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1966–67 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 2nd NHL
1966–67 record 32–25–13
Goals for 202
Goals against 188
General Manager Sam Pollock
Coach Toe Blake
Captain Jean Beliveau
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Yvan Cournoyer (25)
Assists Bobby Rousseau (44)
Points Bobby Rousseau (63)
Penalties in minutes John Ferguson (177)
Wins Charlie Hodge
Rogatien Vachon (11)
Goals against average Rogatien Vachon (2.18)
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1965–66 1967–68

The 1966–67 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 58th season of play, and 50th in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens lost in the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2. This was the final season before the 1967 NHL Expansion.

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
Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 94 264 170 757
Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 77 202 188 879
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 75 204 211 736
New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 72 188 189 664
Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 58 212 241 719
Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 44 182 253 764

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 22, 1966 3–1 Boston Bruins 1–0–0
2 W October 23, 1966 3–2 @ Boston Bruins 2–0–0
3 L October 26, 1966 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1–0
4 W October 29, 1966 3–0 New York Rangers 3–1–0
5 T November 2, 1966 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1–1
6 W November 5, 1966 3–1 Detroit Red Wings 4–1–1
7 L November 6, 1966 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings 4–2–1
8 L November 9, 1966 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3–1
9 L November 12, 1966 3–6 New York Rangers 4–4–1
10 L November 13, 1966 1–2 @ Boston Bruins 4–5–1
11 L November 19, 1966 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 4–6–1
12 W November 20, 1966 2–1 @ New York Rangers 5–6–1
13 W November 22, 1966 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings 6–6–1
14 L November 24, 1966 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks 6–7–1
15 W November 26, 1966 3–1 Detroit Red Wings 7–7–1
16 L November 30, 1966 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7–8–1
17 W December 3, 1966 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 8–8–1
18 W December 4, 1966 3–1 @ New York Rangers 9–8–1
19 W December 7, 1966 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 10–8–1
20 W December 10, 1966 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 11–8–1
21 L December 11, 1966 2–4 @ New York Rangers 11–9–1
22 L December 14, 1966 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks 11–10–1
23 T December 17, 1966 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 11–10–2
24 L December 18, 1966 1–3 @ Boston Bruins 11–11–2
25 W December 21, 1966 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 12–11–2
26 L December 24, 1966 3–4 New York Rangers 12–12–2
27 W December 25, 1966 4–0 @ Detroit Red Wings 13–12–2
28 T December 28, 1966 1–1 Boston Bruins 13–12–3
29 W December 31, 1966 3–0 New York Rangers 14–12–3
30 L January 1, 1967 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings 14–13–3
31 T January 4, 1967 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks 14–13–4
32 W January 7, 1967 4–3 Detroit Red Wings 15–13–4
33 L January 8, 1967 1–2 @ New York Rangers 15–14–4
34 L January 11, 1967 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 15–15–4
35 L January 14, 1967 4–5 Boston Bruins 15–16–4
36 W January 15, 1967 3–1 @ Boston Bruins 16–16–4
37 T January 21, 1967 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 16–16–5
38 L January 22, 1967 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks 16–17–5
39 W January 25, 1967 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 17–17–5
40 L January 26, 1967 1–4 Boston Bruins 17–18–5
41 W January 28, 1967 3–2 New York Rangers 18–18–5
42 W January 29, 1967 3–2 @ Boston Bruins 19–18–5
43 W February 1, 1967 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 20–18–5
44 T February 4, 1967 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 20–18–6
45 L February 5, 1967 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings 20–19–6
46 L February 8, 1967 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks 20–20–6
47 W February 11, 1967 4–3 @ Boston Bruins 21–20–6
48 T February 12, 1967 4–4 @ New York Rangers 21–20–7
49 L February 16, 1967 1–5 Boston Bruins 21–21–7
50 W February 18, 1967 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 22–21–7
51 L February 19, 1967 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 22–22–7
52 L February 22, 1967 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 22–23–7
53 T February 23, 1967 2–2 Boston Bruins 22–23–8
54 L February 25, 1967 0–5 New York Rangers 22–24–8
55 T February 26, 1967 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks 22–24–9
56 T March 1, 1967 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 22–24–10
57 W March 4, 1967 6–2 Detroit Red Wings 23–24–10
58 W March 5, 1967 2–0 @ New York Rangers 24–24–10
59 L March 8, 1967 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 24–25–10
60 T March 11, 1967 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 24–25–11
61 T March 12, 1967 2–2 @ New York Rangers 24–25–12
62 W March 15, 1967 11–2 Boston Bruins 25–25–12
63 W March 18, 1967 4–2 New York Rangers 26–25–12
64 T March 19, 1967 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks 26–25–13
65 W March 22, 1967 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 27–25–13
66 W March 25, 1967 4–1 Detroit Red Wings 28–25–13
67 W March 26, 1967 6–3 @ Boston Bruins 29–25–13
68 W March 29, 1967 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 30–25–13
69 W April 1, 1967 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks 31–25–13
70 W April 2, 1967 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings 32–25–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, New York Rangers 0[edit | edit source]

