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season card
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 Canadiens 24 16 7 1 104 76
Ottawa Senators 24 13 11 0 78 72
Quebec Bulldogs 24 10 12 2 91 98
Montreal Wanderers 24 10 14 0 90 116
Toronto Blueshirts 24 9 14 1 97 98
Season's leaders see the complete stats
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
5 Didier Pitre 24 24 15 39
4 Newsy Lalonde 24 28 6 34
3 Howard McNamara 24 10 7 17
8 Goldie Prodger 24 8 3 11
6 Jack Laviolette 18 8 3 11
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
1 Georges Vézina 24 16-7-1 0 3.11
Season results


As the new campaign approaches, the Canadiens’ organization mounts a determined effort to turn the page on its disappointing 1914-15 season. The team gains some veteran presence as established players, Howard McNamara, George Poulin, Goldie Prodger, Amos Arbour and Skene Ronan are added to the roster.

The Canadiens can also count on a full year from defenseman Albert Comeau, who joined Montreal at the end of the previous season. The Habs’ player-coach for the past two years, Jimmy Gardner parts ways with the squad, leaving a big hole to fill.

Newsy Lalonde – now back in the team’s good books – is named coach by George Kennedy.

Despite the arrival of a number of experienced players, the Canadiens have an inconsistent first half of the season and win only five of their first 12 games. Seemingly on the way to their second straight losing season, the Habs’ campaign changes its course on February 5 in a game against Toronto.

The team wins 10-5 to spark a run of 11 wins in 12 games and the Canaidens finish first in the league at the end of the regular season and, more importantly, earn a playoff berth.

For the first time since the 1912-13 season, the team produces two 20-goal scorers, namely Lalonde and his faithful sidekick, Didier Pitre.


The 1916 Stanley Cup Final features the National Hockey Association champions facing the winners of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.

After posting a regular season mark of 16-7-1, the Canadiens – led by Lalonde, a 31-goal scorer during the 24-game NHA schedule, and Pitre – match up in the final against the Portland Rosebuds, the first American team with an opportunity to win the Cup. Portland’s lineup includes PCHA scoring leader, Cyclone Taylor.

Montreal enjoys home-ice advantage throughout the series with all five games played at the Westmount Arena. With the two leagues competing under different rules, Games 1, 3 and 5 are played under NHA rules, and Games 2 and 4 are contested under those of the PCHA.

In the first game, the Canadiens are shut out by the score of 2-0, the result of a brilliant performance by veteran goalie Tommy Murray and the Rosebuds’ defense, led by Ernie Johnson and Del Irvine. The home team is far from done, as the Canadiens bounce back in the next two games with 2-1 and 6-3 wins.

After the Rosebuds even the series with a 6-5 victory in the fourth game, the Canadiens raise the Stanley Cup for the first time in team history with a win in the fifth and deciding game. The team overcomes a 1-0 deficit to claim a 2-1 victory thanks to a goal by role player Prodger midway through the third period.

Pitre drives the Canadiens’ offense with four goals in five games. Georges Vezina leads the way between the pipes, maintaining a 2.60 goals-against average.

The playoffs roadmap
Stanley Cup Finals - Portland Rosebuds
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 20th, 1916 POR 2 MTL 0  
March 22nd, 1916 MTL 2 POR 1  
March 25th, 1916 POR 3 MTL 6  
March 28th, 1916 MTL 5 POR 6  
March 30th, 1916 POR 1 MTL 2  
Canadiens won best-of-five series 3-2