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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 15 9 57 151 127
New York Americans 48 19 18 11 49 110 111
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 17 13 49 123 128
Montreal Maroons 48 12 30 6 30 101 149
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
6 Georges Mantha 47 23 19 42
10 Paul Haynes 48 13 22 35
6 Toe Blake 43 17 16 33
5 Rodrigue Lorrain 48 13 19 32
14 Johnny Gagnon 47 13 17 30
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 47 18-17-12 3 2.53
Season results


Cecil Hart’s team gets the 1937-38 season off to a strong start with only two losses in its first 10 games. Several players, including Paul Haynes, Babe Siebert and Toe Blake, to name but a few, contribute to the team’s fast start.

In his 16th straight season with the Habs, Aurele Joliat no longer plays at the same pace as he did at his peak, yet he still remains an offensive threat.

Unable to sustain their early pace, the Canadiens reach the midway point of the season at the .500 mark.

On February 10, a tribute is held for Joliat in honor of his 700th career game, a milestone that includes both his regular season and playoff appearances.

Over the course of the season, several charity events are held for the benefit of the children of the late Howie Morenz, the team’s star who died tragically during the previous season. Public collections, auctions, hockey games and other events raise the sum of $25,000, a substantial amount of money at the time.

The regular season winds down with more lows than highs and the Canadiens finish third in the Canadian Division.

Georges Mantha enjoys the best offensive season of his career with 42 points in 47 games, including 23 goals.


The Canadiens face Chicago in the quarterfinals, having gone unbeaten against the Blackhawks during the regular season with three wins and two ties.

The Habs send their fans home from the Forum happy with a 6-4 win in the series opener. The results are less satisfying in the second game in Chicago, a 4-0 shutout win for the Blackhawks that ties the series.

Back in Montreal, the Canadiens fall in overtime for the third time in their last four playoff appearances, this time by a 3-2 score.

Since winning consecutive Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931, it’s the sixth time in a row the team is unable to win a playoff series.

The playoff exit also marks the end of Joliat’s playing career as Canadiens president Ernest Savard releases him while offering him the coach’s job with the Senior Verdun Maple Leafs.

The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - Chicago Blackhawks
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 22nd, 1938 CHI 4 MTL 6  
March 24th, 1938 MTL 0 CHI 4  
March 26th, 1938 CHI 3 MTL 2  
Chicago won best-of-three series 2-1