1966-67 Montreal Canadiens Season
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1966%E2%80%9367 Montreal Canadiens Season
1966-67 Montreal Canadiens
League2nd NHL
1966-67 record32-25-13
Goals for202
Goals against188
Team information
General managerSam Pollock
CoachToe Blake
CaptainJean Beliveau
Alternate captainsHenry Richard
Jean-Guy Talbot
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsYvan Cournoyer (25)
AssistsBobby Rousseau (44)
PointsBobby Rousseau (63)
Penalty minutesJohn Ferguson (177)
WinsCharlie Hodge and Rogatien Vachon (11)
Goals against averageRogatien Vachon (2.18)

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 Stanley Cup final to the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games. This was the final season before the 1967 NHL Expansion.

Regular season

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 70 41 17 12 264 170 +94 94
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 202 188 +14 77
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 204 211 −7 75
4 New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 188 189 −1 72
5 Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 212 241 −29 58
6 Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 182 253 −71 44

Record vs. opponents

1966-67 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston -- 2-11-1 6-6-2 5-7-2 2-8-4 2-11-1
Chicago 11-2-1 -- 10-4 5-2-7 7-5-2 8-4-2
Detroit 6-6-2 4-10 -- 4-10 7-7 6-6-2
Montreal 7-5-2 2-5-7 10-4 -- 7-5-2 6-6-2
New York 8-2-4 5-7-2 7-7 5-7-2 -- 5-5-4
Toronto 11-2-1 4-8-2 6-6-2 6-6-2 5-5-4 --

Schedule and results

# 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

In the playoffs, the Canadiens met the New York Rangers in the first round, sweeping the series 4-0 to advance to the Finals.

Finals

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.

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bobby Rousseau RW 68 19 44 63 58 5 0 2
Henri Richard C 65 21 34 55 28 2 0 1
John Ferguson LW 67 20 22 42 177 5 0 2
Ralph Backstrom C 69 14 27 41 39 1 0 0
Yvan Cournoyer RW 69 25 15 40 14 20 0 7
Jean Beliveau C 53 12 26 38 22 2 0 0
Claude Larose RW 69 19 16 35 82 2 0 3
J. C. Tremblay D 60 8 26 34 14 3 0 1
Gilles Tremblay LW 62 13 19 32 16 3 1 2
Claude Provost RW 64 11 13 24 16 3 0 3
Dick Duff LW 51 12 11 23 23 3 0 2
Jacques Laperriere D 61 0 20 20 48 0 0 0
Dave Balon LW 48 11 8 19 31 0 0 5
Ted Harris D 65 2 16 18 86 1 0 0
Leon Rochefort RW 27 9 7 16 6 0 0 3
Terry Harper D 56 0 16 16 99 0 0 0
Jean-Guy Talbot D 68 3 5 8 51 0 2 1
Jim Roberts D/RW 63 3 0 3 16 0 0 0
Noel Price D 24 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Carol Vadnais D 11 0 3 3 35 0 0 0
Andre Boudrias LW 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Garry Peters C 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Rogie Vachon G 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Garry Bauman G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jean Gauthier D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Charlie Hodge G 37 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Serge Savard D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gump Worsley G 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Charlie Hodge 2055 37 11 15 7 88 2.57 3
Rogie Vachon 1137 19 11 3 4 47 2.48 1
Gump Worsley 888 18 9 6 2 47 3.18 1
Garry Bauman 120 2 1 1 0 5 2.50 0
Team: 4200 70 32 25 13 187 2.67 5

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Jean Beliveau C 10 6 5 11 26
Henri Richard C 10 4 6 10 2
Bobby Rousseau RW 10 1 7 8 4
Ralph Backstrom C 10 5 2 7 6
John Ferguson LW 10 4 2 6 22
J. C. Tremblay D 10 2 4 6 2
Claude Larose RW 10 1 5 6 15
Yvan Cournoyer RW 10 2 3 5 6
Dick Duff LW 10 2 3 5 4
Claude Provost RW 7 1 1 2 0
Leon Rochefort RW 10 1 1 2 4
Dave Balon LW 9 0 2 2 6
Jim Roberts D/RW 4 1 0 1 0
Terry Harper D 10 0 1 1 15
Ted Harris D 10 0 1 1 19
Jacques Laperriere D 9 0 1 1 9
Gilles Tremblay LW 10 0 1 1 0
Jean-Guy Talbot D 10 0 0 0 0
Rogie Vachon G 9 0 0 0 0
Carol Vadnais D 1 0 0 0 2
Gump Worsley G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Rogie Vachon 555 9 6 3 22 2.38 0
Gump Worsley 80 2 0 1 2 1.50 0
Team: 635 10 6 4 24 2.27 0

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Montreal's draft picks at the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Phil Myre  Canada Shawinigan Bruins (QJHL)
2 11 Maurice St. Jacques  Canada London Nationals (OHA)
3 17 Jude Drouin  Canada Verdun Maple Leafs (QJHL)
4 23 Bob Pate  Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)

See also

References

  1. ^ "1966-67 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .

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