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1965–66 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
1965–66 record 41–21–8
Goals for 239
Goals against 173
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Rousseau (30)
Assists Jean Beliveau and Bobby Rousseau (48)
Points Bobby Rousseau (78)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (153)
Wins Gump Worsley (29)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.36)
The 1965–66 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 57th season of play. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season, and the 14th time in their history.


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 PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 90 239 173 884
Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 82 240 187 815
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 79 208 187 811
Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 74 221 194 804
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 174 275 787
New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 47 195 261 894

Record vs. OpponentsEdit

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 23, 19658–1 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 1–0–0
2WOctober 24, 19654–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–0–0
3WOctober 27, 19654–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 3–0–0
4LOctober 30, 19654–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–1–0
5TOctober 31, 19652–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 3–1–1
6WNovember 4, 19655–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 4–1–1
7LNovember 6, 19651–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 4–2–1
8WNovember 7, 19655–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–2–1
9TNovember 10, 19653–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–2–2
10WNovember 13, 19655–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 6–2–2
11TNovember 14, 19652–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 6–2–3
12LNovember 18, 19651–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 6–3–3
13WNovember 20, 19659–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 7–3–3
14LNovember 21, 19652–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 7–4–3
15WNovember 24, 19652–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 8–4–3
16WNovember 27, 19653–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 9–4–3
17WNovember 28, 19652–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 10–4–3
18WDecember 4, 19654–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 11–4–3
19TDecember 5, 19654–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 11–4–4
20WDecember 8, 19658–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 12–4–4
21WDecember 11, 19652–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 13–4–4
22WDecember 12, 19655–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 14–4–4
23LDecember 16, 19652–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 14–5–4
24WDecember 18, 19652–1 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 15–5–4
25LDecember 19, 19652–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 15–6–4
26WDecember 25, 19654–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 16–6–4
27LDecember 26, 19650–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 16–7–4
28LDecember 29, 19652–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 16–8–4
29WJanuary 1, 19665–1 New York Rangers (1965–66) 17–8–4
30WJanuary 2, 19666–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 18–8–4
31LJanuary 5, 19662–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 18–9–4
32WJanuary 8, 19666–0 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 19–9–4
33LJanuary 9, 19662–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 19–10–4
34LJanuary 13, 19660–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 19–11–4
35WJanuary 15, 19666–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 20–11–4
36WJanuary 16, 19663–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 21–11–4
37LJanuary 20, 19662–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 21–12–4
38LJanuary 22, 19660–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 21–13–4
39TJanuary 23, 19663–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 21–13–5
40LJanuary 26, 19662–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 21–14–5
41WJanuary 29, 19666–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 22–14–5
42WJanuary 30, 19663–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 23–14–5
43WFebruary 3, 19665–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 24–14–5
44TFebruary 5, 19662–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 24–14–6
45WFebruary 6, 19664–0 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 25–14–6
46LFebruary 10, 19660–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–15–6
47TFebruary 12, 19662–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 25–15–7
48WFebruary 13, 19664–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 26–15–7
49LFebruary 16, 19661–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–16–7
50WFebruary 19, 19665–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 27–16–7
51WFebruary 20, 19665–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 28–16–7
52WFebruary 23, 19663–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 29–16–7
53WFebruary 26, 19664–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 30–16–7
54WFebruary 27, 19665–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 31–16–7
55TMarch 2, 19663–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–16–8
56LMarch 3, 19660–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–17–8
57WMarch 5, 19667–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 32–17–8
58WMarch 6, 19661–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 33–17–8
59LMarch 9, 19661–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 33–18–8
60WMarch 12, 19664–1 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 34–18–8
61LMarch 13, 19662–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 34–19–8
62WMarch 16, 19667–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 35–19–8
63WMarch 19, 19666–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 36–19–8
64LMarch 20, 19662–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 36–20–8
65LMarch 24, 19660–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 36–21–8
66WMarch 26, 19665–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 37–21–8
67WMarch 27, 19663–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 38–21–8
68WMarch 30, 19663–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 39–21–8
69WApril 2, 19668–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 40–21–8
70WApril 3, 19664–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 41–21–8

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PlayoffsEdit

Semi FinalEdit

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Toronto 3 Montreal 4
April 9 Toronto 0 Montreal 2
April 12 Montreal 5 Toronto 2
April 14 Montreal 4 Toronto 1

Montreal won the semi final 4 games to none.

FinalsEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1966 Stanley Cup Finals.

With this series, Toe Blake had coached the Canadiens to seven Cup in eleven years. Henri Richard, a member of all seven, would score the series winner in game six in overtime. Despite the Wings losing, their goalie Roger Crozier would win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Detroit 3 Montreal 2
April 20 Detroit 5 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 4 Detroit 2
April 25 Montreal 2 Detroit 1
April 27 Detroit 1 Montreal 5
April 29 Montreal 3 Detroit 2 OT

Montreal won the Stanley Cup Final four games to two.

Player statsEdit

BobRousseau

Bobby Rousseau led the Canadiens in scoring and was a Second Team All-Star.

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 70 30 48 78 201004
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 67 29 48 77 501307
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 62 22 39 61 47307
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 19 36 55 38305
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 70 27 21 48 24504
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 63 21 24 45 78502
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 67 22 20 42 10103
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 59 6 29 35 8201
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 64 15 18 33 67003
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 57 6 25 31 85212
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 65 18 11 29 81600
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 65 11 14 25 153101
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 59 1 14 15 50000
Harris, TedTed Harris D 53 0 13 13 87000
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 69 1 11 12 91000
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 70 5 5 10 20011
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 45 3 7 10 24001
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 23 3 4 7 12000
Price, NoelNoel Price D 15 0 6 6 8000
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 1 0 1 1 0000
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 51 0 1 1 4000
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 0000
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 26 0 0 0 0000
Johns, DonDon Johns D 1 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 2899 51 29 14 6 114 2.36 2
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 1301 26 12 7 2 56 2.58 1
Team: 4200 70 41 21 8 170 2.43 3

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 10 2 9 11 2
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 5 5 10 6
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 10 4 5 9 0
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 10 4 4 8 6
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 10 3 4 7 4
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 10 2 5 7 2
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 9 2 3 5 16
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 10 2 3 5 2
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 10 2 3 5 18
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 10 2 3 5 2
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 8 1 4 5 2
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 10 2 0 2 44
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 10 1 1 2 10
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 4 1 1 2 4
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 2 2 8
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 6 0 1 1 31
Price, NoelNoel Price D 3 0 1 1 0
Harris, TedTed Harris D 10 0 0 0 38
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 602 10 8 2 20 1.99 1
Team: 602 10 8 2 20 1.99 1

[2]

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;

1966 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup championsEdit

Gump Worsley, Charlie Hodge, J. C. Tremblay, Ted Harris, Jean-Guy Talbot, Terry Harper, Jacques Laperriere, Jean Gauthier, Noel Picard, Jean Beliveau, Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff, Claude Larose, Yvan Cournoyer, Claude Provost, Bobby Rousseau, Henri Richard, Dave Balon, John Ferguson, Red Berenson, Jim Roberts, Toe Blake (coach), Sam Pollock (general manager), Larry Aubut, Andy Galley (trainers).

AwardsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Montreal's draft pick at the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
12 Pierre Bouchard Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Vincent de Paul (Junior B)

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1965–66 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1965-66 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External linksEdit


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