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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 Canadiens 70 40 18 12 92 255 178
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 79 199 195
Chicago Blackhawks 70 28 29 13 69 191 180
Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 67 186 197
Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 64 220 241
New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 49 187 247
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 Jean Béliveau 60 34 40 74
16 Henri Richard 70 30 43 73
5 Bernard Geoffrion 59 30 41 71
12 Dickie Moore 62 22 42 64
18 Marcel Bonin 59 17 34 51
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 Jacques Plante 69 40-17-12 3 2.54
Season results


Managed by Frank Selke and coached by Toe Blake, the Montreal Canadiens are a well-oiled machine at the dawn of their fiftieth season, with enough talent and depth that injuries to key players can no longer interfere with their progress towards yet another Stanley Cup conquest.

Maurice Richard’s final season is also the year Jacques Plante literally gives the game a new face, donning a mask after blocking an Andy Bathgate shot with his face and keeping it on for the rest of his career.  Goalies throughout the hockey world come to their senses and most will follow his example within a few years.

The team’s offense continues to dominate the NHL as Jean Beliveau, Bernard Geoffrion and the Pocket Rocket all net 30 goals or more. Phil Goyette and Dickie Moore both break the 20-goal barrier and six others hit double figures, led by the 38-year-old, Rocket Richard’s 19 tallies.

As had become his habit, Jacques Plante emerges as Vezina Trophy winner for a fifth consecutive year and Doug Harvey, recovered from a disappointing campaign the previous season, reclaims both the Norris Trophy and his spot as an NHL All-Star. Beliveau joins him on the First Team while Plante and Geoffrion are named to the Second Team.

Winning 40 and losing only a dozen of the 70 games on the regular schedule, Montreal enters the playoffs as the NHL’s top team, finishing 13 points ahead of second-place Toronto, a team looking to climb back to the top of the heap after a decade in the doldrums.


Once again, the smart money bet to go all the way, Montreal did so in the most economical fashion possible, becoming the only team to hang on to the symbol of hockey supremacy for a fifth year in a row.

First round opponents, the third-place Chicago Blackhawks, had shown marked improvement over the past couple seasons but despite the presence of Bobby Hull, that year’s top NHL marksman and Art Ross Trophy winner, they are unable to win a single playoff game.

The Canadiens win the first two games at home, both by 4-3 scores, with the second game decided in overtime when Doug Harvey buries the puck behind Glenn Hall.

When the series moves to the Windy City, Plante puts together back-to-back shutouts to close things out and take his team on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the 10th season in a row.

Toronto is the best of the rest once again, earning another shot at the defending champions but are not able to produce a happier ending than in 1959. They are swept in four straight games by the Canadiens, who surprise very few by refusing to lose a single game en route to ending the club’s first half-century as Stanley Cup Champions.

For the eighth and final time of his career, captain Maurice Richard smiles as his long-time nemesis, NHL President Clarence Campbell, hands him the Stanley Cup.
The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - Chicago Blackhawks
Date AWAY   HOME  
March 24th, 1960 CHI 3 MTL 4  
March 26th, 1960 CHI 3 MTL 4  
March 29th, 1960 MTL 4 CHI 0  
March 31st, 1960 MTL 2 CHI 0  
Canadiens won best-of-seven series 4-0
Stanley Cup Finals - Toronto Maple Leafs
Date AWAY   HOME  
April 7th, 1960 TOR 2 MTL 4  
April 9th, 1960 TOR 1 MTL 2  
April 12th, 1960 MTL 5 TOR 2  
April 14th, 1960 MTL 4 TOR 0  
Canadiens won best-of-seven series 4-0