League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Stanley Cup Final 4-1 Montreal Canadiens over Detroit Red Wings  View Matchup »
Game 1 March 31 Detroit Red Wings 4 Montreal Canadiens 6
Game 2 April 3 Detroit Red Wings 1 Montreal Canadiens 5
Game 3 April 5 Montreal Canadiens 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
Game 4 April 8 Montreal Canadiens 3 Detroit Red Wings 0
Game 5 April 10 Detroit Red Wings 1 Montreal Canadiens 3
 
Semi-Finals 4-1 Detroit Red Wings over Toronto Maple Leafs  View Matchup »
Game 1 March 20 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Detroit Red Wings 3
Game 2 March 22 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
Game 3 March 24 Detroit Red Wings 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (OT)
Game 4 March 27 Detroit Red Wings 0 Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Game 5 March 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
Semi-Finals 4-1 Montreal Canadiens over New York Rangers  View Matchup »
Game 1 March 20 New York Rangers 1 Montreal Canadiens 7
Game 2 March 22 New York Rangers 4 Montreal Canadiens 2
Game 3 March 24 Montreal Canadiens 3 New York Rangers 1
Game 4 March 25 Montreal Canadiens 5 New York Rangers 3
Game 5 March 27 New York Rangers 0 Montreal Canadiens 7

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Montreal Canadiens 10 8 2 0 0 0 .800 42 18 24
2 Detroit Red Wings 10 5 5 0 1 0 .500 23 28 -5
3 New York Rangers 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 9 24 -15
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 0 1 .200 10 14 -4
League Average 7.5 3.8 3.8 0.0 0.5 0.5 .500 21.0 21.0 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1956-03-24 TOR Lindsay, Ted DET 5-4 TOR 1 4:22

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 12
2. Alex Delvecchio* • DET 7
3. Ted Lindsay* • DET 6
4. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 5
Maurice Richard* • MTL 5
Assists
1. Bert Olmstead* • MTL 10
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 9
Gordie Howe* • DET 9
Maurice Richard* • MTL 9
5. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 7
Points
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 19
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 14
Bert Olmstead* • MTL 14
Maurice Richard* • MTL 14
5. Gordie Howe* • DET 12
Goals Created
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 8.6
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 5.2
Maurice Richard* • MTL 5.2
4. Bert Olmstead* • MTL 5.0
5. Alex Delvecchio* • DET 4.9
Penalties in Minutes
1. Maurice Richard* • MTL 24
2. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 22
Ted Lindsay* • DET 22
4. Henri Richard* • MTL 21
5. Jack EvansNYR 18
Goals Per Game
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 1.20
2. Alex Delvecchio* • DET 0.70
3. Ted Lindsay* • DET 0.60
4. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 0.50
Maurice Richard* • MTL 0.50
Assists Per Game
1. Bert Olmstead* • MTL 1.00
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 0.90
Gordie Howe* • DET 0.90
Maurice Richard* • MTL 0.90
5. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 0.70
Points Per Game
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 1.90
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 1.40
Bert Olmstead* • MTL 1.40
Maurice Richard* • MTL 1.40
5. Gordie Howe* • DET 1.20
Goals Created Per Game
1. Jean Beliveau* • MTL 0.85
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 0.52
Maurice Richard* • MTL 0.52
Games Played
1. Glenn Hall* • DET 10
Jacques Plante* • MTL 10
3. Harry Lumley* • TOR 5
4. Gump Worsley* • NYR 3
5. Gordie BellNYR 2
Wins
1. Jacques Plante* • MTL 8
2. Glenn Hall* • DET 5
3. Harry Lumley* • TOR 1
Gordie BellNYR 1
Losses
1. Glenn Hall* • DET 5
2. Harry Lumley* • TOR 4
3. Gump Worsley* • NYR 3
4. Jacques Plante* • MTL 2
5. Gordie BellNYR 1
Goals Against
1. Glenn Hall* • DET 28
2. Jacques Plante* • MTL 18
3. Gump Worsley* • NYR 14
4. Harry Lumley* • TOR 13
5. Gordie BellNYR 9
Goals Against Average
1. Jacques Plante* • MTL 1.80
2. Harry Lumley* • TOR 2.57
3. Glenn Hall* • DET 2.78
Shutouts
1. Jacques Plante* • MTL 2
2. Harry Lumley* • TOR 1
Minutes
1. Glenn Hall* • DET 604
2. Jacques Plante* • MTL 600
3. Harry Lumley* • TOR 304
4. Gump Worsley* • NYR 180
5. Gordie BellNYR 120

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