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1967–68 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
East Division Champions
Division 1st East
1967–68 record 42–22–10
Goals for 236
Goals against 167
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Jean Beliveau (31)
Assists Bobby Rousseau (46)
Points Jean Beliveau (68)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (117)
Wins Rogatien Vachon (23)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (1.98)
The 1967–68 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 59th season of play. The Canadiens won their 15th Stanley Cup in club history.


Regular seasonEdit

On March 3, 1968, Jean Beliveau joined Gordie Howe as the only players to have 1000 career points.[1]

Final standingsEdit

East Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 74 42 22 10 236 167 94
New York Rangers 74 39 23 12 226 183 90
Boston Bruins 74 37 27 10 259 216 84
Chicago Black Hawks 74 32 26 16 212 222 80
Toronto Maple Leafs 74 33 31 10 209 176 76
Detroit Red Wings 74 27 35 12 245 257 66

[2] Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19672–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 1–0–0
2WOctober 14, 19676–2 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 2–0–0
3LOctober 15, 19672–6 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 2–1–0
4TOctober 18, 19672–2 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 2–1–1
5WOctober 19, 19671–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 3–1–1
6WOctober 21, 19674–2 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 4–1–1
7TOctober 26, 19671–1 New York Rangers (1967–68) 4–1–2
8WOctober 28, 19674–1 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 5–1–2
9LNovember 1, 19670–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 5–2–2
10LNovember 4, 19671–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 5–3–2
11TNovember 5, 19671–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 5–3–3
12LNovember 8, 19672–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 5–4–3
13TNovember 11, 19673–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 5–4–4
14LNovember 12, 19671–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 5–5–4
15WNovember 15, 19675–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 6–5–4
16LNovember 18, 19671–2 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 6–6–4
17LNovember 19, 19672–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 6–7–4
18WNovember 22, 19673–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 7–7–4
19WNovember 23, 19677–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 8–7–4
20LNovember 25, 19671–3 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 8–8–4
21LNovember 29, 19671–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 8–9–4
22TNovember 30, 19671–1 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 8–9–5
23LDecember 2, 19672–3 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 8–10–5
24LDecember 3, 19673–5 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 8–11–5
25TDecember 7, 19672–2 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 8–11–6
26TDecember 9, 19672–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 8–11–7
27LDecember 10, 19672–3 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 8–12–7
28WDecember 13, 19676–2 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 9–12–7
29WDecember 16, 19674–3 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 10–12–7
30LDecember 17, 19676–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 10–13–7
31WDecember 20, 19675–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 11–13–7
32WDecember 23, 19674–2 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 12–13–7
33LDecember 25, 19671–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 12–14–7
34TDecember 27, 19672–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 12–14–8
35WDecember 28, 19676–2 Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 13–14–8
36WDecember 30, 19672–0 Oakland Seals (1967–68) 14–14–8
37TJanuary 3, 19681–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 14–14–9
38WJanuary 6, 19685–2 New York Rangers (1967–68) 15–14–9
39WJanuary 7, 19684–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 16–14–9
40WJanuary 10, 19684–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 17–14–9
41WJanuary 11, 19684–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 18–14–9
42WJanuary 13, 19685–1 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 19–14–9
43WJanuary 17, 19686–1 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 20–14–9
44WJanuary 20, 19683–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 21–14–9
45WJanuary 25, 19682–0 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 22–14–9
46WJanuary 27, 19685–2 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 23–14–9
47WJanuary 30, 19683–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 24–14–9
48WFebruary 1, 19685–2 New York Rangers (1967–68) 25–14–9
49WFebruary 3, 19685–1 Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 26–14–9
50LFebruary 4, 19680–3 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 26–15–9
51WFebruary 7, 19684–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1967–68) 27–15–9
52WFebruary 10, 19686–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 28–15–9
53WFebruary 11, 19686–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 29–15–9
54WFebruary 14, 19684–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 30–15–9
55WFebruary 15, 19682–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 31–15–9
56WFebruary 17, 19684–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 32–15–9
57WFebruary 21, 19687–2 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 33–15–9
58WFebruary 22, 19682–1 St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 34–15–9
59LFebruary 24, 19681–6 New York Rangers (1967–68) 34–16–9
60TFebruary 28, 19683–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1967–68) 34–16–10
61LMarch 2, 19682–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1967–68) 34–17–10
62LMarch 3, 19682–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 34–18–10
63WMarch 5, 19686–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1967–68) 35–18–10
64WMarch 6, 19682–0 @ Oakland Seals (1967–68) 36–18–10
65WMarch 9, 19685–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 37–18–10
66WMarch 14, 19683–1 New York Rangers (1967–68) 38–18–10
67WMarch 16, 19686–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1967–68) 39–18–10
68LMarch 17, 19681–3 @ Boston Bruins (1967–68) 39–19–10
69WMarch 20, 19683–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 40–19–10
70WMarch 23, 19687–4 Detroit Red Wings (1967–68) 41–19–10
71WMarch 24, 19687–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1967–68) 42–19–10
72LMarch 27, 19680–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1967–68) 42–20–10
73LMarch 30, 19681–2 Boston Bruins (1967–68) 42–21–10
74LMarch 31, 19682–4 @ New York Rangers (1967–68) 42–22–10

