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Saisons

1966-1967
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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
Chicago Blackhawks 70 41 17 12 94 264 170
Montreal Canadiens 70 32 25 13 77 202 188
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 27 11 75 204 211
New York Rangers 70 30 28 12 72 188 189
Detroit Red Wings 70 27 39 4 58 212 241
Boston Bruins 70 17 43 10 44 182 253
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
15 Bobby Rousseau 68 19 44 63
16 Henri Richard 65 21 34 55
22 John Ferguson 67 20 22 42
6 Ralph Backstrom 69 14 27 41
12 Yvan Cournoyer 69 25 15 40
# #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 Charlie Hodge 37 11-15-7 3 2.57
Season results
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THE REGULAR SEASON

With Montreal set to host the World’s Fair, better known as Expo 67, the Canadiens get the season off to a strong start and lose just one of their first six games.

The Habs follow that with five straight losses, though, and slide down to last place in the league. Injuries hamper the performance of Toe Blake’s squad, which has to do without mainstays such as Jean Beliveau, goalie Lorne Worsley and three of its regular defensemen for many games.

The Canadiens subsequently go through some ups and downs and hover in the middle of the standings. In November, defenseman Jean-Claude Tremblay receives a vicious elbow to the face from the New York Rangers’ Reggie Fleming and lies unconscious for several long minutes on Forum ice. After recovering from a severe concussion, he returns seven games later with the helmet that he will wear for the rest of his career, a move that will plant a seed in the minds of many of the league’s players.

Worsley’s injury opens the door for the debut of 21-year-old Rogatien Vachon, brought in as a backup to the struggling Charlie Hodge. The young goaltender from one of the Canadiens’ farm teams gets his NHL career off to a great start with an 11-3-4 mark in 19 games.

The team keeps improving late in the season and wins eight of its last nine games, including six straight, to move up to second place. The Habs finish the season with a 32-25-13 record for a total of 77 points, 17 less than first-place Chicago.

Bobby Rousseau leads the Canadiens in scoring with 63 points.

Team policeman John Ferguson sets a new team record with 177 penalty minutes, beating Lou Fontinato’s previous mark by 10 minutes.

THE PLAYOFFS

time in 10 seasons. During the regular season, the team maintained a 17-5-2 record against their American rivals.

The Habs give New York very little breathing room, as they sweep the series in four straight games. Ferguson drives the final nail in the Rangers’ coffin by scoring in overtime in Game 4 to lead the team to a 2-1 victory.

In the Stanley Cup Final, the Canadiens meet their old rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With a solid rookie season under his belt, young Vachon is Blake’s choice to defend the Habs’ goal at the outset of the series. In a bid to put pressure on the opposing goalie, Maple Leafs coach Punch Imlach is quoted as saying that the Canadiens cannot win the series with a “Junior B goalie.”

Henri Richard gets the series underway with three goals and an assist in the first game, a convincing 6-2 win. Toronto quickly responds with a 3-0 shutout win at the Forum and a 3-2 overtime win at Maple Leaf Gardens in Game 3. The Habs even the series with another 6-2 win in the fourth game.

The Canadiens, however, lose the next two games and see their hopes of winning a third straight Cup vanish.

Beliveau leads the team in scoring with 11 points in 10 playoff games, including six goals.

The playoffs roadmap
Semi-finals - New York Rangers
Date AWAY   HOME  
April 6th, 1967 NYR 4 MTL 6  
April 8th, 1967 NYR 1 MTL 3  
April 11th, 1967 MTL 3 NYR 2  
April 13th, 1967 MTL 2 NYR 1  
Canadiens won best-of-seven series 4-0
Stanley Cup Finals - Toronto Maple Leafs
Date AWAY   HOME  
April 20th, 1967 TOR 2 MTL 6  
April 22nd, 1967 TOR 3 MTL 0  
April 25th, 1967 MTL 2 TOR 3  
April 27th, 1967 MTL 6 TOR 2  
April 29th, 1967 TOR 4 MTL 1  
May 2nd, 1967 MTL 1 TOR 3  
Toronto won best-of-seven series 4-2