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1966–67 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
1966–67 record 32–25–13
Goals for 202
Goals against 188
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Yvan Cournoyer (25)
Assists Bobby Rousseau (44)
Points Bobby Rousseau (63)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (177)
Wins Charlie Hodge and Rogatien Vachon (11)
Goals against average Rogatien Vachon (2.18)

The 1966–67 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 58th season of play, and 50th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens lost in the Stanley Cup final to the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games. This was the final season before the 1967 NHL Expansion.

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
Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 94 264170 757
Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 77 202 188879
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 75 204 211736
New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 72 188 189664
Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 58 212 241719
Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 44 182 253764

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 22, 19663–1 Boston Bruins1–0–0
2WOctober 23, 19663–2 @ Boston Bruins2–0–0
3LOctober 26, 19663–5 Chicago Black Hawks2–1–0
4WOctober 29, 19663–0 New York Rangers3–1–0
5TNovember 2, 19662–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs3–1–1
6WNovember 5, 19663–1 Detroit Red Wings4–1–1
7LNovember 6, 19660–6 @ Detroit Red Wings4–2–1
8LNovember 9, 19662–3 Toronto Maple Leafs4–3–1
9LNovember 12, 19663–6 New York Rangers4–4–1
10LNovember 13, 19661–2 @ Boston Bruins4–5–1
11LNovember 19, 19661–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs4–6–1
12WNovember 20, 19662–1 @ New York Rangers5–6–1
13WNovember 22, 19663–0 @ Detroit Red Wings6–6–1
14LNovember 24, 19660–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks6–7–1
15WNovember 26, 19663–1 Detroit Red Wings7–7–1
16LNovember 30, 19662–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs7–8–1
17WDecember 3, 19663–1 Chicago Black Hawks8–8–1
18WDecember 4, 19663–1 @ New York Rangers9–8–1
19WDecember 7, 19666–3 Toronto Maple Leafs10–8–1
20WDecember 10, 19665–1 Detroit Red Wings11–8–1
21LDecember 11, 19662–4 @ New York Rangers11–9–1
22LDecember 14, 19661–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks11–10–1
23TDecember 17, 19664–4 Chicago Black Hawks11–10–2
24LDecember 18, 19661–3 @ Boston Bruins11–11–2
25WDecember 21, 19666–2 Toronto Maple Leafs12–11–2
26LDecember 24, 19663–4 New York Rangers12–12–2
27WDecember 25, 19664–0 @ Detroit Red Wings13–12–2
28TDecember 28, 19661–1 Boston Bruins13–12–3
29WDecember 31, 19663–0 New York Rangers14–12–3
30LJanuary 1, 19671–4 @ Detroit Red Wings14–13–3
31TJanuary 4, 19672–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks14–13–4
32WJanuary 7, 19674–3 Detroit Red Wings15–13–4
33LJanuary 8, 19671–2 @ New York Rangers15–14–4
34LJanuary 11, 19671–2 Toronto Maple Leafs15–15–4
35LJanuary 14, 19674–5 Boston Bruins15–16–4
36WJanuary 15, 19673–1 @ Boston Bruins16–16–4
37TJanuary 21, 19673–3 Chicago Black Hawks16–16–5
38LJanuary 22, 19671–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks16–17–5
39WJanuary 25, 19673–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs17–17–5
40LJanuary 26, 19671–4 Boston Bruins17–18–5
41WJanuary 28, 19673–2 New York Rangers18–18–5
42WJanuary 29, 19673–2 @ Boston Bruins19–18–5
43WFebruary 1, 19677–1 Toronto Maple Leafs20–18–5
44TFebruary 4, 19673–3 Chicago Black Hawks20–18–6
45LFebruary 5, 19671–6 @ Detroit Red Wings20–19–6
46LFebruary 8, 19670–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks20–20–6
47WFebruary 11, 19674–3 @ Boston Bruins21–20–6
48TFebruary 12, 19674–4 @ New York Rangers21–20–7
49LFebruary 16, 19671–5 Boston Bruins21–21–7
50WFebruary 18, 19673–2 Detroit Red Wings22–21–7
51LFebruary 19, 19671–3 @ Detroit Red Wings22–22–7
52LFebruary 22, 19672–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs22–23–7
53TFebruary 23, 19672–2 Boston Bruins22–23–8
54LFebruary 25, 19670–5 New York Rangers22–24–8
55TFebruary 26, 19672–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks22–24–9
56TMarch 1, 19671–1 Toronto Maple Leafs22–24–10
57WMarch 4, 19676–2 Detroit Red Wings23–24–10
58WMarch 5, 19672–0 @ New York Rangers24–24–10
59LMarch 8, 19674–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs24–25–10
60TMarch 11, 19673–3 Chicago Black Hawks24–25–11
61TMarch 12, 19672–2 @ New York Rangers24–25–12
62WMarch 15, 196711–2 Boston Bruins25–25–12
63WMarch 18, 19674–2 New York Rangers26–25–12
64TMarch 19, 19674–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks26–25–13
65WMarch 22, 19675–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs27–25–13
66WMarch 25, 19674–1 Detroit Red Wings28–25–13
67WMarch 26, 19676–3 @ Boston Bruins29–25–13
68WMarch 29, 19675–3 Toronto Maple Leafs30–25–13
69WApril 1, 19675–4 Chicago Black Hawks31–25–13
70WApril 2, 19674–2 @ Detroit Red Wings32–25–13

