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1939–40 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 7th NHL
1939–40 record 10-33-5
Goals for 90
Goals against 168
General Manager Jules Dugal
Coach Pit Lepine
Captain Walter Buswell
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Toe Blake (17)
Assists Charlie Sands (20)
Points Toe Blake (36)
Penalties in minutes Polly Drouin (51)
Wins Claude Bourque (9)
Goals against average Claude Bourque (3.29)
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1938–39 1940–41

The 1939–40 Montreal Canadiens season was the 31st season in franchise history. The Canadiens finished 7th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1935-36 season.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens held their training camp in Montreal, Quebec.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The New York Rangers-Montreal Canadiens 6-2 game on February 25, 1940 was the first ice hockey game ever to be shown on TV in the USA.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25


Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, 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 5, 1939 8–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 1–0–0
2 W November 9, 1939 2–0 New York Americans (1939–40) 2–0–0
3 T November 16, 1939 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1939–40) 2–0–1
4 W November 19, 1939 2–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 3–0–1
5 W November 21, 1939 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 4–0–1
6 T November 23, 1939 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 4–0–2
7 L November 25, 1939 4–6 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 4–1–2
8 L November 30, 1939 2–5 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 4–2–2
9 W December 3, 1939 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 5–2–2
10 W December 7, 1939 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 6–2–2
11 L December 9, 1939 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 6–3–2
12 L December 10, 1939 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 6–4–2
13 W December 14, 1939 5–3 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 7–4–2
14 L December 16, 1939 2–4 New York Rangers (1939–40) 7–5–2
15 L December 19, 1939 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 7–6–2
16 L December 21, 1939 2–3 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–7–2
17 L December 25, 1939 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–8–2
18 L December 28, 1939 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–9–2
19 L December 31, 1939 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–10–2
20 L January 1, 1940 0–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 7–11–2
21 L January 4, 1940 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–12–2
22 L January 6, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–13–2
23 W January 7, 1940 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–13–2
24 L January 9, 1940 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–14–2
25 L January 14, 1940 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 8–15–2
26 L January 16, 1940 1–6 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 8–16–2
27 L January 18, 1940 0–1 New York Rangers (1939–40) 8–17–2
28 T January 25, 1940 2–2 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 8–17–3
29 L January 27, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 8–18–3
30 L January 28, 1940 1–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–19–3
31 L January 30, 1940 1–4 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 8–20–3
32 L February 4, 1940 0–9 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 8–21–3
33 L February 8, 1940 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 8–22–3
34 W February 11, 1940 3–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 9–22–3
35 T February 15, 1940 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–22–4
36 L February 17, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–23–4
37 L February 18, 1940 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–24–4
38 L February 22, 1940 1–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–25–4
39 L February 24, 1940 0–2 New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–26–4
40 L February 25, 1940 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–27–4
41 L February 29, 1940 2–4 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 9–28–4
42 T March 2, 1940 3–3 OT New York Americans (1939–40) 9–28–5
43 L March 3, 1940 0–3 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 9–29–5
44 L March 7, 1940 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–30–5
45 W March 9, 1940 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 10–30–5
46 L March 10, 1940 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 10–31–5
47 L March 14, 1940 4–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 10–32–5
48 L March 17, 1940 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 10–33–5

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Canadiens did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 48 17 19 36 48
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 47 9 20 29 10
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 46 11 12 23 29
Mantha, GeorgesGeorges Mantha D/LW 42 9 11 20 6
Trudel, LouLou Trudel LW 47 12 7 19 24
Drouin, PollyPolly Drouin LW 42 4 11 15 51
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 30 4 10 14 2
Young, DougDoug Young D 47 3 9 12 22
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 48 2 10 12 48
Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 23 2 8 10 8
Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 10 4 5 9 0
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 41 1 5 6 6
Summerhill, BillBill Summerhill RW 13 3 2 5 24
Demers, TonyTony Demers RW 14 2 3 5 2
Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 11 1 4 5 4
Meronek, BillBill Meronek C 7 2 2 4 0
Mondou, ArmandArmand Mondou LW 21 2 2 4 0
Buswell, WaltWalt Buswell D 46 1 3 4 10
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 32 1 3 4 6
Doran, JohnJohn Doran D 6 0 3 3 6
Raymond, ArmandArmand Raymond D 11 0 1 1 0
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso RW 2 0 0 0 0
Thomson, RhysRhys Thomson D 7 0 0 0 16
Poirier, GordieGordie Poirier C 10 0 0 0 0
Karakas, MikeMike Karakas G 5 0 0 0 0
Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 7 0 0 0 0
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 36 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 2210 36 9 24 3 121 3.29 2
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 415 7 1 5 1 24 3.47 0
Karakas, MikeMike Karakas 310 5 0 4 1 18 3.48 0
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands 25 1 0 0 0 5 12.00 0
Team: 2960 48 10 33 5 168 3.41 2

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; 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 Records[edit | edit source]

  • Toe Blake, Left Wing, NHL First Team All-Star

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1939–40 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1939-40 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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