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1947–48 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1947–48 record 20-29-11
Goals for 147
Goals against 169
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Bill Durnan
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Elmer Lach (30)
Assists Elmer Lach (31)
Points Elmer Lach (61)
Penalties in minutes Ken Reardon (129)
Wins Bill Durnan (20)
Goals against average Bill Durnan (2.77)
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1946–47 1948–49

The 1947–48 Montreal Canadiens season was the 39th season in club history. The Canadiens finished 5th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Bill Durnan was the last goaltender to serve as captain of an NHL team. He suffered his only losing season during the 1947-48 season, and, for the only time in his career, did not lead the league in goals against average. [1]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Toronto Maple Leafs 60 32 15 13 77 182 143
Detroit Red Wings 60 30 18 12 72 187 148
Boston Bruins 60 23 24 13 59 167 168
New York Rangers 60 21 26 13 55 176 201
Montreal Canadiens 60 20 29 11 51 147 169
Chicago Black Hawks 60 20 34 6 46 195 225

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 16, 1947 1–2 New York Rangers (1947–48) 0–1–0
2 W October 18, 1947 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 1–1–0
3 L October 22, 1947 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 1–2–0
4 W October 25, 1947 5–0 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 2–2–0
5 W October 26, 1947 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 3–2–0
6 L October 29, 1947 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 3–3–0
7 W November 2, 1947 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 4–3–0
8 W November 6, 1947 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 5–3–0
9 L November 8, 1947 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 5–4–0
10 W November 13, 1947 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 6–4–0
11 L November 15, 1947 1–9 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 6–5–0
12 L November 16, 1947 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 6–6–0
13 T November 19, 1947 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 6–6–1
14 L November 22, 1947 3–5 New York Rangers (1947–48) 6–7–1
15 T November 23, 1947 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 6–7–2
16 W November 27, 1947 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 7–7–2
17 L November 29, 1947 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 7–8–2
18 T November 30, 1947 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 7–8–3
19 W December 6, 1947 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 8–8–3
20 L December 7, 1947 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 8–9–3
21 T December 10, 1947 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 8–9–4
22 L December 11, 1947 2–4 New York Rangers (1947–48) 8–10–4
23 W December 14, 1947 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 9–10–4
24 L December 20, 1947 2–4 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 9–11–4
25 W December 21, 1947 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 10–11–4
26 L December 25, 1947 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 10–12–4
27 W December 27, 1947 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 11–12–4
28 L January 1, 1948 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 11–13–4
29 T January 3, 1948 2–2 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 11–13–5
30 L January 4, 1948 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 11–14–5
31 T January 8, 1948 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 11–14–6
32 T January 10, 1948 1–1 New York Rangers (1947–48) 11–14–7
33 L January 11, 1948 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 11–15–7
34 W January 15, 1948 8–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 12–15–7
35 W January 17, 1948 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 13–15–7
36 T January 18, 1948 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 13–15–8
37 L January 21, 1948 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 13–16–8
38 L January 24, 1948 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 13–17–8
39 L January 25, 1948 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 13–18–8
40 T January 28, 1948 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 13–18–9
41 L January 31, 1948 2–4 New York Rangers (1947–48) 13–19–9
42 W February 1, 1948 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 14–19–9
43 L February 5, 1948 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 14–20–9
44 L February 7, 1948 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 14–21–9
45 L February 14, 1948 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 14–22–9
46 L February 15, 1948 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 14–23–9
47 W February 19, 1948 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 15–23–9
48 L February 21, 1948 1–3 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 15–24–9
49 L February 22, 1948 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 15–25–9
50 L February 28, 1948 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 15–26–9
51 L February 29, 1948 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 15–27–9
52 W March 3, 1948 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 16–27–9
53 T March 4, 1948 1–1 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 16–27–10
54 T March 6, 1948 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 16–27–11
55 L March 7, 1948 3–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 16–28–11
56 W March 11, 1948 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1947–48) 17–28–11
57 W March 13, 1948 3–2 New York Rangers (1947–48) 18–28–11
58 W March 14, 1948 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 19–28–11
59 W March 20, 1948 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 20–28–11
60 L March 21, 1948 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 20–29–11

[2]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Canadiens did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 60 30 31 61 72
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 53 28 25 53 89
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 32 9 15 24 4
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 58 7 15 22 129
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 60 6 14 20 24
Fillion, BobBob Fillion LW 32 9 9 18 8
Leger, RogerRoger Leger D 48 4 14 18 26
Jacques Locas RW 56 7 8 15 66
Dussault, NormNorm Dussault C 28 5 10 15 4
Harmon, GlenGlen Harmon D 56 10 4 14 52
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 35 1 10 11 6
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 60 4 6 10 78
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 30 6 3 9 62
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 35 4 4 8 32
Riopelle, RipRip Riopelle LW 55 5 2 7 12
Carse, BobBob Carse LW 22 3 3 6 16
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 31 1 5 6 0
Quilty, JohnJohn Quilty C 20 2 3 5 4
Campeau, TodTod Campeau C 14 2 2 4 4
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 22 1 3 4 6
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 14 1 2 3 4
Plamondon, GerryGerry Plamondon LW 3 1 1 2 0
MacKay, MurdoMurdo MacKay RW/C 14 0 2 2 0
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 23 1 0 1 19
Durnan, BillBill Durnan G 59 0 0 0 5
Gravelle, LeoLeo Gravelle RW 15 0 0 0 0
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 1 0 0 0 0
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil G 2 0 0 0 0
Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson LW/C 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Durnan, BillBill Durnan 3505 59 20 28 10 162 2.77 5
McNeil, GerryGerry McNeil 95 2 0 1 1 7 4.42 0
Team: 3600 60 20 29 11 169 2.82 5

[3]

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

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