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1957-58MonCan
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
1957–58 record 43–17–10
Goals for 250
Goals against 158
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Maurice Richard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Dickie Moore (36)
Assists Henri Richard (52)
Points Dickie Moore (84)
Penalties in minutes Doug Harvey (131)
Wins Jacques Plante (34)
Goals against average Len Broderick (2.00)
Seasons
1956–57 1958–59

The 1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 49th season of play. The Canadiens won their third-straight Stanley Cup and the tenth in club history.

Regular SeasonEdit

On October 19, 1957, Maurice Richard scores a goal at 15:52 of the first period. Richard becomes the first player to score 500 goals in a career. Hockey's color barrier was broken in Montreal. Midway through his second minor-league season with the Quebec Aces, Willie O'Ree was called up to the Boston Bruins of the NHL to replace an injured player. O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black player in league history.

Johnaiken

Boston's practice goalie John Aiken had a rough game subbing for Jacques Plante on March 13, 1958.

During the second period of the March 13 game at home versus Montreal, Habs Doug Harvey knocked Vic Stasiuk into goalie Jacques Plante. Plante's head hit the crossbar, resulting in a gash and a concussion. Harvey was given a misconduct and Plante couldn't continue playing. With no backup goalie, Boston's practice goalie, John Aiken, was called in to play his only NHL game. The score was 1-0 Bruins but Aiken wasn't up to the task as the Bruins pumped 4 goals past him in less than five minutes to make it 5-0. Montreal scored once before John Bucyk potted his 20th of the season making it 6-1 Boston. Aiken had a better third period and only let in one but the game ended in a 7-3 Bruins win.

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 43 17 10 96 250 158
New York Rangers 70 32 25 13 77 195 188
Detroit Red Wings 70 29 29 12 70 176 207
Boston Bruins 70 27 28 15 69 199 194
Chicago Black Hawks 70 24 39 7 55 163 202
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 38 11 53 192 226

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

Game LogEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 19575–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 1–0–0
2TOctober 12, 19572–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 1–0–1
3WOctober 13, 19576–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 2–0–1
4TOctober 15, 19573–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 2–0–2
5WOctober 17, 19579–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 3–0–2
6WOctober 19, 19573–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 4–0–2
7WOctober 26, 19574–3 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 5–0–2
8LOctober 27, 19571–4 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 5–1–2
9WOctober 30, 19576–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 6–1–2
10LOctober 31, 19571–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 6–2–2
11WNovember 2, 19576–3 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 7–2–2
12WNovember 7, 19576–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 8–2–2
13WNovember 9, 19574–2 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 9–2–2
14WNovember 13, 19574–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 10–2–2
15LNovember 16, 19572–4 New York Rangers (1957–58) 10–3–2
16LNovember 17, 19572–4 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 10–4–2
17WNovember 23, 19574–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 11–4–2
18TNovember 24, 19573–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 11–4–3
19WNovember 28, 19572–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 12–4–3
20WNovember 30, 19576–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 13–4–3
21WDecember 1, 19574–1 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 14–4–3
22TDecember 4, 19570–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 14–4–4
23WDecember 5, 19574–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 15–4–4
24LDecember 7, 19571–2 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 15–5–4
25WDecember 8, 19573–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 16–5–4
26WDecember 12, 19573–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 17–5–4
27TDecember 14, 19571–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 17–5–5
28WDecember 15, 19572–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 18–5–5
29LDecember 18, 19574–5 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 18–6–5
30LDecember 21, 19572–4 New York Rangers (1957–58) 18–7–5
31WDecember 22, 19574–1 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 19–7–5
32LDecember 25, 19574–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 19–8–5
33WDecember 28, 19576–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 20–8–5
34WDecember 29, 19574–3 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 21–8–5
35WJanuary 1, 19584–3 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 22–8–5
36WJanuary 2, 19585–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 23–8–5
37WJanuary 4, 19582–1 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 24–8–5
38WJanuary 5, 19584–0 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 25–8–5
39WJanuary 9, 195811–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 26–8–5
40WJanuary 11, 19589–3 New York Rangers (1957–58) 27–8–5
41LJanuary 12, 19581–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 27–9–5
42WJanuary 16, 19585–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 28–9–5
43LJanuary 18, 19580–3 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 28–10–5
44WJanuary 19, 19586–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 29–10–5
45WJanuary 22, 19582–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 30–10–5
46WJanuary 25, 19582–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 31–10–5
47LJanuary 26, 19582–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 31–11–5
48WJanuary 30, 19587–0 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 32–11–5
49WFebruary 1, 19583–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 33–11–5
50WFebruary 2, 19583–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 34–11–5
51TFebruary 6, 19581–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 34–11–6
52LFebruary 8, 19582–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 34–12–6
53WFebruary 9, 19583–1 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 35–12–6
54WFebruary 12, 19585–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 36–12–6
55TFebruary 15, 19582–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 36–12–7
56LFebruary 16, 19580–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 36–13–7
57WFebruary 20, 19584–0 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 37–13–7
58TFebruary 22, 19582–2 New York Rangers (1957–58) 37–13–8
59TFebruary 23, 19583–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 37–13–9
60WFebruary 27, 19584–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 38–13–9
61TMarch 1, 19582–2 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 38–13–10
62LMarch 8, 19582–3 New York Rangers (1957–58) 38–14–10
63WMarch 9, 19584–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 39–14–10
64WMarch 12, 19585–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 40–14–10
65LMarch 13, 19583–7 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 40–15–10
66WMarch 15, 19584–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 41–15–10
67WMarch 16, 19583–2 @ New York Rangers (1957–58) 42–15–10
68WMarch 20, 19587–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 43–15–10
69LMarch 22, 19585–8 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 43–16–10
70LMarch 23, 19582–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 43–17–10

