Canadiens vs. Toronto HC

Montréal Canadiens
1910-17
🏆: 2 (1916, 1917)
Toronto Hockey Club
1912-17
🏆: 1 (1914)
National Hockey Association, 1910-17

Before the National Hockey League, there was the National Hockey Association, the predecessor league that started in 1909 when founded by Ambrose O’Brien. The Canadiens, who were a charter member of the NHA, did not get to face a team from Toronto until 1912, when the “Blueshirts” were formed and played out of Arena Gardens. While the league would ultimately fold when all owners except Toronto’s, Eddie Livingstone, formed a new league (what would become the NHL) in order to force out the Blueshirts, early indications of this rivalry were evident before Montréal and Toronto faced off for their first NHL tilt, particularly when these squads faced off for the Stanley Cup in 1914. The fact that many players for both teams (such as Georges Vézina, Newsy Lalonde and Corb Denneny) made the jump from the NHA to the NHL only helped the rivalry heat up in its permanent home in the NHL in December 1917, after just five seasons in the NHA.

# Date Location Winner Score
1912-13 season
season series tied 2-2
001. Dec. 25 Toronto Canadiens 9-5
002. Dec. 28 Montréal Canadiens 8-5
003. Feb. 8 Toronto Toronto 5-3
004. Mar. 5 Montréal Toronto 6-2
1913-14 season
season series tied 2-2
all-time series tied 4-4
005. Dec. 27 Toronto Toronto 3-0
006. Jan. 28 Montréal Canadiens 4-3
007. Feb. 7 Montréal Canadiens 9-3
008. Feb. 21 Toronto Toronto 3-2
1914-15 season
season series tied 2-2
all-time series tied 6-6
009. Dec. 26 Montréal Toronto 4-3
010. Jan. 27 Toronto Toronto 2-1
011. Feb. 6 Toronto Canadiens 4-3
012. Feb. 20 Montréal Canadiens 7-2
1915-16 season
Canadiens win season series 5-1
Canadiens lead all-time series 11-7
013. Dec. 18 Toronto Canadiens 2-1
014. Jan. 5 Montréal Canadiens 6-1
015. Jan. 23 Toronto Toronto 3-1
016. Feb. 5 Montréal Canadiens 10-5
017. Mar. 1 Montréal Canadiens 7-3
018. Mar. 18 Toronto Canadiens 6-4
1916-17 season
Toronto wins season series 2-1
Canadiens wins all-time series 12-9
019. Dec. 27 Montréal Toronto 7-1
020. Jan. 13 Toronto Canadiens 6-2
021. Jan. 31 Toronto Toronto 6-2

CANADIENS vs. TORONTO, BY THE NUMBERS
Total Games Played:
21
All-Time Record:
Montréal wins 12-9

Longest Montréal Undefeated Streak:
4 games (Feb. 6, 1915 – Jan. 5, 1916)
Longest Toronto Undefeated Streak:
3 games (2 times, latest Feb. 21, 1914 – Jan. 27, 1915)
Largest Montréal Victory:
9-3 (Feb. 7, 1914)
Largest Toronto Victory:
7-1 (Dec. 27, 1916)
Most Goals, Game, Montréal:
10 (Feb. 5, 1916)
Most Goals, Game, Toronto:
7 (Dec. 27, 1916)
Most Goals, Game, Combined:
15 (Feb. 5, 1916)
Least Goals, Game, Combined:
3 (3 times, latest Dec. 18, 1915)

# Date Location Winner Score
1914 O’Brien Trophy
Toronto
wins series 6-2 on aggregate goals
all-time series tied 1-1
P01. Mar. 7 Montréal Canadiens 2-0
P02. Mar. 11 Toronto Toronto 6-0

CANADIENS vs. TORONTO (PLAYOFFS), BY THE NUMBERS
Total Games Played:
2
All-Time Record:
tied 1-1
All-Time Record, Series Wins: Toronto wins 1-0
Longest Montréal Undefeated Streak:
1 game (Mar. 7, 1914)
Longest Toronto Undefeated Streak
: 1 game (Mar. 11, 1914)
Largest Montréal Victory
: 2-0 (Mar. 7, 1914)
Largest Toronto Victory:
6-0 (Mar. 11, 1914)
Most Goals, Game, Montréal: 2 (Mar. 7, 1914)
Most Goals, Game
, Toronto: 6 (Mar. 11, 1914)
Most Goals, Game, Combined:
6 (Mar. 11, 1914)

Least Goals, Game, Combined: 2 (Mar. 7, 1914)