1949–50 Detroit Red Wings season

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1949–50 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st
1949–50 record 37–19–14
Goals for 229
Goals against 164
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Tommy Ivan
Captain Sid Abel
Alternate captains Red Kelly
Ted Lindsay
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (35)
Assists Ted Lindsay (55)
Points Ted Lindsay (78)
Penalties in minutes Ted Lindsay (141)
Wins Harry Lumley (33)
Goals against average Terry Sawchuk (2.29)
<1948–49 1950–51>

The 1949–50 Detroit Red Wings season saw the team finish in first place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 37 wins, 19 losses, and 14 ties for 88 points. They defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games in the Semi-finals before downing the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals, also in seven games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 229 164 +65 88
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 29 22 19 172 150 +22 77
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 31 27 12 176 173 +3 74
4 New York Rangers 70 28 31 11 170 189 -19 −19 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 22 32 16 198 228 -30 −30 60
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 22 38 10 203 244 -41 −41 54


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 W October 19, 1949 6–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 2–1–0
4 T October 23, 1949 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 2–1–1
5 W October 27, 1949 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 3–1–1
6 W October 29, 1949 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 4–1–1
7 L October 30, 1949 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 4–2–1
8 W November 2, 1949 5–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 5–2–1
9 W November 5, 1949 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 6–2–1
10 W November 6, 1949 7–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 7–2–1
11 W November 12, 1949 7–5 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 8–2–1
12 T November 13, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 8–2–2
13 W November 16, 1949 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 9–2–2
14 W November 19, 1949 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 10–2–2
15 W November 20, 1949 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 11–2–2
16 W November 23, 1949 4–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–2–2
17 T November 24, 1949 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 12–2–3
18 L November 26, 1949 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 12–3–3
19 L November 27, 1949 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 12–4–3
20 W November 30, 1949 3–0 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 13–4–3
21 W December 1, 1949 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 14–4–3
22 W December 3, 1949 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 15–4–3
23 L December 4, 1949 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 15–5–3
24 W December 7, 1949 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 16–5–3
25 L December 10, 1949 0–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 16–6–3
26 L December 11, 1949 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 16–7–3
27 W December 14, 1949 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 17–7–3
28 L December 17, 1949 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 17–8–3
29 W December 18, 1949 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 18–8–3
30 W December 21, 1949 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 19–8–3
31 W December 25, 1949 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 20–8–3
32 T December 28, 1949 2–2 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 20–8–4
33 W December 31, 1949 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 21–8–4
34 W January 1, 1950 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 22–8–4
35 L January 4, 1950 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 22–9–4
36 L January 8, 1950 3–4 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–10–4
37 L January 11, 1950 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–11–4
38 W January 14, 1950 4–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 23–11–4
39 W January 15, 1950 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 24–11–4
40 W January 18, 1950 5–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 25–11–4
41 W January 21, 1950 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 26–11–4
42 L January 22, 1950 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 26–12–4
43 T January 25, 1950 4–4 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 26–12–5
44 T January 26, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–12–6
45 T January 28, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–12–7
46 L January 29, 1950 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 26–13–7
47 T February 1, 1950 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–13–8
48 T February 4, 1950 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 26–13–9
49 T February 5, 1950 5–5 New York Rangers (1949–50) 26–13–10
50 W February 8, 1950 9–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 27–13–10
51 W February 11, 1950 9–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 28–13–10
52 L February 12, 1950 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 28–14–10
53 L February 15, 1950 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 28–15–10
54 L February 18, 1950 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 28–16–10
55 W February 20, 1950 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 29–16–10
56 T February 23, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 29–16–11
57 W February 26, 1950 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 30–16–11
58 W March 1, 1950 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 31–16–11
59 L March 4, 1950 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 31–17–11
60 T March 6, 1950 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 31–17–12
61 W March 8, 1950 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 32–17–12
62 L March 9, 1950 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 32–18–12
63 W March 11, 1950 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 33–18–12
64 W March 12, 1950 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 34–18–12
65 W March 15, 1950 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 35–18–12
66 T March 16, 1950 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 35–18–13
67 T March 18, 1950 1–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 35–18–14
68 W March 19, 1950 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 36–18–14
69 W March 22, 1950 8–7 New York Rangers (1949–50) 37–18–14
70 L March 26, 1950 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 37–19–14

