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1970-1971 Montreal Canadiens: 42-23-13
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-7-3 (185 goals scored, 91 allowed) Road record: 13-16-10 (106 goals scored, 125 allowed) Head Coaches: Claude Ruel (11-8-4), Al MacNeil (31-15-9) Power Play: 71/286 (24.8%) Penalty Killing: 270/319 (84.6%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 8-6 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 212-161 291 goals scored (2nd of 14 teams), 216 goals allowed (6th), 1271 PIM (3rd) NHL Averages: 3.12 goals/game (243.5 goals/team), 1084.1 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 4 Jean Beliveau 6'3 205 39 70 25 51 76 40 7 0 101 37 40 0 172 14.5 +24 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 27 65 37 36 73 21 18 0 110 47 43 0 197 18.8 +20 D 3 J.C. Tremblay 5'11 170 31 76 11 52 63 23 5 0 153 63 102 28 122 9.0 +16 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 24 78 35 26 61 181 12 3 108 41 55 13 189 18.5 +25 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 25 78 28 28 56 18 6 0 85 22 63 0 252 11.1 0 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 21 76 19 30 49 133 4 0 77 21 34 3 144 13.2 +25 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 34 75 12 37 49 46 1 0 59 5 43 2 226 5.3 +13 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 22 78 15 29 44 107 5 0 131 32 87 16 228 6.6 +28 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 32 38 17 24 41 11 4 1 59 22 42 9 100 17.0 +4 LW 22 John Ferguson 5'11 190 32 60 16 14 30 162 3 0 48 9 37 0 117 13.7 +2 RW 24 Mickey Redmond 5'11 185 23 40 14 15 29 35 2 0 47 13 22 0 116 12.1 +12 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 28 64 10 13 23 90 0 0 37 5 40 0 120 8.3 -8 D 19 Terry Harper 6'1 200 30 78 1 21 22 116 0 0 110 0 105 30 61 1.6 +35 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 21 39 14 7 21 76 2 0 29 2 23 6 88 15.9 +10 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 21 66 10 9 19 28 1 0 37 5 25 0 87 11.5 +7 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 29 49 0 16 16 20 0 0 78 9 68 23 65 0.0 +24 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 24 37 5 10 15 30 0 1 48 6 40 9 55 9.1 +11 RW 21 Leon Rochefort 6'0 185 31 57 5 10 15 4 0 3 22 0 30 19 33 15.2 +11 C 24 Bobby Sheehan 5'7 155 21 29 6 5 11 2 1 0 13 3 6 0 33 18.2 +4 RW 10 Bill Collins 6'1 178 27 40 6 2 8 39 0 0 15 0 36 22 57 10.5 +1 C 8 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 23 19 1 5 6 8 0 0 7 0 24 9 24 4.2 -8 C 6 Ralph Backstrom 5'10 165 33 16 1 4 5 0 0 0 9 0 10 1 18 5.6 0 C 23 Guy Charron 5'10 170 21 15 2 2 4 2 0 0 6 0 8 0 13 15.4 -2 C 12 Fran Huck 5'7 165 25 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 8 12.5 +3 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 22 51 0 3 3 50 0 0 34 0 31 0 33 0.0 +3 D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 24 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 G 30 Phil Myre 6'1 185 22 30 0 1 1 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 6 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 -1 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 23 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 25 47 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   29  Ken Dryden           23    6   327    9  1.65   6   0   0  211   .957   0   0
G    1  Rogie Vachon         25   47  2676  118  2.65  23  12   9 1367   .914   1   2
G   30  Phil Myre            22   30  1677   87  3.11  13  11   4  910   .904   1   1
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1970 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    5  G    Ray Martyniuk                         Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)             [pick acquired from CAL]
  1    6  LW   Chuck Lefley             407          Canadian National Team (Intl.)       [pick acquired from MIN]
  3   31  D    Steve Carlyle                   218   Red Deer Jr. A (AJHL)                [pick acquired from LA]
  4   45  G    Cal Hammond                           Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)             [pick acquired from LA]
  4   52  C    John French                     420   Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  5   66  D    Rick Wilson              239          University of North Dakota (NCAA)  
  6   80  D    Robert Brown                          Boston University (NCAA)           
  7   93  RW   Bob Fowler                            Estevan Bruins (WCHL)              
  8  105  D    Ric Jordan                      183   Boston University (NCAA)           

Traded draft picks:

