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1938–39 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
1938–39 record 15-24-9
Goals for 115
Goals against 146
General Manager Cecil Hart
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Babe Siebert
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Toe Blake (24)
Assists Paul Haynes (33)
Points Toe Blake (47)
Penalties in minutes Stewart Evans (58)
Wins Wilf Cude (8)
Goals against average Claude Bourque (2.65)

The 1938–39 Montreal Canadiens season was the 30th season in club history. The team placed sixth in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.


Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 6, 19382–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–1–0
2LNovember 10, 19380–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–2–0
3LNovember 12, 19381–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 0–3–0
4LNovember 13, 19383–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–4–0
5LNovember 17, 19381–7 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 0–5–0
6LNovember 20, 19381–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–6–0
7LNovember 22, 19383–7 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–0
8TNovember 24, 19382–2 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 0–7–1
9WNovember 27, 19383–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 1–7–1
10WDecember 1, 19382–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 2–7–1
11WDecember 3, 19383–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 3–7–1
12LDecember 8, 19385–6 New York Rangers (1938–39) 3–8–1
13WDecember 11, 19384–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–8–1
14LDecember 13, 19382–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–9–1
15LDecember 15, 19380–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–10–1
16LDecember 18, 19382–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 4–11–1
17LDecember 22, 19382–5 New York Rangers (1938–39) 4–12–1
18LDecember 25, 19381–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–13–1
19LDecember 27, 19381–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 4–14–1
20WJanuary 1, 19394–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–14–1
21TJanuary 3, 19392–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–14–2
22TJanuary 5, 19392–2 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 5–14–3
23TJanuary 8, 19391–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–14–4
24LJanuary 10, 19390–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–15–4
25LJanuary 12, 19394–9 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–16–4
26TJanuary 14, 19391–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–5
27TJanuary 15, 19391–1 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 5–16–6
28WJanuary 19, 19391–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–16–6
29LJanuary 22, 19393–7 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–17–6
30LJanuary 24, 19394–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–18–6
31WJanuary 29, 19391–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–18–6
32LFebruary 2, 19392–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 7–19–6
33WFebruary 9, 19395–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 8–19–6
34TFebruary 11, 19393–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–19–7
35LFebruary 12, 19393–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–20–7
36LFebruary 16, 19391–5 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 8–21–7
37WFebruary 18, 19397–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 9–21–7
38WFebruary 19, 19395–4 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 10–21–7
39TFebruary 25, 19391–1 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 10–21–8
40WFebruary 26, 19393–0 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 11–21–8
41LFebruary 28, 19392–6 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–22–8
42WMarch 2, 19393–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 12–22–8
43WMarch 5, 19392–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 13–22–8
44TMarch 7, 19392–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 13–22–9
45WMarch 9, 19393–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–22–9
46LMarch 12, 19391–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–23–9
47WMarch 16, 19395–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–23–9
48LMarch 19, 19395–7 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 15–24–9

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PlayoffsEdit

The NHL revised its playoff format and six of seven teams qualified for the playoffs. In the first round, the Canadiens would meet Detroit, which had finished in fifth place.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Visitor Home Score Record
March 21 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 2 - 0 1 - 0
March 23 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 3 - 7 1 - 1
March 24 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 0 - 1 1 - 2

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 48 24 23 47 10
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 47 5 33 38 27
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 45 12 22 34 23
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 45 13 14 27 26
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 31 8 13 21 2
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 38 10 9 19 0
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 28 7 11 18 2
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 44 9 7 16 36
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 43 6 10 16 28
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 25 5 5 10 6
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 46 3 7 10 10
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 34 3 7 10 2
Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown C 18 1 9 10 10
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 43 2 7 9 58
Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 36 4 3 7 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 16 3 3 6 8
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 45 0 3 3 12
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 18 0 2 2 24
Raymond, PaulPaul Raymond RW 11 0 2 2 4
Tremblay, MarcelMarcel Tremblay RW 10 0 2 2 0
Gracie, BobBob Gracie C/LW 7 0 1 1 4
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 25 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 23 0 0 0 0
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso RW 2 0 0 0 0
Willson, DonDon Willson C 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 1440 23 8 11 4 77 3.21 2
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 1560 25 7 13 5 69 2.65 2
Team: 3000 48 15 24 9 146 2.92 4

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 3 0 3 3 0
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 3 2 0 2 2
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 3 1 1 2 2
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 3 0 2 2 10
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 3 1 0 1 2
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 3 1 0 1 0
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 3 0 1 1 5
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 3 0 0 0 0
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 3 0 0 0 2
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 3 0 0 0 2
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 3 0 0 0 4
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 3 0 0 0 0
Raymond, PaulPaul Raymond RW 3 0 0 0 2
Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 3 0 0 0 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 3 0 0 0 4
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 2 0 0 0 2
Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 1 0 0 0 0
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 3 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 1
Team: 188 3 1 2 8 2.55 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; 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;

Farm TeamEdit

New Haven Eagles, International-American Hockey League

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1938–39 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1938-39 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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