Blackhawks and Canadiens: These Aren't Your Grandfather's Teams

Jonathan Toews and P.K. Subban will face off again on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Richard Wolowicz

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens share a rich history that has helped shape the story of the NHL.

It has been a while since the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens faced each other.  The last meeting was on April 5, 2011, which was won in overtime by P.K. Subban.  Since that time, the Blackhawks have added another Stanley Cup Banner to the rafters of the United Center.  The last three Stanley Cup Final appearances for the Blackhawks (1992, 2010 and 2013) are the only ones in Blackhawks history that have not somehow involved the Montreal Canadiens.

The first meeting between the two storied franchises took place 87 years and 1 month ago this Saturday when the teams will meet up for the first time this season.  On December 11, 1926, the Blackhawks visited the Canadiens in Montreal and left the building the victors in a 3-0 shutout.  Chicago’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance in team history at the end of the 1930-31 season was against the Canadiens, who defeated the Blackhawks and took home the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in their team history.  Since that time, these two teams have met a surprising number of times in the post season, but since the expansion of the league, those meetings have become much more infrequent.

Here is a look at the intermingled playoff history of the Blackhawks and Canadiens.

Season

Playoff Matchup

Stanley Cup Final Result

1929-1930

Quarter Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs BOS

1930-1931

Stanley Cup Final

MTL Won 3-2

1933-1934

Quarter Finals (CHI beat MTL)

CHI Won 3-1 vs DET

1937-1938

Quarter Finals (CHI beat MTL)

CHI Won 3-1 vs TML

1940-1941

Quarter Finals (CHI beat MTL)

BOS Won vs DET

1943-1944

Stanley Cup Final

MTL Won 4-0

1945-1946

Semi-Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs BOS

1952-1953

Semi-Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs BOS

1958-1959

Semi-Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs TML

1959-1960

Semi-Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs TML

1960-1961

Semi-Finals (CHI beat MTL)

CHI Won 4-2 vs DET

1961-1962

Semi-Finals (CHI beat MTL)

CHI Lost 4-2 vs TML

1964-1965

Stanley Cup Final

MTL Won 4-3 vs CHI

1967-1968

Semi-Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs STL

1970-1971

Stanley Cup Final

MTL Won 4-3 vs CHI

1972-1973

Stanley Cup Final

MTL Won 4-2 vs CHI

1975-1976

Quarter Finals (MTL beat CHI)

MTL Won vs PHI

*table information gathered from www.hockey-reference.com


The current playoff format will not allow these two franchises to meet again in the playoffs unless it is in the Stanley Cup Final.  For nostalgia’s sake, what an amazing story that would be should it happen again since so much of the early history of the NHL involves these teams.

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