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GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
Montreal Wanderers 12 11 1 0 91 41
Ottawa Senators 12 9 3 0 89 66
Renfrew Creamery Kings 12 8 3 1 96 54
Cobalt Silver Kings 12 4 8 0 79 104
Haileybury Comets 12 4 8 0 77 83
Montreal Shamrocks 12 3 8 1 52 95
Montreal Canadiens 12 2 10 0 59 100
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GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
4 Newsy Lalonde 6 16 0 16
0 Art Bernier 12 12 0 12
5 Didier Pitre 12 10 0 10
6 Georges Poulin 12 8 0 8
0 Ed Décarie 12 6 0 6
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
RECORD Record - Goalie record (W-L-T)
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
0 Teddy Groulx 7 --0
Season results


In the wake of the team’s founding on December 4, 1909, Jack Laviolette – a player who is also named coach and general manager by team owner John Ambrose O’Brien – has just one month to recruit the 15 players who will make up the first incarnation of the Montreal Canadiens.

Laviolette forms his team around Newsy Lalonde. The star player has spent the previous five seasons playing hockey all over the country, notably with the Toronto Professionals and the Vancouver Millionaires.

The Canadiens play their first game as a member of the Canadian Hockey Association on January 4, 1910. Thanks to Didier Pitre’s goal in overtime, they record a 7-6 win over the Cobalt Silver Kings at Montreal’s Jubilee Arena. The result is irrelevant, though, as just days later, the Canadiens join the ranks of a newly formed league, the National Hockey Association.

The Canadiens, however, are unable to celebrate a victory at the end of their first game in the new league. Montreal loses its official first game on January 19 by a score of 9-4 to the Renfrew Creamery Kings. Lalonde marks the occasion by scoring the team’s first goal in the NHA.

The Canadiens’ season follows the same script as their first game, recording only two wins in 12 games to finish the regular season in last place.

Montreal fans have to wait until the fifth game of the season before seeing their team win for the first time. The Canadiens beat the Haileybury Comets, 9-5, and the versatile Pitre scores the winning goal.

Despite the team’s poor showing, Lalonde lives up to his reputation by scoring16 goals in six games with the Canadiens. Yet, because of Montreal’s weak start to the season, O’Brien decides to put all his eggs in the same basket and sends Lalonde to Renfrew, a team he also owns.