1926–27 Ottawa Senators season

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1926–27 Ottawa Senators
Stanley Cup champions
Prince of Wales Trophy winners
O'Brien Cup winners
Canadian Division champions
Division 1st Canadian
1926–27 record 30–10–4
Home record 16–5–1
Road record 14–5–3
Goals for 86
Goals against 69
 Team information
General Manager Dave Gill
Coach Dave Gill
Captain Buck Boucher
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Cy Denneny (17)
Assists King Clancy (10)
Points Cy Denneny (23)
Penalties in minutes Hooley Smith (125)
Wins Alec Connell (30)
Goals against average Alec Connell (1.49)
<1925–26 1927–28>

The 1926–27 Ottawa Senators season was the club's tenth season of play in the NHL, 42nd overall. The Senators would win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in seven years, and eleventh overall including the pre-NHL years.

Pre-season[edit]

Prior to the start of the season, the Senators relieved head coach Alex Currie from his duties. General Manager Dave Gill would step behind the bench and become the head coach. Buck Boucher would take over the team captaincy from Cy Denneny.

Regular season[edit]

The league would expand by three teams, as the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Cougars and New York Rangers would all join the league to make it a ten-team league. The NHL also would divide the ten teams into two divisions, and the Senators found themselves in the Canadian Division. This was also the first season that the Stanley Cup was awarded to the champion of the NHL.

The Senators would win 30 games and earn 64 points, both the highest in the NHL and capture the Prince of Wales Trophy, win the Canadian Division title, and earn a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Also,

Denneny would go on to lead the club once again offensively, scoring 17 goals and 23 points, while Hooley Smith would have a team record 125 penalty minutes. Alec Connell would lead the NHL in wins (30) and be among the league leaders in GAA (1.49) and shutouts (13).

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Ottawa Senators 44 30 10 4 86 69 64
Montreal Canadiens 44 28 14 2 99 67 58
Montreal Maroons 44 20 20 4 71 68 44
New York Americans 44 17 25 2 82 91 36
Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs 44 15 24 5 79 94 35

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

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 18, 1926 2-1 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 1-0-0
2 W November 20, 1926 2–1 OT New York Americans (1926–27) 2–0–0
3 T November 25, 1926 2–2 OT @ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 2–0–1
4 W November 27, 1926 1–0 OT Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 3–0–1
5 W November 30, 1926 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 4–0–1
6 W December 4, 1926 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 5–0–1
7 W December 7, 1926 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 6–0–1
8 W December 9, 1926 3–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 7–0–1
9 W December 11, 1926 2–1 Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 8–0–1
10 W December 14, 1926 2–0 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 9–0–1
11 L December 16, 1926 0–5 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 9–1–1
12 T December 18, 1926 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 9–1–2
13 W December 23, 1926 1–0 New York Rangers (1926–27) 10–1–2
14 W December 28, 1926 3–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 11–1–2
15 W January 1, 1927 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 12–1–2
16 L January 4, 1927 1–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 12–2–2
17 W January 8, 1927 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 13–2–2
18 W January 11, 1927 4–1 Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 14–2–2
19 W January 13, 1927 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 15–2–2
20 W January 15, 1927 5–4 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 16–2–2
21 L January 18, 1927 1–6 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 16–3–2
22 W January 22, 1927 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 17–3–2
23 L January 25, 1927 1–6 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 17–4–2
24 W January 27, 1927 3–1 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 18–4–2
25 T January 29, 1927 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 18–4–3
26 L February 1, 1927 2–4 New York Americans (1926–27) 18–5–3
27 W February 5, 1927 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 19–5–3
28 L February 9, 1927 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 19–6–3
29 W February 12, 1927 1–0 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 20–6–3
30 T February 15, 1927 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1926–27) 20–6–4
31 W February 17, 1927 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 21–6–4
32 W February 19, 1927 1–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 22–6–4
33 W February 22, 1927 2–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 23–6–4
34 W February 24, 1927 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1926–27) 24–6–4
35 L February 26, 1927 2–3 OT @ New York Americans (1926–27) 24–7–4
36 W March 3, 1927 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 25–7–4
37 L March 5, 1927 1–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 25–8–4
38 L March 10, 1927 0–1 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 25–9–4
39 W March 12, 1927 4–3 New York Americans (1926–27) 26–9–4
40 L March 15, 1927 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 26–10–4
41 W March 17, 1927 1–0 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 27–10–4
42 W March 19, 1927 2–0 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 28–10–4
43 W March 24, 1927 4–0 Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27) 29–10–4
44 W March 26, 1927 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 30–10–4

Playoffs[edit]

The Montreal Canadiens would defeat their cross town rivals, the Montreal Maroons and face the Senators in a two-game total-goal series, and Ottawa would win it by a score of 5–1, and match up against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.

Ottawa Senators 5, Montreal Canadiens 1
# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 2 Ottawa Senators 4–0 Montreal Canadiens 1–0
2 April 4 Montreal Canadiens 1–1 Ottawa Senators 1–0–1

Led by Cy Denneny and Alec Connell, the Senators would win a tough four game series over the Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in seven years.

For more details on this topic, see 1927 Stanley Cup Finals.
Ottawa Senators 2, Boston Bruins 0
# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 7 Ottawa Senators 0–0 Boston Bruins 0–0–1
2 April 9 Ottawa Senators 3–1 Boston Bruins 1–0–1
3 April 11 Boston Bruins 1–1 Ottawa Senators 1–0–2
4 April 13 Boston Bruins 1–3 Ottawa Senators 2–0–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Cy Denneny 42 17 6 23 16
King Clancy 43 9 10 19 78
Hec Kilrea 42 11 7 18 48
Frank Finnigan 36 15 1 16 52
Hooley Smith 43 9 6 15 125
Frank Nighbor 38 6 6 12 26
Georges Boucher 40 8 3 11 115
Jack Adams 40 5 1 6 66
Alex Smith 42 4 1 5 58
Ed Gorman 41 1 0 1 17
Milt Halliday 38 1 0 1 2
Alec Connell 44 0 0 0 2
Stan Jackson 8 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Alec Connell 2782 44 30 10 4 69 1.49 13
Team: 2782 44 30 10 4 69 1.49 13

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Cy Denneny 6 5 0 5 0
Frank Finnigan 6 3 0 3 0
King Clancy 6 1 1 2 14
Hec Kilrea 6 1 1 2 4
Frank Nighbor 6 1 1 2 0
Hooley Smith 6 1 0 1 16
Jack Adams 6 0 0 0 0
Georges Boucher 6 0 0 0 43
Alec Connell 6 0 0 0 0
Ed Gorman 6 0 0 0 0
Milt Halliday 6 0 0 0 0
Alex Smith 6 0 0 0 8
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Alec Connell 400 6 3 0 3 4 0.60 2
Team: 400 6 3 0 3 4 0.60 2

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Ottawa Senators 1927 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Team photograph. Trophies won: Stanley Cup, O'Brien Cup, Prince of Wales Trophy.

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Frank Ahearn (President)
  • Major T.W. McDonald (Vice President)
  • Dave Gill (Manager-Coach/Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Ed Gleeson (Trainer), Don Hughes (Ass't Trainer)

Stanley Cup engraving

Eddie Gerard's name was misspelled when the ring was engraved as F. GERAD (MGR) instead of E. GERARD (MGR)on the 2nd version of the ring created in 1969. The mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

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. ^ "1926-27 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  3. ^ See the team picture.