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Canadiens met the New York Rangers in the first round, sweeping the series 4–0 to advance to the Finals.

FinalsEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1967 Stanley Cup Finals.

In the finals, the Canadiens played the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose "Over the Hill Gang" produced an upset win over the defending champion Canadiens, winning the series 4–2.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 68 19 44 63 58502
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 65 21 34 55 28201
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 67 20 22 42 177502
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 69 14 27 41 39100
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 69 25 15 40 142007
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 53 12 26 38 22200
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 69 19 16 35 82203
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 60 8 26 34 14301
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 62 13 19 32 16312
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 64 11 13 24 16303
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 51 12 11 23 23302
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 61 0 20 20 48000
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 48 11 8 19 31005
Harris, TedTed Harris D 65 2 16 18 86100
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 27 9 7 16 6003
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 56 0 16 16 99000
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 68 3 5 8 51021
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 63 3 0 3 16000
Price, NoelNoel Price D 24 0 3 3 8000
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 11 0 3 3 35000
Boudrias, AndreAndre Boudrias LW 2 0 1 1 0000
Peters, GarryGarry Peters C 4 0 1 1 2000
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 19 0 1 1 0000
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman G 2 0 0 0 0000
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 2000
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 37 0 0 0 2000
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 2 0 0 0 0000
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 18 0 0 0 4000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 2055 37 11 15 7 88 2.57 3
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 1137 19 11 3 4 47 2.48 1
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 888 18 9 6 2 47 3.18 1
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman 120 2 1 1 0 5 2.50 0
Team: 4200 70 32 25 13 187 2.67 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 6 5 11 26
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 10 4 6 10 2
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 10 1 7 8 4
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 10 5 2 7 6
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 10 4 2 6 22
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 10 2 4 6 2
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 10 1 5 6 15
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 10 2 3 5 6
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 10 2 3 5 4
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 7 1 1 2 0
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 10 1 1 2 4
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 9 0 2 2 6
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 4 1 0 1 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 10 0 1 1 15
Harris, TedTed Harris D 10 0 1 1 19
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 9 0 1 1 9
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 10 0 1 1 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 9 0 0 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 1 0 0 0 2
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 555 9 6 3 22 2.38 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 80 2 0 1 2 1.50 0
Team: 635 10 6 4 24 2.27 0

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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

Draft picksEdit

Pre-season Game AdsEdit


Regular SeasonEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1966-67 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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