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National Hockey League (NHL) 1970 - 71 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1970 - 71 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Eastern Division
Boston Bruins 78 57 14 7 0 121 399 207
New York Rangers 78 49 18 11 0 109 259 177
Montreal Canadiens 78 42 23 13 0 97 291 216
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 37 33 8 0 82 248 211
Buffalo Sabres 78 24 39 15 0 63 217 291
Vancouver Canucks 78 24 46 8 0 56 229 296
Detroit Red Wings 78 22 45 11 0 55 209 308
Western Division
Chicago Black Hawks 78 49 20 9 0 107 277 184
St. Louis Blues 78 34 25 19 0 87 223 208
Philadelphia Flyers 78 28 33 17 0 73 207 225
Minnesota North Stars 78 28 34 16 0 72 191 223
Los Angeles Kings 78 25 40 13 0 63 239 303
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 21 37 20 0 62 221 240
California Golden Seals 78 20 53 5 0 45 199 320

National Hockey League (NHL) 1970 - 71 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1970 - 71 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated St. Louis Blues in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

1970 - 71 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Ken Dryden, Rogatien Vachon, Jacques Laperriére, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Guy Lapointe, Terry Harper, Pierre Bouchard, Jean Béliveau, Marc Tardiff, Yvan Cournoyer, Réjean Houle, Claude Larose, Henri Richard, Phil Roberto, Pete Mahovlich, Leon Rochefort, John Ferguson, Bobby Sheehan, Jacques Lemaire, Frank Mahovlich, Bob Murdoch, Chuck Lefley Staff: Al MacNeil (Coach), Sam Pollock (General Manager), Yvon Belanger, Ed Palchak (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1970 - 71 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 20 12 8 0 75 63 379
Montreal Canadiens 20 12 8 0 75 63 379
Chicago Black Hawks 18 11 7 0 59 42 289
Chicago Black Hawks 18 11 7 0 59 42 289
New York Rangers 13 7 6 0 30 36 250
New York Rangers 13 7 6 0 30 36 250
Minnesota North Stars 12 6 6 0 35 42 195
Minnesota North Stars 12 6 6 0 35 42 195
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 26 28 190
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 26 28 190
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 15 16 147
St. Louis Blues 6 2 4 0 15 16 120
St. Louis Blues 6 2 4 0 15 16 120
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 15 16 147
Philadelphia Flyers 4 0 4 0 8 20 57
Philadelphia Flyers 4 0 4 0 8 20 57


Most Goals 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins76
John Bucyk Boston Bruins51
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks44
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins43
Dennis Hull Chicago Black Hawks40



Most Goals 1970 - 71 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Frank Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens14
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks11
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens10
Pete Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens10
Jim Pappin Chicago Black Hawks10

Most Assists 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins102
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins76
John Bucyk Boston Bruins65
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins62
Wayne Cashman Boston Bruins58

Most Assists 1970 - 71 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens16
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks14
Pat Stapleton Chicago Black Hawks14
J.C. Tremblay Montreal Canadiens14
Frank Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens13

Most Points 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins7676152
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins37102139
John Bucyk Boston Bruins5165116
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins4362105
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks445296

Most Points 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Frank Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens141327
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks111425
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens61622
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens101222
Jacques Lemaire Montreal Canadiens91019

Most Penalty Minutes 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Keith Magnuson Chicago Black Hawks291
Dennis Hextall California Golden Seals217
Jim Dorey Toronto Maple Leafs198
Pete Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens181
Tracy Pratt Buffalo Sabres179

Plus/Minus Rating 1970 - 71 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Doug Roberts California Golden Seals-56
Tom Webster Detroit Red Wings-47
Gerry Ehman California Golden Seals-40
Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres-39
Nick Libett Detroit Red Wings-38

1970 - 71 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Bobby Orr - Boston Bruins

1970 - 71 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Bobby Orr - Boston Bruins

1970 - 71 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1970 - 71 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Gilbert Perreault - Buffalo Sabres

1970 - 71 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vézina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Ed Giacomin - New York Rangers
Vezina Trophy - Gilles Villemure - New York Rangers

1970 - 71 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - John Bucyk - Boston Bruins

1970 - 71 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Jean Ratelle - New York Rangers

1970 - 71 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1970 - 71 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - John Bucyk - L - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Phil Esposito - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Ed Giacomin - G - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Ken Hodge - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Orr - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - J.C. Tremblay - D - Montreal Canadiens

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Yvan Cournoyer - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Hull - L - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dave Keon - C - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brad Park - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jacques Plante - G - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pat Stapleton - D - Chicago Black Hawks

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