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Saisons

1934-1935
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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
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 30 14 4 64 157 111
Montreal Maroons 48 24 19 5 53 123 92
Montreal Canadiens 48 19 23 6 44 110 145
New York Americans 48 12 27 9 33 100 142
St. Louis Eagles 48 11 31 6 28 86 144
Season's leaders see the complete stats
# 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
9 Alfred Lepine 48 12 19 31
75 Leroy Goldsworthy 33 20 9 29
4 Aurèle Joliat 48 17 12 29
8 Wildor Larochelle 48 9 19 28
8 Armand Mondou 46 9 15 24
# #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 Wilf Cude 48 19-23-6 1 2.94
Season results
DATE AWAY HOME

THE REGULAR SEASON

The 1934-35 season signals the dawn of a new era for the Canadiens. General manager Leo Dandurand makes a number of significant moves, including a few before the season opener, and overhauls the core of the team. He will make a total of 15 trades over the course of the season.

No longer able to deal with coach Newsy Lalonde, right winger Johnny Gagnon is sent to Boston on October 2 in a trade for another right winger, Joe Lamb.

The following day, Dandurand shakes up his team and eases the burden on his star player, Howie Morenz, who has been booed by fans for some time, having been slowed significantly because of injuries. He deals Morenz to Chicago along with Lorne Chabot and Marty Burke in exchange for Lionel Conacher, Roger Jenkins and Leroy Goldsworthy. Two days later, Dandurand trades Conacher to the Montreal Maroons in return for two other players.

The trade touches off a panic among Habs fans even though this same group played a significant role in Morenz’s departure. Before he leaves, a farewell dinner is held for Morenz and Dandurand promises that no other player will wear No. 7 as long as he is part of the Canadiens’ organization.

All of these stunning moves have an immediate impact on the team, which loses the next four games. After 16 games, the Habs sport a 5-8-3 record. Morale in the team’s dressing room is at an all-time low and Dandurand hovers over his coach’s work.

Worn out, Newsy Lalonde resigns on December 29 and Dandurand takes over behind the bench through the end of the season.

From December 25 to January 6, the Canadiens suffer six straight losses. After winning their next two games, they lose two in a row to the New York Rangers, 7-1 and 7-0. On March 5, they suffer a humbling 10-3 loss in Toronto.

The team enjoys a better second half of the season, finishing third in the Canadian Division with a 19-23-6 record.

On January 9, Gagnon is traded back to Montreal in exchange for cash and the crowd treats him to an ovation upon his return to the Forum.

Pit Lepine leads the Habs in scoring with 31 points, two more than Aurele Joliat.

THE PLAYOFFS

For the third time in four years, the Canadiens face the New York Rangers in the playoffs. Despite a regular season 4-2-0 record against the Rangers, Montreal is eliminated for the third straight time by their American rivals.

The Canadiens lose 2-1 and 4-3 as their season grinds to a disappointing end as regular season scoring leader Lepine fails to record a point in either playoff game.

The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - New York Rangers
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 24th, 1935 MTL 1 NYR 2  
March 26th, 1935 NYR 4 MTL 4  
NY Rangers won total-goals series 6-5