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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
Quebec Nordiques 48 30 13 5 65 185 134
Pittsburgh Penguins 48 29 16 3 61 181 158
Boston Bruins 48 27 18 3 57 150 127
Buffalo Sabres 48 22 19 7 51 130 119
Hartford Whalers 48 19 24 5 43 127 141
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 23 7 43 125 148
Ottawa Senators 48 9 34 5 23 117 174
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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
8 Mark Recchi 39 14 29 43
25 Vincent Damphousse 48 10 30 40
17 Benoit Brunet 45 7 18 25
77 Pierre Turgeon 15 11 9 20
12 Mike Keane 48 10 10 20
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 43 17-20-6 1 2.97
Season results


In August, after 12 seasons with the Canadiens, team captain Guy Carbonneau is traded to the St. Louis Blues in return for Jim Montgomery and Kirk Muller takes the reins from Carbonneau as captain.

In September, the league’s owners and players cannot come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, prompting the owners to declare a 15-day lockout. It will be three more months before the season finally gets underway.

The Habs play their first game of the season on January 21. The team digs itself into a big hole by winning only seven times in its first 20 games.

General manager Serge Savard wastes no time in making substantial changes to the team’s lineup. On February 9, he trades Eric Desjardins, Gilbert Dionne and John LeClair to the Philadelphia Flyers in return for right winger Mark Recchi.

In April, after little improvement in the team’s play, Savard deals away the team’s captain for the second time in less than nine months. Muller is traded to the New York Islanders along with Mathieu Schneider and Craig Darby in exchange for Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov. Mike Keane inherits the captaincy.

Turgeon’s arrival is a boost for the team, whose play improves in April. It comes too late, though, as the Canadiens wrap up the shortened schedule with 18 wins, 23 losses and seven ties to finish 11th overall in the Eastern Conference.

For the first time in 25 years, the Habs miss the playoffs. Over the course of the 48-game season, no less than 39 players don the team’s legendary red, white and blue uniform.