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1979–80 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Norris Division Champions
Division 1st Norris
Conference 2nd Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 47-20-13
Goals for 328
Goals against 240
General Manager Irving Grundman
Coach Bernie Geoffrion (Oct-Dec)
Claude Ruel (Dec-Apr)
Captain Serge Savard
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Guy Lafleur</br>Pierre Larouche (50)
Assists Guy Lafleur (75)
Points Guy Lafleur (125)
Penalties in minutes Gilles Lupien (109)
Wins Denis Herron (25)
Goals against average Denis Herron (2.51)
The 1979–80 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 71st season. The season involved being eliminated in the NHL Quarter-finals vs the Minnesota North Stars 4 games to 3.


OffseasonEdit

The Canadiens did not have a first-round pick in the Amateur Draft. The club picked Mats Naslund with its second-round choice, 37th over-all. The team picked Guy Carbonneau in the third-round, 44th over-all.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 20 13 328 240 107
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 36 14 290 313 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 251 303 73
Hartford Whalers 80 27 34 19 303 312 73
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 268 306 63

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, 19793–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 1–0–0
2WOctober 13, 19793–1 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 2–0–0
3LOctober 17, 19792–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 2–1–0
4WOctober 20, 19795–4 New York Rangers (1979–80) 3–1–0
5TOctober 21, 19796–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 3–1–1
6WOctober 23, 19795–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 4–1–1
7WOctober 25, 19798–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 5–1–1
8WOctober 27, 19793–2 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 6–1–1
9LOctober 28, 19794–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 6–2–1
10TOctober 30, 19792–2 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 6–2–2
11WNovember 1, 19795–1 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 7–2–2
12LNovember 3, 19793–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 7–3–2
13WNovember 5, 19792–0 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 8–3–2
14TNovember 7, 19793–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 8–3–3
15LNovember 10, 19793–5 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 8–4–3
16WNovember 13, 19795–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 9–4–3
17WNovember 15, 19794–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 10–4–3
18WNovember 17, 19793–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 11–4–3
19LNovember 18, 19792–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 11–5–3
20WNovember 22, 19797–0 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 12–5–3
21WNovember 24, 19793–1 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 13–5–3
22LNovember 25, 19792–4 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 13–6–3
23TNovember 27, 19795–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 13–6–4
24WNovember 29, 19793–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 14–6–4
25TDecember 1, 19794–4 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 14–6–5
26TDecember 3, 19793–3 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 14–6–6
27LDecember 5, 19792–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 14–7–6
28WDecember 7, 19795–2 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 15–7–6
29LDecember 9, 19795–7 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 15–8–6
30LDecember 11, 19791–4 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 15–9–6
31LDecember 14, 19793–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 15–10–6
32LDecember 15, 19792–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 15–11–6
33LDecember 18, 19793–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 15–12–6
34LDecember 19, 19792–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 15–13–6
35WDecember 22, 19794–2 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 16–13–6
36WDecember 23, 19798–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 17–13–6
37LDecember 27, 19793–7 New York Islanders (1979–80) 17–14–6
38WDecember 29, 19796–3 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 18–14–6
39LJanuary 2, 19803–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 18–15–6
40LJanuary 5, 19803–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 18–16–6
41WJanuary 7, 19804–3 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 19–16–6
42WJanuary 9, 19805–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 20–16–6
43WJanuary 12, 19804–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 21–16–6
44WJanuary 14, 19803–2 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 22–16–6
45WJanuary 16, 19806–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 23–16–6
46WJanuary 19, 19807–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 24–16–6
47LJanuary 22, 19801–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 24–17–6
48WJanuary 24, 19807–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 25–17–6
49LJanuary 26, 19802–7 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 25–18–6
50WJanuary 29, 19804–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 26–18–6
51WJanuary 30, 19803–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 27–18–6
52WFebruary 2, 19805–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 28–18–6
53WFebruary 7, 19804–3 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 29–18–6
54LFebruary 9, 19803–4 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 29–19–6
55WFebruary 10, 19803–2 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 30–19–6
56WFebruary 14, 19805–1 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 31–19–6
57WFebruary 16, 19808–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 32–19–6
58TFebruary 17, 19802–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 32–19–7
59LFebruary 19, 19801–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 32–20–7
60WFebruary 21, 19803–0 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 33–20–7
61WFebruary 23, 19805–1 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 34–20–7
62TFebruary 26, 19803–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 34–20–8
63WFebruary 28, 19806–3 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 35–20–8
64WMarch 1, 19806–3 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 36–20–8
65WMarch 2, 19805–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 37–20–8
66WMarch 6, 19805–4 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 38–20–8
67WMarch 8, 19805–2 New York Rangers (1979–80) 39–20–8
68WMarch 10, 19806–3 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 40–20–8
69WMarch 12, 19804–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 41–20–8
70WMarch 14, 19804–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 42–20–8
71WMarch 15, 19807–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 43–20–8
72TMarch 19, 19805–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 43–20–9
73TMarch 22, 19805–5 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 43–20–10
74WMarch 23, 19806–1 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 44–20–10
75WMarch 25, 19808–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 45–20–10
76TMarch 28, 19802–2 New York Islanders (1979–80) 45–20–11
77TMarch 30, 19801–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 45–20–12
78WApril 2, 19807–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 46–20–12
79WApril 5, 19806–1 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 47–20–12
80TApril 6, 19804–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 47–20–13

