1957–58 Boston Bruins season

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1957–58 Boston Bruins
Division 4th
1957–58 record 27-28-15
Goals for 199
Goals against 194
Team information
General Manager Lynn Patrick
Coach Milt Schmidt
Captain Fernie Flaman
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Bronco Horvath (30)
Assists Fleming MacKell (40)
Points Bronco Horvath (66)
Penalties in minutes Fleming MacKell (72)
Wins Don Simmons (15)
<1956–57 1958–59>

The 1957–58 Boston Bruins season saw the Bruins finish in fourth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 27 wins, 28 losses, and 15 ties for 69 points. They defeated the New York Rangers in six games in the Semi-finals before losing the Stanley Cup Finals, also in six games, to the Montreal Canadiens.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Willie O'Ree[edit]

Midway through his second minor-league season with the Quebec Aces, O'Ree was called up to the Boston Bruins of the NHL to replace an injured player. O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black player in league history. He played in only two games that year,

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 43 17 10 250 158 +92 96
2 New York Rangers 70 32 25 13 195 188 +7 77
3 Detroit Red Wings 70 29 29 12 176 207 -31 −31 70
4 Boston Bruins 70 27 28 15 199 194 +5 69
5 Chicago Black Hawks 70 24 39 7 163 202 -39 −39 55
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 38 11 192 226 -34 −34 53


Playoffs[edit]

Boston defeated the New York Rangers (4–2) in the semi-final to advance to the Cup Final against the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, in the middle of their five-year Cup champion run, defeated the Bruins four games to two.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 67 30 36 66 71
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell C 70 20 40 60 72
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 70 28 30 58 22
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 70 21 35 56 55
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 68 21 31 52 57
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 64 25 24 49 51
Regan, LarryLarry Regan RW 59 11 28 39 22
Stanley, AllanAllan Stanley D 69 6 25 31 37
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 70 3 19 22 60
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 62 7 14 21 60
Mohns, DougDoug Mohns LW/D 54 5 16 21 28
Chevrefils, RealReal Chevrefils LW 44 9 9 18 21
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 66 0 15 15 71
Boone, BuddyBuddy Boone RW 34 5 3 8 28
Johnson, NormNorm Johnson C 15 2 3 5 8
Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong D 47 1 4 5 66
Bionda, JackJack Bionda D 42 1 4 5 50
Peirson, JohnnyJohnny Peirson RW 53 2 2 4 10
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 33 0 4 4 54
Caffery, JackJack Caffery C 7 1 0 1 2
Ehman, GerryGerry Ehman RW 1 1 0 1 0
Beckett, BobBob Beckett C 9 0 0 0 2
Evans, ClaudeClaude Evans G 1 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 24 0 0 0 2
Millar, AlAl Millar G 6 0 0 0 0
O'Ree, WillieWillie O'Ree W 2 0 0 0 0
Pidhirny, HarryHarry Pidhirny C 2 0 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 39 0 0 0 0
Wilson, LeftyLefty Wilson G 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 2288 39 15 14 9 92 2.41 5
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 1440 24 11 10 3 70 2.92 3
Millar, AlAl Millar 360 6 1 4 1 25 4.17 0
Evans, ClaudeClaude Evans 60 1 0 0 1 4 4.00 0
Wilson, LeftyLefty Wilson 52 1 0 0 1 1 1.15 0
Team: 4200 70 27 28 15 192 2.74 8

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell C 12 5 14 19 12
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 12 9 8 17 0
Mohns, DougDoug Mohns LW/D 12 3 10 13 18
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 12 9 3 12 2
Regan, LarryLarry Regan RW 12 3 8 11 6
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 12 5 3 8 8
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 12 0 5 5 13
Johnson, NormNorm Johnson C 12 4 0 4 6
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 12 2 2 4 10
Stanley, AllanAllan Stanley D 12 1 3 4 6
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 12 0 4 4 16
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 12 0 3 3 21
Boone, BuddyBuddy Boone RW 12 1 1 2 13
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 11 0 2 2 6
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 11 0 2 2 10
Peirson, JohnnyJohnny Peirson RW 5 0 1 1 0
Chevrefils, RealReal Chevrefils LW 1 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 1 0 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 671 11 6 5 25 2.24 1
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 60 1 0 1 5 5.00 0
Team: 731 12 6 6 30 2.46 1

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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;

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins 1957–1958 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and honors[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  Player is still active or individual record
Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Willie O'Ree 1st NHL Game January 18, 1958

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957–1958 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1957-58 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.