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1946–47 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1946–47 record 34-16-10
Goals for 189
Goals against 138
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Maurice Richard (45)
Assists Toe Blake (29)
Points Maurice Richard (71)
Penalties in minutes Murph Chamberlain (97)
Wins Bill Durnan (34)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.30)
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1945–46 1947–48

The 1946–47 Montreal Canadiens season was the 38th season in club history. The team placed first in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The Canadiens lost in the Stanley Cup finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to two.

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 60 34 16 10 78 189 138 561
Toronto Maple Leafs 60 31 19 10 72 209 172 669
Boston Bruins 60 26 23 11 63 190 175 463
Detroit Red Wings 60 22 27 11 55 190 193 535
New York Rangers 60 22 32 6 50 167 186 426
Chicago Black Hawks 60 19 37 4 42 193 274 467

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game LogEdit

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 17, 19463–0 New York Rangers (1946–47) 1–0–0
2TOctober 19, 19461–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 1–0–1
3LOctober 23, 19461–4 New York Rangers (1946–47) 1–1–1
4WOctober 26, 19467–2 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 2–1–1
5LOctober 27, 19461–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 2–2–1
6TNovember 1, 19461–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 2–2–2
7WNovember 7, 19464–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 3–2–2
8WNovember 9, 19465–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 4–2–2
9LNovember 10, 19463–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 4–3–2
10TNovember 13, 19464–4 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 4–3–3
11WNovember 14, 19464–3 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 5–3–3
12LNovember 16, 19460–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 5–4–3
13WNovember 17, 19464–1 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 6–4–3
14LNovember 23, 19462–3 New York Rangers (1946–47) 6–5–3
15WNovember 24, 19464–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 7–5–3
16WNovember 27, 19466–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 8–5–3
17WNovember 30, 19464–1 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 9–5–3
18WDecember 3, 19464–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 10–5–3
19LDecember 4, 19461–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 10–6–3
20WDecember 8, 19465–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 11–6–3
21WDecember 11, 19463–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 12–6–3
22WDecember 15, 19465–3 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 13–6–3
23WDecember 21, 19465–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 14–6–3
24WDecember 22, 19464–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 15–6–3
25LDecember 25, 19460–2 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 15–7–3
26WDecember 26, 19464–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 16–7–3
27WDecember 28, 19468–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 17–7–3
28WJanuary 1, 19475–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 18–7–3
29WJanuary 4, 19474–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 19–7–3
30LJanuary 8, 19472–4 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 19–8–3
31LJanuary 11, 19471–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 19–9–3
32LJanuary 12, 19471–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 19–10–3
33LJanuary 15, 19471–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 19–11–3
34TJanuary 16, 19471–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 19–11–4
35WJanuary 18, 19476–2 New York Rangers (1946–47) 20–11–4
36TJanuary 19, 19472–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 20–11–5
37WJanuary 22, 19474–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 21–11–5
38WJanuary 25, 19474–1 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 22–11–5
39WJanuary 28, 19474–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 23–11–5
40WJanuary 30, 19472–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 24–11–5
41WFebruary 1, 19472–1 New York Rangers (1946–47) 25–11–5
42LFebruary 2, 19471–7 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 25–12–5
43WFebruary 5, 19473–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 26–12–5
44WFebruary 6, 19478–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 27–12–5
45WFebruary 8, 19474–3 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 28–12–5
46TFebruary 12, 19471–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 28–12–6
47TFebruary 15, 19474–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 28–12–7
48TFebruary 16, 19472–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 28–12–8
49LFebruary 22, 19473–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 28–13–8
50TFebruary 23, 19472–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 28–13–9
51WFebruary 26, 19471–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 29–13–9
52WFebruary 27, 19476–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 30–13–9
53LMarch 1, 19471–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 30–14–9
54TMarch 6, 19471–1 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 30–14–10
55WMarch 9, 19474–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 31–14–10
56WMarch 15, 19471–0 New York Rangers (1946–47) 32–14–10
57WMarch 16, 19474–3 @ New York Rangers (1946–47) 33–14–10
58LMarch 19, 19474–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 33–15–10
59LMarch 22, 19474–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 33–16–10
60WMarch 23, 19473–2 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 34–16–10

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PlayoffsEdit

Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 1Edit

Having met the year before in the 1946 Stanley Cup Finals where the Habs defeated the Bruins 4 games to 1, the Canadiens would repeat the victory in 5 games, though two games were decided in overtime.

Game 1 at the Montreal Forum saw the Bruins jump out to an early lead on a goal by Ken Smith. Bill Durnan would not allow another and goals by Toe Blake, Jimmy Peters and Johnny Quilty secured a 3-1 win for the Habs.

