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1964–65 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 2nd NHL
1964–65 record 36–23–11
Goals for 211
Goals against 185
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Claude Provost (27)
Assists Claude Provost (37)
Points Claude Provost (64)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (156)
Wins Charlie Hodge (26)
Goals against average Charlie Hodge (2.60)
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1963–64 1965–66

The 1964–65 Montreal Canadiens season was the 56th season of play of the club. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the first time in five seasons, and the 13th time in franchise history, by defeating the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 70 40 23 7 87 224 175 1121
Montreal Canadiens 70 36 23 11 83 211 185 1033
Chicago Black Hawks 70 34 28 8 76 224 176 1051
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 30 26 14 74 204 173 1068
New York Rangers 70 20 38 12 52 179 246 760
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 166 253 946

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 13, 1964 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 1–0–0
2 T October 17, 1964 2–2 New York Rangers (1964–65) 1–0–1
3 W October 18, 1964 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 2–0–1
4 T October 21, 1964 5–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 2–0–2
5 T October 24, 1964 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 2–0–3
6 W October 28, 1964 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 3–0–3
7 W October 31, 1964 6–2 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 4–0–3
8 L November 1, 1964 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 4–1–3
9 T November 5, 1964 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 4–1–4
10 L November 7, 1964 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 4–2–4
11 L November 8, 1964 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 4–3–4
12 W November 11, 1964 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 5–3–4
13 W November 14, 1964 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 6–3–4
14 T November 15, 1964 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 6–3–5
15 L November 18, 1964 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 6–4–5
16 L November 22, 1964 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 6–5–5
17 L November 26, 1964 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 6–6–5
18 W November 28, 1964 2–1 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 7–6–5
19 W November 29, 1964 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 8–6–5
20 W December 3, 1964 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 9–6–5
21 W December 5, 1964 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 10–6–5
22 L December 6, 1964 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 10–7–5
23 W December 9, 1964 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 11–7–5
24 W December 12, 1964 7–1 New York Rangers (1964–65) 12–7–5
25 W December 13, 1964 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 13–7–5
26 T December 17, 1964 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 13–7–6
27 L December 19, 1964 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 13–8–6
28 W December 20, 1964 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 14–8–6
29 W December 23, 1964 2–0 New York Rangers (1964–65) 15–8–6
30 T December 25, 1964 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 15–8–7
31 W December 26, 1964 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 16–8–7
32 W December 30, 1964 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 17–8–7
33 W January 2, 1965 3–1 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 18–8–7
34 W January 3, 1965 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 19–8–7
35 L January 6, 1965 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 19–9–7
36 L January 9, 1965 5–6 New York Rangers (1964–65) 19–10–7
37 L January 14, 1965 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 19–11–7
38 W January 16, 1965 3–2 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 20–11–7
39 W January 17, 1965 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 21–11–7
40 W January 20, 1965 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 22–11–7
41 W January 23, 1965 5–1 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 23–11–7
42 L January 24, 1965 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 23–12–7
43 W January 27, 1965 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 24–12–7
44 W January 30, 1965 5–1 New York Rangers (1964–65) 25–12–7
45 L January 31, 1965 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 25–13–7
46 L February 4, 1965 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 25–14–7
47 L February 6, 1965 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 25–15–7
48 L February 7, 1965 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 25–16–7
49 L February 10, 1965 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 25–17–7
50 W February 11, 1965 7–1 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 26–17–7
51 L February 13, 1965 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 26–18–7
52 T February 14, 1965 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 26–18–8
53 W February 17, 1965 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 27–18–8
54 W February 20, 1965 6–2 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 28–18–8
55 T February 21, 1965 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 28–18–9
56 W February 24, 1965 6–1 New York Rangers (1964–65) 29–18–9
57 T February 27, 1965 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 29–18–10
58 L February 28, 1965 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 29–19–10
59 T March 4, 1965 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 29–19–11
60 W March 6, 1965 2–1 New York Rangers (1964–65) 30–19–11
61 L March 7, 1965 0–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 30–20–11
62 L March 9, 1965 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 30–21–11
63 W March 13, 1965 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1964–65) 31–21–11
64 W March 14, 1965 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 32–21–11
65 W March 18, 1965 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 33–21–11
66 W March 20, 1965 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1964–65) 34–21–11
67 W March 21, 1965 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1964–65) 35–21–11
68 L March 24, 1965 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1964–65) 35–22–11
69 L March 27, 1965 2–6 Boston Bruins (1964–65) 35–23–11
70 W March 28, 1965 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1964–65) 36–23–11

