Top 10 - Best starts after 30 games
1959-60 (43 points)
Riding an unprecdented streak of four consecutive Stanley Cup titles, the Canadiens got off to a roaring start en route to their fifth straight championship. During their first 30 games of the season, Toe Blake’s squad posted a record of 18-5-7. One contest in particular stood out amongst the rest, that of November 1, 1959, when goaltender Jacques Plante sported a mask in a game for the first time in a tilt against the Rangers. The Canadiens earned a 3-1 victory.