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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
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
Ottawa Senators 24 19 5 38 121 64
Montreal Canadiens 24 13 11 26 129 113
Toronto St.Patricks 24 12 12 24 119 106
Quebec Bulldogs 24 4 20 8 91 177
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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 23 37 9 46
7 Amos Arbour 22 21 5 26
5 Didier Pitre 22 14 12 26
6 Odie Cleghorn 21 20 4 24
11 Harry Cameron 16 12 5 17
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 13-11-0 0 4.66
Season results


In 1919-20, for the first time in three years, the NHL ended a season with as many teams in the spring as had started out the previous fall. The addition of a new Toronto franchise, the St. Patricks, and the activation of the Quebec Bulldogs charter brought the league up to four teams.

The Montreal Canadiens once again were rendered homeless by a fire which destroyed the Jubilee Rink and forced the team to open the season on the road while the finishing touches were put on the Mount Royal Arena, their new home. Opening night fans were rewarded for their patience as captain and coach Newsy Lalonde had his way with the visiting St. Pats, scoring six times in a 14-7 win.

Lalonde led a team that was centered on offense at the expense of defense. Six Canadiens reached double figures in 1919-20, with the captain’s 37 goals leading the way. Amos Arbour, who appeared in a single game the previous year, notched 22 and Odie Cleghorn rounded out the team’s trio of 20-goal scorers.

Joe Malone, back with the Bulldogs, led the league in scoring trailed by Lalonde, as the Canadiens, 8-4 in the early going, continued their practice of a strong start that resulted in a second place finish in the first half.

Closing out the second half of the season in third place, the Canadiens overall record of 13-11 was second-best in the NHL. Unfortunately the Senators won both halves of the split schedule, eliminating any need for an NHL playoff.

Ottawa went on to host and defeat the Seattle Metropolitans in the Stanley Cup Finals.