1947–48 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1947–48 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 6th
1947–48 record 20–34–6
Home record 10–17–3
Road record 10–17–3
Goals for 195
Goals against 225
Team information
General Manager Bill Tobin
Coach Johnny Gottselig (7–19–2)
Charlie Conacher (13–15–4)
Captain John Mariucci
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Gaye Stewart (26)
Assists Doug Bentley (37)
Points Doug Bentley (57)
Penalties in minutes Ralph Nattrass (79)
Wins Emile Francis (18)
Goals against average Emile Francis (3.39)
<1946–47 1948–49>

The 1947–48 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's 22nd season in the National Hockey League, and they were coming off a last place finish in the 1946–47 season, failing to qualify for post-season play.

The Black Hawks would make a big trade 6 games into the season, dealing the leading scorer from the 1946–47 season, Max Bentley, and Cy Thomas to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Gaye Stewart and Bud Poile. Midway through the season, after a 7–19–2 start, Chicago would fire Johnny Gottselig and replace him with former Maple Leafs star Charlie Conacher, who would lead the team to a respectable 13–15–4 record. The Hawks would finish in the basement of the NHL standings, with a record of 20–34–6, earning 46 points, and 9 points behind the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot. The Hawks would score an NHL high 195 goals, but would allow an NHL worst 225.

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Doug Bentley, who earned team highs in assists (37) and points (57). Gaye Stewart would score a club high 26 goals and earn 55 points in 54 games with the Hawks, while Bud Poile would record 52 points. Ernie Dickens would lead the defense with 20 points, while Ralph Nattrass had a club high 79 penalty minutes.

In goal, Emile Francis would get the majority of the action, playing in 54 games, and winning 18 of them, posting a 3.39 GAA along the way and earning a shutout.

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 32 15 13 182 143 +39 77
2 Detroit Red Wings 60 30 18 12 187 148 +39 72
3 Boston Bruins 60 23 24 13 167 168 -1 −1 59
4 New York Rangers 60 21 26 13 176 201 -25 −25 55
5 Montreal Canadiens 60 20 29 11 147 169 -22 −22 51
6 Chicago Black Hawks 60 20 34 6 195 225 -30 −30 46


Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Season stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Bentley 60 20 37 57 16
Gaye Stewart 54 26 29 55 74
Bud Poile 54 23 29 52 14
Roy Conacher 52 22 27 49 4
Hully Gee 60 14 25 39 18

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Emile Francis 54 3240 18 31 5 183 1 3.39
Doug Jackson 6 360 2 3 1 42 0 7.00

References[edit]

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