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1928–29 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1928–29 record 22-7-15
Goals for 71
Goals against 43
General Manager Leo Dandurand
Coach Cecil Hart
Captain Sylvio Mantha
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Howie Morenz (17)
Assists Howie Morenz (10)
Points Howie Morenz (27)
Penalties in minutes Albert Leduc (79)
Wins George Hainsworth (22)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (0.98)
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1927–28 1929–30

The 1928–29 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 20th season, and 12th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team repeated its first place finish in the Canadian Division and qualified for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins 3 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The New York Americans, last place finishers in 1927–28, surprised everyone by occupying first place for much of the season in the Canadian Division. However, the Montreal Canadiens dislodged the Americans and finished first. George Hainsworth, Canadiens goaltender, set an unprecedented record of 22 shutouts and a 0.98 goals against average.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 59
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 53 53 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 85 69 47
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 54 67 41
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 67 65 39

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1928 3–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 1–0–0
2 L November 17, 1928 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 1–1–0
3 W November 20, 1928 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 2–1–0
4 T November 22, 1928 0–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 2–1–1
5 L November 24, 1928 3–4 New York Americans (1928–29) 2–2–1
6 T November 29, 1928 1–1 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 2–2–2
7 W December 1, 1928 2–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 3–2–2
8 L December 4, 1928 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 3–3–2
9 W December 8, 1928 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 4–3–2
10 L December 13, 1928 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 4–4–2
11 T December 15, 1928 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 4–4–3
12 W December 18, 1928 5–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 5–4–3
13 L December 20, 1928 1–5 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 5–5–3
14 W December 22, 1928 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 6–5–3
15 W December 27, 1928 3–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 7–5–3
16 T January 1, 1929 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 7–5–4
17 T January 3, 1929 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 7–5–5
18 T January 5, 1929 0–0 OT Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 7–5–6
19 L January 10, 1929 2–4 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 7–6–6
20 W January 12, 1929 3–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 8–6–6
21 W January 15, 1929 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 9–6–6
22 T January 17, 1929 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 9–6–7
23 T January 19, 1929 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1928–29) 9–6–8
24 W January 20, 1929 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 10–6–8
25 T January 22, 1929 0–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 10–6–9
26 T January 24, 1929 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 10–6–10
27 W January 26, 1929 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–6–10
28 W January 29, 1929 1–0 @ New York Americans (1928–29) 12–6–10
29 W February 2, 1929 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 13–6–10
30 T February 7, 1929 2–2 OT Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 13–6–11
31 T February 10, 1929 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 13–6–12
32 W February 12, 1929 2–0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 14–6–12
33 W February 14, 1929 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 15–6–12
34 T February 16, 1929 1–1 OT New York Americans (1928–29) 15–6–13
35 W February 21, 1929 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 16–6–13
36 L February 23, 1929 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 16–7–13
37 W February 26, 1929 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 17–7–13
38 T February 28, 1929 0–0 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 17–7–14
39 W March 2, 1929 3–0 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 18–7–14
40 W March 7, 1929 3–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–7–14
41 T March 10, 1929 1–1 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 19–7–15
42 W March 12, 1929 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 20–7–15
43 W March 14, 1929 1–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 21–7–15
44 W March 16, 1929 4–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 22–7–15

Playoff hockey program.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 3, Montreal Canadiens 0[edit | edit source]

The Boston Bruins faced the Montreal Canadiens for the first time in the playoffs. As the winners of the Canadian Division, Montreal had also received a bye to the semi-finals in a best-of-five series.

Game 1 began at the Boston Garden where brilliant goaltending by Tiny Thompson led Boston to a 1-0 win on an early first period goal by Cooney Weiland.

Game 2 was a repeat of Game 1, an early goal by Weiland and Thompson shutting out the Habs for a 1-0 victory. However, this game was a much rougher affair with 30 minutes in penalties called.

Game 3 saw the series shift to the Montreal Forum and out do Game 2's roughness with 48 minutes in penalties called. The Habs shot out to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Albert Leduc and Aurel Joliat 8 seconds apart. But the Bruins roared back in the second period with 3 straight goals by Bill Carson, Dutch Gainor and Eddie Shore to win 3-2 and sweep the series 3-0.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 19 Montreal Canadiens 0–1 Boston Bruins 1–0
2 March 21 Montreal Canadiens 0–1 Boston Bruins 2–0
3 March 23 Boston Bruins 3–2 Montreal Canadiens 3–0

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Howie Morenz 42 17 10 27 47
Aurel Joliat 44 12 5 17 59
Sylvio Mantha 44 9 4 13 56
Albert Leduc 43 9 2 11 79
Art Gagne 44 7 3 10 52
George Patterson 44 4 5 9 34
Pit Lepine 44 6 1 7 48
Armand Mondou 32 3 4 7 6
Marty Burke 44 4 2 6 68
Pete Palangio 2 0 0 0 0
Wildor Larochelle 2 0 0 0 0
Herb Gardiner 7 0 0 0 0
Leo Gaudreault 11 0 0 0 4
Art Lesieur 15 0 0 0 0
Georges Mantha 21 0 0 0 8
Gerry Carson 26 0 0 0 4
George Hainsworth 44 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
George Hainsworth 2800 44 22 7 15 43 0.92 22
Team: 2800 44 22 7 15 43 0.92 22

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Aurel Joliat 3 1 1 2 10
Albert Leduc 3 1 0 1 4
Marty Burke 3 0 0 0 8
Art Gagne 3 0 0 0 12
Herb Gardiner 3 0 0 0 2
George Hainsworth 3 0 0 0 0
Pit Lepine 3 0 0 0 2
Georges Mantha 3 0 0 0 0
Sylvio Mantha 3 0 0 0 0
Armand Mondou 3 0 0 0 2
Howie Morenz 3 0 0 0 6
George Patterson 3 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
George Hainsworth 180 3 0 3 0 5 1.67 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 0 5 1.67 0

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Goaltenders
Defense
Forwards

Source:

  • Mouton, p. 156
  • Players. NHL. Retrieved on 2008-10-22.

Post-season Exhibition[edit | edit source]

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The Canadiens went to Vancouver for a series against the New York Americans and the Vancouver Lions of the Pacific Coast Hockey League.

Clint Benedict of the Montreal Maroons replaced George Hainsworth in nets. Hainsworth could not take off the time from his business.

  • April 6 Vancouver 2 Montreal 0
  • April 8 Montreal 4 Vancouver 1
  • April 10 Vancouver 3 Montreal 2
  • April 12 New York 1 Vancouver 0
  • April 15 New York 5 Montreal 3

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc.. National Hockey League, 59–74. 
  • Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 155013051X. 
  1. 1928-29 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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