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Chicago Black Hawks 3[edit | edit source]

For more details on this topic, see 1965 Stanley Cup Finals.
Like the 1955 finals, every game was won by the home team. Gump Worsley made his first finals appearance after 12 years in the league and recorded two shutouts, including the one in game seven. Jean Beliveau was awarded the inaugural Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, scoring eight goals and eight assists in thirteen games.
Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Chicago 2 Montreal 3
April 20 Chicago 0 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 1 Chicago 3
April 25 Montreal 1 Chicago 5
April 27 Chicago 0 Montreal 6
April 29 Montreal 1 Chicago 2
May 1 Chicago 0 Montreal 4

Jean Beliveau wins the first Conn Smythe Trophy.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Canadiens' defencemen

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 27 37 64 28 11 1 5
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 70 25 30 55 41 7 0 2
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 53 23 29 52 43 5 0 5
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 66 12 35 47 26 5 1 2
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 69 17 27 44 156 6 0 2
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 58 20 23 43 76 9 0 1
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 63 18 23 41 61 1 0 5
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 68 21 16 37 82 4 0 4
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 67 5 22 27 92 0 0 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 67 8 14 22 64 0 1 3
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 68 3 17 20 22 1 0 1
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 55 7 10 17 10 4 0 0
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 26 9 7 16 16 4 1 1
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 40 9 7 16 16 0 0 3
Harris, TedTed Harris D 68 1 14 15 107 0 0 0
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 70 3 10 13 40 0 1 0
Picard, NoelNoel Picard D 16 0 7 7 33 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 62 0 7 7 93 0 0 0
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 1
McCreary, KeithKeith McCreary RW 9 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 1
Peters, GarryGarry Peters C 13 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 17 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Boudrias, AndreAndre Boudrias LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 53 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 3180 53 26 16 10 135 2.55 3
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 1020 19 10 7 1 50 2.94 1
Team: 4200 70 36 23 11 185 2.64 4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 13 8 8 16 34
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 13 5 8 13 24
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 13 7 4 11 24
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 13 1 9 10 18
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 13 3 6 9 17
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 13 2 6 8 12
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 13 2 3 5 10
Harris, TedTed Harris D 13 0 5 5 45
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 12 3 1 4 0
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 13 3 1 4 28
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 6 1 1 2 16
Picard, NoelNoel Picard D 3 0 1 1 0
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 9 0 1 1 2
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 13 0 1 1 14
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 13 0 1 1 22
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 4
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 10 0 0 0 10
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 13 0 0 0 19
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 13 0 0 0 30
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 5 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 501 8 5 3 14 1.68 2
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 300 5 3 2 10 2.00 1
Team: 801 13 8 5 24 1.80 3

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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]

Montreal Canadiens 1965 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Centers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • A Garry Peters played 13 games. B Bryan Watson played 8 games. C Ernie Wakley was dressed, but did not play in the regular season. All 3 players spent most of season in the minors, but name was put on the Stanley Cup. None of 3 players played in the playoff, or officially qualify to on the cup.
  • When Toronto won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964 they took up more room than allowed to engraved their winning members names on it. So when Montreal won the Stanley Cup, the ring was finished off with 32 members. If the ring had been engraved correctly in 1964–65, there would have been more than enough room to included all 27 members of Montreal Canadiens 1965-66 with their full first and last names, and non-playing positions.


Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1964 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Overall Player
1 6 Claude Chagnon
2 12 Guy Allen
3 18 Paul Reid
4 24 Michel Jacques

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Over ten minutes of silent clips from the 1964-65 season featuring Reg Fleming. The Bruins-Rangers game on December 5, 1964, in which a goal by #12 Wayne Maxner is shown, on #23 Marcel Paille. Next, the Bruins-Black Hawks game on December 10, 1964. Lastly, the Bruins-Canadiens game on December 13, 1964 in which Fleming fights with Henri Richard.

Game 7 of the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals between Montreal and Chicago, May 5, 1965.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1964–65 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1964-65 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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