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1988-89 Montreal Canadiens Schedule and Results

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Record: 53-18-9 (115 points), Finished 1st in NHL Adams Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Burns (53-18-9)

Goals For: 315 (5th of 21), Goals Against: 218 (1st of 21)
SRS: 1.16 (2nd of 21), SOS: -0.06 (16th of 21)

Playoffs:
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (4-2) versus Calgary Flames
Won Conference Finals (4-2) versus Philadelphia Flyers
Won Division Finals (4-1) versus Boston Bruins
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Hartford Whalers


Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
80 1988-10-06 @ Buffalo Sabres L 2 3 53 18 9 L 1
79 1988-10-08 Minnesota North Stars W 4 3 53 17 9 W 1
78 1988-10-12 Quebec Nordiques L 5 6 52 17 9 L 1
1 1988-10-14 @ New Jersey Devils W 7 3 1 0 0 W 1
2 1988-10-15 @ New York Islanders L 1 2 1 1 0 L 1
3 1988-10-17 Toronto Maple Leafs L 2 6 1 2 0 L 2
4 1988-10-19 Hartford Whalers W 5 4 2 2 0 W 1
5 1988-10-21 @ Buffalo Sabres L 3 5 2 3 0 L 1
6 1988-10-22 Buffalo Sabres W 4 3 3 3 0 W 1
7 1988-10-25 @ Boston Bruins T OT 1 1 3 3 1 T 1
8 1988-10-26 @ Detroit Red Wings L 2 4 3 4 1 L 1
9 1988-10-29 Pittsburgh Penguins L 4 5 3 5 1 L 2
10 1988-11-01 @ Hartford Whalers W 5 3 4 5 1 W 1
11 1988-11-02 Los Angeles Kings W 5 3 5 5 1 W 2
12 1988-11-05 Winnipeg Jets W 7 2 6 5 1 W 3
13 1988-11-07 St. Louis Blues T OT 3 3 6 5 2 T 1
14 1988-11-09 @ Chicago Blackhawks T OT 6 6 6 5 3 T 2
15 1988-11-11 @ Vancouver Canucks W 3 1 7 5 3 W 1
16 1988-11-13 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 7 7 6 3 L 1
17 1988-11-16 New York Islanders W OT 5 4 8 6 3 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
18 1988-11-17 @ Boston Bruins W 5 2 9 6 3 W 2
19 1988-11-19 Chicago Blackhawks W 5 3 10 6 3 W 3
20 1988-11-21 @ New York Rangers W 4 2 11 6 3 W 4
21 1988-11-23 Boston Bruins W 2 0 12 6 3 W 5
22 1988-11-24 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 5 12 7 3 L 1
23 1988-11-26 Edmonton Oilers W 7 5 13 7 3 W 1
24 1988-11-30 @ Hartford Whalers W 6 3 14 7 3 W 2
25 1988-12-01 @ Philadelphia Flyers T OT 2 2 14 7 4 T 1
26 1988-12-03 Buffalo Sabres W OT 3 2 15 7 4 W 1
27 1988-12-05 Detroit Red Wings W 7 2 16 7 4 W 2
28 1988-12-07 @ Minnesota North Stars T OT 2 2 16 7 5 T 1
29 1988-12-08 @ St. Louis Blues W 5 1 17 7 5 W 1
30 1988-12-10 Washington Capitals T OT 0 0 17 7 6 T 1
31 1988-12-12 Boston Bruins W 3 1 18 7 6 W 1
32 1988-12-15 @ Quebec Nordiques L 4 6 18 8 6 L 1
33 1988-12-17 New York Rangers W 6 3 19 8 6 W 1
34 1988-12-19 Hartford Whalers W 2 1 20 8 6 W 2
35 1988-12-21 Quebec Nordiques W 6 4 21 8 6 W 3
36 1988-12-22 @ Boston Bruins W 4 2 22 8 6 W 4
37 1988-12-27 @ Los Angeles Kings W 3 2 23 8 6 W 5
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
38 1988-12-29 @ Calgary Flames W 4 3 24 8 6 W 6
39 1988-12-31 @ Edmonton Oilers W 4 2 25 8 6 W 7
40 1989-01-01 @ Vancouver Canucks W 4 0 26 8 6 W 8
41 1989-01-07 Boston Bruins W 3 1 27 8 6 W 9
42 1989-01-09 @ Detroit Red Wings L 2 3 27 9 6 L 1
43 1989-01-11 New Jersey Devils W 1 0 28 9 6 W 1
44 1989-01-12 @ Boston Bruins W 5 3 29 9 6 W 2
45 1989-01-14 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 3 30 9 6 W 3
46 1989-01-18 Hartford Whalers W 3 1 31 9 6 W 4
47 1989-01-19 @ Hartford Whalers L 4 6 31 10 6 L 1
48 1989-01-21 Toronto Maple Leafs W 4 3 32 10 6 W 1
49 1989-01-23 Calgary Flames L 1 3 32 11 6 L 1
50 1989-01-27 @ Buffalo Sabres L 2 4 32 12 6 L 2
51 1989-01-28 Buffalo Sabres W 2 1 33 12 6 W 1
52 1989-01-31 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 5 1 34 12 6 W 2
53 1989-02-02 @ Quebec Nordiques W 6 1 35 12 6 W 3
54 1989-02-04 New York Rangers W 7 5 36 12 6 W 4
55 1989-02-11 New Jersey Devils W 5 4 37 12 6 W 5
56 1989-02-13 Quebec Nordiques L 2 3 37 13 6 L 1
57 1989-02-16 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 7 4 38 13 6 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
58 1989-02-18 @ St. Louis Blues W 4 2 39 13 6 W 2
59 1989-02-19 @ Chicago Blackhawks T OT 4 4 39 13 7 T 1
60 1989-02-22 Winnipeg Jets W 6 3 40 13 7 W 1
61 1989-02-25 Buffalo Sabres W 6 1 41 13 7 W 2
62 1989-02-26 Vancouver Canucks W 5 2 42 13 7 W 3
63 1989-03-01 @ Edmonton Oilers L 0 3 42 14 7 L 1
64 1989-03-02 @ Calgary Flames W 3 2 43 14 7 W 1
65 1989-03-04 @ Hartford Whalers W 6 1 44 14 7 W 2
66 1989-03-08 Washington Capitals W 3 2 45 14 7 W 3
67 1989-03-09 @ Quebec Nordiques W 5 2 46 14 7 W 4
68 1989-03-11 Hartford Whalers W 5 3 47 14 7 W 5
69 1989-03-13 New York Islanders L 3 5 47 15 7 L 1
70 1989-03-15 Los Angeles Kings W 5 2 48 15 7 W 1
71 1989-03-17 @ Washington Capitals L 1 4 48 16 7 L 1
72 1989-03-18 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 7 2 49 16 7 W 1
73 1989-03-22 Quebec Nordiques W 8 0 50 16 7 W 2
74 1989-03-25 Minnesota North Stars T OT 1 1 50 16 8 T 1
75 1989-03-27 Boston Bruins W 5 2 51 16 8 W 1
76 1989-03-30 @ Buffalo Sabres W 4 2 52 16 8 W 2
77 1989-04-01 Philadelphia Flyers T OT 2 2 52 16 9 T 1

