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1990–91 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Prince of Wales
1990–91 record 39–30–11
Home record 23–12–5
Road record 16–18–6
Goals for 273
Goals against 249
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Guy Carbonneau
Alternate captains Mike McPhee
Brian Skrudland
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Stephane Richer (31)
Assists Russ Courtnall (50)
Points Russ Courtnall (76)
Penalties in minutes Lyle Odelein (259)
Wins Patrick Roy (25)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.71)
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1989–90 1991–92

The 1990–91 Montreal Canadiens season was the Canadiens' 82nd season. The Canadiens finished 2nd in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Boston Bruins 4 games to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

In terms of injuries, Patrick Roy missed the most games due to injury during the 90-91 season. Backup goalies Andre Racicot and Jean-Claude Bergeron appeared in 25 games.

  • December 12, 1990: Petr Svoboda and Toronto Maple Leafs winger Wendel Clark fell on Patrick Roy’s left knee. [1] Roy suffered strained ligaments.
  • January 27, 1991: Donald Dufresne checked Bruins right winger Graeme Townshend. He fell on Patrick Roy’s left ankle. Roy suffered a ruptured ligament and missed fourteen games. [2] Roy would re-injure the ankle on March 16.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 44 24 12 299 264 100
Montreal Canadiens 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
Buffalo Sabres 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
Hartford Whalers 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
Quebec Nordiques 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T Oct 4, 1990 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 0–0–1
2 W Oct 6, 1990 6–5 Buffalo Sabres 1–0–1
4 L Oct 12, 1990 0–3 @ New York Rangers 2–1–1
5 L Oct 13, 1990 2–5 @ Hartford Whalers 2–2–1
6 W Oct 15, 1990 3–1 Washington Capitals 3–2–1
7 W Oct 17, 1990 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres 4–2–1
8 L Oct 18, 1990 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings 4–3–1
9 L Oct 20, 1990 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers 4–4–1
10 W Oct 23, 1990 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 5–4–1
11 W Oct 24, 1990 8–2 New York Islanders 6–4–1
12 L Oct 27, 1990 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues 6–5–1
13 L Oct 28, 1990 1–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks 6–6–1
14 W Oct 31, 1990 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers 7–6–1
15 W Nov 3, 1990 5–2 Detroit Red Wings 8–6–1
16 T Nov 4, 1990 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars 8–6–2
17 L Nov 7, 1990 0–2 Boston Bruins 8–7–2
18 W Nov 10, 1990 3–1 New Jersey Devils 9–7–2
19 W Nov 11, 1990 5–4 OT Quebec Nordiques 10–7–2
20 L Nov 13, 1990 3–6 @ New Jersey Devils 10–8–2
21 L Nov 15, 1990 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 10–9–2
22 T Nov 17, 1990 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins 10–9–3
23 W Nov 19, 1990 5–2 @ Quebec Nordiques 11–9–3
24 L Nov 24, 1990 2–4 Los Angeles Kings 11–10–3
25 W Nov 25, 1990 4–3 Winnipeg Jets 12–10–3
26 L Nov 28, 1990 1–2 Buffalo Sabres 12–11–3
27 W Nov 30, 1990 4–3 @ Washington Capitals 13–11–3
28 L Dec 1, 1990 3–5 Calgary Flames 13–12–3
29 L Dec 3, 1990 2–4 Hartford Whalers 13–13–3
30 W Dec 5, 1990 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers 14–13–3
31 W Dec 6, 1990 6–4 @ Boston Bruins 15–13–3
32 W Dec 8, 1990 7–1 Boston Bruins 16–13–3
33 L Dec 12, 1990 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 16–14–3
34 L Dec 15, 1990 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets 16–15–3
35 L Dec 18, 1990 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques 16–16–3
36 T Dec 19, 1990 1–1 OT Quebec Nordiques 16–16–4
37 W Dec 22, 1990 3–1 New York Rangers 17–16–4
38 T Dec 23, 1990 4–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers 17–16–5
39 W Dec 27, 1990 7–5 @ Vancouver Canucks 18–16–5
40 W Dec 29, 1990 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings 19–16–5
41 L Dec 31, 1990 2–7 @ Calgary Flames 19–17–5
42 W Jan 2, 1991 3–0 @ Edmonton Oilers 20–17–5
43 W Jan 5, 1991 3–0 Quebec Nordiques 21–17–5
44 W Jan 6, 1991 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 22–17–5
45 W Jan 9, 1991 4–3 OT New York Islanders 23–17–5
46 W Jan 12, 1991 4–1 Washington Capitals 24–17–5
47 L Jan 13, 1991 1–3 St. Louis Blues 24–18–5
48 W Jan 15, 1991 5–1 @ Minnesota North Stars 25–18–5
49 W Jan 17, 1991 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues 26–18–5
50 W Jan 23, 1991 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 27–18–5
51 W Jan 26, 1991 4–1 Buffalo Sabres 28–18–5
52 L Jan 27, 1991 1–3 Boston Bruins 28–19–5
53 W Jan 30, 1991 8–4 Winnipeg Jets 29–19–5
54 L Jan 31, 1991 2–5 @ Boston Bruins 29–20–5
55 T Feb 2, 1991 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders 29–20–6
56 W Feb 4, 1991 5–3 Minnesota North Stars 30–20–6
57 L Feb 6, 1991 3–8 Chicago Blackhawks 30–21–6
58 W Feb 7, 1991 5–1 @ Quebec Nordiques 31–21–6
59 W Feb 9, 1991 6–4 New York Rangers 32–21–6
60 L Feb 13, 1991 4–7 Boston Bruins 32–22–6
61 T Feb 15, 1991 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 32–22–7
62 L Feb 16, 1991 1–2 Hartford Whalers 32–23–7
63 L Feb 20, 1991 3–5 @ Hartford Whalers 32–24–7
64 T Feb 23, 1991 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs 32–24–8
65 L Feb 27, 1991 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings 32–25–8
66 W Mar 1, 1991 7–1 @ Vancouver Canucks 33–25–8
67 W Mar 2, 1991 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers 34–25–8
68 L Mar 4, 1991 2–3 OT @ Calgary Flames 34–26–8
69 W Mar 6, 1991 5–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks 35–26–8
70 W Mar 9, 1991 4–2 Vancouver Canucks 36–26–8
71 T Mar 10, 1991 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings 36–26–9
72 T Mar 12, 1991 4–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins 36–26–10
73 L Mar 14, 1991 2–3 @ Boston Bruins 36–27–10
74 W Mar 16, 1991 6–4 Buffalo Sabres 37–27–10
75 L Mar 17, 1991 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 37–28–10
76 L Mar 20, 1991 2–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres 37–29–10
77 T Mar 23, 1991 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils 37–29–11
78 W Mar 25, 1991 3–2 OT Hartford Whalers 38–29–11
79 W Mar 30, 1991 4–3 Quebec Nordiques 39–29–11
80 L Mar 31, 1991 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques 39–30–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Buffalo Sabres 2[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Montreal Canadiens 3[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 79 26 50 76 29 5 5 1 5
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 75 31 30 61 53 0 9 0 4
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 70 28 31 59 52 -1 7 2 0
Lebeau, StephanStephan Lebeau C 73 22 31 53 24 4 8 0 2
Corson, ShayneShayne Corson LW 71 23 24 47 138 9 7 0 2
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 78 20 24 44 63 -1 4 1 3
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 64 22 21 43 56 6 2 0 4
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 73 13 23 36 50 6 2 1 2
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 57 15 19 34 85 12 1 1 2
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider D 69 10 20 30 63 7 5 0 3
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 60 4 22 26 52 5 3 0 1
Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins D 62 7 18 25 27 7 0 0 1
Cassels, AndrewAndrew Cassels C 54 6 19 25 20 2 1 0 3
Pederson, MarkMark Pederson LW 47 8 15 23 18 3 4 0 2
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 63 5 18 23 30 -11 1 0 1
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 57 9 11 20 32 -8 3 0 1
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault D 51 3 16 19 31 -2 2 0 0
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 51 6 9 15 10 -3 1 0 1
Dufresne, DonaldDonald Dufresne D 53 2 13 15 55 5 0 0 0
Turgeon, SylvainSylvain Turgeon LW 19 5 7 12 20 -2 1 0 1
LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair LW 10 2 5 7 2 1 0 0 1
Cote, AlainAlain Cote D 28 0 6 6 26 8 0 0 0
Ewen, ToddTodd Ewen RW 28 3 2 5 128 4 0 0 0
Brunet, BenoitBenoit Brunet LW 17 1 3 4 0 -1 0 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 32 1 2 3 39 3 0 0 0
Lebeau, PatrickPatrick Lebeau LW 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brisebois, PatricePatrice Brisebois D 10 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 48 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 52 0 2 2 259 7 0 0 0
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron G 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Racicot, AndreAndre Racicot G 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 25 0 1 1 12 -3 0 0 0
Dionne, GilbertGilbert Dionne LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Gauthier, LucLuc Gauthier D 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Roberge, MarioMario Roberge LW 5 0 0 0 21 -2 0 0 0
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 2835 48 25 15 6 128 2.71 1 1362 1234 .906
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron 941 18 7 6 2 59 3.76 0 426 367 .862
Racicot, AndreAndre Racicot 975 21 7 9 2 52 3.20 1 479 427 .891
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot 108 3 0 0 1 6 3.33 0 45 39 .867
Team: 4859 80 39 30 11 245 3.03 2 2312 2067 .894

