|1957–58 Montreal Canadiens · NHL|
|Stanley Cup Champions|
|Prince of Wales Trophy Winners|
|General Manager||Frank J. Selke|
|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 →|
The 1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 49th season of play. The Canadiens finished 1st in the league and defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 1958 Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup for the tenth time in team history and third year in a row.
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.
During the second period of the March 13 game versus Boston, 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.
|New York Rangers||70||32||25||13||77||195||188|
|Detroit Red Wings||70||29||29||12||70||176||207|
|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.
|Regular Season Results|
|1||W||October 10, 1957||5–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||1–0–0|
|2||T||October 12, 1957||2–2||New York Rangers (1957–58)||1–0–1|
|3||W||October 13, 1957||6–0||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||2–0–1|
|4||T||October 15, 1957||3–3||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||2–0–2|
|5||W||October 17, 1957||9–3||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||3–0–2|
|6||W||October 19, 1957||3–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||4–0–2|
|7||W||October 26, 1957||4–3||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||5–0–2|
|8||L||October 27, 1957||1–4||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||5–1–2|
|9||W||October 30, 1957||6–2||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||6–1–2|
|10||L||October 31, 1957||1–3||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||6–2–2|
|11||W||November 2, 1957||6–3||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||7–2–2|
|12||W||November 7, 1957||6–0||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||8–2–2|
|13||W||November 9, 1957||4–2||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||9–2–2|
|14||W||November 13, 1957||4–2||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||10–2–2|
|15||L||November 16, 1957||2–4||New York Rangers (1957–58)||10–3–2|
|16||L||November 17, 1957||2–4||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||10–4–2|
|17||W||November 23, 1957||4–2||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||11–4–2|
|18||T||November 24, 1957||3–3||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||11–4–3|
|19||W||November 28, 1957||2–0||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||12–4–3|
|20||W||November 30, 1957||6–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||13–4–3|
|21||W||December 1, 1957||4–1||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||14–4–3|
|22||T||December 4, 1957||0–0||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||14–4–4|
|23||W||December 5, 1957||4–3||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||15–4–4|
|24||L||December 7, 1957||1–2||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||15–5–4|
|25||W||December 8, 1957||3–1||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||16–5–4|
|26||W||December 12, 1957||3–2||New York Rangers (1957–58)||17–5–4|
|27||T||December 14, 1957||1–1||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||17–5–5|
|28||W||December 15, 1957||2–0||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||18–5–5|
|29||L||December 18, 1957||4–5||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||18–6–5|
|30||L||December 21, 1957||2–4||New York Rangers (1957–58)||18–7–5|
|31||W||December 22, 1957||4–1||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||19–7–5|
|32||L||December 25, 1957||4–5||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||19–8–5|
|33||W||December 28, 1957||6–0||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||20–8–5|
|34||W||December 29, 1957||4–3||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||21–8–5|
|35||W||January 1, 1958||4–3||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||22–8–5|
|36||W||January 2, 1958||5–2||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||23–8–5|
|37||W||January 4, 1958||2–1||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||24–8–5|
|38||W||January 5, 1958||4–0||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||25–8–5|
|39||W||January 9, 1958||11–3||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||26–8–5|
|40||W||January 11, 1958||9–3||New York Rangers (1957–58)||27–8–5|
|41||L||January 12, 1958||1–7||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||27–9–5|
|42||W||January 16, 1958||5–2||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||28–9–5|
|43||L||January 18, 1958||0–3||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||28–10–5|
|44||W||January 19, 1958||6–2||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||29–10–5|
|45||W||January 22, 1958||2–0||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||30–10–5|
|46||W||January 25, 1958||2–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||31–10–5|
|47||L||January 26, 1958||2–4||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||31–11–5|
|48||W||January 30, 1958||7–0||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||32–11–5|
|49||W||February 1, 1958||3–1||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||33–11–5|
|50||W||February 2, 1958||3–1||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||34–11–5|
|51||T||February 6, 1958||1–1||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||34–11–6|
|52||L||February 8, 1958||2–3||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||34–12–6|
|53||W||February 9, 1958||3–1||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||35–12–6|
|54||W||February 12, 1958||5–2||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||36–12–6|
|55||T||February 15, 1958||2–2||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||36–12–7|
|56||L||February 16, 1958||0–4||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||36–13–7|
|57||W||February 20, 1958||4–0||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||37–13–7|
|58||T||February 22, 1958||2–2||New York Rangers (1957–58)||37–13–8|
|59||T||February 23, 1958||3–3||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||37–13–9|
|60||W||February 27, 1958||4–1||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||38–13–9|
|61||T||March 1, 1958||2–2||Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||38–13–10|
|62||L||March 8, 1958||2–3||New York Rangers (1957–58)||38–14–10|
|63||W||March 9, 1958||4–1||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||39–14–10|
|64||W||March 12, 1958||5–3||@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||40–14–10|
|65||L||March 13, 1958||3–7||@ Boston Bruins (1957–58)||40–15–10|
|66||W||March 15, 1958||4–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58)||41–15–10|
|67||W||March 16, 1958||3–2||@ New York Rangers (1957–58)||42–15–10|
|68||W||March 20, 1958||7–4||Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58)||43–15–10|
|69||L||March 22, 1958||5–8||Boston Bruins (1957–58)||43–16–10|
|70||L||March 23, 1958||2–4||@ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58)||43–17–10|
Montreal Canadiens 4, Detroit Red Wings 0
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 2
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.
|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.
|Dollard St. Laurent||D||65||3||20||23||68|
|Dollard St. Laurent||D||5||0||0||0||10|
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
- Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
- Art Ross Trophy: Dickie Moore
- James Norris Memorial Trophy: Doug Harvey
- Vezina Trophy: Jacques Plante
- Henri Richard, Centre, NHL First Team All-Star
- Dickie Moore, Left Wing, NHL First Team All-Star
- Doug Harvey, Defenceman, NHL First Team All-Star
- Jean Beliveau, Centre, NHL Second Team All-Star
- Jacques Plante, Goaltender, NHL Second Team All-Star
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).
Nearly nine minutes of highlights of the 1958 Stanley Cup Finals showing all goals and the on-ice presentation of the Cup.
- 1957–58 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
- 1957-58 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Six • Players • Coaches • General Managers • Seasons • Records • Draft Picks • Award Winners|
|Arenas||Jubilee Arena • Montreal Arena • Mount Royal Arena • Montreal Forum • Bell Centre|
|Affiliates||Laval Rocket (AHL)|
|1957–58 NHL season by team|
|Teams||Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Montreal • New York • Toronto|
|See also||All-Star Game • 1958 Stanley Cup Finals|
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