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 69 23 55 78 141
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 69 34 35 69 46
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 70 35 33 68 69
Kelly, RedRed Kelly D/C 70 15 25 40 9
Gee, GeorgeGeorge Gee C 69 17 21 38 42
Couture, GerryGerry Couture RW 69 24 7 31 21
McFadden, JimJim McFadden C 68 14 16 30 8
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 70 14 16 30 20
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 60 13 17 30 13
Pavelich, MartyMarty Pavelich LW 65 8 15 23 58
Black, SteveSteve Black LW 69 7 14 21 53
Reise, LeoLeo Reise D 70 4 17 21 46
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 65 3 11 14 86
Babando, PetePete Babando LW 56 6 6 12 25
Fogolin, LeeLee Fogolin D 63 4 8 12 63
McNab, MaxMax McNab C 65 4 4 8 8
Martin, ClareClare Martin D 64 2 5 7 14
Dewsbury, AlAl Dewsbury D 11 2 2 4 2
Glover, FredFred Glover C 7 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 63 0 0 0 10
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 7 0 0 0 0
Sclisizzi, EnioEnio Sclisizzi LW 4 0 0 0 2
Skov, GlenGlen Skov C/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Wilson, JohnnyJohnny Wilson LW 1 0 0 0 0
Wilson, LarryLarry Wilson C 1 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 3780 63 33 16 14 148 2.35 7
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 420 7 4 3 0 16 2.29 1
Team: 4200 70 37 19 14 164 2.34 8

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Couture, GerryGerry Couture RW 14 5 4 9 2
Gee, GeorgeGeorge Gee C 14 3 6 9 0
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 14 6 2 8 6
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 13 4 4 8 16
Pavelich, MartyMarty Pavelich LW 14 4 2 6 13
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 14 2 4 6 6
McFadden, JimJim McFadden C 14 2 3 5 8
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 14 1 4 5 20
Babando, PetePete Babando LW 8 2 2 4 2
Kelly, RedRed Kelly D/C 14 1 3 4 2
Dewsbury, AlAl Dewsbury D 4 0 3 3 8
Reise, LeoLeo Reise D 14 2 0 2 19
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters RW 8 0 2 2 0
Martin, ClareClare Martin D 10 0 1 1 0
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 9 0 1 1 10
Wilson, JohnnyJohnny Wilson LW 8 0 1 1 0
Black, SteveSteve Black LW 13 0 0 0 13
Fogolin, LeeLee Fogolin D 10 0 0 0 16
Haidy, GordGord Haidy RW 1 0 0 0 0
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 1 0 0 0 7
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 14 0 0 0 0
McKay, DougDoug McKay LW 1 0 0 0 0
McNab, MaxMax McNab C 10 0 0 0 0
Wilson, LarryLarry Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 910 14 8 6 28 1.85 3
Team: 910 14 8 6 28 1.85 3

[2]

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;

Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 11 New York 1 Detroit 4
April 13 Detroit 1 New York 3
April 15 Detroit 4 New York 0
April 18 New York 4 Detroit 3 OT
April 20 New York 2 Detroit 1 OT
April 22 New York 4 Detroit 5
April 23 New York 3 Detroit 4 2OT

† Played in Toronto.

Detroit wins best-of-seven series four games to three

Detroit Red Wings 1950 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


† Left off the cup, but qualified to be on it.
a Played his only NHL game in Finals.
b Played his only NHL game in Semi-Finals.

  Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Terry Sawchuk played seven NHL games in 1950, because Harry Lumley was injured. Sawchuk was not available for the playoffs, because he was helping the AHL Indianapolis Capitols win the Calder Cup. Instead, Harry MacQuestion was called up as the spare goalie for the playoffs. MacQuestion's name was engraved on the Stanley Cup, but he never played in the NHL. MacQuestion was removed from the Stanley Cup when it was redone during 1957–58 season.
  • Detroit did not engrave Gordon Haidy and Doug McKay on the Stanley Cup, even though they each played one playoff game and qualified to be on the cup.

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]