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
18 1989-04-05 Hartford Whalers W 6 2 11 7 0 W 1
19 1989-04-06 Hartford Whalers W 3 2 12 7 0 W 2
20 1989-04-08 @ Hartford Whalers W OT 5 4 13 7 0 W 3
21 1989-04-09 @ Hartford Whalers W OT 4 3 14 7 0 W 4
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
17 1989-04-17 Boston Bruins W 3 2 10 7 0 W 5
16 1989-04-19 Boston Bruins W OT 3 2 9 7 0 W 6
15 1989-04-21 @ Boston Bruins W 5 4 8 7 0 W 7
14 1989-04-23 @ Boston Bruins L 2 3 7 7 0 L 1
13 1989-04-25 Boston Bruins W 3 2 7 6 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
12 1989-05-01 Philadelphia Flyers L 1 3 6 6 0 L 1
11 1989-05-03 Philadelphia Flyers W 3 0 6 5 0 W 1
10 1989-05-05 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 5 1 5 5 0 W 2
9 1989-05-07 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 3 0 4 5 0 W 3
8 1989-05-09 Philadelphia Flyers L OT 1 2 3 5 0 L 1
7 1989-05-11 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 4 2 3 4 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
6 1989-05-14 @ Calgary Flames L 2 3 2 4 0 L 1
5 1989-05-17 @ Calgary Flames W 4 2 2 3 0 W 1
4 1989-05-19 Calgary Flames W 2OT 4 3 1 3 0 W 2
3 1989-05-21 Calgary Flames L 2 4 0 3 0 L 1
1 1989-05-23 @ Calgary Flames L 2 3 0 1 0 L 2
2 1989-05-25 Calgary Flames L 2 4 0 2 0 L 3