1971-72 Montreal Canadiens Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 46-16-16 (108 points), Finished 3rd in NHL East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Scotty Bowman (46-16-16)

Goals For: 307 (3rd of 14), Goals Against: 205 (5th of 14)
SRS: 1.21 (3rd of 14), SOS: -0.09 (12th of 14)

Playoffs:
Lost Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus New York Rangers

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1971-10-09 New York Rangers T 4 4 0 0 1 T 1
2 1971-10-14 @ Minnesota North Stars T 1 1 0 0 2 T 2
3 1971-10-16 Buffalo Sabres W 9 3 1 0 2 W 1
4 1971-10-17 @ New York Rangers L 4 8 1 1 2 L 1
5 1971-10-20 @ California Golden Seals W 4 2 2 1 2 W 1
6 1971-10-22 @ Vancouver Canucks W 6 0 3 1 2 W 2
7 1971-10-23 @ Los Angeles Kings W 3 1 4 1 2 W 3
8 1971-10-27 Boston Bruins W 5 2 5 1 2 W 4
9 1971-10-30 Detroit Red Wings W 3 0 6 1 2 W 5
10 1971-10-31 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 3 5 6 2 2 L 1
11 1971-11-03 St. Louis Blues W 5 1 7 2 2 W 1
12 1971-11-06 Chicago Black Hawks W 2 1 8 2 2 W 2
13 1971-11-07 @ Boston Bruins W 3 2 9 2 2 W 3
14 1971-11-10 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 2 10 2 2 W 4
15 1971-11-13 @ Minnesota North Stars W 5 1 11 2 2 W 5
16 1971-11-14 @ Buffalo Sabres T 2 2 11 2 3 T 1
17 1971-11-16 California Golden Seals W 7 2 12 2 3 W 1
18 1971-11-18 St. Louis Blues T 2 2 12 2 4 T 1
19 1971-11-20 Philadelphia Flyers T 2 2 12 2 5 T 2
20 1971-11-24 @ Chicago Black Hawks T 3 3 12 2 6 T 3
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1971-11-27 Pittsburgh Penguins W 3 1 13 2 6 W 1
22 1971-11-28 @ Detroit Red Wings L 2 4 13 3 6 L 1
23 1971-12-01 Los Angeles Kings W 5 3 14 3 6 W 1
24 1971-12-04 Vancouver Canucks W 7 0 15 3 6 W 2
25 1971-12-08 Detroit Red Wings W 4 2 16 3 6 W 3
26 1971-12-11 Minnesota North Stars W 4 3 17 3 6 W 4
27 1971-12-12 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 1 4 17 4 6 L 1
28 1971-12-15 @ Los Angeles Kings W 3 1 18 4 6 W 1
29 1971-12-17 @ Vancouver Canucks W 6 2 19 4 6 W 2
30 1971-12-19 @ California Golden Seals T 3 3 19 4 7 T 1
31 1971-12-22 Toronto Maple Leafs W 4 2 20 4 7 W 1
32 1971-12-25 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 2 4 20 5 7 L 1
33 1971-12-26 @ New York Rangers L 1 5 20 6 7 L 2
34 1971-12-29 California Golden Seals W 3 2 21 6 7 W 1
35 1972-01-01 @ Toronto Maple Leafs L 2 5 21 7 7 L 1
36 1972-01-02 @ Detroit Red Wings L 4 6 21 8 7 L 2
37 1972-01-05 Vancouver Canucks W 6 4 22 8 7 W 1
38 1972-01-08 Los Angeles Kings W 10 2 23 8 7 W 2
39 1972-01-09 @ Chicago Black Hawks L 2 5 23 9 7 L 1
40 1972-01-11 @ St. Louis Blues L 3 7 23 10 7 L 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1972-01-13 Pittsburgh Penguins W 7 1 24 10 7 W 1
42 1972-01-15 Buffalo Sabres W 6 2 25 10 7 W 2
43 1972-01-16 @ Buffalo Sabres L 2 4 25 11 7 L 1
44 1972-01-19 Toronto Maple Leafs W 1 0 26 11 7 W 1
45 1972-01-22 Boston Bruins L 5 8 26 12 7 L 1
46 1972-01-23 @ Pittsburgh Penguins T 3 3 26 12 8 T 1
47 1972-01-27 Minnesota North Stars L 5 6 26 13 8 L 1
48 1972-01-29 St. Louis Blues W 4 0 27 13 8 W 1
49 1972-02-01 @ St. Louis Blues W 3 1 28 13 8 W 2
50 1972-02-03 @ Los Angeles Kings T 1 1 28 13 9 T 1
51 1972-02-04 @ California Golden Seals T 2 2 28 13 10 T 2
52 1972-02-06 @ Vancouver Canucks W 4 2 29 13 10 W 1
53 1972-02-10 Chicago Black Hawks W 7 1 30 13 10 W 2
54 1972-02-12 Los Angeles Kings W 6 5 31 13 10 W 3
55 1972-02-13 @ Boston Bruins T 2 2 31 13 11 T 1
56 1972-02-16 California Golden Seals T 1 1 31 13 12 T 2
57 1972-02-19 Philadelphia Flyers W 3 1 32 13 12 W 1
58 1972-02-20 @ Buffalo Sabres W 4 0 33 13 12 W 2
59 1972-02-22 New York Rangers L 3 7 33 14 12 L 1
60 1972-02-24 @ Minnesota North Stars W 4 2 34 14 12 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1972-02-26 Detroit Red Wings W 8 1 35 14 12 W 2
62 1972-02-27 Pittsburgh Penguins W 5 3 36 14 12 W 3
63 1972-03-01 Buffalo Sabres W 4 1 37 14 12 W 4
64 1972-03-04 Vancouver Canucks W 5 0 38 14 12 W 5
65 1972-03-05 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 4 0 39 14 12 W 6
66 1972-03-08 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 5 4 40 14 12 W 7
67 1972-03-09 @ St. Louis Blues W 5 1 41 14 12 W 8
68 1972-03-11 Chicago Black Hawks T 1 1 41 14 13 T 1
69 1972-03-13 Philadelphia Flyers W 2 1 42 14 13 W 1
70 1972-03-15 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 2 43 14 13 W 2
71 1972-03-18 Minnesota North Stars W 4 3 44 14 13 W 3
72 1972-03-19 @ Detroit Red Wings L 6 7 44 15 13 L 1
73 1972-03-22 Toronto Maple Leafs T 3 3 44 15 14 T 1
74 1972-03-25 New York Rangers T 3 3 44 15 15 T 2
75 1972-03-26 @ Boston Bruins L 4 5 44 16 15 L 1
76 1972-03-29 @ Chicago Black Hawks T 5 5 44 16 16 T 1
77 1972-04-01 Boston Bruins W 6 2 45 16 16 W 1
78 1972-04-02 @ New York Rangers W 6 5 46 16 16 W 2

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1972-04-05 @ New York Rangers L 2 3 0 1 0 L 1
2 1972-04-06 @ New York Rangers L 2 5 0 2 0 L 2
3 1972-04-08 New York Rangers W 2 1 1 2 0 W 1
4 1972-04-09 New York Rangers L 4 6 1 3 0 L 1
5 1972-04-11 @ New York Rangers W 2 1 2 3 0 W 1
6 1972-04-13 New York Rangers L 2 3 2 4 0 L 1