1925-26 NHL season

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Regular season[change | edit source]

Final standings[change | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Ottawa Senators 36 24 8 4 52 77 42 341
Montreal Maroons 36 20 11 5 45 91 73 554
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 19 16 1 39 82 70 264
Boston Bruins 36 17 15 4 38 92 85 279
New York Americans 36 12 20 4 28 68 89 361
Toronto St. Patricks 36 12 21 3 27 92 114 325
Montreal Canadiens 36 11 24 1 23 79 108 458

Scoring leaders[change | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons 36 34 8 42
Cy Denneny Ottawa Senators 36 24 12 36
Carson Cooper Boston Bruins 36 28 3 31
Jimmy Herberts Boston Bruins 36 26 5 31
Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 31 23 3 26
Jack Adams Toronto St. Patricks 36 21 5 26
Aurel Joliat Montreal Canadiens 35 17 9 26
Billy Burch New York Americans 36 22 3 25
Hooley Smith Ottawa Senators 28 16 9 25
Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators 35 12 13 25

Leading goaltenders[change | edit source]

GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = Shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP GA SO GAA
Georges Vezina Montreal Canadiens 1 1 0 1.0
Alex Connell Ottawa Senators 36 42 15 1.2
Roy Worters Pittsburgh Pirates 35 68 7 1.9
Odie Cleghorn Pittsburgh Pirates 1 2 0 2.0
Clint Benedict Montreal Maroons 36 73 6 2.0
Charles Stewart Boston Bruins 35 80 6 2.3
Jake Forbes New York Americans 36 89 2 2.5
Alphonse Lacroix Montreal Canadiens 5 15 0 3.0
Bill Taugher Montreal Canadiens 1 3 0 3.0
Herb Rheaume Montreal Canadiens 29 89 0 3.1
John Ross Roach Toronto St. Patricks 36 114 2 3.2
Maurice Roberts Boston Bruins 1 5 0 5.0

Playoffs[change | edit source]

NHL Championship[change | edit source]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Montreal Maroons 3
March 11 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Montreal Maroons 3

Montreal wins total goals series 6 goals to 4

Montreal Maroons vs. Ottawa Senators

Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 25 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 1
March 27 Montreal Maroons 1 Ottawa Senators 0

Montreal wins total goals series 2 goals to 1.

Finals[change | edit source]

Victoria Cougars vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 30 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 1 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 3
April 3 Victoria Cougars 3 Montreal Maroons 2
April 6 Victoria Cougars 0 Montreal Maroons 2

Montreal Maroons win best-of-five series 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

NHL Playoff leading scorer[change | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons 8 6 3 9

NHL awards[change | edit source]

Hart Memorial Trophy: Nels Stewart, Montreal Maroons
Lady Byng Trophy: Frank Nighbor, Ottawa Senators
O'Brien Cup: Montreal Maroons
Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens (for winning first game in Madison Square Gardens)
Montreal Maroons (for NHL championship)

First games[change | edit source]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1925–26 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark debut in playoffs):

Last games[change | edit source]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1925–26 (listed with their last team):

References[change | edit source]