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Corson, ShayneShayne Corson LW 13 9 6 15 36 4 1 3
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 13 9 5 14 6 1 0 1
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 13 3 10 13 42 1 0 0
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 13 2 11 13 35 1 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 13 8 3 11 7 2 2 1
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider D 13 2 7 9 18 1 0 0
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 13 5 3 8 6 0 0 1
McPhee, MikeMike McPhee LW 13 1 7 8 12 1 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 13 1 5 6 10 0 0 1
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 12 3 2 5 6 0 0 0
Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins D 13 1 4 5 8 1 0 0
Lebeau, StephanStephan Lebeau C 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Cassels, AndrewAndrew Cassels C 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote D 11 0 2 2 26 0 0 0
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 11 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Svoboda, PetrPetr Svoboda D 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault D 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Dufresne, DonaldDonald Dufresne D 10 0 1 1 21 0 0 0
Hill, SeanSean Hill D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turgeon, SylvainSylvain Turgeon LW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 12 0 0 0 54 0 0 0
Roberge, MarioMario Roberge LW 12 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Racicot, AndreAndre Racicot G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 785 13 7 5 40 3.06 0 394 354 .898
Racicot, AndreAndre Racicot 12 2 0 1 2 10.00 0 14 12 .857
Team: 797 13 7 6 42 3.16 0 408 366 .897

[3]

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; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

  • In November of 1990, Brian Hayward was traded to the Minnesota North Stars for defenseman Jayson More.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.279, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.278, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  3. 1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  4. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.278, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2


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