1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 3rd
1959–60 record 28–29–13
Home record 18–11–6
Road record 10–18–7
Goals for 191
Goals against 180
Team information
General Manager Tommy Ivan
Coach Rudy Pilous
Captain Ed Litzenberger
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Hull (39)
Assists Bobby Hull (42)
Points Bobby Hull (81)
Penalties in minutes Stan Mikita (119)
Wins Glenn Hall (28)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.56)
<1958–59 1960–61>

The 1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' thirty-fourth season in the NHL, and the club was coming off of a third place finish in 1958–59, as they finished the with a club record 28 wins, and tying a club record with 69 points, and earned their first playoff berth since 1953. Chicago then lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round, losing in six games.

Regular season[edit]

After winning the season opener, the Black Hawks would struggle, going on a 14 game winless streak to fall into last place in the league. Chicago would snap out of their slump, and in their next 26 games, the Hawks would have a record of 11–10–5, bringing them back into the playoff race with the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings. The Black Hawks would then get very hot, posting a record of 16–8–5 in their remaining 29 games to finish the season with a 28–29–13 record, which was identical to the previous season, and once again finish in third place in the league, earning a playoff spot. This was the first time since the 1940–41 and 1941–42 seasons that the Black Hawks had consecutive playoff appearances.

Offensively, Chicago was led by Bobby Hull, who scored a team record 39 goals, and finished at the top of the NHL scoring race with a club record 81 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy. Rookie Bill Hay finished second to Hull in team scoring, earning 18 goals and 55 points, and winning the Calder Trophy. Tod Sloan had another solid season, scoring 20 goals and 40 points. Pierre Pilote led the defense, scoring 7 goals and 45 points, while Stan Mikita led the club with 110 penalty minutes.

In goal, Glenn Hall played in all 70 games, winning 28 of them, while posting a 2.56 GAA, and earning 6 shutouts.

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 40 18 12 255 178 +77 92
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 199 195 +4 79
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 191 180 +11 69
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 186 197 -11 −11 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 220 241 -21 −21 64
6 New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 187 247 -60 −60 49


Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 7 New York Rangers 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–0 2
2 October 10 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1–0 2
3 October 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2–0 2
4 October 14 Detroit Red Wings 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3–0 2
5 October 15 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Detroit Red Wings 1–4–0 2
6 October 18 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4–1 3
7 October 22 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Montreal Canadiens 1–5–1 3
8 October 25 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 New York Rangers 1–6–1 3
9 October 27 Montreal Canadiens 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–7–1 3
10 November 1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Detroit Red Wings 1–8–1 3
11 November 3 Boston Bruins 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–9–1 3
12 November 7 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Montreal Canadiens 1–9–2 4
13 November 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Boston Bruins 1–10–2 4
14 November 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–11–2 4
15 November 14 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–11–3 5
16 November 15 Detroit Red Wings 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–11–3 7
17 November 16 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 2–12–3 7
18 November 18 New York Rangers 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 3–12–3 9
19 November 22 Montreal Canadiens 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–13–3 9
20 November 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 3–14–3 9
21 November 28 New York Rangers 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks 4–14–3 11
22 November 29 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 New York Rangers 4–14–4 12
23 December 2 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–14–5 13
24 December 5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Montreal Canadiens 4–14–6 14
25 December 6 Chicago Black Hawks 6–3 Boston Bruins 5–14–6 16
26 December 9 Detroit Red Wings 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 5–15–6 16
27 December 12 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–15–6 18
28 December 13 Montreal Canadiens 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 6–15–7 19
29 December 16 Boston Bruins 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 7–15–7 21
30 December 17 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 7–16–7 21
31 December 20 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks 8–16–7 23
32 December 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 New York Rangers 9–16–7 25
33 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Boston Bruins 9–17–7 25
34 December 26 Chicago Black Hawks 2–9 Montreal Canadiens 9–18–7 25
35 December 27 Boston Bruins 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 10–18–7 27
36 January 1 Detroit Red Wings 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 10–18–8 28
37 January 2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–18–8 30
38 January 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 11–19–8 30
39 January 6 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 New York Rangers 12–19–8 32
40 January 7 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Boston Bruins 12–20–8 32
41 January 9 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Montreal Canadiens 12–21–8 32
42 January 10 Montreal Canadiens 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 13–21–8 34
43 January 13 Detroit Red Wings 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 14–21–8 36
44 January 16 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Red Wings 14–22–8 36
45 January 17 New York Rangers 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–22–8 38
46 January 20 Boston Bruins 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 16–22–8 40
47 January 23 New York Rangers 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 17–22–8 42
48 January 24 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 17–23–8 42
49 January 27 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 17–24–8 42
50 January 30 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Montreal Canadiens 17–24–9 43
51 January 31 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 17–24–10 44
52 February 4 Chicago Black Hawks 7–2 Boston Bruins 18–24–10 46
53 February 6 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 New York Rangers 19–24–10 48
54 February 7 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 Detroit Red Wings 19–25–10 48
55 February 10 New York Rangers 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 20–25–10 50
56 February 14 Montreal Canadiens 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks 21–25–10 52
57 February 17 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 New York Rangers 22–25–10 54
58 February 20 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 22–26–10 54
59 February 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 5–7 Chicago Black Hawks 23–26–10 56
60 February 27 Boston Bruins 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 23–27–10 56
61 February 28 Detroit Red Wings 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 24–27–10 58
62 March 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 Boston Bruins 25–27–10 60
63 March 5 New York Rangers 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 26–27–10 62
64 March 6 Montreal Canadiens 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 27–27–10 64
65 March 9 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 New York Rangers 27–27–11 65
66 March 12 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 Montreal Canadiens 27–28–11 65
67 March 13 Detroit Red Wings 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 27–28–12 66
68 March 15 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 28–28–12 68
69 March 19 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 28–29–12 68
70 March 20 Chicago Black Hawks 5–5 Boston Bruins 28–29–13 69

Playoffs[edit]

Chicago would face the Montreal Canadiens in the best of seven NHL semi-final for the second consecutive season. The Canadiens finished the season with an NHL best 92 points, and had won four consecutive Stanley Cups. The series opened up with two games at the Montreal Forum, and the Canadiens took a 2–0 series lead by winning both games by scores of 4–3, including an overtime win in the second game. The series moved to Chicago Stadium for the next two games, however, it was the Canadiens who stayed hot, shutting out the Black Hawks 4–0 in the third game, followed by another shutout victory in the fourth game, as Montreal won the game 2–0, and swept the series in four games.

Montreal Canadiens 4, Chicago Black Hawks 0[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 24 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–1
2 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–2
3 March 29 Montreal Canadiens 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3
4 March 31 Montreal Canadiens 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Hull 70 39 42 81 68
Bill Hay 70 18 37 55 31
Pierre Pilote 70 7 38 45 100
Tod Sloan 70 20 20 40 54
Ron Murphy 63 15 21 36 18
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 70 4200 28 29 13 179 6 2.56

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Hay 4 1 2 3 2
Kenny Wharram 4 1 1 2 0
Ted Lindsay 4 1 1 2 0
Bobby Hull 3 1 0 1 2
Ron Murphy 4 1 0 1 0
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 4 249 0 4 14 0 3.37

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1959–1960 Chicago Black Hawks Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


See also[edit]

References[edit]