1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 2nd American
1933–34 record 20–17–11
Home record 13–4–7
Road record 7–13–4
Goals for 88
Goals against 83
Team information
General Manager Frederic McLaughlin
Coach Tommy Gorman
Captain Chuck Gardiner
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Paul Thompson (20)
Assists Doc Romnes (21)
Points Paul Thompson (36)
Penalties in minutes Lionel Conacher (87)
Wins Chuck Gardiner (20)
Goals against average Chuck Gardiner (1.63)
<1932–33 1934–35>

The 1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's eighth season in the NHL, and they were coming off a disappointing 1932–33 season, as the Hawks finished in last place in the American Division and missed the playoffs. Tommy Gorman was brought back to be the head coach of the Black Hawks, and while the team would score an NHL low 88 goals, they also allowed an NHL best 83 goals, and have a 20–17–11 record to finish in 2nd place in the American Division. Goaltender Chuck Gardiner was named captain of the team for the season.

Paul Thompson would score a team leading 20 goals and 36 points, while Doc Romnes earned a club high 21 assists. Johnny Gottselig would have a strong season, recording 16 goals and 30 points, while Lionel Conacher, acquired from the Montreal Maroons before the season began, would bolster the blueline, leading all defensemen with 23 points and had a club high 87 penalty minutes.

In goal, Chuck Gardiner would win his 2nd Vezina Trophy, as he helped the Black Hawks to a league low 83 goals against. Gardiner would win 20 games, post 10 shutouts and set a club record with a 1.63 GAA.

The Hawks would face the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the playoffs in a 2 game total goal series, and after winning the first game at the Montreal Forum by a 3–2 score, the Black Hawks would tie Montreal 1–1 in the 2nd game to win the series by a 4–3 score. In the 2nd round, Chicago would face the other Montreal team, the Montreal Maroons, in another 2 game total goal series. The Hawks would once again win the opening game, this time by a 3–0 score, and then Chicago would hold off the Maroons in the 2nd game, winning 3–2, to win the series by a 6–2 score, allowing the Hawks to advance to their 2nd Stanley Cup final in 3 years. The Hawks would face the Detroit Red Wings in a best of 5 series, and the Black Hawks would take the first 2 games in Detroit, returning home needing only 1 win to clinch the Stanley Cup. The Wings spoiled the party in game 3, beating the Black Hawks by a 5–2 victory, but the Black Hawks would come back, and win the 4th game 1–0 in double overtime to clinch their first ever Stanley Cup.

The Black Hawks Stanley Cup celebration would be cut short, when goaltender Chuck Gardiner would suffer from a brain hemorrhage, and died on June 13, 1934, due to brain surgery complications.

Season standings[edit]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 48 24 14 10 113 98 58
Chicago Black Hawks 48 20 17 11 88 83 51
New York Rangers 48 21 19 8 120 113 50
Boston Bruins 48 18 25 5 111 130 41

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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]

Regular season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 November 9 New York Americans 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 0–0–1 1
2 November 12 New York Rangers 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–1 3
3 November 14 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Montreal Canadiens 1–1–1 3
4 November 16 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Ottawa Senators 2–1–1 5
5 November 19 Ottawa Senators 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1–1 7
6 November 21 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 Boston Bruins 3–2–1 7
7 November 23 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 New York Americans 4–2–1 9
8 November 26 Boston Bruins 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2–1 11
9 November 30 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Detroit Red Wings 5–3–1 11
10 December 3 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 New York Rangers 5–4–1 11
11 December 7 Montreal Maroons 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 6–4–1 13
12 December 9 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–5–1 13
13 December 12 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 6–6–1 13
14 December 14 Detroit Red Wings 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 7–6–1 15
15 December 17 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 8–6–1 17
16 December 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Ottawa Senators 8–6–2 18
17 December 21 Chicago Black Hawks 0–0 Montreal Maroons 8–6–3 19
18 December 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Boston Bruins 9–6–3 21
19 December 26 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 New York Americans 10–6–3 23
20 December 28 Ottawa Senators 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 10–6–4 24
21 January 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 10–7–4 24
22 January 7 New York Rangers 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 10–7–5 25
23 January 11 Boston Bruins 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 10–7–6 26
24 January 14 New York Americans 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 11–7–6 28
25 January 16 Chicago Black Hawks 5–6 Montreal Maroons 11–8–6 28
26 January 18 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 New York Rangers 11–9–6 28
27 January 20 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–9–7 29
28 January 21 Montreal Maroons 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 11–9–8 30
29 January 25 Montreal Canadiens 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 12–9–8 32
30 January 28 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks 13–9–8 34
31 January 30 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 Ottawa Senators 14–9–8 36
32 February 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 14–9–9 37
33 February 4 Boston Bruins 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 14–10–9 37
34 February 8 Detroit Red Wings 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 14–10–10 38
35 February 11 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 15–10–10 40
36 February 15 Ottawa Senators 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 16–10–10 42
37 February 18 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 New York Rangers 17–10–10 44
38 February 20 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 New York Americans 17–11–10 44
39 February 22 New York Americans 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 17–11–11 45
40 February 24 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 17–12–11 45
41 February 27 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 17–13–11 45
42 March 1 New York Rangers 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 17–14–11 45
43 March 4 Montreal Maroons 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 18–14–11 47
44 March 8 Detroit Red Wings 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks 18–15–11 47
45 March 11 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 18–16–11 47
46 March 13 Chicago Black Hawks 2–6 Montreal Maroons 18–17–11 47
47 March 15 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 19–17–11 49
48 March 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 20–17–11 51

Playoffs[edit]

Chicago Black Hawks 4, Montreal Canadiens 3[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 22 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Montreal Canadiens 1–0
2 March 25 Montreal Canadiens 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–1

Chicago Black Hawks 6, Montreal Maroons 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 28 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 Montreal Maroons 1–0
2 April 1 Montreal Maroons 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0

Chicago Black Hawks 3, Detroit Red Wings 1[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Detroit Red Wings 1–0
2 April 5 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Red Wings 2–0
3 April 8 Detroit Red Wings 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1
2 April 10 Detroit Red Wings 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1

Roster[edit]

Clarence Abel, Rosie Couture, Louis Trudel, Lionel Conacher, Paul Thompson, Leroy Goldsworthy, Art Coulter, Roger Jenkins, Don McFadyen, Tom Cook, Doc Romnes, Johnny Gottselig, Mush March, Johnny Sheppard, Chuck Gardiner (captain), Bill Kendall, Tommy Gorman(manager-coach), Eddie Froelich(trainer)

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Thompson 48 20 16 36 17
Johnny Gottselig 48 16 14 30 4
Doc Romnes 47 7 21 28 6
Lionel Conacher 48 10 13 23 87
Mush March 48 4 13 17 26

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Chuck Gardiner 48 3050 20 17 11 83 10 1.63

Playoff stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doc Romnes 8 2 7 9 0
Johnny Gottselig 8 4 3 7 4
Paul Thompson 8 4 3 7 6
Don McFadyen 8 2 2 4 5
Mush March 8 2 2 4 6

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Chuck Gardiner 8 542 6 1 1 12 2 1.33

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. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.