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1971-1972 Montreal Canadiens: 46-16-16
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-3-7 (174 goals scored, 86 allowed) Road record: 17-13-9 (133 goals scored, 119 allowed) Head Coach: Scotty Bowman Power Play: 72/266 (27.1%) Penalty Killing: 204/245 (83.3%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 14-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 221-160 307 goals scored (3rd of 14 teams), 205 goals allowed (5th), 783 PIM (13th) NHL Averages: 3.07 goals/game (239.1 goals/team), 953.5 PIM/team 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 33 76 43 53 96 36 14 4 149 54 70 17 261 16.5 +42 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 28 73 47 36 83 15 18 0 128 51 54 0 208 22.6 +23 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 26 77 32 49 81 26 8 0 129 42 52 2 266 12.0 +37 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 25 75 35 32 67 103 7 4 107 31 80 20 207 16.9 +16 RW 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 20 73 29 35 64 48 5 0 99 27 45 0 187 15.5 +27 D 3 J.C. Tremblay 5'11 170 32 76 6 51 57 24 3 0 167 51 91 27 130 4.6 +52 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 22 75 31 22 53 81 9 0 83 27 43 2 203 15.3 +15 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 23 69 11 38 49 58 4 0 123 38 78 8 227 4.8 +15 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 35 78 12 32 44 48 0 0 66 6 51 1 175 6.9 +10 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 29 77 20 18 38 64 1 3 56 4 55 12 169 11.8 +9 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 22 77 11 17 28 21 1 0 49 5 38 3 145 7.6 +9 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 30 73 3 25 28 50 2 0 116 9 104 33 97 3.1 +36 D/RW 6 Jimmy Roberts 5'10 185 31 51 7 15 22 49 0 3 40 2 46 11 69 10.1 +3 C 17 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 24 55 7 10 17 14 0 0 25 0 25 4 67 10.4 +4 D 19 Terry Harper 6'1 200 31 52 2 12 14 35 0 0 53 0 54 10 39 5.1 +9 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 25 23 1 8 9 16 0 0 43 6 21 5 45 2.2 +21 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 23 60 3 5 8 39 0 0 39 0 30 1 42 7.1 +10 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 22 27 3 2 5 22 0 0 10 0 9 2 35 8.6 +3 RW 24 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 20 17 3 0 3 4 0 0 7 1 7 0 12 25.0 -1 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 24 64 0 3 3 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 25 11 1 1 2 8 0 0 15 0 10 3 16 6.2 +8 LW 21 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 21 16 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 7 0.0 -1 G 1 Denis DeJordy 5'9 185 33 7 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 26 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 23 Germain Gagnon 6'0 175 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 C 8 Rey Comeau 5'8 190 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 G 30 Phil Myre 6'1 185 23 9 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 22 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 0 7 1 11 0.0 +5
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           24   64  3800  142  2.24  39   8  15 2030   .930   2   8
G   30  Phil Myre            23    9   528   32  3.64   4   5   0  276   .884   0   0
G    1  Denis DeJordy        33    7   332   25  4.52   3   2   1  178   .860   0   0
G    1  Rogie Vachon         26    1    20    4 12.00   0   1   0   17   .765   0   0
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
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    1  C    Guy Lafleur             1126          Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)              [pick acquired from CAL]
  1    7  RW   Chuck Arnason            401          Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)             [pick acquired from MIN]
  1   11  LW   Murray Wilson            386          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  2   20  D    Larry Robinson          1384          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)              [pick acquired from LA]
  2   24  G    Michel DeGuise                   50   Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)            [pick acquired from STL]
  2   25  C    Terry French                          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  3   31  C    Jim Cahoon                            University of North Dakota (NCAA)    [pick acquired from VAN]
  4   45  D    Ed Sidebottom                         Estevan Bruins (WCHL)                [pick acquired from VAN]
  4   53  D    Greg Hubick               77          University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)  
  5   67  D    Mike Busniuk             143          University of Denver (NCAA)        
  6   81  LW   Ross Butler                           Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)               
  7   95  C    Peter Sullivan           126    313   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              

Traded draft picks:

#3 to VAN (Richard Lemieux)

Transactions
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
10-1971purchased Joe Hardy and Mike Laughton from Golden Seals
10-1971traded John French and Lyle Carter to Golden Seals for Randy Rota
10-06-1971traded Ray Martyniuk to Golden Seals for Tony Featherstone
11-04-1971traded Rogie Vachon to Kings for Dale Hoganson, Noel Price, Doug Robinson and Denis DeJordy
12-13-1971traded Phil Roberto to Blues for Jim Roberts
06-1972sold Ted Tucker to Flames
06-1972signed Larry Fullan as a free agent
06-05-1972Maple Leafs claimed Larry Pleau in intra-league draft
06-05-1972claimed Brad Selwood from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Phil Myre in expansion draft
06-06-1972traded Tony Featherstone, Denis DeJordy, Glenn Resch, Murray Anderson, Alex Campbell and Germain Gagnon (acq. 6/26/72) to Islanders for cash and Islanders' #2 pick in the 1973 draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Kerry Ketter in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bart Crashley in expansion draft
06-08-1972sold Ron Busniuk to Sabres
06-09-1972sold Lynn Powis to Flames
06-16-1972sold Rey Comeau to Flames
08-14-1972traded Noel Price to Flames for future considerations and cash
08-22-1972traded Terry Harper to Kings for Los Angeles' #1 draft picks in 1975 and 1976, #2 pick in 1974 and #3 pick in 1975