PlayoffsEdit

Stanley Cup finalsEdit

This was the first Stanley Cup after the 1967 expansion. Montreal defeated Boston and Chicago to advance to the finals as the East Division champion. St. Louis would defeat Philadelphia and Minnesota to advance to the finals as the West Division champion.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 5 Montreal 3 St. Louis 2 OT
May 7 Montreal 1 St. Louis 0
May 9 St. Louis 3 Montreal 4 OT
May 11 St. Louis2 Montreal 3

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 59 31 37 68 28903
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 74 19 46 65 47715
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 64 28 32 60 23714
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 71 23 28 51 8712
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 66 25 21 46 21608
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 70 20 25 45 14305
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 73 14 30 44 26233
Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire C 69 22 20 42 16313
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 61 15 18 33 117003
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 73 4 26 30 18101
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 54 9 19 28 16203
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 72 4 21 25 84100
Harris, TedTed Harris D 67 5 16 21 78001
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 67 2 13 15 34100
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 41 6 5 11 4100
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 57 3 8 11 66001
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 42 2 9 11 28000
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 22 3 4 7 10000
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 31 1 1 2 31000
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 12 0 1 1 9000
Monahan, GarryGarry Monahan LW 11 0 0 0 8000
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 39 0 0 0 2000
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 40 0 0 0 10000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 2227 39 23 13 2 92 2.48 4
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 2213 40 19 9 8 73 1.98 6
Team: 4440 74 42 22 10 165 2.23 10

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 13 6 8 14 4301
Lemaire, JacquesJacques Lemaire C 13 7 6 13 6202
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 7 4 11 6301
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 13 2 8 10 10101
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 13 3 6 9 2011
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 13 4 4 8 4100
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 13 3 5 8 25001
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 13 4 3 7 4002
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 13 3 4 7 4001
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 13 2 4 6 8001
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 9 1 5 6 2000
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 12 3 2 5 8000
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 13 1 3 4 20000
Harris, TedTed Harris D 13 0 4 4 22000
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 10 0 3 3 5000
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 6 2 0 2 0021
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 13 0 1 1 8000
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 2 0 0 0 0000
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 2 0 0 0 0000
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 1 0 0 0 0000
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 12 0 0 0 10000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 672 12 11 0 21 1.88 1
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 113 2 1 1 4 2.12 0
Team: 785 13 12 1 25 1.91 1

[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

Montreal Canadiens 1968 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Gump Worsley, Rogatien Vachon, Jacques Laperriere, J. C. Tremblay, Ted Harris, Serge Savard, Terry Harper, Carol Vadnais, Jean Beliveau (captain), Gilles Trembley, Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff, Claude Larose, Yvan Cournoyer, Claude Provost, Bobby Rousseau, Henri Richard, John Ferguson, Danny Grant, Jacques Lemaire, Mickey Redmond, Toe Blake (coach), Sam Pollock (general manager), Larry Aubut, Eddy Palchak (trainers).

Draft picksEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1967 NHL Entry Draft.

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 214.
  2. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  3. 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  4. 4.0 4.1 National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 220.
  5. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 222.

BibliographyEdit

  • National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5.

External linksEdit


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