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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
Montreal Maroons 44 23 16 5 51 141 114
Montreal Canadiens 44 21 14 9 51 142 114
Ottawa Senators 44 21 15 8 50 138 118
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 17 21 6 40 116 124
New York Americans 44 14 25 5 33 113 161
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
7 Howie Morenz 44 40 10 50
9 Alfred Lepine 44 24 9 33
4 Aurèle Joliat 42 19 12 31
8 Wildor Larochelle 44 14 11 25
2 Sylvio Mantha 44 13 11 24
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 George Hainsworth 42 20-13-9 4 2.42
Season results


In another attempt to stimulate scoring, the NHL decided to allow forward passing in all three zones for the 1929-30 season. The measure worked, and all but one team hit the century mark. The Canadiens excelled with the new rules, doubling their offensive output from 71 goals in the previous year, to 142.

Howie Morenz rode the crest of the scoring wave, notching a career high 40 goal season in a year that saw the emergence of a potent second scoring line. Its center, Pit Lepine, lit the lamp 24 times in regular season play.

Four other players on the roster netted ten or more. Aurel Joliat rebounded with 19 and Wildor Larochelle matured as an offensive force, contributing 14. Captain Sylvio Mantha found the twine 13 times and rookie forward, Nick Wasnie, accounted for a dozen goals.

The only action George Hainsworth would miss in his seven years between the pipes was a pair of games in 1929-30. Mickey Murray replaced him in one of those games, making the only NHL appearance of his career. In the other, Roy Worters, normally the New York Americans starter, was loaned to Montreal for an evening and allowed only two goals to help beat his regular teammates.

After battling both the Maroons and the Ottawa Senators for top spot in the Canadian Division for the entire schedule, Montreal finished with a 21-14-9 record, their 51 points putting them one up on the Sens and tied with local rivals, the Maroons, who claimed the division title because of two extra wins over the Canadiens.


Taking the opening match of the home and home total-goal quarterfinal series in Chicago by a 1-0 margin, Montreal and the Blackhawks played to a 2-2 tie at the Forum, eleven minutes into the third overtime period, giving the Habs a 3-2 advantage and a ticket to the semifinals.

Two nights later, Forum fans once again got more hockey than they’d bargained for as the 1-1 game went into a fourth overtime period. Gus Rivers, who scored once in 19 regular season games, helped the home crowd leave happy shortly before the nine minute mark in the fourth overtime frame.

Two nights later, at Madison Square Garden, Hainsworth blanked the Rangers 2-0, putting the Habs through to the finals where they’d face the NHL’s acknowledged powerhouse.

Up against a team that scored more goals and allowed fewer than any other NHL club, Montreal put three past Vezina Trophy winner, Tiny Thompson in the first game. They also kept Cooney Weiland and Dit Clapper, both 40-goal men for the Bruins in the regular season, off the scoresheet, stunning Boston fans and taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five finals.

After taking an early lead in the second game, Montreal held on as Boston fell short in an attempt to chip away the lead. The Canadiens finish the game with a 4-3 win, capturing the third Stanley Cup in team history, and the first presented to them on Forum ice, without losing a single postseason game.
The playoffs roadmap
Quarter-finals - Chicago Blackhawks
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 23rd, 1930 MTL 1 CHI 0  
March 26th, 1930 CHI 2 MTL 2  
Canadiens won total-goals series 3-2
Semi-finals - New York Rangers
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 28th, 1930 MTL 2 NYR 1  
March 30th, 1930 NYR 0 MTL 2  
Montréal won best-of-three series 2-0
Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins
Date AWAY   HOME  
April 1st, 1930 MTL 3 BOS 0  
April 3rd, 1930 BOS 3 MTL 4  
Montréal won best-of-three series 2-0