1938–39 Detroit Red Wings season

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1938–39 Detroit Red Wings
Division 5th NHL
1938–39 record 18–24–6
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Ebbie Goodfellow
Team leaders
<1937–38 1939–40>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 6, 1938 1–4 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 0–1–0
2 L November 10, 1938 1–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 0–2–0
3 L November 13, 1938 3–4 New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–3–0
4 L November 15, 1938 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–4–0
5 W November 17, 1938 7–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 1–4–0
6 L November 20, 1938 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 1–5–0
7 W November 24, 1938 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 2–5–0
8 L November 26, 1938 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 2–6–0
9 L November 27, 1938 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 2–7–0
10 W December 1, 1938 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 3–7–0
11 W December 4, 1938 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 4–7–0
12 T December 8, 1938 1–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 4–7–1
13 L December 11, 1938 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–8–1
14 L December 13, 1938 1–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 4–9–1
15 L December 18, 1938 0–2 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–10–1
16 L December 20, 1938 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 4–11–1
17 T December 22, 1938 3–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 4–11–2
18 L December 24, 1938 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 4–12–2
19 W December 25, 1938 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 5–12–2
20 W December 29, 1938 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 6–12–2
21 L January 1, 1939 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–13–2
22 L January 2, 1939 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–14–2
23 T January 5, 1939 6–6 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 6–14–3
24 T January 8, 1939 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 6–14–4
25 W January 10, 1939 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 7–14–4
26 W January 15, 1939 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–14–4
27 W January 19, 1939 4–3 New York Rangers (1938–39) 9–14–4
28 L January 22, 1939 0–5 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 9–15–4
29 W January 26, 1939 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 10–15–4
30 L January 28, 1939 0–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 10–16–4
31 T January 29, 1939 2–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 10–16–5
32 W February 5, 1939 7–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 11–16–5
33 L February 9, 1939 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 11–17–5
34 L February 12, 1939 0–1 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 11–18–5
35 L February 14, 1939 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–19–5
36 T February 16, 1939 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 11–19–6
37 W February 19, 1939 4–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 12–19–6
38 L February 21, 1939 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–20–6
39 L February 23, 1939 2–4 New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–21–6
40 W February 26, 1939 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 13–21–6
41 W March 2, 1939 7–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 14–21–6
42 W March 5, 1939 4–2 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 15–21–6
43 L March 7, 1939 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 15–22–6
44 L March 9, 1939 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 15–23–6
45 L March 11, 1939 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 15–24–6
46 W March 12, 1939 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 16–24–6
47 W March 14, 1939 3–2 New York Rangers (1938–39) 17–24–6
48 W March 19, 1939 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 18–24–6

Playoffs[edit]

(5) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens[edit]

Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Mar 21 Detroit 0 Montreal C. 2
Mar 23 Montreal C. 3 Detroit 7
Mar 26 Montreal C. 0 Detroit 1 (OT)

Detroit wins best-of-three series 2-1.[2]

(3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings[edit]

Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Mar 28 Detroit 1 Toronto 4
Mar 30 Toronto 1 Detroit 3
Apr 1 Detroit 4 Toronto 5 (OT)

Toronto wins best-of-three series 2-1.[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 48 13 28 41 4
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 48 16 20 36 11
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 41 8 18 26 13
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher RW 40 8 15 23 39
Giesebrecht, GusGus Giesebrecht C 28 10 10 20 2
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 48 8 9 17 8
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 48 8 8 16 36
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 28 8 8 16 10
Lewis, HerbieHerbie Lewis LW 42 6 10 16 8
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 44 5 11 16 17
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 32 4 9 13 4
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 20 3 7 10 0
Young, DougDoug Young D 42 1 5 6 16
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 43 2 3 5 26
Deacon, DonDon Deacon LW 8 1 3 4 2
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 15 1 1 2 0
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 1 1 1 2 0
Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 11 1 1 2 16
Aurie, LarryLarry Aurie RW 1 1 0 1 0
Brown, ConnieConnie Brown C 2 1 0 1 0
Keating, JackJack Keating LW 1 1 0 1 2
Besler, PhilPhil Besler RW 5 0 1 1 2
Jones, BuckBuck Jones D 11 0 1 1 6
Mason, CharleyCharley Mason RW 6 0 1 1 0
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 32 0 1 1 18
Bush, EddieEddie Bush D 8 0 0 0 0
Kilrea, KenKen Kilrea LW 1 0 0 0 0
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 14 0 0 0 2
Sherf, JohnJohn Sherf LW 3 0 0 0 0
Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 4 0 0 0 0
Teno, HarveyHarvey Teno G 5 0 0 0 0
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 39 0 0 0 0
Thomson (ice hockey), BillBill Thomson (ice hockey) C/RW 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 2397 39 16 17 6 101 2.53 4
Teno, HarveyHarvey Teno 300 5 2 3 0 15 3.00 0
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Smith, NormieNormie Smith 240 4 0 4 0 12 3.00 0
Team: 2940 48 18 24 6 128 2.61 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher RW 5 2 5 7 2
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 6 3 1 4 0
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 6 3 1 4 4
Deacon, DonDon Deacon LW 2 2 1 3 0
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 3 1 2 3 7
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 6 1 2 3 0
Lewis, HerbieHerbie Lewis LW 6 1 2 3 0
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 6 1 1 2 2
Kilrea, KenKen Kilrea LW 3 1 1 2 4
Giesebrecht, GusGus Giesebrecht C 6 0 2 2 0
Young, DougDoug Young D 6 0 2 2 4
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 6 1 0 1 8
Jones, BuckBuck Jones D 6 0 1 1 10
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 4 0 1 1 0
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 5 0 0 0 0
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 6 0 0 0 0
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 6 0 0 0 8
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 4 0 0 0 0
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 6 0 0 0 2
Sherf, JohnJohn Sherf LW 3 0 0 0 0
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 374 6 3 3 15 2.41 1
Team: 374 6 3 3 15 2.41 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

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. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ a b Diamond 2000, p. 35.
  3. ^ "1938-39 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.