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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
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 14 8 2 30 106 84
Toronto St.Patricks 24 13 10 1 27 98 97
Montreal Canadiens 24 12 11 1 25 88 94
Hamilton Tigers 24 7 17 0 14 88 105
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
2 Sprague Cleghorn 24 17 9 26
6 Odie Cleghorn 24 21 3 24
5 Billy Boucher 24 17 5 22
8 Louis Berlinquette 24 13 5 18
4 Newsy Lalonde 20 9 5 14
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 12-11-1 0 3.84
Season results


The 1921-22 NHL season saw the elimination of the divided schedule. The top two teams would move on to the playoffs based on their performance over the entire 24-game regular season rather than having a guaranteed postseason berth decided by midseason.

In Montreal, the season was marked by an ownership restructuring upon the death of Canadiens owner George Kennedy, who succumbed to the after-effects of the influenza epidemic that had forced the cancellation of the 1919 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

On the ice, Montreal coach Leo Dandurand, worked to shore up his defense, bringing back former Hab Billy Coutu and trading for noted roughneck Sprague Cleghorn, one of the league’s most feared rearguards. Cleghorn, Coutu and Bert Corbeau who each stood at least 5-foot-10 and weighed in at over 190 pounds, made the trio the first “Big Three” in Habs blue line history.

Odie and Sprague Cleghorn, the Canadiens first notable brother act, finished atop the team’s scoring list, recording 24 points each, with Sprague’s 63 penalty minutes leading all NHLers. Newcomer Billy Boucher chipped in 17 goals, serving notice that he was an offensive force in the big leagues.

While the team’s defense was solidified, the Canadiens lit the lamp only 88 times throughout the season. Their 12-11-1 record left them in third place as the season ended, out of the playoff picture for the third straight spring, something that would not reoccur for almost 80 years.