|1929–30 Montreal Canadiens · NHL|
|Stanley Cup Champions|
|General Manager||Leo Dandurand|
|Goals||Howie Morenz (40)|
|Assists||Aurel Joliat (12)|
|Points||Howie Morenz (50)|
|Penalties in minutes||Sylvio Mantha (108)|
|Wins||George Hainsworth (20)|
|Goals against average||George Hainsworth (2.57)|
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The 1929–30 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 21st season. The team placed second in the Canadian Division and qualified for the playoffs. The team won three series to win the Stanley Cup, for the third time in team history, and the second time in the National Hockey League (NHL).
To combat low scoring, a major rule change was implemented. Players were now allowed forward passing in the offensive zone, instead of only in the defensive and neutral zones. This led to abuse as players sat in front of the opposing net waiting for a pass. The rule was changed again in December 1929, and players were no longer allowed to enter the offensive zone before the puck. This was the birth of the modern-day offside rule. The Canadiens doubled their scoring output compared to the previous season.
On December 14, 1929, Alfred Lepine scored four goals and added one assist in the second period of a game versus Ottawa, won 6–4 by Montreal. As of 2009, this feat is still the Canadiens' record for goals and points in one period.
|Toronto Maple Leafs||44||17||21||6||116||124||40|
|New York Americans||44||14||25||5||113||161||33|
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.
|Regular Season Results|
|1||T||November 14, 1929||3–3 OT||@ Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||0–0–1|
|2||T||November 16, 1929||4–4 OT||Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30)||0–0–2|
|3||L||November 19, 1929||1–5||@ Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||0–1–2|
|4||W||November 21, 1929||3–2 OT||Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||1–1–2|
|5||W||November 24, 1929||3–2 OT||@ New York Americans (1929–30)||2–1–2|
|6||W||November 26, 1929||9–2||Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30)||3–1–2|
|7||W||November 30, 1929||3–1||New York Americans (1929–30)||4–1–2|
|8||L||December 3, 1929||1–3||@ Boston Bruins (1929–30)||4–2–2|
|9||L||December 5, 1929||4–5||Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||4–3–2|
|10||W||December 7, 1929||1–0||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||5–3–2|
|11||W||December 10, 1929||5–3 OT||Detroit Cougars (1929–30)||6–3–2|
|12||L||December 12, 1929||3–8||@ New York Rangers (1929–30)||6–4–2|
|13||W||December 14, 1929||6–4||Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||7–4–2|
|14||T||December 17, 1929||3–3 OT||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30)||7–4–3|
|15||W||December 19, 1929||7–2||New York Rangers (1929–30)||8–4–3|
|16||T||December 21, 1929||1–1 OT||@ Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||8–4–4|
|17||L||December 28, 1929||2–3||Boston Bruins (1929–30)||8–5–4|
|18||W||January 1, 1930||3–2 OT||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30)||9–5–4|
|19||L||January 2, 1930||0–4||@ Detroit Cougars (1929–30)||9–6–4|
|20||L||January 4, 1930||3–4||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||9–7–4|
|21||L||January 7, 1930||1–2||Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||9–8–4|
|22||L||January 11, 1930||1–2 OT||Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||9–9–4|
|23||W||January 16, 1930||6–1||Detroit Cougars (1929–30)||10–9–4|
|24||W||January 21, 1930||5–2||@ New York Americans (1929–30)||11–9–4|
|25||L||January 25, 1930||1–2||Boston Bruins (1929–30)||11–10–4|
|26||W||January 28, 1930||3–2||@ Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||12–10–4|
|27||W||January 30, 1930||1–0 OT||Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30)||13–10–4|
|28||L||February 1, 1930||1–4||@ Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||13–11–4|
|29||W||February 4, 1930||3–1||Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||14–11–4|
|30||T||February 6, 1930||3–3 OT||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||14–11–5|
|31||T||February 8, 1930||2–2 OT||Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||14–11–6|
|32||T||February 13, 1930||4–4 OT||Ottawa Senators (1929–30)||14–11–7|