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PlayoffsEdit

In the semi-finals, Montreal played third place Detroit. After Detroit traded Ted Lindsay because of his union efforts, Detroit was a team in disarray. Montreal defeated the Red Wings in four straight games to reach the finals.

Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 2Edit

The teams met the previous year in the 1957 Stanley Cup Finals where the Canadiens defeated the Bruins 4 games to 1. Fleming Mackell had a record 14 assists during the 1958 playoffs while Maurice Richard scored 11 goals. The 1958 Finals was closer with Montreal winning Game 5 in overtime and prevailing 4 games to 2.

Game 1 at the Montreal Forum saw a penalty filled first period with 13 infractions called. Boston killed off two early penalties and then nearly scored as a Leo Boivin shot trickled past Jacques Plante and was cleared off the goal line by Claude Provost. After a fight between Boivin and Henri Richard, Boston was given a too many men penalty. Bernie Geoffrion scored on the Power play with a slap shot on a rebound despite Beliveau being in the crease behind Simmons and interfering with him. In the second period, with Jean Béliveau off for tripping, the Bruins tied it up when a screen shot by Allan Stanley sailed past Plante. The parade to the box continued as Leo Labine took the game's 18th penalty at 12:45. A scramble in front of the Bruins net saw Maurice Richard shoot the puck wide. The puck bounced off the boards and Don Simmons came out of the net and missed freezing it. Beliveau slid the puck to Dickie Moore who backhanded it into the open net for a 2-1 Habs lead. The third period saw only two penalties called but the Bruins couldn't sink one as Montreal fired 44 shots on Don Simmons and took Game 1 by a 2-1 score.

Game 2 at Montreal was again penalty filled with 17 called. The Bruins Norm Johnson opened the scoring just 20 seconds in as he fired a shot over Plante's glove on a behind the net pass from Leo Labine. Three minutes later, Bernie Geoffrion's slap shot beat Simmons low to the stick side on the power play to tie the game. Montreal then took two penalties and Plante's clearing attempt went to Larry Regan at the point who passed it to Mackell in the right corner. His pass in front of the net was deflected in by Don McKenney for a 2-1 lead. Late in the period, the Habs again took two penalties and the Bruins capitalized on the 5-3 power play. A pass from Doug Mohns to Bronco Horvath to the right of the net saw him slide the puck past Plante for a 3-1 lead (for some reason, Carl "Buddy" Boone was given the assist). Five minutes into the second period, Larry Regan stickhandled around Claude Provost and Phil Goyette and fired a screen shot past Plante for a 4-1 lead. Two minutes later, Doug Harvey scored on a solo rush to make it 4-2. The Canadiens pressed in the third period but Simmons stopped several good chances, including a Geoffrion breakaway. Horvath scored on a Stasiuk rebound with three minutes left and the series was tied with a 5-2 Bruins win.

Game 3 at the Boston Garden was much cleaner than the first two games with only seven penalties called. Maurice Richard opened the scoring late in the first period with a low shot that beat Simmons on the stick side. After a scoreless second period, Simmons let in a weak goal. With Henri Richard driving down the right wing, Simmons expected him to pass the puck but he floated it into the top left corner. At 15:06, Maurice drove another low shot to the stick side and Montreal took a 2-1 lead in the series with a 3-0 win.

Game 4 at Boston saw the Bruins play their best defensive game of the series as the Canadiens managed only 24 shots. With Dollard St. Laurent off for holding, Don McKenney took the puck from Fleming Mackell in the slot and backhanded the game's opening goal at 5:35. In the second period, a shot by Stasiuk with deflected in by McKenney for his 8th goal of the playoffs. St. Laurent suffered a broken cheekbone on a hit by Leo Labine and was out for the series. In the third period, Mackell was in the left corner and passed to Toppazzini in the slot who fired a low shot past Plante for a 3-0 lead. A backhand pass across the slot from John Beliveau found Claude Provost open at the left of the net and he fired home Montreal's only goal. Late in the period, Toppazzini tipped McKenney's pass into the top right corner but the puck bounced out so quickly that it wasn't counted. The Bruins evened the series with a 3-1 win.

