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Top 10 - Best starts after 30 games
1978-79 (44 points)

With Scotty Bowman at the helm, the Canadiens sought to capture a fourth straight Stanley Cup title. After starting the year with a record of 20-6-4 through 30 games, the Habs closed out the season with 115 points before defeating the Leafs, Bruins and Rangers to hoist the Stanley Cup for the 22nd time in team history. Guy Lafleur registered 129 points that season, the third highest tally of his career.