|33||W||February 16, 1930||2–1 OT||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1929–30)||15–11–7|
|34||W||February 18, 1930||2–0||@ Detroit Cougars (1929–30)||16–11–7|
|35||W||February 22, 1930||9–2||New York Americans (1929–30)||17–11–7|
|36||L||February 25, 1930||2–4||@ New York Americans (1929–30)||17–12–7|
|37||W||February 27, 1930||6–2||Toronto Maple Leafs (1929–30)||18–12–7|
|38||W||March 1, 1930||4–2||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30)||19–12–7|
|39||L||March 4, 1930||2–5||@ Boston Bruins (1929–30)||19–13–7|
|40||L||March 6, 1930||0–4||@ Montreal Maroons (1929–30)||19–14–7|
|41||W||March 8, 1930||6–0||New York Rangers (1929–30)||20–14–7|
|42||T||March 11, 1930||3–3 OT||@ New York Rangers (1929–30)||20–14–8|
|43||T||March 13, 1930||2–2 OT||Pittsburgh Pirates (1929–30)||20–14–9|
|44||W||March 18, 1930||8–3||New York Americans (1929–30)||21–14–9|
The Canadiens, by placing second had to play in the first round series versus the Chicago Black Hawks. The Canadiens won the two-game total-goals series 3–2. Next, were the New York Rangers who had defeated the Ottawa Senators in their first round series. The Canadiens swept the Rangers two games to none in a best-of-three series. The teams played 68 minutes and 52 seconds of overtime in the first game before Gus Rivers scored to win the game for the Canadiens.
Montreal Canadiens 2, Boston Bruins 0Edit
The final was a best of three series. The Canadiens had lost all four of their regular-season meetings with the Bruins. The Bruins were heavily favored to retain the Stanley Cup, but were shocked in the first game of the best-of-three Finals by the play of Canadiens' goaltender George Hainsworth, who shut out the Bruins' powerful offense. In the second game, Montreal went out to a three-goal lead until Eddie Shore scored. Howie Morenz responded five minutes later and the Habs led 4-1 going into the third period. Goals by Percy Galbraith and Dit Clapper made it close but Montreal held on for the win. It was the first time all season long the Bruins had lost two games in a row, and the stunning defeat of the regular season champions in such a short series spurred the league to change the Cup Finals to a best-of-five series for subsequent years. Clapper led all playoff scorers with 4 goals while Marty Barry and Cooney Weiland tied for the points lead with 6 each.
|1||April 1||Montreal Canadiens||3–0||Boston Bruins||0–1|
|2||April 3||Boston Bruins||3–4||Montreal Canadiens||0–2|
- For more details on this topic, see 1930 Stanley Cup Finals.
† Worters was loaned from the New York Americans for one game on February 27, 1930 vs. Toronto.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; 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
- The Canadiens did not win any awards this season.
Montreal Canadiens 1930 Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit
- Louis Athanase David (President), Joseph Cattarinich (Vice President/Owner)
- Leo Dandurand (Secretary-Treasurer/Owner), Cecil Hart (Manager-Coach)
- Louis Letourneau (Director/Owner), Edouard St. Pere (Vice President)
- Henry Gray, Anerdee Monet Juce, Georges Richer, Fernand Rinfeet (Directors)
- Dr. J.A. Corrigan (Team Physician), Ed Dulfour (Trainer)
- Jim McKenna (Ass't Trainer), J.P. Lepetite (Ass't Trainer/left off cup, on team picture).
Stanley Cup Engraving
- Mistake - Georges Richer was engraved as a Physician, but his official title was a member of the board directors.
- Mistake - Co-Owner Louis A. Letourneau was misspelt H.A. LETOURNEAU.
- Mouton, p. 157
- Players. NHL. Retrieved on 2008-10-22.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
- Coleman, Charles L. (1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2 1927–1946 inc.. National Hockey League, 82–106.
- Mouton, Claude (1987). The Montreal Canadiens. Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books. ISBN 155013051X.
- 1929–30 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-06.
|1929–30 NHL season by team|
|Canadian Division||Mtl Canadiens • Mtl Maroons • NY Americans • Ottawa • Toronto|
|American Division||Boston • Chicago • Detroit • NY Rangers • Pittsburgh|
|See also||Stanley Cup Finals|
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