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1931-1932
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TEAM
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 Canadiens 48 25 16 7 57 128 111
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 23 18 7 53 155 127
Montreal Maroons 48 19 22 7 45 142 139
New York Americans 48 16 24 8 40 95 142
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# SKATERS
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 48 24 25 49
4 Aurèle Joliat 48 15 24 39
14 Johnny Gagnon 48 19 18 37
9 Alfred Lepine 48 19 11 30
8 Wildor Larochelle 48 18 8 26
# #1 GOALIE
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 48 25-16-7 6 2.20
Season results
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THE REGULAR SEASON

With consecutive Stanley Cups to their credit, the Canadiens begin the 1931-32 season with confidence and string together victories right from the start. However, Cecil Hart’s players still encounter the odd bump in the road, including a pair of 7-1 losses and a 5-0 defeat, during the first half of the season.

Just as it did year before, the team’s top line continues its outstanding production. Led by center Howie Morenz’s 49 points in 48 games, including 24 goals, wingers Aurele Joliat and Johnny Gagnon add 39 and 37 points respectively. Morenz finishes third overall in league scoring and wins his second straight Hart Trophy.

The Canadiens step it up in the second half to claim their fourth Canadian Division title in five seasons with a 25-16-7 dossier. The strong showing earns the team the league’s best overall record.

Over the final 20 games of the season, the Canadiens win 14 games and lose just three. Morenz fashions a breathtaking end to his season with four points in each of his last three games. He finishes the season with 341 career points overall, passing Cy Denneny in the second-last game to become the NHL’s all-time scoring leader.

In addition to Morenz, goalie George Hainsworth also makes substantial contributions to the Canadiens’ success. Piling up shutouts at an extraordinary pace since joining the Habs in 1926, Hainsworth records the 64th whitewash of his career on December 10 to become the league’s all-time leader ahead of former Senators goalie Alex Connell.

THE PLAYOFFS

As a result of their Canadian Division title, the Canadiens bypass the quarterfinals and earn an automatic berth in the semifinal, where they take on the New York Rangers.

The Habs lost their first two regular season games against the Rangers before winning the next three match ups.

After a 4-3 win in the series opener, the Canadiens lose the next three in a row, including the second overtime loss, and see their season come to an abrupt end.

Well aware of the offensive threat that Howie Morenz represents, the Rangers’ defense focuses on shutting him down and the Habs’ forward is held to only one point, a goal, in four games.

The sudden elimination ends the Canadiens’ streak at two consecutive Stanley Cups.

The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - New York Rangers
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 24th, 1932 NYR 3 MTL 4  
March 26th, 1932 NYR 4 MTL 3  
March 27th, 1932 MTL 0 NYR 1  
March 29th, 1932 MTL 2 NYR 5  
NY Rangers won best-of-five series 3-1