 19276–3 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 28–13–2
44LMarch 26, 19271–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 28–14–2

PlayoffsEdit

In a "Battle of Montreal" quarter-final, the Canadiens defeated the Maroons in a close two-game total-goals series 2–1. The Canadiens next took on the first place Ottawa Senators in the semi-finals. The eventual Stanley Cup champions defeated the Canadiens 5–1 in a two-game total-goals series.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 29Montreal Canadiens1Montreal Maroons1
March 31Montreal Maroons0Montreal Canadiens1 (OT)

Montreal Canadiens win total-goals series 2–1

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2Ottawa Senators4Montreal Canadiens0
April 4Montreal Canadiens1Ottawa Senators1

Ottawa wins total-goals series 5–1

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 44 25 7 32 49
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 43 14 4 18 79
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 44 16 1 17 20
Gagne, ArtArt Gagne RW 44 14 3 17 42
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 43 10 5 15 77
Cooper, CarsonCarson Cooper RW 14 9 3 12 16
Gardiner, HerbHerb Gardiner D 44 6 6 12 26
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 43 5 2 7 62
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 40 3 3 6 8
Boucher, BillyBilly Boucher RW 21 4 0 4 14
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 41 0 1 1 6
Gauthier, ArtArt Gauthier C 13 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 44 0 0 0 0
Lafrance, LeoLeo Lafrance LW 4 0 0 0 0
Moran, AmbyAmby Moran D 12 0 0 0 10
Palangio, PetePete Palangio LW 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2732 44 28 14 2 67 1.47 14
Team: 2732 44 28 14 2 67 1.47 14

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 4 1 0 1 10
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 4 1 0 1 0
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 4 1 0 1 4
Cooper, CarsonCarson Cooper RW 3 0 0 0 0
Gagne, ArtArt Gagne RW 4 0 0 0 0
Gardiner, HerbHerb Gardiner D 4 0 0 0 10
Gauthier, ArtArt Gauthier C 1 0 0 0 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 4 0 0 0 0
Hart, GizzyGizzy Hart LW 4 0 0 0 0
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 4 0 0 0 0
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 4 0 0 0 2
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 4 0 0 0 4
Palangio, PetePete Palangio LW 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 252 4 1 1 6 1.43 1
Team: 252 4 1 1 6 1.43 1

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Goaltenders
Defense
Forwards

Source:

  • Mouton, p. 156
  • Players. NHL. Retrieved on 2008-10-21.

Game AdsEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc.. National Hockey League, 7–24. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 155013051X. 
  1. Mouton, p. 72


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