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1993-1994
season card
northeast
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
Pittsburgh Penguins 84 44 27 13 101 299 285
Boston Bruins 84 42 29 13 97 289 252
Montreal Canadiens 84 41 29 14 96 283 248
Buffalo Sabres 84 43 32 9 95 282 218
Quebec Nordiques 84 34 42 8 76 277 292
Hartford Whalers 84 27 48 9 63 227 288
Ottawa Senators 84 14 61 9 37 201 397
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
25 Vincent Damphousse 84 40 51 91
23 Brian Bellows 77 33 38 71
11 Kirk Muller 76 23 34 57
24 Mathieu Schneider 75 20 32 52
12 Mike Keane 80 16 30 46
# #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
33 Patrick Roy 68 35-17-11 7 2.50
Season results
DATE AWAY HOME

THE REGULAR SEASON

Patrick Roy, one of the primary contributors to the team’s Stanley Cup win as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner the previous spring, becomes the highest-paid goalie in the league when he signs a four-year, $16-million contract.

Four months after winning the 24th Stanley Cup in team history, the team begins the regular season in the new Northeast Division along with the Quebec Nordiques, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Hartford Whalers and Ottawa Senators.

In October, the team picks up where it left off in June and loses only three times in its first 12 games. The pressure that comes along with a championship weighs heavy and the Habs begin to slide.

At the end of December, the team is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in 24 years. Of course, that’s before Roy rekindles his spark from the previous year. The superstar goalie is flawless in January and February and helps the team win 17 of 27 games.

On February 2, Lyle Odelein makes history by recording five assists in a 9-2 win over the Whalers, tying a team record for defensemen set by Doug Harvey in 1955.

Thanks to their surge in the second half and the stellar play of Roy, the NHL player of the month in February, the team finishes the regular season in fifth place in the East. The 28-year-old netminder ends the season with a career-high seven shutouts. It is the most by a Canadiens goalie since Ken Dryden recorded 10 during the team’s unforgettable 1976-77 campaign.

For a second straight season, Vincent Damphousse leads the team in scoring. His 40 goals are the most by a Canadiens center since Pierre Larouche scored 50 goals in 1979-80.

THE PLAYOFFS

In the first round, the team faces the Boston Bruins, who have won four of the previous five playoff series between the teams. With the series tied 1-1, Roy is felled by appendicitis. It is expected that he will require an operation and miss the rest of the series.

Ron Tugnutt replaces him for Game 3, but the backup goalie is no match for the Bruins’ offense and the Habs lose, 6-3. Roy decides to delay his appendectomy and returns for Game 4. The team wins the next two games, taking a 3-2 series lead.

Unfortunately, the Canadiens drop the last two games and lose the series, 4-3.

The playoffs roadmap
Conference quarter-finals - Boston Bruins
Date AWAY   HOME  
April 16th, 1994 MTL 2 BOS 3  
April 18th, 1994 MTL 3 BOS 2  
April 21st, 1994 BOS 6 MTL 3  
April 23rd, 1994 BOS 2 MTL 5  
April 25th, 1994 MTL 2 BOS 1  
April 27th, 1994 BOS 3 MTL 2  
April 29th, 1994 MTL 3 BOS 5  
Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3