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2005–06 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 7th Eastern
2005–06 record 42-31-9
Home record 24-13-4
Road record 18-18-5
Goals for 243
Goals against 247
General Manager Bob Gainey
Coach Claude Julien (Oct-Jan)
Bob Gainey (Jan-Apr)
Captain Saku Koivu
Alternate captains Alexei Kovalev
Craig Rivet
Sheldon Souray (Oct-Jan)
Richard Zednik (Oct-Jan)
Arena Bell Centre
Average attendance 21,273 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Michael Ryder (30)
Assists Saku Koivu (45)
Points Alex Kovalev (65)
Penalties in minutes Mike Komisarek</br>Sheldon Souray (116)
Wins Cristobal Huet (18)
Goals against average Cristobal Huet (2.20)
The 2005–06 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 96th season, 88th in the National Hockey League. The Canadiens would qualify for the playoffs, eventually being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals by the Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 2.


OffseasonEdit

NHL draftEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Claude Julien started the season as coach but was fired and replaced on an interim basis by manager Bob Gainey. The Canadiens's number one goaltender Jose Theodore was traded to the Colorado Avalanche. His place was taken by Christobal Huet. Huet would lead the league in save percentage of 92.9% and placed fourth overall in goals against average of 2.20.

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 4 Buffalo Sabres 82 52 24 6 281 239 110
3 7 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
4 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
5 13 Boston Bruins 82 29 37 16 230 266 74

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime/Shootout loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 5, 20052–1 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 1–0–0
2WOctober 6, 20054–3 OT @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 2–0–0
3WOctober 8, 20055–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 3–0–0
4LOctober 11, 20052–4 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 3–1–0
5WOctober 12, 20052–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 4–1–0
6LOctober 15, 20052–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 4–2–0
7WOctober 18, 20054–3 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 5–2–0
8WOctober 22, 20054–3 New York Islanders (2005–06) 6–2–0
9WOctober 25, 20053–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 7–2–0
10LOctober 27, 20053–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 7–2–1
11LOctober 29, 20052–5 New York Rangers (2005–06) 7–3–1
12WOctober 31, 20054–1 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 8–3–1
13WNovember 1, 20055–4 OT Florida Panthers (2005–06) 9–3–1
14WNovember 4, 20053–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 10–3–1
15WNovember 5, 20053–2 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 11–3–1
16WNovember 8, 20053–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 12–3–1
17LNovember 10, 20052–3 SO @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 12–3–2
18LNovember 12, 20054–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 12–3–3
19WNovember 15, 20054–3 OT Florida Panthers (2005–06) 13–3–3
20LNovember 18, 20053–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 13–4–3
21LNovember 19, 20051–5 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 13–5–3
22WNovember 22, 20053–2 SO Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 14–5–3
23LNovember 25, 20051–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 14–6–3
24LNovember 26, 20053–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 14–6–4
25LNovember 29, 20050–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 14–7–4
26LDecember 1, 20052–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 14–7–5
27WDecember 3, 20053–2 Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 15–7–5
28LDecember 10, 20053–5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 15–8–5
29WDecember 13, 20055–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 16–8–5
30LDecember 15, 20053–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 16–9–5
31LDecember 17, 20053–4 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 16–9–6
32WDecember 20, 20054–3 SO Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 17–9–6
33LDecember 23, 20052–4 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 17–10–6
34LDecember 26, 20050–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 17–11–6
35WDecember 28, 20054–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 18–11–6
36LDecember 30, 20051–2 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 18–12–6
37LDecember 31, 20053–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 18–13–6
38LJanuary 3, 20064–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 18–14–6
39LJanuary 5, 20064–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 18–15–6
40WJanuary 7, 20064–1 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 19–15–6
41LJanuary 11, 20061–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 19–16–6
42WJanuary 14, 20066–2 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 20–16–6
43WJanuary 16, 20064–2 Dallas Stars (2005–06) 21–16–6
44LJanuary 19, 20062–3 @ Calgary Flames (2005–06) 21–17–6
45LJanuary 21, 20062–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 21–18–6
46LJanuary 23, 20063–7 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 21–19–6
47WJanuary 25, 20065–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 22–19–6
48LJanuary 26, 20060–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 22–20–6
49WJanuary 28, 20064–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 23–20–6
50LJanuary 31, 20062–8 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 23–21–6
51LFebruary 2, 20061–3 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 23–22–6
52WFebruary 4, 20062–0 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 24–22–6
53WFebruary 5, 20065–0 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 25–22–6
54LFebruary 7, 20062–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 25–22–7
55WFebruary 9, 20063–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 26–22–7
56LFebruary 11, 20061–2 SO Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 26–22–8
57WFebruary 28, 20065–3 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 27–22–8
58WMarch 2, 20061–0 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 28–22–8
59WMarch 4, 20066–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 29–22–8
60LMarch 6, 20064–5 SO @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 29–22–9
61LMarch 7, 20063–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 29–23–9
62WMarch 9, 20063–0 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 30–23–9
63WMarch 11, 20061–0 New York Rangers (2005–06) 31–23–9
64LMarch 13, 20061–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 31–24–9
65LMarch 16, 20061–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 31–25–9
66LMarch 18, 20064–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 31–26–9
67WMarch 20, 20064–2 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 32–26–9
68LMarch 21, 20061–3 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 32–27–9
69WMarch 23, 20065–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 33–27–9
70WMarch 25, 20066–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 34–27–9
71WMarch 26, 20066–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 35–27–9
72WMarch 28, 20062–0 New York Islanders (2005–06) 36–27–9
73WMarch 30, 20063–2 OT Washington Capitals (2005–06) 37–27–9
74WApril 1, 20062–0 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 38–27–9
75WApril 4, 20065–3 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 39–27–9
76WApril 6, 20065–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 40–27–9
77LApril 8, 20062–3 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 40–28–9
78WApril 10, 20063–2 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 41–28–9
79LApril 12, 20061–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 41–29–9
80WApril 13, 20064–3 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 42–29–9
81LApril 15, 20062–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 42–30–9
82LApril 18, 20063–4 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 42–31–9

PlayoffsEdit

The Canadiens placed 3rd in the Northeast division, and sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens played the eventual Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes in the first round and lost four games to two.

Date Home Score Visitors Score Notes
April 22 Carolina Hurricanes 1 Montreal Canadiens 6
April 24 Carolina Hurricanes 5 Montreal Canadiens 6 (OT)
April 26 Montreal Canadiens 1 Carolina Hurricanes 2 (OT)
April 28 Montreal Canadiens 2 Carolina Hurricanes 3
April 30 Carolina Hurricanes 2 Montreal Canadiens 1
May 2 Montreal Canadiens 1 Carolina Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev 69 23 42 65 76
Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu 72 17 45 62 70
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder 81 30 25 55 40
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 79 16 35 51 36
Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 67 10 36 46 74
Bulis, JanJan Bulis 73 20 20 40 50
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray 75 12 27 39 116
Higgins, ChristopherChristopher Higgins 80 23 15 38 26
Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet 82 7 27 34 109
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik 67 16 14 30 48

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Huet, CristobalCristobal Huet 36 18 11 4 7 2.20
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 38 17 15 5 0 3.46
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer 7 4 3 0 0 3.73
Danis, YannYann Danis 6 3 2 0 1 2.69

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

2005-06 Montreal Canadiens roster

Goaltenders:

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres


General Manager and Head CoachBob Gainey • 

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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