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Montreal Canadiens 1975-76 to 1978-79
Quotables
"This is not only a victory for the Canadiens; it is a victory for hockey. I hope that this era of intimidation and violence that is hurting our national sport is coming to an end. Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen."
- Serge Savard.
"The strangest thing with Scotty (Bowman) would be that the farther ahead we were in the game, the more agitated he'd become. If we were playing a tight 2-1 game, he kept quiet and didn't say anything. But if we were up four or five goals, he'd go crazy...he'd be screaming at us to stay on them, not to goof off and let the other team into the game." - Steve Shutt.
Tid Bits
In 1976-77, Montreal outscored their opposition by an incredible 2.76 goals per game.
The summer after their fourth Cup victory, three key players - Ken Dryden, Jacques Lemaire and Yvan Cournoyer - all announced their retirements, and coach Scotty Bowman left to become GM and coach in Buffalo.
 


Stanley Cups: 4 consecutive

Stanley Cup Finals Record: 16-3

Regular Season Winning %: .786

Regular Season 1st-Place Finishes: 4

Individual Trophy Winners: 17

Individuals Selected To All-Star Teams: 16

Hockey Hall of Fame Members: (11)
Scotty Bowman, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Bob Gainey, Guy Lafleur, Guy Lapointe, Jacques Lemaire, Sam Pollock, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt

Players On All 4 Stanley Cup Winners: (15)
Rick Chartraw, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Bob Gainey, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Guy Lapointe, Michel Larocque, Jacques Lemaire, Doug Risebrough, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay

Key Team Records:

Most Wins: 60 (1976-77)
Most Points: 132 (1976-77 - NHL record)
Most Goals: 387 (1976-77)

Key Individual Records:

Most Goals: 60 (Steve Shutt in 1976-77, Guy Lafleur in 1977-78)
Most Assists: 82 (Pete Mahovlich in 1974-75)
Most Points: 136 (Guy Lafleur in 1977-78)



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