1921–22 Ottawa Senators season

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1921–22 Ottawa Senators
1921–22 record 14–8–2
Home record 9–3–1
Road record 5–5–1
Goals for 106
Goals against 84
 Team information
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Pete Green
Captain Eddie Gerard
Arena The Arena
Team leaders
Goals Punch Broadbent (32)
Assists Punch Broadbent (14)
Points Punch Broadbent (46)
Penalties in minutes Punch Broadbent (24)
Wins Clint Benedict (14)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (3.34)
<1920–21 1922–23>

The 1921–22 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 37th season of play, fifth season in the NHL, and they were coming off back-to-back Stanley Cup Championship seasons, winning in 1920 and 1921. The Senators would finish in first place in the standings, but lost in the playoff to the Toronto St. Pats.

Regular season[edit]

Punch Broadbent would emerge as the offensive leader for the Senators, leading the NHL in goals (32) and points (46). He would score in an NHL record 16 straight games. Teammate Cy Denneny would finish in 2nd in NHL scoring with 39 points, and 3rd in goals at 27.

On February 1, former Senators player Sprague Cleghorn, now on the Montreal Canadiens, would cut Senators players Eddie Gerard and Cy Denneny, while take a charge at Frank Nighbor. All 3 players would miss 2 games due to the injuries they occurred, while Cleghorn was given a match penalty and fined $15 by the league.

Clint Benedict would once again have a great season, winning an NHL best 14 games, while leading the league with a 3.34 GAA.

On February 11, 1922, the Senators and the Toronto St. Pats would make NHL history, as the teams played to a 4–4 draw, the first time in NHL history that a game ended in a tie.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 24 14 8 2 30 106 84
Toronto St. Patricks 24 13 10 1 27 98 97
Montreal Canadiens 24 12 11 1 25 88 94
Hamilton Tigers 24 7 17 0 14 88 105

[1] Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
         Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 December 17 Ottawa Senators 3–2 Hamilton Tigers 1–0–0 2
2 December 21 Toronto St. Pats 5–4 Ottawa Senators 1–1–0 2
3 December 24 Montreal Canadiens 0–10 Ottawa Senators 2–1–0 4
4 December 28 Ottawa Senators 2–1 Montreal Canadiens 3–1–0 6
5 December 31 Hamilton Tigers 0–4 Ottawa Senators 4–1–0 8
6 January 4 Ottawa Senators 2–3 Toronto St. Pats 4–2–0 8
7 January 7 Ottawa Senators 4–2 Montreal Canadiens 5–2–0 10
8 January 11 Toronto St. Pats 2–7 Ottawa Senators 6–2–0 12
9 January 14 Ottawa Senators 5–2 Toronto St. Pats 7–2–0 14
10 January 18 Montreal Canadiens 6–10 Ottawa Senators 8–2–0 16
11 January 21 Ottawa Senators 6–7 Hamilton Tigers 8–3–0 16
12 January 25 Hamilton Tigers 2–4 Ottawa Senators 9–3–0 18
13 January 28 Ottawa Senators 2–1 Toronto St. Pats 10–3–0 20
14 February 1 Montreal Canadiens 2–4 Ottawa Senators 11–3–0 22
15 February 4 Hamilton Tigers 6–10 Ottawa Senators 12–3–0 24
16 February 8 Ottawa Senators 1–9 Hamilton Tigers 12–4–0 24
17 February 11 Toronto St. Pats 4–4 Ottawa Senators 12–4–1 25
18 February 15 Ottawa Senators 6–6 Montreal Canadiens 12–4–2 26
19 February 18 Ottawa Senators 4–2 Hamilton Tigers 13–4–2 28
20 February 22 Montreal Canadiens 3–4 Ottawa Senators 14–4–2 30
21 February 25 Ottawa Senators 5–7 Toronto St. Pats 14–5–2 30
22 March 1 Toronto St. Pats 3–2 Ottawa Senators 14–6–2 30
23 March 4 Ottawa Senators 1–2 Montreal Canadiens 14–7–2 30
24 March 8 Hamilton Tigers 7–2 Ottawa Senators 14–8–2 30

Playoffs[edit]

The Senators would once again play for the O'Brien Cup, where they would face the St. Pats in a 2 game total goal series. The Senators would find themselves behind 5–4 after the first game, then the teams would play to a 0–0 tie in the second game, which eliminated the Senators, and ended their quest for their third straight Stanley Cup.

Toronto St. Pats 5, Ottawa Senators 4
# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 11 Ottawa Senators 4–5 Toronto St. Pats 0–1–0
2 March 13 Toronto St. Pats 0–0 Ottawa Senators 0–1–1

Playing stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Punch Broadbent 24 32 14 46 24
Cy Denneny 22 27 12 39 18
Buck Boucher 23 12 8 20 10
Frank Nighbor 20 8 8 16 2
Eddie Gerard 21 7 9 16 16

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP Min W L T GA SO GAA
Clint Benedict 24 1510 14 8 2 84 2 3.34

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Roster[edit]

  • Bell, Billy (C)
  • Benedict, Clint (G)
  • Boucher, Frank (C)
  • Boucher, Georges (D)
  • Broadbent, Punch (R)
  • Bruce, Morley (D)
  • Clancy, King (D)
  • Denneny, Cy (L)
  • Gerard, Eddie (L)
  • Graham, Leth (L)
  • Nighbor, Frank (C)

Source: Hockey Reference[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1921-22 Ottawa Senators". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-16.