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1930–31 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1930–31 record 26-10-8
Goals for 129
Goals against 89
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (28)
Assists Howie Morenz (23)
Points Howie Morenz (54)
Wins George Hainsworth (26)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (2.02)

The 1930–31 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 22nd season. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks three games to two in a best-of-five Stanley Cup final for their second consecutive Cup win and fourth in team history.


Regular seasonEdit

Howie Morenz led the league in scoring.

Final standingsEdit

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 10 8 129 89 60
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 22 13 9 118 99 53
Montreal Maroons 44 20 18 6 105 106 46
New York Americans 44 18 16 10 76 74 46
Ottawa Senators 44 10 30 4 91 142 24
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
1WNovember 15, 19305–1 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 1–0–0
2LNovember 18, 19302–5 @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 1–1–0
3WNovember 20, 19307–1 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 2–1–0
4LNovember 23, 19300–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 2–2–0
5LNovember 27, 19302–3 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 2–3–0
6WNovember 29, 19303–2 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 3–3–0
7WDecember 2, 19302–0 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 4–3–0
8WDecember 4, 19305–4 New York Rangers (1930–31) 5–3–0
9WDecember 7, 19303–2 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 6–3–0
10WDecember 9, 19302–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 7–3–0
11WDecember 11, 19305–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 8–3–0
12TDecember 13, 19301–1 OT New York Americans (1930–31) 8–3–1
13TDecember 18, 19300–0 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 8–3–2
14LDecember 23, 19301–5 @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 8–4–2
15WDecember 27, 19308–5 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 9–4–2
16TDecember 30, 19301–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 9–4–3
17LJanuary 3, 19311–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 9–5–3
18LJanuary 6, 19312–6 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 9–6–3
19WJanuary 8, 19312–1 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 10–6–3
20WJanuary 10, 19316–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 11–6–3
21WJanuary 13, 19312–1 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 12–6–3
22WJanuary 15, 19314–1 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 13–6–3
23LJanuary 17, 19311–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 13–7–3
24WJanuary 20, 19313–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1930–31) 14–7–3
25WJanuary 22, 19313–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 15–7–3
26WJanuary 24, 19316–1 New York Americans (1930–31) 16–7–3
27WJanuary 29, 19317–1 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 17–7–3
28WFebruary 1, 19314–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 18–7–3
29WFebruary 3, 19312–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 19–7–3
30TFebruary 5, 19314–4 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 19–7–4
31LFebruary 7, 19311–2 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 19–8–4
32WFebruary 15, 19312–0 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 20–8–4
33WFebruary 17, 19312–0 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 21–8–4
34TFebruary 19, 19311–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 21–8–5
35WFebruary 21, 19316–4 New York Americans (1930–31) 22–8–5
36WFebruary 26, 19315–0 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 23–8–5
37TFebruary 28, 19315–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 23–8–6
38WMarch 3, 19311–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 24–8–6
39LMarch 5, 19311–2 New York Rangers (1930–31) 24–9–6
40WMarch 8, 19312–0 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 25–9–6
41WMarch 10, 19312–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 26–9–6
42LMarch 12, 19310–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 26–10–6
43TMarch 14, 19313–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 26–10–7
44TMarch 21, 19314–4 OT Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 26–10–8

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens, by placing first, received a bye to the semi-finals where they met the Boston Bruins, who had won the American Division. The Canadiens took the best-of-five series three games to two to advance to the final.

FinalsEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1931 Stanley Cup Finals.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Black Hawks

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 3Montreal Canadiens2Chicago Black Hawks1
April 5Montreal Canadiens1Chicago Black Hawks2 2OT
April 9Chicago Black Hawks3Montreal Canadiens2 3OT
April 11Chicago Black Hawks1Montreal Canadiens2
April 14Chicago Black Hawks1Montreal Canadiens2

Montreal wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 39 28 23 51 49
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 43 13 22 35 73
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 41 18 7 25 43
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 44 17 7 24 63
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 44 11 6 17 25
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 44 8 6 14 82
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 40 8 5 13 35
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 44 9 2 11 26
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 44 4 7 11 75
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 40 5 4 9 10
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 44 2 5 7 91
Rivers, GusGus Rivers RW 44 2 5 7 6
McCaffrey, BertBert McCaffrey RW/D 22 2 1 3 10
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 21 2 0 2 14
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 44 0 0 0 0
Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 2740 44 26 10 8 89 1.95 8
Team: 2740 44 26 10 8 89 1.95 8

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 10 6 2 8 8
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 10 5 1 6 4
Lepine, PitPit Lepine C 10 4 2 6 6
Wasnie, NickNick Wasnie RW 10 4 1 5 8
Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz C 10 1 4 5 10
Joliat, AurelAurel Joliat LW 10 0 4 4 12
Mantha, SylvioSylvio Mantha D 10 2 1 3 26
Burke, MartyMarty Burke D 10 1 2 3 10
Larochelle, WildorWildor Larochelle RW 10 1 2 3 8
Leduc, AlbertAlbert Leduc D 7 0 2 2 9
Rivers, GusGus Rivers RW 10 1 0 1 0
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 10 0 0 0 0
Lesieur, ArtArt Lesieur D 10 0 0 0 4
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 8 0 0 0 0
Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 722 10 6 4 21 1.75 2
Team: 722 10 6 4 21 1.75 2

[2]

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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Montreal Canadiens 1931 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Centers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


† Left off the cup, but qualified to be on it. A Played 3 games in Finals. B Played 22 of 44 regular season games

  Non-players
  • Louis Athanase David (President), Joseph Cattarinich (Vice President/Owner),
  • Leo Dandurand (Secretary/Owner),Cecil Hart (Manager-Coach),
  • Edouard St. Pere (Vice President), Georges Richer (Treasurer),
  • Fernand Rinfeet, Amerdee Monte Juce, Alphonse Raymond, Henry Gray (Directors),
  • Ed Dulfour (Trainer), Jim McKenna (Ass’t Trainer),
  • Dr. J.A. Corrigan (Team Physician), Jules Dugal (Business Manager).

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Officially, owner Leo Dandurand was the General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens from 1921–22 to 1934–35. However, Cecil Hart was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1930, 1931, and he is listed on every team picture for those seasons as Manager, not Coach.


Sources:

  • Mouton, p. 157
  • Players. NHL. Retrieved on 2008-10-22.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261–3. 

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc.. National Hockey League, 109–134. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 155013051X. 
  1. 1930–31 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1930-31 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.



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