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1950-51 Montreal Canadiens

1950–51 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
1950–51 record 25-30-15
Goals for 173
Goals against 184
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (42)
Assists Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach and Doug Harvey (24)
Points Maurice Richard (66)
Penalties in minutes Tom Johnson (128)
Wins Gerry McNeil (25)
Goals against average Gerry McNeill (2.63)

The 1950–51 Montreal Canadiens season was the 42nd in franchise history. The team placed first third in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in Stanley Cup final against Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1. The five games were decided in overtime.


Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 44 13 13 101 236 139
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 41 16 13 95 212 138
Montreal Canadiens 70 25 30 15 65173 184
Boston Bruins 70 22 30 18 62178 197
New York Rangers 70 20 29 21 61 169 201
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 47 10 36 171 280

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 12, 19503–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 0–0–1
2TOctober 14, 19501–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 0–0–2
3WOctober 15, 19502–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 1–0–2
4WOctober 19, 19504–0 New York Rangers (1950–51) 2–0–2
5WOctober 21, 19502–0 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 3–0–2
6LOctober 22, 19502–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 3–1–2
7LOctober 26, 19501–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 3–2–2
8WOctober 28, 19505–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–2–2
9TOctober 29, 19502–2 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–2–3
10LNovember 1, 19503–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 4–3–3
11LNovember 2, 19501–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 4–4–3
12LNovember 4, 19502–3 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 4–5–3
13LNovember 9, 19501–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 4–6–3
14TNovember 11, 19501–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 4–6–4
15LNovember 12, 19500–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 4–7–4
16WNovember 16, 19505–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 5–7–4
17WNovember 18, 19503–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 6–7–4
18WNovember 19, 19503–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 7–7–4
19LNovember 22, 19502–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 7–8–4
20LNovember 25, 19501–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 7–9–4
21WNovember 26, 19503–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 8–9–4
22TNovember 30, 19500–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 8–9–5
23LDecember 2, 19501–7 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 8–10–5
24WDecember 3, 19504–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 9–10–5
25LDecember 6, 19501–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 9–11–5
26LDecember 7, 19500–3 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 9–12–5
27LDecember 9, 19500–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 9–13–5
28LDecember 10, 19502–5 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 9–14–5
29LDecember 13, 19502–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 9–15–5
30TDecember 16, 19501–1 New York Rangers (1950–51) 9–15–6
31WDecember 17, 19507–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 10–15–6
32LDecember 20, 19501–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 10–16–6
33TDecember 23, 19504–4 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 10–16–7
34LDecember 28, 19501–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 10–17–7
35WDecember 30, 19504–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 11–17–7
36TJanuary 1, 19513–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 11–17–8
37LJanuary 4, 19512–4 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 11–18–8
38WJanuary 6, 19515–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 12–18–8
39WJanuary 10, 19513–0 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 13–18–8
40WJanuary 11, 19514–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 14–18–8
41WJanuary 13, 19514–0 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 15–18–8
42LJanuary 14, 19512–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 15–19–8
43LJanuary 18, 19512–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 15–20–8
44TJanuary 20, 19512–2 New York Rangers (1950–51) 15–20–9
45WJanuary 21, 19513–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 16–20–9
46LJanuary 24, 19513–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 16–21–9
47WJanuary 27, 19514–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 17–21–9
48TJanuary 28, 19511–1 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 17–21–10
49LFebruary 1, 19511–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 17–22–10
50WFebruary 3, 19514–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 18–22–10
51TFebruary 4, 19513–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 18–22–11
52LFebruary 7, 19511–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 18–23–11
53LFebruary 10, 19510–6 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 18–24–11
54LFebruary 11, 19511–3 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 18–25–11
55TFebruary 15, 19512–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 18–25–12
56LFebruary 17, 19511–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 18–26–12
57LFebruary 22, 19512–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 18–27–12
58WFebruary 24, 19516–2 New York Rangers (1950–51) 19–27–12
59WMarch 1, 19513–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 20–27–12
60LMarch 3, 19511–3 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 20–28–12
61TMarch 4, 19512–2 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 20–28–13
62WMarch 7, 19513–2 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 21–28–13
63WMarch 10, 195112–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1950–51) 22–28–13
64TMarch 11, 19515–5 @ New York Rangers (1950–51) 22–28–14
65WMarch 15, 19515–3 New York Rangers (1950–51) 23–28–14
66WMarch 17, 19513–1 Boston Bruins (1950–51) 24–28–14
67TMarch 18, 19512–2 @ Boston Bruins (1950–51) 24–28–15
68LMarch 21, 19510–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1950–51) 24–29–15
69WMarch 24, 19513–2 Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 25–29–15
70LMarch 25, 19510–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1950–51) 25–30–15

