Game 168 – Maple Leafs 6, Canadiens 2

Game 168
Maple Leafs 6, Canadiens 2
Thursday, November 14, 1940
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

The Toronto Maple Leafs made use of their greater experience tonight to score their second National Hockey League victory in three starts, defeating the rookie-stocked Montréal Canadiens 6-2 before about 7,000 fans.

Practically toying with their opponents at times, the Maple Leafs scored two goals in each of the three periods, while the best that the Canadiens could do was a pair of goals by Louis Trudel, making his first start of the season after missing the first two games because of an injured knee.

Henry (Hank) Goldup, the lanky sophomore star, and linemate Pete Langelle paced the Toronto point-makers by each tallying twice, as well as picking up an assist. The two other Toronto goals went to Reg Hamilton and Nick Metz.

The Leafs seemed able to match the Flying Frenchmen in speed at any time, threw up a better defence, and had better goaling. Once they took the lead on first period goals by Hamilton and Metz, they seemed content to just bide their time and wait for openings.

The Canadiens appeared unable to fathom this system, and once the Leafs had allowed the pace to slacken, never seemed able to set their own tempo.

The inability to make any headway while Leaf men were in the penalty box also was costly to the Canadiens, for the Leafs took nine of the thirteen penalties handed out by referee Mickey Ion. The Canadiens always looked better when both teams were at full strength.

Two of the thirteen penalties were majors to Goldup and Jack Adams for fighting. The majors came after a brief flareup in the Toronto end, after goaler Turk Broda held on to Adams in the goal crease. Although they did not receive penalties, the best action in the scrap was supplied by Murph Chamberlain, a former Leaf, and defenceman Wally Stanowski.

Nine of the penalties came in the last period, with Gus Marker getting three minors and Church two. One of Marker’s penalties came from a short wrestling match with Johnny Quilty, who also received a minor.

Adams and Goldup received their majors in the third period, while the remaining penalty went to Toe Blake.

Story originally published in The Globe & Mail, November 15, 1940

1st Period
TOR GOAL – 16:02 – Hamilton (Apps)

TOR PP GOAL – 16:29 – N. Metz (Drillon, Apps)
TOR PENS – Church, Stanowski
MTL PEN – Young

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 00:39 – Trudel (Quilty)
TOR SH GOAL – 04:42 – Langelle
TOR GOAL – 12:12 – Goldup (Kampman, Marker)
MTL GOAL – 15:45 – Trudel (Sands)
TOR PEN – Goldup

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 03:55 – Goldup (Langelle)
TOR GOAL – 06:49 – Langelle (Goldup)

TOR PENS – Goldup (major), Marker (3), Church (2)
MTL PENS – Adams (major), Blake, Quilty

TOR – Broda (W)
MTL – Gardiner (L)

TORGoaltenders: Turk Broda. Defence: Jack Church, Reg Hamilton, Bingo Kampman, Wally Stanowski. Forwards: Syl Apps (C), Gordie Drillon, Hank Goldup, Red Heron, Pete Langelle, Gus Marker, Don Metz, Nick Metz, Sweeney Schriner, Billy Taylor.
MTLGoaltenders: Bert Gardiner. Defence: Red Goupille, Ken Reardon, Doug Young. Forwards: John Adams, Joe Benoit, Toe Blake (C), Murph Chamberlain, Tony Demers, Tony Graboski, Paul Haynes, Elmer Lach, John Quilty, Charlie Sands, Lou Trudel.

TOR – 2-1-0 (.667)
MTL – 0-2-1 (.167)