1945–46 Boston Bruins season

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1945–46 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd NHL
1945–46 record 24–18–8
Goals for 167
Goals against 156
Team information
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Dit Clapper
Captain Dit Clapper
Team leaders
<1944–45 1946–47>

The 1945–46 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins 22nd season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Bruins made it to the 1946 Stanley Cup Final only to lose to the rival Montreal Canadiens four games to one.

Off-season[edit]

Art Ross, who had been coach and general manager of the Bruins since their inception, retired. Dit Clapper became the team's first playing coach, while Ross remained with the team as general manager.[1] Several players returned from war-time duty, including goalie Frank Brimsek and the Kraut Line: Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart. The three had played with the Ottawa Commandos, winning the Allan Cup in 1943.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[3]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 50 28 17 5 172 134 +38 61
2 Boston Bruins 50 24 18 8 167 156 +11 56
3 Chicago Black Hawks 50 23 20 7 200 178 +22 53
4 Detroit Red Wings 50 20 20 10 146 159 -13 −13 50
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 50 19 24 7 174 185 -11 −11 45
6 New York Rangers 50 13 28 9 144 191 -47 −47 35


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 24, 1945 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 0–1–0
2 T October 27, 1945 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 0–1–1
3 L October 28, 1945 0–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 0–2–1
4 W November 4, 1945 6–5 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 1–2–1
5 W November 7, 1945 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 2–2–1
6 L November 10, 1945 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 2–3–1
7 W November 11, 1945 7–1 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 3–3–1
8 W November 21, 1945 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 4–3–1
9 W November 25, 1945 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 5–3–1
10 W November 28, 1945 5–1 New York Rangers (1945–46) 6–3–1
11 T December 2, 1945 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 6–3–2
12 W December 5, 1945 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–3–2
13 L December 9, 1945 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–4–2
14 T December 12, 1945 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 7–4–3
15 T December 15, 1945 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 7–4–4
16 T December 16, 1945 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 7–4–5
17 W December 19, 1945 8–7 New York Rangers (1945–46) 8–4–5
18 L December 23, 1945 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 8–5–5
19 W December 29, 1945 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 9–5–5
20 T December 30, 1945 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 9–5–6
21 W January 1, 1946 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 10–5–6
22 L January 5, 1946 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 10–6–6
23 L January 6, 1946 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 10–7–6
24 L January 10, 1946 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 10–8–6
25 W January 12, 1946 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 11–8–6
26 W January 16, 1946 3–2 New York Rangers (1945–46) 12–8–6
27 W January 17, 1946 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 13–8–6
28 L January 19, 1946 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 13–9–6
29 W January 20, 1946 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 14–9–6
30 W January 23, 1946 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 15–9–6
31 W January 26, 1946 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 16–9–6
32 L January 27, 1946 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 16–10–6
33 W January 30, 1946 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 17–10–6
34 W February 2, 1946 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 18–10–6
35 L February 3, 1946 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 18–11–6
36 T February 6, 1946 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 18–11–7
37 L February 10, 1946 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 18–12–7
38 W February 13, 1946 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 19–12–7
39 T February 14, 1946 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 19–12–8
40 L February 16, 1946 2–6 New York Rangers (1945–46) 19–13–8
41 L February 20, 1946 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 19–14–8
42 L February 23, 1946 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 19–15–8
43 L February 24, 1946 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 19–16–8
44 W February 27, 1946 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 20–16–8
45 L March 3, 1946 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 20–17–8
46 W March 6, 1946 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 21–17–8
47 W March 10, 1946 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 22–17–8
48 W March 12, 1946 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 23–17–8
49 L March 13, 1946 3–5 New York Rangers (1945–46) 23–18–8
50 W March 17, 1946 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 24–18–8

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gallinger, DonDon Gallinger C 50 17 23 40 18
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 50 22 12 34 2
Guidolin, BepBep Guidolin LW 50 15 17 32 62
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 48 13 18 31 21
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 48 17 12 29 4
Shill, BillBill Shill RW 45 15 12 27 12
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 26 12 12 24 6
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 49 12 11 23 21
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 39 11 10 21 4
McGill, JackJack McGill C 46 6 14 20 21
Egan, PatPat Egan D 41 8 10 18 32
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 48 7 9 16 10
Henderson, MurrayMurray Henderson D 48 4 11 15 30
Church, JackJack Church D 43 2 6 8 28
Smith, KenKen Smith LW 23 2 6 8 0
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 30 2 3 5 0
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 4 2 1 3 0
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault G 16 0 0 0 0
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 34 0 0 0 0
Bruce, GordieGordie Bruce LW 5 0 0 0 0
Delmonte, ArmandArmand Delmonte RW 1 0 0 0 0
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 1 0 0 0 0
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 2040 34 16 14 4 111 3.26 2
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault 960 16 8 4 4 45 2.81 2
Team: 3000 50 24 18 8 156 3.12 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 10 3 5 8 2
Guidolin, BepBep Guidolin LW 10 5 2 7 13
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 10 4 3 7 2
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 10 4 3 7 0
Gallinger, DonDon Gallinger C 10 2 4 6 2
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 10 4 0 4 2
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 10 1 3 4 2
Smith, KenKen Smith LW 8 0 4 4 0
Egan, PatPat Egan D 10 3 0 3 8
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 10 1 2 3 4
Shill, BillBill Shill RW 7 1 2 3 2
Henderson, MurrayMurray Henderson D 10 1 1 2 4
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 9 0 2 2 2
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 10 0 0 0 0
Church, JackJack Church D 9 0 0 0 4
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 4 0 0 0 0
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 3 0 0 0 0
McGill, JackJack McGill C 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 651 10 5 5 29 2.67 0
Team: 651 10 5 5 29 2.67 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (1994). Years of glory, 1942–1967: the National Hockey League's official book of the six-team era. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart Inc. ISBN 0-7710-2817-2. 
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