#1 to CAL (Chris Oddleifson)
#2 to LA (Al McDonough)
#3 to LA (Terry Holbrook)

Transactions
06-09-1970signed Bob Paradise as a free agent
06-09-1970purchased Norm Beaudin from North Stars
06-09-1970Flyers claimed Alain Caron in intra-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Bob McCord from North Stars in intra-league draft
06-09-1970North Stars claimed Ted Harris in intra-league draft
06-09-1970Kings claimed Paul Curtis in intra-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Billy Inglis from Kings in intra-league draft
06-09-1970Sabres claimed Billy Inglis in intra-league draft
06-10-1970traded Bobby Rousseau and Jude Drouin to North Stars for Claude Larose and Bill Collins
07-1970Claude Provost retired
08-1970sold Bob McCord to North Stars
10-02-1970sold Robin Burns to Penguins
11-03-1970purchased Germain Gagnon from Canucks
12-11-1970sold Michel Plasse to Blues
12-23-1970purchased Terry Clancy from Maple Leafs
01-13-1971traded Mickey Redmond, Guy Charron and Bill Collins to Red Wings for Frank Mahovlich
01-26-1971traded Ralph Backstrom to Kings for Ray Fortin and Gord Labossiere
01-26-1971traded Gord Labossiere to North Stars for Rey Comeau
01-28-1971traded Fran Huck to Blues for St. Louis's #2 pick in the 1971 draft
05-1971sold Bob Paradise to North Stars
05-1971signed Gary Gambucci as a free agent
05-1971sold Gary Gambucci to North Stars
05-25-1971traded Gregg Boddy to Canucks for cash and Vancouver's #3 pick in the 1971 draft
05-25-1971sold Bobby Sheehan to Golden Seals
05-25-1971traded Leon Rochefort to Red Wings for Kerry Ketter and cash
05-25-1971traded Danny Grant (had been acquired 6/10/1968) to North Stars for Marshall Johnston and Bob Murdoch
06-07-1971Hershey (AHL) claimed Ray Fortin in reverse draft
06-08-1971sold Claude Provost to Kings
06-08-1971claimed Bob Murdoch from North Stars in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Canucks claimed Rey Comeau in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Sabres claimed Hugh Harris in intra-league draft
06-08-1971North Stars claimed Brian Lavender in intra-league draft
06-09-1971claimed Yvon Lambert from Port Huron (IHL) in inter-league draft
07-1971Jean Beliveau retired
07-1971John Ferguson retired
08-23-1971purchased Michel Plasse from Blues
08-30-1971sold Terry Clancy to Maple Leafs
08-31-1971sold Marshall Johnston to Golden Seals
09-14-1971purchased Rey Comeau from Canucks
10-1971traded John French and Lyle Carter to Golden Seals for Randy Rota
10-1971purchased Joe Hardy and Mike Laughton from Golden Seals
10-06-1971traded Ray Martyniuk to Golden Seals for Tony Featherstone


