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1953–54 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Conference Champions
Division Champions
1953–54 record 35-24-11
Goals for 195
Goals against 141
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Emile Bouchard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (37)
Assists Bert Olmstead (37)
Points Maurice Richard (67)
Penalties in minutes Maurice Richard (112)
Wins Gerry McNeil (28)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (1.59)

The 1953–54 Montreal Canadiens season was the 45th season in franchise history. The team placed first second in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in Stanley Cup final against Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3.

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 37 19 14 88 191 132
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 24 11 81 195 141
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 24 14 78 152 131
Boston Bruins 70 32 28 10 74 177 181
New York Rangers 70 29 31 10 68 161 182
Chicago Black Hawks 70 12 51 7 31 133 242

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 8, 19533–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 1–0–0
2WOctober 10, 19534–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 2–0–0
3LOctober 11, 19531–4 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 2–1–0
4WOctober 15, 19536–1 New York Rangers (1953–54) 3–1–0
5WOctober 17, 19535–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 4–1–0
6LOctober 18, 19530–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 4–2–0
7WOctober 22, 19533–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 5–2–0
8WOctober 24, 19531–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 6–2–0
9WOctober 25, 19532–1 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 7–2–0
10WOctober 29, 19533–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 8–2–0
11LOctober 31, 19530–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 8–3–0
12LNovember 1, 19531–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 8–4–0
13WNovember 5, 19534–3 New York Rangers (1953–54) 9–4–0
14WNovember 7, 19535–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 10–4–0
15LNovember 8, 19530–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 10–5–0
16LNovember 11, 19531–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 10–6–0
17WNovember 12, 19534–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 11–6–0
18LNovember 14, 19532–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 11–7–0
19TNovember 15, 19532–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 11–7–1
20WNovember 19, 19531–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 12–7–1
21WNovember 21, 19531–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 13–7–1
22TNovember 22, 19532–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 13–7–2
23WNovember 26, 19536–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 14–7–2
24LNovember 28, 19531–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 14–8–2
25LNovember 29, 19531–2 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 14–9–2
26WDecember 3, 19535–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 15–9–2
27WDecember 5, 19534–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 16–9–2
28WDecember 6, 19537–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 17–9–2
29LDecember 9, 19530–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 17–10–2
30WDecember 10, 19535–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 18–10–2
31WDecember 12, 19537–2 New York Rangers (1953–54) 19–10–2
32LDecember 13, 19533–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 19–11–2
33WDecember 19, 19537–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 20–11–2
34LDecember 20, 19531–3 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 20–12–2
35WDecember 26, 19532–0 New York Rangers (1953–54) 21–12–2
36TDecember 30, 19532–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 21–12–3
37TDecember 31, 19532–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 21–12–4
38TJanuary 2, 19541–1 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 21–12–5
39LJanuary 3, 19543–4 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 21–13–5
40WJanuary 7, 19547–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 22–13–5
41WJanuary 9, 195412–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 23–13–5
42LJanuary 10, 19541–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 23–14–5
43WJanuary 16, 19542–1 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 24–14–5
44LJanuary 17, 19542–3 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 24–15–5
45LJanuary 21, 19540–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 24–16–5
46WJanuary 23, 19545–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 25–16–5
47LJanuary 24, 19543–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 25–17–5
48WJanuary 27, 19542–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 26–17–5
49LJanuary 30, 19541–2 New York Rangers (1953–54) 26–18–5
50LFebruary 4, 19542–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 26–19–5
51WFebruary 6, 19544–3 New York Rangers (1953–54) 27–19–5
52WFebruary 7, 19544–1 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 28–19–5
53TFebruary 11, 19542–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 28–19–6
54TFebruary 13, 19542–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 28–19–7
55LFebruary 14, 19541–4 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 28–20–7
56WFebruary 18, 19544–2 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 29–20–7
57WFebruary 20, 19542–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 30–20–7
58LFebruary 22, 19540–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 30–21–7
59TFebruary 25, 19540–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 30–21–8
60WFebruary 27, 19545–0 New York Rangers (1953–54) 31–21–8
61LFebruary 28, 19540–2 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 31–22–8
62TMarch 4, 19541–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 31–22–9
63TMarch 6, 19543–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 31–22–10
64TMarch 7, 19542–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 31–22–11
65LMarch 11, 19540–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 31–23–11
66WMarch 13, 19544–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 32–23–11
67WMarch 14, 19546–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 33–23–11
68LMarch 17, 19541–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 33–24–11
69WMarch 20, 19546–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 34–24–11
70WMarch 21, 19543–1 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 35–24–11

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1954 Stanley Cup Finals.

[2]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 70 37 30 67 112
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 54 29 25 54 87
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 70 15 37 52 85
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 67 22 24 46 64
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 68 8 29 37 110
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 44 13 21 34 22
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 50 5 21 26 57
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 48 5 20 25 28
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 47 10 13 23 54
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 70 13 8 21 22
Mazur, EddieEddie Mazur D/LW 67 7 14 21 95
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 70 7 11 18 85
McCormack, JohnJohn McCormack C 51 5 10 15 12
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 53 3 12 15 43
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 44 4 9 13 24
Gamble, DickDick Gamble LW 32 4 8 12 18
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 70 1 10 11 89
Davis, LorneLorne Davis RW 37 6 4 10 2
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 13 1 4 5 12
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 41 0 5 5 41
Corriveau, AndreAndre Corriveau RW 3 0 1 1 0
Burchell, FredFred Burchell C 2 0 0 0 2
Desaulniers, GerardGerard Desaulniers C 3 0 0 0 0
Litzenberger, EdEd Litzenberger C/RW 3 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 53 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 17 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 3180 53 28 19 6 114 2.15 6
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 1020 17 7 5 5 27 1.59 5
Team: 4200 70 35 24 11 141 2.01 11

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 11 5 8 13 8
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 11 6 5 11 18
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 2 8 10 4
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 11 4 0 4 4
Masnick, PaulPaul Masnick C 10 0 4 4 4
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 11 3 0 3 22
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 11 2 1 3 4
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 11 1 2 3 30
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 10 1 2 3 8
Mazur, EddieEddie Mazur D/LW 11 0 3 3 7
Davis, LorneLorne Davis RW 11 2 0 2 8
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 10 0 2 2 12
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 4 0 2 2 0
Meger, PaulPaul Meger LW 6 1 0 1 4
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 11 1 0 1 4
MacKay, CalumCalum MacKay LW 3 0 1 1 0
McCormack, JohnJohn McCormack C 7 0 1 1 0
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 11 0 1 1 19
MacPherson, BudBud MacPherson D 3 0 0 0 4
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 3 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 8 0 0 0 0
Stewart, GayeGaye Stewart LW 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 480 8 5 3 15 1.88 2
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 190 3 2 1 3 0.95 1
Team: 670 11 7 4 18 1.61 3

[3]

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. 1953–54 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. Montreal Canadiens 1954-55 Game Log and Scores. Databasehockey.com. Retrieved on 2008-12-08.
  3. 1953-54 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.


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