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

In the finals, the Canadiens played the [[Toronto Maple Leafs, whose "Over the Hill Gang" produced an upset win over the defending champion Canadiens, winning the series 4–2.

For more details on this topic, see 1967 Stanley Cup Finals.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 68 19 44 63 58 5 0 2
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 65 21 34 55 28 2 0 1
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 67 20 22 42 177 5 0 2
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 69 14 27 41 39 1 0 0
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 69 25 15 40 14 20 0 7
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 53 12 26 38 22 2 0 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 69 19 16 35 82 2 0 3
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 60 8 26 34 14 3 0 1
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 62 13 19 32 16 3 1 2
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 64 11 13 24 16 3 0 3
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 51 12 11 23 23 3 0 2
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 61 0 20 20 48 0 0 0
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 48 11 8 19 31 0 0 5
Harris, TedTed Harris D 65 2 16 18 86 1 0 0
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 27 9 7 16 6 0 0 3
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 56 0 16 16 99 0 0 0
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 68 3 5 8 51 0 2 1
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 63 3 0 3 16 0 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 11 0 3 3 35 0 0 0
Price, NoelNoel Price D 24 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Boudrias, AndreAndre Boudrias LW 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Peters, GarryGarry Peters C 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Savard, SergeSerge Savard D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge G 37 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hodge, CharlieCharlie Hodge 2055 37 11 15 7 88 2.57 3
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 1137 19 11 3 4 47 2.48 1
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 888 18 9 6 2 47 3.18 1
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman 120 2 1 1 0 5 2.50 0
Team: 4200 70 32 25 13 187 2.67 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau C 10 6 5 11 26
Richard, HenriHenri Richard C 10 4 6 10 2
Rousseau, BobbyBobby Rousseau RW 10 1 7 8 4
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 10 5 2 7 6
Ferguson, JohnJohn Ferguson LW 10 4 2 6 22
Tremblay, J. C.J. C. Tremblay D 10 2 4 6 2
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 10 1 5 6 15
Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer RW 10 2 3 5 6
Duff, DickDick Duff LW 10 2 3 5 4
Provost, ClaudeClaude Provost RW 7 1 1 2 0
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 10 1 1 2 4
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 9 0 2 2 6
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 4 1 0 1 0
Laperriere, JacquesJacques Laperriere D 9 0 1 1 9
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 10 0 1 1 15
Harris, TedTed Harris D 10 0 1 1 19
Tremblay, GillesGilles Tremblay LW 10 0 1 1 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 1 0 0 0 2
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 2 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 9 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 555 9 6 3 22 2.38 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 80 2 0 1 2 1.50 0
Team: 635 10 6 4 24 2.27 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]

  • The Canadiens did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A minute and a half clip showing Bobby Rousseau scoring while Bobby Orr serves his first NHL penalty on October 22, 1966.

Nearly 10 minutes of random clips from the 1966-67 season set to Mexican horn music. At 1:45, Boston's Wayne Connelly scores, assisted by Ron Schock, which tied the December 28, 1966 game versus the Montreal Canadiens at 1-1.

Game 4 of the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals between Toronto and Montreal, April 27, 1967.

Game 6 of the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals between Toronto and Montreal, May 2, 1967.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1966-67 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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