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1951–52 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
1951–52 record 34–26–10
Goals for 195
Goals against 164
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Bernie Geoffrion (30)
Assists Elmer Lach (50)
Points Elmer Lach (65)
Penalties in minutes Doug Harvey (82)
Wins Gerry McNeil (34)
Goals against average Gerry McNeil (2.34)

The 1951–52 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 43rd season of play. After qualifying for the playoffs in second place, the Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins to advance to the final series. The Detroit Red Wings would sweep the Canadiens in the finals, four games to none.


OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 44 14 12 100 215 133
Montreal Canadiens 70 34 26 10 78 195 164
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 29 25 16 74 168 157
Boston Bruins 70 25 29 16 66 162 176
New York Rangers 70 23 34 13 59 192 219
Chicago Black Hawks 70 17 44 9 43 158 241

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19514–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 1–0–0
2LOctober 13, 19511–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 1–1–0
3WOctober 14, 19514–3 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 2–1–0
4WOctober 18, 19513–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 3–1–0
5LOctober 20, 19510–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 3–2–0
6LOctober 22, 19511–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 3–3–0
7TOctober 25, 19512–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 3–3–1
8LOctober 28, 19511–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 3–4–1
9WOctober 29, 19516–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 4–4–1
10LOctober 31, 19510–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 4–5–1
11LNovember 1, 19512–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 4–6–1
12LNovember 3, 19512–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 4–7–1
13WNovember 8, 19514–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 5–7–1
14WNovember 10, 19514–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 6–7–1
15TNovember 11, 19513–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 6–7–2
16WNovember 17, 19513–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 7–7–2
17TNovember 18, 19513–3 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 7–7–3
18LNovember 22, 19511–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 7–8–3
19LNovember 24, 19512–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 7–9–3
20LNovember 25, 19511–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 7–10–3
21WNovember 29, 19515–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 8–10–3
22WDecember 1, 19514–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 9–10–3
23LDecember 2, 19511–4 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 9–11–3
24LDecember 8, 19510–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 9–12–3
25LDecember 9, 19512–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 9–13–3
26TDecember 13, 19511–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 9–13–4
27WDecember 15, 19513–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 10–13–4
28WDecember 16, 19514–2 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 11–13–4
29LDecember 19, 19512–4 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 11–14–4
30WDecember 20, 19514–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 12–14–4
31WDecember 22, 19515–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 13–14–4
32LDecember 23, 19510–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 13–15–4
33WDecember 26, 19513–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 14–15–4
34WDecember 29, 19517–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 15–15–4
35WDecember 31, 19515–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 16–15–4
36WJanuary 1, 19523–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 17–15–4
37WJanuary 3, 19523–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 18–15–4
38LJanuary 5, 19522–3 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 18–16–4
39WJanuary 12, 19528–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 19–16–4
40TJanuary 13, 19522–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 19–16–5
41TJanuary 17, 19522–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 19–16–6
42LJanuary 19, 19520–4 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 19–17–6
43LJanuary 20, 19521–2 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 19–18–6
44WJanuary 23, 19524–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 20–18–6
45WJanuary 24, 19524–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 21–18–6
46WJanuary 26, 19525–3 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 22–18–6
47WJanuary 27, 19525–3 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 23–18–6
48WJanuary 31, 19521–0 New York Rangers (1951–52) 24–18–6
49TFebruary 2, 19522–2 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 24–18–7
50LFebruary 3, 19520–1 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 24–19–7
51LFebruary 7, 19523–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 24–20–7
52LFebruary 9, 19522–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 24–21–7
53WFebruary 10, 19523–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 25–21–7
54WFebruary 14, 19523–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 26–21–7
55WFebruary 16, 19525–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 27–21–7
56LFebruary 17, 19522–3 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 27–22–7
57TFebruary 21, 19523–3 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 27–22–8
58WFebruary 23, 19527–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 28–22–8
59WFebruary 28, 19523–2 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 29–22–8
60WMarch 1, 19523–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 30–22–8
61WMarch 2, 19526–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 31–22–8
62LMarch 5, 19522–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 31–23–8
63TMarch 8, 19524–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 31–23–9
64WMarch 9, 19522–0 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 32–23–9
65WMarch 13, 19523–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 33–23–9
66LMarch 15, 19520–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 33–24–9
67LMarch 16, 19521–2 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 33–25–9
68WMarch 19, 19523–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 34–25–9
69TMarch 22, 19523–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 34–25–10
70LMarch 23, 19522–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 34–26–10

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 70 15 50 65 36
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 67 30 24 54 66
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 48 27 17 44 44
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 69 24 18 42 44
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 68 7 34 41 20
Gamble, DickDick Gamble LW 64 23 17 40 8
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 64 20 18 38 10
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 69 7 28 35 49
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 33 18 15 33 44
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 68 6 23 29 82
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 44 5 11 16 19
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 40 3 10 13 30
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 60 3 9 12 45
McCormack, JohnJohn McCormack C 54 2 10 12 4
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 67 0 7 7 76
Lowe, RossRoss Lowe D/LW 31 1 5 6 42
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 54 2 1 3 24
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 15 1 2 3 2
Davis, LorneLorne Davis RW 3 1 1 2 2
Couture, GerryGerry Couture RW 10 0 1 1 4
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 12 0 1 1 8
Achtymichuk, GeneGene Achtymichuk C 1 0 0 0 0
Edmundson, GarryGarry Edmundson LW 1 0 0 0 2
Fryday, BobBob Fryday RW 3 0 0 0 0
Malone, CliffCliff Malone RW 3 0 0 0 0
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 1 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 70 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 4200 70 34 26 10 164 2.34 5
Team: 4200 70 34 26 10 164 2.34 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 11 4 3 7 6
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 11 4 2 6 6
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 11 3 1 4 6
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 10 2 2 4 7
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 11 1 2 3 4
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 11 0 3 3 8
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 11 0 3 3 2
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 9 0 3 3 6
Mazur, EddieEddie Mazur D/LW 5 2 0 2 4
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 11 1 1 2 12
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 11 0 2 2 14
Gamble, DickDick Gamble LW 7 0 2 2 0
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 11 1 0 1 2
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 6 1 0 1 12
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 2 1 0 1 0
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 11 0 1 1 4
Edmundson, GarryGarry Edmundson LW 2 0 0 0 4
Long, StanStan Long D 3 0 0 0 0
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 11 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 688 11 4 7 23 2.01 1
Team: 688 11 4 7 23 2.01 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

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1951-52 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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