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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
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 24 18 6 54 119 111
Montreal Maroons 48 22 20 6 50 135 119
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 25 5 41 92 115
New York Americans 48 15 22 11 41 91 118
Ottawa Senators 48 11 27 10 32 88 131
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
4 Aurèle Joliat 48 18 21 39
7 Howie Morenz 46 14 21 35
14 Johnny Gagnon 48 12 23 35
9 Alfred Lepine 46 8 8 16
8 Wildor Larochelle 47 11 4 15
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 18-25-5 8 2.32
Season results


The 1932-33 season is ushered in under the winds of change, as Newsy Lalonde replaces Cecil Hart as the Canadiens’ coach. The first big star in team history, Lalonde served as the team’s player-coach from 1917 to 1922.

At the beginning of the season, general manager Leo Dandurand name Georges Hainsorth team captain with the explanation that his goalie is in the best position to maintain a dialogue with the referee because he is always on the ice. Hainsworth takes over from Sylvio Mantha and becomes the first goalie in team history to fill the role.

Lalonde’s debut behind the Habs’ bench is not without its challenges. The team gets off to a rough start to the season and wins only two of its first 10 games. Communication between Lalonde and his players is far from smooth and the new coach even has to suspend center Pit Lepine for two games at the beginning of December.

Through the first half of the season, the Canadiens find themselves in last place in the Canadian Division and Dandurand threatens to replace a few of the team’s veterans with rookies. In an effort to shake up the team, Lalonde takes Howie Morenz off the top line and replaces him with Lepine.

Hainsworth also struggles, including a game in Boston on February 21 when he allows a career-worst 10 goals against the Bruins.

Forward Aurele Joliat is one of the few bright lights for Habs fans and becomes the first player to appear in 400 games with the Canadiens. He records his 300th career point on January 12 in a game against Chicago at the Forum.

Joliat finishes the season as the team’s top scorer with 39 points, including 18 goals. Morenz and Johnny Gagnon trail him with 35 points apiece.

The Canadiens get it together in the second half of the season and finish tied with the New York Americans for third place in the division with 41 points and an 18-25-5 record. The Habs make the playoffs at the Americans’ expense by virtue of their higher number of wins.


Like the regular season, the team’s difficulties continue in the playoffs and the Canadiens don’t last long against the New York Rangers, a team they beat just once in five regular season games.

After losing the opening game of their quarterfinal 5-2, Lalonde’s team posts a 3-3 tie and makes its exit from the playoffs.

Morenz and Joliat each managed to add three points to their respective totals during the series.

The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - New York Rangers
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 26th, 1933 MTL 2 NYR 5  
March 28th, 1933 NYR 3 MTL 3  
NY Rangers won total-goals series 8-5