1939–40 Detroit Red Wings season

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1939–40 Detroit Red Wings
Division 5th NHL
1939–40 record 16–26–6
Goals for 91
Goals against 126
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Ebbie Goodfellow
Team leaders
<1938–39 1940–41>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25

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

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 2, 1939 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 0–1–0
2 T November 5, 1939 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 0–1–1
3 W November 12, 1939 2–1 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 1–1–1
4 W November 14, 1939 4–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 2–1–1
5 L November 18, 1939 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 2–2–1
6 L November 19, 1939 1–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 2–3–1
7 W November 23, 1939 3–2 New York Americans (1939–40) 3–3–1
8 W November 25, 1939 6–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 4–3–1
9 L November 26, 1939 2–4 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 4–4–1
10 L November 28, 1939 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 4–5–1
11 L December 3, 1939 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 4–6–1
12 L December 8, 1939 0–3 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 4–7–1
13 L December 10, 1939 2–3 New York Americans (1939–40) 4–8–1
14 L December 12, 1939 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 4–9–1
15 T December 14, 1939 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 4–9–2
16 T December 17, 1939 0–0 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 4–9–3
17 L December 21, 1939 0–3 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 4–10–3
18 L December 23, 1939 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 4–11–3
19 W December 25, 1939 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 5–11–3
20 L December 31, 1939 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 5–12–3
21 L January 1, 1940 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 5–13–3
22 W January 4, 1940 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 6–13–3
23 L January 7, 1940 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 6–14–3
24 L January 9, 1940 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 6–15–3
25 W January 12, 1940 4–2 New York Americans (1939–40) 7–15–3
26 L January 14, 1940 0–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 7–16–3
27 T January 18, 1940 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–16–4
28 W January 21, 1940 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 8–16–4
29 T January 26, 1940 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–16–5
30 W January 28, 1940 4–2 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 9–16–5
31 W February 1, 1940 2–0 New York Rangers (1939–40) 10–16–5
32 T February 4, 1940 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 10–16–6
33 W February 6, 1940 3–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 11–16–6
34 W February 8, 1940 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 12–16–6
35 L February 9, 1940 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 12–17–6
36 L February 11, 1940 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 12–18–6
37 L February 13, 1940 3–10 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 12–19–6
38 L February 15, 1940 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 12–20–6
39 W February 18, 1940 2–0 New York Rangers (1939–40) 13–20–6
40 L February 22, 1940 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 13–21–6
41 W February 25, 1940 4–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 14–21–6
42 L February 29, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 14–22–6
43 W March 3, 1940 6–3 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 15–22–6
44 L March 5, 1940 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 15–23–6
45 L March 9, 1940 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 15–24–6
46 W March 10, 1940 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 16–24–6
47 L March 15, 1940 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 16–25–6
48 L March 17, 1940 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 16–26–6

Playoffs[edit]

(5) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) New York Americans[edit]

New York Americans vs Detroit Red Wings
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Mar 19 New York A. 1 Detroit 2 (OT)
Mar 22 Detroit 4 New York A. 5
Mar 24 New York A. 1 Detroit 3

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 26 Detroit 1 Toronto 2
Mar 28 Toronto 3 Detroit 1

Toronto wins best-of-three series 2-0.[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 46 14 23 37 17
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 43 11 17 28 31
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 48 10 14 24 10
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 37 7 12 19 28
Kilrea, KenKen Kilrea LW 40 10 8 18 4
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 44 7 10 17 12
Brown, ConnieConnie Brown C 36 8 3 11 2
Giesebrecht, GusGus Giesebrecht C 30 4 7 11 2
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 25 2 7 9 4
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 33 2 6 8 19
McDonald, ButchButch McDonald LW/C 37 1 6 7 2
Deacon, DonDon Deacon LW 18 5 1 6 2
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 34 2 4 6 2
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 24 1 5 6 4
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 29 2 3 5 11
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 48 1 3 4 54
Keating, JackJack Keating LW 10 2 0 2 2
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 11 0 2 2 4
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 48 1 0 1 40
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque G 1 0 0 0 0
Hudson, RonRon Hudson C 1 0 0 0 0
Jones, BuckBuck Jones D 2 0 0 0 0
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 12 0 0 0 0
Moore, AlfieAlfie Moore G 1 0 0 0 0
Peer, BertBert Peer RW 1 0 0 0 0
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 46 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 2830 46 16 24 6 120 2.54 3
Bourque, ClaudeClaude Bourque 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 0
Moore, AlfieAlfie Moore 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 2950 48 16 26 6 126 2.56 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 5 3 2 5 0
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 5 2 2 4 2
Brown, ConnieConnie Brown C 5 2 1 3 0
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 5 0 3 3 21
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 5 1 1 2 0
Kilrea, KenKen Kilrea LW 5 1 1 2 0
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 5 1 1 2 15
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 5 0 2 2 9
McDonald, ButchButch McDonald LW/C 5 0 2 2 10
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 5 1 0 1 0
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 5 0 0 0 0
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 5 0 0 0 15
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 5 0 0 0 4
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 5 0 0 0 0
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 300 5 2 3 12 2.40 0
Team: 300 5 2 3 12 2.40 0

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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. ^ "1939-40 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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