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1981-82 Montreal Canadiens

1981–82 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Adams Division Champions
Division 1st Adams
Conference 2nd Prince of Wales
1981–82 record 46-17-17
Goals for 360
Goals against 223
General Manager Irving Grundman
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Mark Napier (40)
Assists Guy Lafleur (57)
Points Keith Acton (88)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (204)
Wins Rick Wamsley (23)
Goals against average Denis Herron (2.64)

The 1981–82 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 73rd season. The club finished with over 100 points in the regular season, and were third overall in the NHL standings.[1] The season involved being eliminated in the Adams Division semi-final versus the Quebec Nordiques 3 games to 2.

OffseasonEdit

Montreal along with Hartford were moved to the Adams Division which was a more geographical grouping of teams, including Boston, Buffalo and Quebec. Before the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, general manager Irving Grundman announced that Bob Berry would be the new head coach of the Canadiens.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 46 17 17 360 223 1463 109
Boston Bruins 80 43 27 10 323285 1266 96
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 26 15 307 273 1425 93
Quebec Nordiques 80 33 31 16 356 345 1757 82
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 264 351 1493 60

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 8, 19815–5 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 0–0–1
2WOctober 10, 19819–0 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 1–0–1
3WOctober 15, 19817–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 2–0–1
4WOctober 17, 198110–4 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 3–0–1
5TOctober 18, 19813–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 3–0–2
6TOctober 21, 19813–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 3–0–3
7WOctober 24, 19817–0 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 4–0–3
8WOctober 25, 19814–2 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 5–0–3
9WOctober 27, 198111–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 6–0–3
10TOctober 29, 19815–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 6–0–4
11LOctober 31, 19811–2 New York Islanders (1981–82) 6–1–4
12LNovember 2, 19814–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 6–2–4
13WNovember 5, 19814–3 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 7–2–4
14WNovember 7, 19814–2 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 8–2–4
15LNovember 10, 19812–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 8–3–4
16WNovember 11, 19819–0 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 9–3–4
17WNovember 14, 19814–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 10–3–4
18TNovember 19, 19811–1 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 10–3–5
19WNovember 21, 19819–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 11–3–5
20TNovember 24, 19812–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 11–3–6
21LNovember 25, 19811–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 11–4–6
22LNovember 27, 19812–5 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 11–5–6
23WNovember 29, 19816–3 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 12–5–6
24TDecember 1, 19813–3 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 12–5–7
25LDecember 3, 19813–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 12–6–7
26LDecember 5, 19814–7 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 12–7–7
27TDecember 9, 19816–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 12–7–8
28TDecember 11, 19815–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 12–7–9
29WDecember 12, 19816–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 13–7–9
30WDecember 14, 19816–3 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 14–7–9
31WDecember 16, 19816–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 15–7–9
32WDecember 17, 19815–1 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 16–7–9
33WDecember 19, 19815–2 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 17–7–9
34LDecember 22, 19812–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 17–8–9
35WDecember 27, 19816–3 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 18–8–9
36WDecember 29, 19815–4 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 19–8–9
37WDecember 30, 19816–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 20–8–9
38LJanuary 2, 19825–6 New York Rangers (1981–82) 20–9–9
39LJanuary 3, 19822–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 20–10–9
40WJanuary 5, 19823–1 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 21–10–9
41TJanuary 9, 19823–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 21–10–10
42TJanuary 10, 19824–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 21–10–11
43WJanuary 12, 19822–1 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 22–10–11
44LJanuary 16, 19822–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 22–11–11
45TJanuary 19, 19822–2 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 22–11–12
46WJanuary 21, 19824–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 23–11–12
47WJanuary 23, 19826–2 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 24–11–12
48WJanuary 26, 19828–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 25–11–12
49WJanuary 28, 19826–3 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 26–11–12
50WJanuary 30, 19825–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 27–11–12
51WFebruary 2, 19825–3 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 28–11–12
52WFebruary 3, 19826–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 29–11–12
53WFebruary 6, 19825–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 30–11–12
54WFebruary 7, 19827–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 31–11–12
55WFebruary 11, 19824–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 32–11–12
56WFebruary 13, 19827–3 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 33–11–12
57TFebruary 16, 19823–3 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 33–11–13
58WFebruary 18, 19825–3 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 34–11–13
59TFebruary 20, 19822–2 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 34–11–14
60WFebruary 21, 19824–2 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 35–11–14
61LFebruary 23, 19823–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 35–12–14
62TFebruary 25, 19824–4 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 35–12–15
63TFebruary 27, 19823–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 35–12–16
64WFebruary 28, 19825–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 36–12–16
65TMarch 2, 19823–3 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 36–12–17
66WMarch 6, 19826–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 37–12–17
67WMarch 7, 19825–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 38–12–17
68WMarch 9, 19824–2 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 39–12–17
69WMarch 11, 19824–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 40–12–17
70WMarch 13, 19825–0 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 41–12–17
71WMarch 14, 19825–2 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 42–12–17
72LMarch 18, 19822–4 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 42–13–17
73WMarch 20, 19825–1 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 43–13–17
74LMarch 21, 19824–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 43–14–17
75LMarch 25, 19821–3 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 43–15–17
76WMarch 27, 19824–2 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 44–15–17
77WMarch 30, 19826–4 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 45–15–17
78WMarch 31, 19825–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 46–15–17
79LApril 3, 19824–5 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 46–16–17
80LApril 4, 19821–3 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 46–17–17