Game 2 in Montreal was a tight checking affair with a scoreless first period. Bobby Bauer scored for the Bruins at 3:02 of the second period which held up until Ken Reardon tied it with less than a minute left in the game. Montreal's Ken Mosdell was the OT hero 5:38 in and the Habs took a 2-0 series lead to Boston. Bruins All-Star defenseman Jack Crawford was lost to injury for the remainder of the series.

Game 3 at the Boston Garden was a rough affair with several brawls. Maurice Richard opened the scoring :38 seconds in which Ken Mosdell extended five minutes later. At the 14:38 minute mark, Woody Dumart and Richard got into a scrap, resulting in a major penalty to Richard. The second period saw 4 majors handed out and Richard receive a game misconduct. Energized, the Bruins struck for 3 goals by Milt Schmidt, Joe Carveth and Schmidt again and led 3-2 at the end of the second period. Ken Reardon was knocked out of the series after receiving a check from Bep Guidolin and breaking his toe after hitting the boards. Deflated, the Habs didn't counter and Dumart's first of the playoffs 14:48 into the third period led the Bruins to a 4-2 win.

Game 4 in Boston saw Eddie Shore honored with entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame and his #2 jersey retired. Playing without defensemen Crawford and Murray Henderson, Montreal's Billy Reay ruined the celebration with a 4 goal performance as the Habs took a 3-1 stranglehold on the series.

Game 5 in Montreal saw the Bruins Pentti Lund play his first ever game in place of Jack McGill. After a scoreless first period, Toe Blake scored 45 seconds into the second but the Bruins Carveth and Schmidt scored within 20 seconds of each other to make it 2-1 Bruins at the end of the period. Richard tied it up at 7:43 of the third but Ken Smith put the Bruins up 3-2 at 11:40. With time running out, Richard scored again with a little over 3 minutes remaining and the game headed to overtime. The Bruins had a scary moment when Fern Flaman took a penalty 15:25 into the first OT, but managed to kill it off. Late in the second OT, a shot by Murph Chamberlain hit the post and dropped for Johnny Quilty who rapped in the winner. Montreal won the series 4 games to 1.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 25 Boston Bruins 1-3 Montreal Canadiens 0-1
2 March 27 Boston Bruins 1-2 (OT) Montreal Canadiens 0-2
3 March 29 Montreal Canadiens 2-4 Boston Bruins 1-2
4 April 1 Montreal Canadiens 1-5 Boston Bruins 3-1
5 April 3 Boston Bruins 3-4 (2OT) Montreal Canadiens 1-4

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 2Edit

For more details on this topic, see 1947 Stanley Cup Finals.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 60 45 26 71 69
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 60 21 29 50 6
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 59 22 20 42 17
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 53 16 14 30 12
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 31 14 16 30 22
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 46 10 20 30 6
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 60 11 13 24 27
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 52 5 17 22 84
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 49 4 18 22 12
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen LW/D 49 7 14 21 12
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 49 10 10 20 97
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 54 5 10 15 50
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 57 5 9 14 53
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 50 2 11 13 14
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 60 5 7 12 60
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 57 6 3 9 16
Quilty, JohnJohn Quilty C 3 1 1 2 0
Macey, HubHub Macey LW 12 0 1 1 0
Lewis, DougDoug Lewis LW 3 0 0 0 0
Pargeter, GeorgeGeorge Pargeter LW 4 0 0 0 0
Benoit, JoeJoe Benoit RW 6 0 0 0 4
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 6 0 0 0 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 60 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 3600 60 34 16 10 138 2.30 4
Team: 3600 60 34 16 10 138 2.30 4

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 10 6 5 11 44
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 11 2 7 9 0
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 11 6 1 7 14
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 8 3 4 7 0
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 11 0 6 6 10
Quilty, JohnJohn Quilty C 7 3 2 5 9
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen LW/D 11 1 3 4 6
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 11 1 3 4 19
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 11 1 2 3 10
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 7 1 2 3 20
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 11 0 3 3 21
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 6 2 0 2 2
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 4 2 0 2 4
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 11 1 1 2 4
MacKay, MurdoMurdo MacKay RW/C 9 0 1 1 0
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 4 0 0 0 4
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 7 0 0 0 4
Macey, HubHub Macey LW 7 0 0 0 0
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 8 0 0 0 0
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 720 11 6 5 23 1.92 1
Team: 720 11 6 5 23 1.92 1

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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 RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • During the February 1, 1947 Rangers-Canadiens game, Chuck Rayner skated three times into Montreal's zone in an attempt to score in the Rangers 2-1 loss.[3]

Game AdsEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1946–47 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1946-47 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  3. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.94.


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