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1939–40 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
1939–40 record 10-33-5
Goals for 90
Goals against 168
General Manager Jules Dugal
Coach Pit Lepine
Captain Walter Buswell
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Toe Blake (17)
Assists Charlie Sands (20)
Points Toe Blake (36)
Penalties in minutes Polly Drouin (51)
Wins Claude Bourque (9)
Goals against average Claude Bourque (3.29)
The 1939–40 Montreal Canadiens season was the 31st season in franchise history. The team placed seventh in the regular season and did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1935-56 season.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 4823 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25


Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WNovember 5, 19398–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 1–0–0
2WNovember 9, 19392–0 New York Americans (1939–40) 2–0–0
3TNovember 16, 19393–3 OT Boston Bruins (1939–40) 2–0–1
4WNovember 19, 19392–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 3–0–1
5WNovember 21, 19392–1 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 4–0–1
6TNovember 23, 19391–1 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 4–0–2
7LNovember 25, 19394–6 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 4–1–2
8LNovember 30, 19392–5 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 4–2–2
9WDecember 3, 19393–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 5–2–2
10WDecember 7, 19394–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 6–2–2
11LDecember 9, 19390–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 6–3–2
12LDecember 10, 19392–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 6–4–2
13WDecember 14, 19395–3 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 7–4–2
14LDecember 16, 19392–4 New York Rangers (1939–40) 7–5–2
15LDecember 19, 19392–5 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 7–6–2
16LDecember 21, 19392–3 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–7–2
17LDecember 25, 19391–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–8–2
18LDecember 28, 19394–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–9–2
19LDecember 31, 19391–6 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–10–2
20LJanuary 1, 19400–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 7–11–2
21LJanuary 4, 19402–3 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–12–2
22LJanuary 6, 19401–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–13–2
23WJanuary 7, 19402–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–13–2
24LJanuary 9, 19400–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–14–2
25LJanuary 14, 19402–4 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 8–15–2
26LJanuary 16, 19401–6 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 8–16–2
27LJanuary 18, 19400–1 New York Rangers (1939–40) 8–17–2
28TJanuary 25, 19402–2 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 8–17–3
29LJanuary 27, 19401–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 8–18–3
30LJanuary 28, 19401–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–19–3
31LJanuary 30, 19401–4 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 8–20–3
32LFebruary 4, 19400–9 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 8–21–3
33LFebruary 8, 19401–2 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 8–22–3
34WFebruary 11, 19403–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 9–22–3
35TFebruary 15, 19401–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–22–4
36LFebruary 17, 19401–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–23–4
37LFebruary 18, 19401–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–24–4
38LFebruary 22, 19401–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–25–4
39LFebruary 24, 19400–2 New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–26–4
40LFebruary 25, 19402–6 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–27–4
41LFebruary 29, 19402–4 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 9–28–4
42TMarch 2, 19403–3 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 9–28–5
43LMarch 3, 19400–3 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 9–29–5
44LMarch 7, 19401–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–30–5
45WMarch 9, 19403–0 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 10–30–5
46LMarch 10, 19402–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 10–31–5
47LMarch 14, 19404–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 10–32–5
48LMarch 17, 19402–7 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 10–33–5

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Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 48 17 19 36 48
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 47 9 20 29 10
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 46 11 12 23 29
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 42 9 11 20 6
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 47 12 7 19 24
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 42 4 11 15 51
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 30 4 10 14 2
Young, DougDoug Young D 47 3 9 12 22
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 48 2 10 12 48
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 23 2 8 10 8
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 10 4 5 9 0
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 41 1 5 6 6
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 13 3 2 5 24
Demers, TonyTony Demers RW 14 2 3 5 2
Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 11 1 4 5 4
Meronek, BillBill Meronek C 7 2 2 4 0
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 21 2 2 4 0
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 46 1 3 4 10
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 32 1 3 4 6
Doran, JohnJohn Doran D 6 0 3 3 6
Raymond, ArmandArmand Raymond D 11 0 1 1 0
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 36 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 7 0 0 0 0
Karakas, MikeMike Karakas G 5 0 0 0 0
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso RW 2 0 0 0 0
Poirier, GordieGordie Poirier C 10 0 0 0 0
Thomson, RhysRhys Thomson D 7 0 0 0 16
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 2210 36 9 24 3 121 3.29 2
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 415 7 1 5 1 24 3.47 0
Karakas, MikeMike Karakas 310 5 0 4 1 18 3.48 0
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands 25 1 0 0 0 5 12.00 0
Team: 2960 48 10 33 5 168 3.41 2

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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;

Training CampEdit

39-40MonCanTraCamp

Training camp team photo


Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1939–40 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1939-40 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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