[2]

PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens were seeded 3rd overall in the playoffs, while their opponents, the Quebec Nordiques were seeded 10th overall. The clubs were 27 points apart in the league standings.[3] The fourth game of the series had a brawl in which every player from both teams was involved. The brawl lasted for twenty minutes. There were 149 penalty minutes, and two game misconducts.[4] The fifth and final game of the series went into overtime. Twenty-two seconds into overtime, Quebec player Dale Hunter scored against Montreal goalie Rick Wamsley to clinch the series.[5]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 78 36 52 88 88481005
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 66 27 57 84 2433903
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 80 40 41 81 1449905
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 80 33 40 73 6624704
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 73 35 33 68 5718824
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 71 12 47 59 4157510
Shutt, SteveSteve Shutt LW 57 31 24 55 4024503
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 80 20 28 48 2034104
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 79 21 24 45 2437131
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 51 11 32 43 3418211
Langway, RodRod Langway D 66 5 34 39 11666101
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 56 12 23 35 4318103
Risebrough, DougDoug Risebrough C 59 15 18 33 11623222
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 76 4 29 33 7678100
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 71 18 11 29 14310005
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 62 2 26 28 10617200
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 34 6 18 24 2810303
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 36 12 11 23 3310201
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 22 9 12 21 0 -3300
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 47 1 19 20 72 -3000
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 49 7 4 11 2046001
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 60 3 8 11 5519000
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 38 0 2 2 40000
Brubaker, JeffJeff Brubaker LW 3 0 1 1 321000
Herron, DenisDenis Herron G 27 0 0 0 40000
Holden, MarkMark Holden G 1 0 0 0 00000
Kitchen, BillBill Kitchen D 1 0 0 0 70000
Orleski, DaveDave Orleski LW 1 0 0 0 00000
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny G 19 0 0 0 100000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 2206 38 23 7 7 101 2.75 2
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 1547 27 12 6 8 68 2.64 3
Sevigny, RichardRichard Sevigny 1027 19 11 4 2 53 3.10 0
Holden, MarkMark Holden 20 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4800 80 46 17 17 222 2.78 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Mondou, PierrePierre Mondou C 5 2 5 7 8110
Tremblay, MarioMario Tremblay RW 5 4 1 5 24001
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 5 3 2 5 0111
Acton, KeithKeith Acton C 5 0 4 4 16000
Houle, RejeanRejean Houle W 5 0 4 4 6000
Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur RW 5 2 1 3 4200
Risebrough, DougDoug Risebrough C 5 2 1 3 11000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 5 0 3 3 18000
Nilan, ChrisChris Nilan RW 5 1 1 2 22000
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 5 1 1 2 7000
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 5 0 2 2 14000
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 5 1 0 1 4010
Gainey, BobBob Gainey LW 5 0 1 1 8000
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 5 0 1 1 0000
Kitchen, BillBill Kitchen D 3 0 1 1 0000
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 3 0 1 1 0000
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 5 0 1 1 8000
Brubaker, JeffJeff Brubaker LW 2 0 0 0 27000
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 5 0 0 0 20000
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 5 0 0 0 2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 300 5 2 3 11 2.20 0
Team: 300 5 2 3 11 2.20 0

[6]

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

Draft picksEdit

Main article: 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.243, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  2. 1981–82 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  3. The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.243, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  4. The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.244, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  5. The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.244, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  6. 1981-82 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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