Game 5 at Montreal was a goaltender's duel as Simmons faced 47 shots while Plante had 40. With Beliveau in the box, Fleming Mackell swatted in a rebound on an Allan Stanley shot to make it 1-0 Boston at 18:43 of the first period. At 2:20 of the second period, Beliveau won a face-off by flipping the puck to the slot where Geoffrion shot it in. Less than a minute later, Geoffrion backhanded a pass into the slot where Beliveau fired it in for a 2-1 Canadiens lead. At 10:35 of the third period, Bronco Horvath raced down the right wing and beat Plante to the stick side to send the game into overtime. Maurice Richard scored the winner as he weaved into the Bruins zone and fired a shot over Simmons' glove for a 3-2 victory.

Game 6 at Boston saw Beliveau win a puck battle at the left boards and pass to Geoffrion whose one-timer beat Simmons stick side for a 1-0 lead 46 seconds into the game. A little over a minute later, Maurice Richard beat Simmons low to the stick side to make it 2-0. At 18:35, Doug Mohns broke into the Habs zone, dropped a pass to Don McKenney who beat Plante five-hole to narrow the lead to 2-1. At 6:42 of the second period, Simmons let in a weak goal as Beliveau beat him with a long, low shot to the glove side. Late in the period, Boivin's giveaway to Geoffrion resulted in a partial breakaway and his backhand shot beat Simmons to the glove side. In the third period, Boston clawed their way back. Rookie Norm Johnson potted a rebound off a Larry Regan shot and then Regan's pass from behind the net went in off Plante. The Bruins pulled Simmons but Doug Harvey stopped Doug Mohns at the Habs blueline and potted an empty netter for a 5-3 win and Montreal's tenth Stanley Cup.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 8 Boston Bruins 1-2 Montreal Canadiens 0-1
2 April 10 Boston Bruins 5-2 Montreal Canadiens 1-1
3 April 13 Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Boston Bruins 2-1
4 April 15 Montreal Canadiens 1-3 Boston Bruins 2-2
5 April 17 Boston Bruins 1-2 (OT) Montreal Canadiens 2-3
6 April 20 Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Boston Bruins 4-2

See also 1958 Stanley Cup Finals.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 70 36 48 84 65
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 67 28 52 80 56
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 55 27 32 59 93
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 19 32 51 71
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 42 27 23 50 51
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 70 9 37 46 8
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 68 22 19 41 14
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 68 9 32 41 131
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 66 15 24 39 37
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 57 9 28 37 71
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 28 15 19 34 28
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 66 16 12 28 55
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 65 3 20 23 68
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 66 3 18 21 75
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 55 4 15 19 65
Achtymichuk, GeneGene Achtymichuk C 16 3 5 8 2
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 42 2 3 5 8
Broden, ConnieConnie Broden C 3 2 1 3 0
Smrke, StanStan Smrke LW 5 0 3 3 0
Turner, BobBob Turner D 66 0 3 3 30
Balfour, MurrayMurray Balfour RW 3 1 1 2 4
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 2 0 1 1 0
Bownass, JackJack Bownass D 4 0 1 1 0
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 2 0 1 1 0
Carter, BillyBilly Carter C 1 0 0 0 0
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 1 0 0 0 0
Laforge, ClaudeClaude Laforge LW 5 0 0 0 0
Aiken, JohnJohn Aiken G 1 0 0 0 0
Broderick, LenLen Broderick G 1 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 12 0 0 0 0
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 57 0 0 0 13
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 3386 57 34 14 8 119 2.11 9
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 720 12 8 2 2 31 2.58 1
Broderick, LenLen Broderick 60 1 1 0 0 2 2.00 0
Aiken, JohnJohn Aiken 34 1 0 1 0 6 10.59 0
Team: 4200 70 43 17 10 158 2.26 10

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 10 11 4 15 10
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 4 8 12 10
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 10 6 5 11 2
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 10 4 7 11 4
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 10 2 9 11 16
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 10 1 7 8 11
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 10 4 1 5 4
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 10 1 3 4 8
Olmstead, BertBert Olmstead LW 9 0 3 3 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 3 3 12
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 10 2 0 2 16
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 10 0 2 2 4
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 9 0 1 1 2
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 7 0 1 1 4
Broden, ConnieConnie Broden C 1 0 0 0 0
Curry, FloydFloyd Curry RW 7 0 0 0 2
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 2 0 0 0 0
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 2 0 0 0 2
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 10 0 0 0 2
St. Laurent, DollardDollard St. Laurent D 5 0 0 0 10
Turner, BobBob Turner D 10 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 618 10 8 2 20 1.94 1
Team: 618 10 8 2 20 1.94 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

Jean Beliveau, Marcel Bonin, Connie Broden, Floyd Curry, Bernie Geoffrion, Phil Goyette, Bill Hicke, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Albert Langlois, Don Marshall, Gerry McNeil, Dickie Moore, Bert Olmstead, Jacques Plante, Andre Pronovost, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard (captain), Dollard St. Laurent, Jean-Guy Talbot, Bob Turner, Frank Selke (manager), Toe Blake (coach), Hector Dubois, Larry Aubut (trainers).

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Nearly nine minutes of highlights of the 1958 Stanley Cup Finals showing all goals and the on-ice presentation of the Cup.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1957–58 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1957-58 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.


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