1927–28 Ottawa Senators season

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1927–28 Ottawa Senators
Division 3rd Canadian
1927–28 record 20–14–10
Home record 13–4–5
Road record 7–10–5
Goals for 78
Goals against 57
 Team information
General Manager Dave Gill
Coach Dave Gill
Captain Buck Boucher
Arena Ottawa Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Frank Finnigan (20)
Assists King Clancy (7)
Points Frank Finnigan (25)
Penalties in minutes Alex Smith (90)
Wins Alec Connell (20)
Goals against average Alec Connell (1.24)
<1926–27 1928–29>

The 1927–28 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 11th season in the NHL, 43rd overall. Ottawa would qualify for the playoffs to try to win their second-straight Stanley Cup, however, they would eliminated by the Montreal Maroons in a two-game total-goals series, losing by a combined score of 3–1.

Regular season[edit]

The Senators were playing in by far the smallest market in the league, and were having problems financially due to escalating expenses. Part of the problem for the Senators was they had problems drawing fans against the expansion US teams, and as a result, they would play two "home" games in Detroit, collecting the bulk of the gate receipts.

The Senators would be led offensively by Frank Finnigan, who scored 20 goals and 25 points, both team highs, while 20 year old Hec Kilrea would have a 23 point season. King Clancy would be the anchor of the Ottawa defense, and put up 15 points, along with 73 PIM. Cy Denneny would struggle all year long though, collecting only three goals, while the return of Punch Broadbent proved to be disastrous, as he only collected five points.

In goal, Alec Connell would have another strong season, earning 20 wins, having an NHL best 15 shutouts, and a 1.24 GAA. Connell would set an NHL record for longest shutout streak, as he did not allow a goal in 464 minutes and 29 seconds, recording six shutouts during the streak.

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 11 7 116 48 59
Montreal Maroons 44 24 14 6 96 77 54
Ottawa Senators 44 20 14 10 78 57 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 18 18 8 89 88 44
New York Americans 44 11 27 6 63 128 28

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 15, 1927 1–2 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 0–1–0
2 L November 17, 1927 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 0–2–0
3 W November 19, 1927 3–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 1–2–0
4 W November 22, 1927 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 2–2–0
5 W November 23, 1927 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 3–2–0
6 L November 26, 1927 0–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 3–3–0
7 L November 29, 1927 1–2 New York Rangers (1927–28) 3–4–0
8 W December 3, 1927 3–2 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 4–4–0
9 T December 6, 1927 0–0 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 4–4–1
10 T December 10, 1927 0–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 4–4–2
11 L December 13, 1927 1–2 OT @ New York Americans (1927–28) 4–5–2
12 W December 15, 1927 4–1 New York Americans (1927–28) 5–5–2
13 W December 17, 1927 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 6–5–2
14 L December 20, 1927 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 6–6–2
15 T December 24, 1927 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 6–6–3
16 T December 27, 1927 0–0 OT Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 6–6–4
17 W December 31, 1927 6–2 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 7–6–4
18 W January 7, 1928 4–1 New York Americans (1927–28) 8–6–4
19 L January 10, 1928 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 8–7–4
20 L January 14, 1928 2–4 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 8–8–4
21 T January 17, 1928 1–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 8–8–5
22 L January 19, 1928 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 8–9–5
23 L January 21, 1928 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 8–10–5
24 W January 24, 1928 2–0 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 9–10–5
25 W January 26, 1928 9–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 10–10–5
26 W January 28, 1928 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 11–10–5
27 W January 31, 1928 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 12–10–5
28 W February 2, 1928 1–0 OT Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 13–10–5
29 T February 7, 1928 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 13–10–6
30 T February 9, 1928 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1927–28) 13–10–7
31 T February 16, 1928 0–0 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 13–10–8
32 W February 18, 1928 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 14–10–8
33 W February 22, 1928 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 15–10–8
34 T February 23, 1928 0–0 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 15–10–9
35 W February 25, 1928 2–0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 16–10–9
36 L February 28, 1928 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 16–11–9
37 W March 3, 1928 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 17–11–9
38 L March 6, 1928 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 17–12–9
39 W March 10, 1928 3–1 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 18–12–9
40 T March 13, 1928 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 18–12–10
41 W March 15, 1928 5–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 19–12–10
42 L March 17, 1928 1–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 19–13–10
43 W March 22, 1928 5–0 New York Americans (1927–28) 20–13–10
44 L March 24, 1928 0–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 20–14–10

Playoffs[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

The Senators played the Montreal Maroons in a first round two-game, total-goals series. The Maroons won the series by three goals to one.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 27 Montreal Maroons 1–0 Ottawa Senators 0–1
2 March 29 Ottawa Senators 1–2 Montreal Maroons 0–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 38 20 5 25 34
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 43 19 4 23 66
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 39 8 7 15 73
Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 44 9 4 13 90
Nighbor, FrankFrank Nighbor C 42 8 5 13 46
Boucher, GeorgesGeorges Boucher D 43 7 5 12 78
Broadbent, PunchPunch Broadbent RW 43 3 2 5 62
Denneny, CyCy Denneny LW 44 3 0 3 12
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 43 1 2 3 18
Shields, AlAl Shields D 7 0 1 1 2
Chouinard, GeneGene Chouinard D 8 0 0 0 0
Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 44 0 0 0 0
Godin, SamSam Godin RW 24 0 0 0 0
Halliday, MiltMilt Halliday LW 13 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 2760 44 20 14 10 57 1.24 15
Team: 2760 44 20 14 10 57 1.24 15

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 2 1 0 1 0
Finnigan, FrankFrank Finnigan RW 2 0 1 1 6
Boucher, GeorgesGeorges Boucher D 2 0 0 0 4
Broadbent, PunchPunch Broadbent RW 2 0 0 0 0
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 2 0 0 0 6
Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 2 0 0 0 0
Denneny, CyCy Denneny LW 2 0 0 0 0
Grosvenor, LenLen Grosvenor C/RW 2 0 0 0 2
Nighbor, FrankFrank Nighbor C 2 0 0 0 2
Shields, AlAl Shields D 2 0 0 0 0
Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 2 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 120 2 0 2 3 1.50 0
Team: 120 2 0 2 3 1.50 0

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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;

Transactions[edit]

Prior to the season, the Sens would trade Hooley Smith to the Montreal Maroons in exchange for former Senators player Punch Broadbent and $22,500, and would sell defenceman Edwin Gorman to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Roster[edit]

Player Position Birth Date Place of Birth
Boucher, Georges D Aug 19, 1896 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Broadbent, Punch RW Jul 13, 1892 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Chouinard, Gene D Jan 5, 1902 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Clancy, King D Feb 25, 1903 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Connell, Alec G Feb 8, 1902 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Denneny, Cy LW Dec 23, 1891 Farrow's Point, ON, CAN
Finnigan, Frank RW Jul 9, 1903 Shawville, QC, CAN
Godin, Sam RW Sep 20, 1909 Rockland, ON, CAN
Grosvenor, Len C Jul 21, 1905 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Halliday, Milt LW Sep 21, 1906 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Kilrea, Hec LW Jun 11, 1907 Blackburn, ON, CAN
Nighbor, Frank C Jan 26, 1893 Pembroke, ON, CAN
Shields, Al D May 10, 1907 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Smith, Alex D Apr 2, 1902 Liverpool, GBR

Source: "Players 1927-28 Ottawa Senators". Retrieved 2008-09-12. [dead link]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1927-28 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.