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1965–66 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1965–66 record 41–21–8
Goals for 239
Goals against 173
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Bobby Rousseau (30)
Assists Jean Beliveau
Bobby Rousseau (48)
Points Bobby Rousseau (78)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (153)
Wins Gump Worsley (29)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.36)
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1964–65 1966–67

The 1965–66 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 57th season of play. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season, and the 14th time in their history.

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
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 90 239 173 884
Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 82 240 187 815
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 79 208 187 811
Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 74 221 194 804
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 174 275 787
New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 47 195 261 894

Record vs. Opponents[edit | edit source]

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 23, 1965 8–1 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 1–0–0
2 W October 24, 1965 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–0–0
3 W October 27, 1965 4–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 3–0–0
4 L October 30, 1965 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–1–0
5 T October 31, 1965 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 3–1–1
6 W November 4, 1965 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 4–1–1
7 L November 6, 1965 1–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 4–2–1
8 W November 7, 1965 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–2–1
9 T November 10, 1965 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–2–2
10 W November 13, 1965 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 6–2–2
11 T November 14, 1965 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 6–2–3
12 L November 18, 1965 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 6–3–3
13 W November 20, 1965 9–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 7–3–3
14 L November 21, 1965 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 7–4–3
15 W November 24, 1965 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 8–4–3
16 W November 27, 1965 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 9–4–3
17 W November 28, 1965 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 10–4–3
18 W December 4, 1965 4–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 11–4–3
19 T December 5, 1965 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 11–4–4
20 W December 8, 1965 8–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 12–4–4
21 W December 11, 1965 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 13–4–4
22 W December 12, 1965 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 14–4–4
23 L December 16, 1965 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 14–5–4
24 W December 18, 1965 2–1 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 15–5–4
25 L December 19, 1965 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 15–6–4
26 W December 25, 1965 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 16–6–4
27 L December 26, 1965 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 16–7–4
28 L December 29, 1965 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 16–8–4
29 W January 1, 1966 5–1 New York Rangers (1965–66) 17–8–4
30 W January 2, 1966 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 18–8–4
31 L January 5, 1966 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 18–9–4
32 W January 8, 1966 6–0 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 19–9–4
33 L January 9, 1966 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 19–10–4
34 L January 13, 1966 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 19–11–4
35 W January 15, 1966 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 20–11–4
36 W January 16, 1966 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 21–11–4
37 L January 20, 1966 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 21–12–4
38 L January 22, 1966 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 21–13–4
39 T January 23, 1966 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 21–13–5
40 L January 26, 1966 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 21–14–5
41 W January 29, 1966 6–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 22–14–5
42 W January 30, 1966 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 23–14–5
43 W February 3, 1966 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 24–14–5
44 T February 5, 1966 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 24–14–6
45 W February 6, 1966 4–0 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 25–14–6
46 L February 10, 1966 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–15–6
47 T February 12, 1966 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 25–15–7
48 W February 13, 1966 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 26–15–7
49 L February 16, 1966 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–16–7
50 W February 19, 1966 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 27–16–7
51 W February 20, 1966 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 28–16–7
52 W February 23, 1966 3–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 29–16–7
53 W February 26, 1966 4–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 30–16–7
54 W February 27, 1966 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 31–16–7
55 T March 2, 1966 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–16–8
56 L March 3, 1966 0–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–17–8
57 W March 5, 1966 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 32–17–8
58 W March 6, 1966 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 33–17–8
59 L March 9, 1966 1–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 33–18–8
60 W March 12, 1966 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 34–18–8
61 L March 13, 1966 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 34–19–8
62 W March 16, 1966 7–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 35–19–8
63 W March 19, 1966 6–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 36–19–8
64 L March 20, 1966 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 36–20–8
65 L March 24, 1966 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 36–21–8
66 W March 26, 1966 5–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 37–21–8
67 W March 27, 1966 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 38–21–8
68 W March 30, 1966 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 39–21–8
69 W April 2, 1966 8–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 40–21–8
70 W April 3, 1966 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 41–21–8

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Toronto 3 Montreal 4
April 9 Toronto 0 Montreal 2
April 12 Montreal 5 Toronto 2
April 14 Montreal 4 Toronto 1

Montreal Canadiens 4, Detroit Red Wings 2[edit | edit source]

For more details on this topic, see 1966 Stanley Cup Finals.
With this series, Toe Blake had coached the Canadiens to seven Cup in eleven years. Henri Richard, a member of all seven, would score the series winner in game six in overtime. Despite the Wings losing, their goalie Roger Crozier would win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Detroit 3 Montreal 2
April 20 Detroit 5 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 4 Detroit 2
April 25 Montreal 2 Detroit 1
April 27 Detroit 1 Montreal 5
April 29 Montreal 3 Detroit 2 OT

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Bobby Rousseau led the Canadiens in scoring and was a Second Team All-Star.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 70 30 48 78 20 10 0 4
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 67 29 48 77 50 13 0 7
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 62 22 39 61 47 3 0 7
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 70 19 36 55 38 3 0 5
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 70 27 21 48 24 5 0 4
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 63 21 24 45 78 5 0 2
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 67 22 20 42 10 1 0 3
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 59 6 29 35 8 2 0 1
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 64 15 18 33 67 0 0 3
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 57 6 25 31 85 2 1 2
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 65 18 11 29 8 16 0 0
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 65 11 14 25 153 1 0 1
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 59 1 14 15 50 0 0 0
Harris, TedTed Harris D 53 0 13 13 87 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 69 1 11 12 91 0 0 0
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 70 5 5 10 20 0 1 1
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 45 3 7 10 24 0 0 1
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 23 3 4 7 12 0 0 0
Price, NoelNoel Price D 15 0 6 6 8 0 0 0
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 51 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johns, DonDon Johns D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 2899 51 29 14 6 114 2.36 2
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 1301 26 12 7 2 56 2.58 1
Team: 4200 70 41 21 8 170 2.43 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Tremblay, J.C.J.C. Tremblay D 10 2 9 11 2
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 5 5 10 6
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 10 4 5 9 0
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 10 4 4 8 6
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 10 3 4 7 4
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 10 2 5 7 2
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 9 2 3 5 16
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 10 2 3 5 2
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 10 2 3 5 18
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 10 2 3 5 2
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 8 1 4 5 2
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 10 2 0 2 44
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 10 1 1 2 10
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 4 1 1 2 4
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 2 2 8
Price, NoelNoel Price D 3 0 1 1 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 6 0 1 1 31
Harris, TedTed Harris D 10 0 0 0 38
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 602 10 8 2 20 1.99 1
Team: 602 10 8 2 20 1.99 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 Records[edit | edit source]

1966 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Gump Worsley, Charlie Hodge, J. C. Tremblay, Ted Harris, Jean-Guy Talbot, Terry Harper, Jacques Laperriere, Jean Gauthier, Noel Picard, Jean Beliveau, Ralph Backstrom, Dick Duff, Claude Larose, Yvan Cournoyer, Claude Provost, Bobby Rousseau, Henri Richard, Dave Balon, John Ferguson, Red Berenson, Jim Roberts, Toe Blake (coach), Sam Pollock (general manager), Larry Aubut, Andy Galley (trainers).

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Montreal's draft pick at the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Pierre Bouchard Flag of Canada Canada St. Vincent de Paul (Junior B)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1965–66 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1965-66 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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