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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
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 St.Patricks 24 15 9 30 105 100
Ottawa Senators 24 14 10 28 97 75
Montreal Canadiens 24 13 11 26 112 99
Hamilton Tigers 24 6 18 12 92 132
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 Newsy Lalonde 24 33 10 43
5 Didier Pitre 23 16 5 21
2 Harry Mummery 24 15 5 20
8 Louis Berlinquette 24 11 9 20
7 Amos Arbour 23 15 3 18
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 Georges Vézina 24 13-11-0 1 4.12
Season results


1920-21 brought the NHL’s first franchise transfer, with the Quebec Bulldogs becoming the Hamilton Tigers, beginning a 60-year interruption in Montreal’s on-ice rivalry with Quebec City. It also brought several new faces to the Canadiens lineup, as coach Leo Dandurand replaced several players from the team after having missed the playoffs the year before.

The result was a more balanced attack, as six men each potted a dozen or more goals over the 24-game regular schedule and Montreal led the league in team scoring. Captain Newsy Lalonde, a 32-year old veteran, played his last great season with a league leading 41 points to go along with his team leading 33 goals.

Reliable Didier Pitre, a future Hall of Famer, accounted for fifteen markers, as did Harry Mummery, the standout among the newcomers to the team, whose 20 points marked a career high. Mummery’s 68 penalty minutes also put him among team leaders in that category.

The defensive side of things lagged behind the offense with only big Bert Corbeau seeming to come to play every night. The rugged blue-liner, who tipped the scales at 200 pounds, was one of the best in the league but he could not hold off the opposition by himself.

After posting a 4-6 record in the first half of the season, finishing in third place, the Canadiens reversed their fortunes in the second segment. They went 9-5, finishing second in the standings, but falling just one position shy of a playoff berth.