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1952-53 Montreal Canadiens

1952–53 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
1952–53 record 28–23–19
Goals for 155
Goals against 148
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (28)
Assists Maurice Richard (33)
Points Maurice Richard (61)
Penalties in minutes Maurice Richard (112)
Wins Gerry McNeil (25)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (1.33)

The 1952–53 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 44th season of play. The Canadiens placed second in the regular season, defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in the semi-final and the Boston Bruins in the final to win the club's seventh Stanley Cup championship.


Contents:
Regular seasonPlayoffsPlayer statsAwards and records - Transactions
Draft picksFarm teamsSee alsoReferences


OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 70 36 16 18 90 222 133 645
Montreal Canadiens 70 28 23 19 75 155 148 777
Boston Bruins 70 28 29 13 69 152 172 528
Chicago Black Hawks 70 27 28 15 69 169 175 736
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 30 13 67 156 167 812
New York Rangers 70 17 37 16 50 152 211 548


Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 19522–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 0–1–0
2WOctober 11, 19522–1 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 1–1–0
3TOctober 12, 19521–1 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 1–1–1
4WOctober 16, 19523–1 New York Rangers (1952–53) 2–1–1
5WOctober 18, 19522–1 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 3–1–1
6LOctober 19, 19521–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 3–2–1
7TOctober 23, 19522–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 3–2–2
8WOctober 25, 19529–0 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 4–2–2
9LOctober 29, 19525–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 4–3–2
10WNovember 1, 19524–1 New York Rangers (1952–53) 5–3–2
11TNovember 2, 19522–2 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 5–3–3
12WNovember 6, 19523–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 6–3–3
13WNovember 8, 19526–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 7–3–3
14LNovember 13, 19521–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 7–4–3
15WNovember 15, 19522–0 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 8–4–3
16LNovember 16, 19521–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 8–5–3
17TNovember 22, 19522–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 8–5–4
18TNovember 23, 19522–2 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 8–5–5
19TNovember 27, 19522–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 8–5–6
20TNovember 29, 19521–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 8–5–7
21LNovember 30, 19521–3 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 8–6–7
22LDecember 4, 19521–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 8–7–7
23LDecember 6, 19521–2 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 8–8–7
24TDecember 7, 19522–2 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 8–8–8
25WDecember 10, 19522–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 9–8–8
26WDecember 11, 19523–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 10–8–8
27WDecember 13, 19523–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 11–8–8
28TDecember 14, 19520–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 11–8–9
29WDecember 18, 19526–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 12–8–9
30LDecember 20, 19523–6 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 12–9–9
31WDecember 21, 19524–3 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 13–9–9
32LDecember 24, 19520–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 13–10–9
33TDecember 27, 19522–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 13–10–10
34WDecember 31, 19522–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 14–10–10
35TJanuary 1, 19532–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 14–10–11
36LJanuary 3, 19530–1 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 14–11–11
37TJanuary 8, 19534–4 New York Rangers (1952–53) 14–11–12
38WJanuary 10, 19535–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 15–11–12
39LJanuary 11, 19530–7 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 15–12–12
40WJanuary 15, 19532–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 16–12–12
41TJanuary 17, 19531–1 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 16–12–13
42WJanuary 18, 19533–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 17–12–13
43WJanuary 21, 19531–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 18–12–13
44WJanuary 22, 19534–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 19–12–13
45LJanuary 24, 19531–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 19–13–13
46TJanuary 25, 19533–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 19–13–14
47WJanuary 28, 19532–1 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 20–13–14
48WJanuary 29, 19535–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 21–13–14
49TJanuary 31, 19530–0 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 21–13–15
50LFebruary 1, 19533–4 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 21–14–15
51WFebruary 5, 19532–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 22–14–15
52LFebruary 7, 19531–3 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 22–15–15
53TFebruary 8, 19531–1 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 22–15–16
54WFebruary 12, 19533–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 23–15–16
55TFebruary 14, 19532–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 23–15–17
56LFebruary 15, 19530–1 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 23–16–17
57LFebruary 19, 19531–4 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 23–17–17
58WFebruary 21, 19534–1 New York Rangers (1952–53) 24–17–17
59WFebruary 25, 19532–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 25–17–17
60WFebruary 26, 19534–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 26–17–17
61LFebruary 28, 19533–4 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 26–18–17
62LMarch 5, 19530–5 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 26–19–17
63WMarch 7, 19531–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 27–19–17
64LMarch 8, 19533–4 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 27–20–17
65TMarch 12, 19532–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 27–20–18
66WMarch 14, 19533–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 28–20–18
67LMarch 15, 19531–2 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 28–21–18
68LMarch 19, 19531–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 28–22–18
69LMarch 21, 19531–2 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 28–23–18
70TMarch 22, 19531–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 28–23–19


Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Maurice Richard 70 28 33 61 112
Bert Olmstead 69 17 28 45 83
Elmer Lach 53 16 25 41 56
Bernie Geoffrion 65 22 17 39 37
Paul Meger 69 9 17 26 38
Dick Gamble 69 11 13 24 26
Floyd Curry 68 16 6 22 10
Ken Mosdell 63 5 14 19 27
Billy Reay 56 4 15 19 26
Paul Masnick 53 5 7 12 44
John McCormack 59 1 9 10 9
Dickie Moore 18 2 6 8 19

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Doug Harvey 69 4 30 34 67
Tom Johnson 70 3 8 11 63
Emile Bouchard 58 2 8 10 55
Dollard St. Laurent 54 2 6 8 34
Jim MacPherson 59 2 3 5 67

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA


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