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/07/1971 at Boston Bruins L 1-3 04/08/1971 at Boston Bruins W 7-5 04/10/1971 vs Boston Bruins W 3-1 04/11/1971 vs Boston Bruins L 2-5 04/13/1971 at Boston Bruins L 3-7 04/15/1971 vs Boston Bruins W 8-3 04/18/1971 at Boston Bruins W 4-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/20/1971 vs Minnesota North Stars W 7-2 04/22/1971 vs Minnesota North Stars L 3-6 04/24/1971 at Minnesota North Stars W 6-3 04/25/1971 at Minnesota North Stars L 2-5 04/27/1971 vs Minnesota North Stars W 6-1 04/29/1971 at Minnesota North Stars W 3-2 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 05/04/1971 at Chicago Black Hawks L 1-2 (2 OT) 05/06/1971 at Chicago Black Hawks L 3-5 05/09/1971 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 4-2 05/11/1971 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 5-2 05/13/1971 at Chicago Black Hawks L 0-2 05/16/1971 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 4-3 05/18/1971 at Chicago Black Hawks W 3-2 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 32 20 14 13 27 18 3 0 C 4 Jean Beliveau 6'3 205 39 20 6 16 22 28 2 0 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 27 20 10 12 22 6 2 0 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 25 20 9 10 19 17 4 0 D 3 J.C. Tremblay 5'11 170 31 20 3 14 17 15 1 0 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 24 20 10 6 16 43 1 1 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 29 20 4 9 13 12 1 0 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 34 20 5 7 12 20 0 0 LW 22 John Ferguson 5'11 190 32 18 4 6 10 36 1 0 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 22 20 4 5 9 34 1 0 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 21 20 2 5 7 20 0 0 D 19 Terry Harper 6'1 200 30 20 0 6 6 28 0 0 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 21 20 3 1 4 40 0 0 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 28 11 1 0 1 10 0 0 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 22 13 0 1 1 10 0 0 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 21 15 0 1 1 36 0 0 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 23 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 LW 6 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 24 Bobby Sheehan 5'7 155 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 21 Leon Rochefort 6'0 185 31 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 C 6 Ralph Backstrom 5'10 165 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 23 Guy Charron 5'10 170 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 10 Bill Collins 6'1 178 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 12 Fran Huck 5'7 165 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Phil Myre 6'1 185 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 8 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 24 Mickey Redmond 5'11 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 29 Ken Dryden 23 20 1221 61 3.00 12 8 709 .914 2 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/11/1970   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-1     1-0-0
10/13/1970   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-3     2-0-0
10/15/1970   at Buffalo Sabres            W   3-0     3-0-0
10/17/1970   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   6-2     4-0-0
10/18/1970   at New York Rangers          L   0-1     4-1-0
10/21/1970   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-3     4-2-0
10/24/1970   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     5-2-0
10/25/1970   at Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     5-2-1
10/28/1970   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-6     5-3-1
10/31/1970   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     6-3-1
11/04/1970   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     7-3-1
11/07/1970   vs Buffalo Sabres            W  11-2     8-3-1
11/08/1970   at Boston Bruins             L   1-6     8-4-1
11/11/1970   at California Golden Seals   L   0-2     8-5-1
11/14/1970   at St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     8-5-2
11/15/1970   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     8-5-3
11/17/1970   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-1     9-5-3
11/19/1970   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-1     10-5-3
11/21/1970   vs New York Rangers          L   4-5     10-6-3
11/25/1970   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-5     10-7-3
11/28/1970   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-1     11-7-3
11/29/1970   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-5     11-8-3
12/02/1970   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     11-8-4
12/03/1970   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-3     12-8-4
12/05/1970   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-4     12-9-4
12/09/1970   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     12-10-4
12/10/1970   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-1     13-10-4
12/12/1970   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   8-1     14-10-4
12/16/1970   at Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     14-10-5
12/18/1970   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     15-10-5
12/20/1970   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-7     15-11-5
12/23/1970   at St. Louis Blues           T   2-2     15-11-6
12/26/1970   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     15-11-7
12/27/1970   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     16-11-7
12/30/1970   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     16-11-8
01/02/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-3     17-11-8
01/03/1971   at New York Rangers          L   5-6     17-12-8
01/06/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     18-12-8
01/09/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   1-0     19-12-8
01/10/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-3     19-13-8
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     19-13-9
01/16/1971   vs Boston Bruins             W   4-2     20-13-9
01/17/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     20-13-10
01/21/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   5-5     20-13-11
01/23/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-2     21-13-11
01/24/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   2-4     21-14-11
01/27/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-2     22-14-11
01/30/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     22-15-11
01/31/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     22-16-11
02/02/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   5-2     23-16-11
02/05/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   3-2     24-16-11
02/06/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         L   3-6     24-17-11
02/09/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-1     25-17-11
02/11/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-2     26-17-11
02/13/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     27-17-11
02/17/1971   vs New York Rangers          W   3-0     28-17-11
02/20/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-1     29-17-11
02/22/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     29-17-12
02/24/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   5-2     30-17-12
02/25/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   5-3     31-17-12
02/27/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-2     32-17-12
03/03/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   0-4     32-18-12
03/06/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   8-2     33-18-12
03/07/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         W   4-1     34-18-12
03/09/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     34-18-13
03/10/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     34-19-13
03/13/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     34-20-13
03/14/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-1     35-20-13
03/16/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-6     35-21-13
03/18/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     36-21-13
03/20/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-2     37-21-13
03/21/1971   at New York Rangers          W   6-2     38-21-13
03/24/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-3     39-21-13
03/27/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   9-2     40-21-13
03/28/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-1     41-21-13
03/31/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-6     41-22-13
04/03/1971   vs New York Rangers          W   7-2     42-22-13
04/04/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   2-7     42-23-13

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