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PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens first played the Detroit Red Wings in the semi-finals. The first four games of the series was won by the visiting team. The Canadiens then won the last two to win the series four games to two to advance to the final against Toronto.

Date Home Score Visitor Score Notes
March 27 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)
March 29 Detroit Red Wings 0 Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT)
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 0 Detroit Red Wings 2
April 3 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 4
April 5 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 5
April 7 Montreal Canadiens 3 Detroit Red Wings 2

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1951 Stanley Cup Finals.

The Canadiens lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to one.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 11 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 14 Montreal 3 Toronto 2 OT
April 17 Toronto 2 Montreal 1 OT
April 19 Toronto 3 Montreal 2 OT
April 21 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT

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Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 65 42 24 66 97
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 65 21 24 45 48
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 39 16 22 38 50
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 66 13 18 31 24
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 70 5 24 29 93
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 70 18 10 28 69
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 69 13 14 27 23
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 60 6 18 24 24
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 64 4 20 24 15
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 62 0 16 16 40
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 18 8 6 14 9
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 57 2 12 14 27
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 52 3 10 13 80
Kaiser, VernVern Kaiser LW 50 7 5 12 33
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 70 2 8 10 128
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 31 4 2 6 0
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 17 2 4 6 6
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 43 4 1 5 14
Dawes, BobBob Dawes D/C 15 0 5 5 4
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 2 1 1 2 0
Hirschfeld, BertBert Hirschfeld LW 20 0 2 2 0
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 38 0 2 2 25
King, FrankFrank King C 10 1 0 1 2
Robert, ClaudeClaude Robert LW 23 1 0 1 9
Desaulniers, GerardGerard Desaulniers C 3 0 1 1 2
Burchell, FredFred Burchell C 2 0 0 0 0
Currie, HughHugh Currie D 1 0 0 0 0
Denis, LuluLulu Denis RW 1 0 0 0 0
Gamble, DickDick Gamble LW 1 0 0 0 0
Manastersky, TomTom Manastersky D 6 0 0 0 11
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 70 0 0 0 0
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 1 0 0 0 0
Roche, ErnieErnie Roche D 4 0 0 0 2
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 4200 70 25 30 15 184 2.63 6
Team: 4200 70 25 30 15 184 2.63 6

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 11 9 4 13 13
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 11 3 3 6 10
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 11 2 4 6 9
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 11 0 5 5 12
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 11 2 2 4 2
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 11 1 3 4 4
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 11 2 1 3 4
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 11 1 1 2 2
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 11 1 1 2 6
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 11 1 1 2 4
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 11 0 2 2 2
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 11 0 2 2 8
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 11 1 0 1 0
McNabney, SidSid McNabney C 5 0 1 1 2
Dawes, BobBob Dawes D/C 1 0 0 0 0
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 1 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 11 0 0 0 6
Kaiser, VernVern Kaiser LW 2 0 0 0 0
Lowe, RossRoss Lowe D/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Mazur, EddieEddie Mazur D/LW 2 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 785 11 5 6 25 1.91 1
Team: 785 11 5 6 25 1.91 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Photo GalleryEdit


Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1950–51 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. Montreal Canadiens 1951-52 Game Log and Scores. Databasehockey.com. Retrieved on 2008-12-08.
  3. 1950-51 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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