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1955-56 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Hart Memorial Trophy: Jean Beliveau (47 G, 41 A, 88 P)
Vezina Trophy: Jacques Plante (42-12-10, 1.86 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Glenn Hall (30-24-16, 2.10 GAA)

Goals Leader: Jean Beliveau (47)
Assists Leader: Bert Olmstead (56)
Points Leader: Jean Beliveau (88)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Montreal Canadiens* 70 45 15 10 100 .714 222 131 1.08 -0.22
Detroit Red Wings* 70 30 24 16 76 .543 183 148 0.42 -0.08
New York Rangers* 70 32 28 10 74 .529 204 203 0.01 0.00
Toronto Maple Leafs* 70 24 33 13 61 .436 153 181 -0.33 0.07
Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 59 .421 147 185 -0.45 0.09
Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 50 .357 155 216 -0.73 0.15

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Finals (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over Detroit Red Wings  
 
Semi-Finals (4-1): Detroit Red Wings over Toronto Maple Leafs  
Semi-Finals (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over New York Rangers  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Montreal Canadiens* 70 45 15 10 100 .714 222 131 1.08 -0.22 5.04
2 Detroit Red Wings* 70 30 24 16 76 .543 183 148 0.42 -0.08 4.73
3 New York Rangers* 70 32 28 10 74 .529 204 203 0.01 0.00 5.81
4 Toronto Maple Leafs* 70 24 33 13 61 .436 153 181 -0.33 0.07 4.77
5 Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 59 .421 147 185 -0.45 0.09 4.74
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 50 .357 155 216 -0.73 0.15 5.30
League Average 70 29 29 12 70 .500 177 177 0.00 0.00 5.07

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Jacques Plante*
D: Bill Gadsby*
D: Doug Harvey*
C: Jean Beliveau*
LW: Ted Lindsay*
RW: Maurice Richard*
2nd Team
G: Glenn Hall*
D: Tom Johnson*
D: Red Kelly*
C: Tod Sloan
LW: Bert Olmstead*
RW: Gordie Howe*