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1972 at New York Rangers L 2-3 04/06/1972 at New York Rangers L 2-5 04/08/1972 vs New York Rangers W 2-1 04/09/1972 vs New York Rangers L 4-6 04/11/1972 at New York Rangers W 2-1 04/13/1972 vs New York Rangers L 2-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 20 6 1 4 5 2 0 0 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 33 6 3 2 5 2 1 0 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 22 6 2 3 5 9 0 0 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 28 6 2 1 3 2 0 0 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 29 6 2 1 3 23 0 0 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 26 6 2 1 3 2 0 0 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 35 6 0 3 3 4 0 0 D 19 Terry Harper 6'1 200 31 5 1 1 2 6 0 0 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 25 6 0 2 2 12 0 0 D 3 J.C. Tremblay 5'11 170 32 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 23 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 D/RW 6 Jimmy Roberts 5'10 185 31 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 30 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 C 17 Larry Pleau 6'1 190 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 22 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 25 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 RW 24 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 8 Rey Comeau 5'8 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Denis DeJordy 5'9 185 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 23 Germain Gagnon 6'0 175 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 6 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 21 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Phil Myre 6'1 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 29 Ken Dryden 24 6 360 17 2.83 2 4 192 .911 2 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/09/1971   vs New York Rangers          T   4-4     0-0-1
10/14/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     0-0-2
10/16/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   9-3     1-0-2
10/17/1971   at New York Rangers          L   4-8     1-1-2
10/20/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   4-2     2-1-2
10/22/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-0     3-1-2
10/23/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     4-1-2
10/27/1971   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-2     5-1-2
10/30/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-0     6-1-2
10/31/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     6-2-2
11/03/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-1     7-2-2
11/06/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-1     8-2-2
11/07/1971   at Boston Bruins             W   3-2     9-2-2
11/10/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     10-2-2
11/13/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-1     11-2-2
11/14/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     11-2-3
11/16/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   7-2     12-2-3
11/18/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           T   2-2     12-2-4
11/20/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     12-2-5
11/24/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     12-2-6
11/27/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-1     13-2-6
11/28/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     13-3-6
12/01/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-3     14-3-6
12/04/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-0     15-3-6
12/08/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     16-3-6
12/11/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     17-3-6
12/12/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-4     17-4-6
12/15/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     18-4-6
12/17/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     19-4-6
12/19/1971   at California Golden Seals   T   3-3     19-4-7
12/22/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     20-4-7
12/25/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     20-5-7
12/26/1971   at New York Rangers          L   1-5     20-6-7
12/29/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   3-2     21-6-7
01/01/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-5     21-7-7
01/02/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-6     21-8-7
01/05/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-4     22-8-7
01/08/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W  10-2     23-8-7
01/09/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-5     23-9-7
01/11/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   3-7     23-10-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-1     24-10-7
01/15/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-2     25-10-7
01/16/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-4     25-11-7
01/19/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   1-0     26-11-7
01/22/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   5-8     26-12-7
01/23/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     26-12-8
01/27/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   5-6     26-13-8
01/29/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-0     27-13-8
02/01/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     28-13-8
02/03/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         T   1-1     28-13-9
02/04/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     28-13-10
02/06/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     29-13-10
02/10/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-1     30-13-10
02/12/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-5     31-13-10
02/13/1972   at Boston Bruins             T   2-2     31-13-11
02/16/1972   vs California Golden Seals   T   1-1     31-13-12
02/19/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     32-13-12
02/20/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-0     33-13-12
02/22/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   3-7     33-14-12
02/24/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     34-14-12
02/26/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-1     35-14-12
02/27/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     36-14-12
03/01/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-1     37-14-12
03/04/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-0     38-14-12
03/05/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-0     39-14-12
03/08/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-4     40-14-12
03/09/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-1     41-14-12
03/11/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   1-1     41-14-13
03/13/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-1     42-14-13
03/15/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     43-14-13
03/18/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     44-14-13
03/19/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   6-7     44-15-13
03/22/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     44-15-14
03/25/1972   vs New York Rangers          T   3-3     44-15-15
03/26/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   4-5     44-16-15
03/29/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   5-5     44-16-16
04/01/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   6-2     45-16-16
04/02/1972   at New York Rangers          W   6-5     46-16-16

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