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PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens swept the Hartford Whalers in the preliminary round 3–0 in games. The Canadiens then faced the Minnesota North Stars in the quarter-final and lost a seven-game series four games to three.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 74 50 75 125 12401507
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 73 50 41 91 16361207
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 77 47 42 89 34451704
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 72 14 61 75 3938603
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 75 30 36 66 1226803
Lambert, YvonYvon Lambert LW 77 21 32 53 233707
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 76 16 33 49 711401
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 60 18 27 45 683203
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 77 16 26 42 1056002
Langway, RodRod Langway D 77 7 29 36 8136001
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 64 14 19 33 32-2413
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 45 6 20 26 29-2000
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 80 13 11 24 28-5013
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 70 3 20 23 4322000
Risebrough, DougDoug Risebrough C 44 8 10 18 81-2000
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 46 5 8 13 18-2001
Chartraw, RickRick Chartraw D/RW 66 5 7 12 356000
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 34 3 7 10 1811201
Lupien, GillesGilles Lupien D 56 1 7 8 10913001
Geoffrion, DannyDanny Geoffrion RW 32 0 6 6 121000
Dupont, NormNorm Dupont LW 35 1 3 4 42000
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque G 39 0 2 2 40000
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 15 0 2 2 50-1000
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 2 0 1 1 00000
Herron, DenisDenis Herron G 34 0 0 0 00000
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 2 0 0 0 00000
Robinson, MoeMoe Robinson D 1 0 0 0 00000
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny G 11 0 0 0 40000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 1909 34 25 3 3 80 2.51 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque 2259 39 17 13 8 125 3.32 3
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny 632 11 5 4 2 31 2.94 0
Team: 4800 80 47 20 13 236 2.95 3

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lambert, YvonYvon Lambert LW 10 8 4 12 4101
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 10 0 11 11 14000
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 10 6 3 9 6202
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 10 4 5 9 12100
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 10 4 4 8 2010
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 10 2 6 8 0100
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 9 1 7 8 2000
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 10 1 6 7 8000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 10 3 3 6 2100
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 10 2 4 6 6101
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 4 1 4 5 4000
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 3 3 1 4 0000
Chartraw, RickRick Chartraw D/RW 10 2 2 4 0000
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 10 0 4 4 2000
Dupont, NormNorm Dupont LW 8 1 1 2 0001
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 10 1 1 2 4001
Geoffrion, DannyDanny Geoffrion RW 2 0 0 0 7000
Herron, DenisDenis Herron G 5 0 0 0 0000
Joly, YvanYvan Joly RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 2 0 0 0 0000
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque G 5 0 0 0 0000
Lupien, GillesGilles Lupien D 4 0 0 0 2000
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 5 0 0 0 2000
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 2 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque 300 5 4 1 11 2.20 1
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 300 5 2 3 15 3.00 0
Team: 600 10 6 4 26 2.60 1

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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

Larry Robinson, Norris Trophy[3]

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
2 37 Mats Naslund (LW) Flag of Sweden Sweden
3 44 Guy Carbonneau (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada
[4]

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1979–80 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1979-80 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  3. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 222, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  4. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 234, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

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