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1958–59 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1958–59 record 39–18–13
Goals for 258
Goals against 158
General Manager Frank J. Selke
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Maurice Richard
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Jean Beliveau (45)
Assists Dickie Moore (55)
Points Dickie Moore (96)
Penalties in minutes Jean-Guy Talbot (77)
Wins Jacques Plante (38)
Goals against average Jacques Plante (2.16)
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1957–58 1959–60

The 1958–59 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 50th season of play. The Canadiens finished 1st in the league and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 in the 1959 Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup for the eleventh time in team history and fourth year in a row.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 39 18 13 91 258 158
Boston Bruins 70 32 29 9 73 205 215
Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 69 197 208
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 32 11 65 189 201
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 64 201 217
Detroit Red Wings 70 25 37 8 58 167 218

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1958 3–2 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1958 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 2–0–0
3 L October 12, 1958 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 2–1–0
4 W October 16, 1958 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 3–1–0
5 T October 18, 1958 2–2 New York Rangers (1958–59) 3–1–1
6 W October 19, 1958 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 4–1–1
7 W October 23, 1958 9–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 5–1–1
8 L October 25, 1958 2–5 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 5–2–1
9 W October 26, 1958 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 6–2–1
10 T October 28, 1958 5–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 6–2–2
11 W October 29, 1958 5–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 7–2–2
12 L November 1, 1958 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 7–3–2
13 L November 8, 1958 5–6 New York Rangers (1958–59) 7–4–2
14 W November 12, 1958 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 8–4–2
15 W November 15, 1958 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 9–4–2
16 L November 16, 1958 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 9–5–2
17 T November 20, 1958 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 9–5–3
18 W November 22, 1958 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 10–5–3
19 L November 23, 1958 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 10–6–3
20 L November 26, 1958 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 10–7–3
21 W November 27, 1958 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 11–7–3
22 W November 29, 1958 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 12–7–3
23 W November 30, 1958 7–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 13–7–3
24 T December 4, 1958 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 13–7–4
25 W December 6, 1958 6–0 New York Rangers (1958–59) 14–7–4
26 W December 7, 1958 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 15–7–4
27 T December 13, 1958 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 15–7–5
28 W December 14, 1958 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 16–7–5
29 W December 18, 1958 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 17–7–5
30 W December 20, 1958 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 18–7–5
31 W December 21, 1958 5–0 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 19–7–5
32 W December 25, 1958 4–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 20–7–5
33 W December 27, 1958 6–1 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 21–7–5
34 L December 28, 1958 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 21–8–5
35 L December 31, 1958 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 21–9–5
36 T January 1, 1959 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 21–9–6
37 W January 3, 1959 5–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 22–9–6
38 T January 4, 1959 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 22–9–7
39 W January 8, 1959 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 23–9–7
40 W January 10, 1959 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 24–9–7
41 T January 11, 1959 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 24–9–8
42 T January 17, 1959 3–3 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 24–9–9
43 T January 18, 1959 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 24–9–10
44 L January 21, 1959 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 24–10–10
45 W January 24, 1959 3–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 25–10–10
46 W January 25, 1959 7–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 26–10–10
47 L January 29, 1959 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 26–11–10
48 T January 31, 1959 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 26–11–11
49 T February 1, 1959 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 26–11–12
50 L February 5, 1959 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 26–12–12
51 L February 7, 1959 2–3 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 26–13–12
52 W February 8, 1959 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 27–13–12
53 W February 11, 1959 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 28–13–12
54 W February 14, 1959 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 29–13–12
55 W February 15, 1959 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 30–13–12
56 W February 19, 1959 7–0 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 31–13–12
57 W February 21, 1959 6–0 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 32–13–12
58 L February 22, 1959 1–5 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 32–14–12
59 L February 25, 1959 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 32–15–12
60 W February 28, 1959 6–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 33–15–12
61 W March 5, 1959 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 34–15–12
62 W March 7, 1959 10–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 35–15–12
63 W March 8, 1959 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 36–15–12
64 T March 10, 1959 5–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 36–15–13
65 W March 11, 1959 6–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 37–15–13
66 W March 14, 1959 8–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 38–15–13
67 L March 15, 1959 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 38–16–13
68 L March 19, 1959 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 38–17–13
69 L March 21, 1959 3–4 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 38–18–13
70 W March 22, 1959 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 39–18–13

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1[edit | edit source]

For more details on this topic, see 1959 Stanley Cup Finals.
Rocket Richard, hampered by injuries, did not score at all during the playoffs. Toronto was making its first Finals appearance since 1951.
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Toronto 3 Montreal 5
April 11 Toronto 1 Montreal 3
April 14 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Montreal 3 Toronto 2
April 18 Toronto 3 Montreal 5

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 70 41 55 96 61
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 64 45 46 91 67
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 59 22 44 66 30
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 63 21 30 51 33
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 57 13 30 43 38
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 64 18 22 40 19
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 70 10 29 39 76
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 42 17 21 38 27
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 69 16 22 38 37
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 69 13 23 36 35
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 70 10 22 32 12
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 63 10 18 28 8
Turner, BobBob Turner D 68 4 24 28 66
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 70 9 14 23 48
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 69 4 17 21 77
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 61 4 16 20 61
Cushenan, IanIan Cushenan D 35 1 2 3 28
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 48 0 3 3 26
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 67 0 1 1 11
Cyr, ClaudeClaude Cyr G 1 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 2 0 0 0 0
Pronovost, ClaudeClaude Pronovost G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 4000 67 38 16 13 144 2.16 9
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 120 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 0
Cyr, ClaudeClaude Cyr 20 1 0 0 0 1 3.00 0
Pronovost, ClaudeClaude Pronovost 60 2 0 1 0 7 7.00 0
Team: 4200 70 39 18 13 158 2.26 9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Moore, DickieDickie Moore LW 11 5 12 17 8
Bonin, MarcelMarcel Bonin W 11 10 5 15 4
Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion RW 11 5 8 13 10
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 11 1 11 12 22
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 11 3 8 11 13
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 11 6 2 8 2
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 11 3 5 8 12
Johnson, TomTom Johnson D 11 2 3 5 8
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 3 1 4 5 4
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 10 0 4 4 0
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 11 2 1 3 6
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 11 1 1 2 6
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 11 0 2 2 2
Turner, BobBob Turner D 11 0 2 2 20
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 11 0 1 1 10
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 1 0 0 0 0
Mosdell, KenKen Mosdell C 3 0 0 0 0
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard RW 4 0 0 0 2
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 7 0 0 0 4
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 670 11 8 3 26 2.33 0
Team: 670 11 8 3 26 2.33 0

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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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Jacques Plante, Charlie Hodge, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Bob Turner, Jean-Guy Talbot, Albert Langlois, Ralph Backstrom, Jean Beliveau, Marcel Bonin, Bernie Geoffrion, Phil Goyette, Bill Hicke, Don Marshall, Ab McDonald, Dickie Moore, Andre Pronovost, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard (captain), Frank Selke (manager), Toe Blake (coach), Hector Dubois, Larry Aubut (trainers).

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1958–59 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1958-59 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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