1970–71 NHL season

The NHL 1970/71 season was the 54th season in the National Hockey League. 14 teams each played 78 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Canadiens after a 4-3 victory in the final series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Three years ago you had to live in Vancouver and Buffalo so as not to be in the NHL expansion there. But now it was for the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks finally come. Both teams came into the east to the " Original Six " teams. From there, the Blackhawks changed in the West.

In the still existing difference in performance marveled not 20 points ahead in the regular season and in the finals of the Hawks. The regular season was dominated by the Stanley Cup winner last year, the Boston Bruins. 57 wins, 121 points and 399 goals were at that time highs. They were led by Bobby Orr, the still unbeaten records for defenders aufstellte with 102 assists and 139 points two and Phil Esposito, who set unbeaten records with 76 goals and 152 points for years. Another record of Esposito from this season has survived to this day. He shot 550 times on the opponent's goal. No other player managed to date the mark of 430

A drama played out off the ice on December 12. Roy Spencer rejoiced in Fort St. James, British Columbia to see it at Hockey Night in Canada his son Brian, a rookie with the Maple Leafs on TV, but there you showed Vancouver to California. He drove to force with force of arms the transfer of the Toronto game 70 miles to Prince George for the CBC to there. The applied father was shot by the police.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.4 Best scorer in the playoffs

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1971

Round 1

Round 2

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL Awards