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1944–45 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1944–45 record 38–8–4
Goals for 228
Goals against 121
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (50)
Assists Elmer Lach (54)
Points Elmer Lach (80)
Penalties in minutes Maurice Richard (46)
Wins Bill Durnan (38)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.42)

The 1944–45 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 36th season. The Canadiens placed first in the regular season, but lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals.


OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Maurice Richard’s 50 goals in 50 gamesEdit

In 1945, Maurice Richard made NHL history by becoming the first player to score 50 goals in one season, reaching the mark on the final night of the season — 50 goals in 50 games.

Final standingsEdit

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

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 50 38 8 4 80 228 121 376
Detroit Red Wings 50 31 14 5 67 218 161 260
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 24 22 4 52 183 161 317
Boston Bruins 50 16 30 4 36 179 219 275
Chicago Black Hawks 50 13 30 7 33 141 194 245
New York Rangers 50 11 29 10 32 154 247 305

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 28, 19443–2 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 1–0–0
2LNovember 2, 19441–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 1–1–0
3WNovember 4, 19443–2 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 2–1–0
4WNovember 5, 19443–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 3–1–0
5WNovember 9, 19449–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 4–1–0
6LNovember 11, 19441–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 4–2–0
7WNovember 12, 19444–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 5–2–0
8WNovember 18, 19446–3 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 6–2–0
9WNovember 19, 19446–2 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 7–2–0
10WNovember 21, 19444–1 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 8–2–0
11TNovember 23, 19443–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 8–2–1
12LNovember 25, 19440–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 8–3–1
13WNovember 26, 19444–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 9–3–1
14LNovember 30, 19445–7 New York Rangers (1944–45) 9–4–1
15WDecember 3, 19442–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 10–4–1
16WDecember 5, 19444–1 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 11–4–1
17TDecember 14, 19442–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 11–4–2
18WDecember 16, 19448–5 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 12–4–2
19WDecember 17, 19444–1 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 13–4–2
20WDecember 23, 19442–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 14–4–2
21WDecember 28, 19449–1 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 15–4–2
22WDecember 30, 19444–1 New York Rangers (1944–45) 16–4–2
23WJanuary 2, 19456–3 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 17–4–2
24LJanuary 4, 19452–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 17–5–2
25WJanuary 6, 194510–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 18–5–2
26WJanuary 11, 19457–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 19–5–2
27WJanuary 13, 19458–3 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 20–5–2
28WJanuary 14, 19456–2 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 21–5–2
29WJanuary 17, 19454–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 22–5–2
30WJanuary 20, 19455–2 New York Rangers (1944–45) 23–5–2
31WJanuary 21, 19456–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 24–5–2
32WJanuary 27, 194511–3 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 25–5–2
33WJanuary 28, 19454–1 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 26–5–2
34TFebruary 1, 19451–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 26–5–3
35WFebruary 3, 19455–2 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 27–5–3
36WFebruary 4, 19453–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 28–5–3
37WFebruary 8, 19459–4 New York Rangers (1944–45) 29–5–3
38WFebruary 10, 19455–2 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 30–5–3
39WFebruary 11, 19454–3 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 31–5–3
40WFebruary 17, 19454–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 32–5–3
41TFebruary 18, 19450–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 32–5–4
42WFebruary 25, 19455–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 33–5–4
43LMarch 3, 19452–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 33–6–4
44LMarch 4, 19454–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 33–7–4
45WMarch 8, 19453–2 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 34–7–4
46WMarch 10, 19457–3 New York Rangers (1944–45) 35–7–4
47WMarch 11, 194511–5 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 36–7–4
48LMarch 15, 19451–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 36–8–4
49WMarch 17, 19454–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 37–8–4
50WMarch 18, 19454–2 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 38–8–4

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PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 50 26 54 80 37
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 50 50 23 73 46
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 49 29 38 67 25
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 50 21 23 44 2
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 48 20 16 36 20
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 50 11 23 34 34
Gauthier, FernFern Gauthier RW 50 18 13 31 23
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 49 2 22 24 58
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 41 16 7 23 34
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 31 12 6 18 16
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 31 6 8 14 12
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 32 2 12 14 38
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 43 5 8 13 20
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 42 5 8 13 41
Majeau, FernFern Majeau C/LW 12 2 6 8 4
Rossignol, RolyRoly Rossignol RW 5 2 2 4 2
Field, WilfWilf Field D 9 1 0 1 10
Joanette, RosarioRosario Joanette C 2 0 1 1 4
Tremblay, NilsNils Tremblay C 1 0 1 1 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 50 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 3000 50 38 8 4 121 2.42 1
Team: 3000 50 38 8 4 121 2.42 1

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 6 6 2 8 10
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 6 4 4 8 2
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 6 3 4 7 4
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 1 3 0 3 0
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 6 1 1 2 10
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 6 1 1 2 4
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 6 1 1 2 2
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 6 0 2 2 5
Emberg, EddieEddie Emberg C 2 1 0 1 0
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 6 1 0 1 2
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 6 0 1 1 0
Mahaffy, JohnJohn Mahaffy C 1 0 1 1 0
Stahan, ButchButch Stahan D 3 0 1 1 2
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 6 0 0 0 0
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 3 0 0 0 0
Gauthier, FernFern Gauthier RW 4 0 0 0 0
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 2 0 0 0 0
Rossignol, RolyRoly Rossignol RW 1 0 0 0 2
Tremblay, NilsNils Tremblay C 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 373 6 2 4 15 2.41 0
Team: 373 6 2 4 15 2.41 0

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Game AdsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1944–45 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1944-45 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.


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