1960–61 Detroit Red Wings season

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1960–61 Detroit Red Wings
Division 4th
1960–61 record 25-29-16
Goals for 195
Goals against 215
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Gordie Howe
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team leaders
Goals Norm Ullman (28)
Assists Gordie Howe (49)
Points Gordie Howe (72)
Penalties in minutes Howie Young (108)
Wins Hank Bassen (13)
Goals against average Hank Bassen (2.93)
<1959–60 1961–62>

The 1960–61 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish in fourth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 25 wins, 29 losses, and 16 ties for 66 points. They defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games in the Semi-finals before losing the Stanley Cup Finals in six games to the Chicago Black Hawks.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 41 19 10 254 188 +66 92
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 39 19 12 234 176 +58 90
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 29 24 17 198 180 +18 75
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 25 29 16 195 215 -20 −20 66
5 New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 204 248 -44 −44 54
6 Boston Bruins 70 15 42 13 176 254 -78 −78 43


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 5, 1960 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 0–0–1
2 L October 6, 1960 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 0–1–1
3 T October 9, 1960 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 0–1–2
4 T October 11, 1960 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 0–1–3
5 L October 13, 1960 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 0–2–3
6 W October 16, 1960 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 1–2–3
7 W October 20, 1960 5–0 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 2–2–3
8 W October 22, 1960 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 3–2–3
9 L October 23, 1960 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 3–3–3
10 L October 26, 1960 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 3–4–3
11 W October 30, 1960 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 4–4–3
12 W November 3, 1960 8–5 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 5–4–3
13 W November 6, 1960 5–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 6–4–3
14 W November 9, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 7–4–3
15 W November 10, 1960 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 8–4–3
16 L November 12, 1960 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 8–5–3
17 L November 13, 1960 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 8–6–3
18 W November 15, 1960 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 9–6–3
19 T November 16, 1960 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 9–6–4
20 L November 19, 1960 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 9–7–4
21 W November 20, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 10–7–4
22 W November 24, 1960 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 11–7–4
23 T November 26, 1960 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 11–7–5
24 W November 27, 1960 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 12–7–5
25 L December 1, 1960 2–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 12–8–5
26 L December 4, 1960 1–4 New York Rangers (1960–61) 12–9–5
27 W December 7, 1960 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 13–9–5
28 L December 10, 1960 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 13–10–5
29 L December 11, 1960 1–5 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 13–11–5
30 T December 15, 1960 1–1 New York Rangers (1960–61) 13–11–6
31 W December 18, 1960 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 14–11–6
32 T December 24, 1960 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 14–11–7
33 L December 25, 1960 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 14–12–7
34 W December 28, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 15–12–7
35 T December 29, 1960 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 15–12–8
36 L December 31, 1960 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 15–13–8
37 L January 1, 1961 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 15–14–8
38 L January 4, 1961 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 15–15–8
39 L January 5, 1961 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 15–16–8
40 W January 8, 1961 5–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 16–16–8
41 T January 11, 1961 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 16–16–9
42 T January 14, 1961 2–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 16–16–10
43 T January 15, 1961 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 16–16–11
44 L January 19, 1961 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 16–17–11
45 W January 21, 1961 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 17–17–11
46 L January 22, 1961 3–5 New York Rangers (1960–61) 17–18–11
47 T January 26, 1961 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 17–18–12
48 T January 28, 1961 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 17–18–13
49 W January 29, 1961 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 18–18–13
50 L February 2, 1961 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 18–19–13
51 L February 4, 1961 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 18–20–13
52 W February 5, 1961 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 19–20–13
53 L February 8, 1961 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 19–21–13
54 W February 9, 1961 4–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 20–21–13
55 L February 12, 1961 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 20–22–13
56 W February 18, 1961 5–1 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 21–22–13
57 L February 19, 1961 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 21–23–13
58 T February 23, 1961 3–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 21–23–14
59 L February 25, 1961 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 21–24–14
60 T February 26, 1961 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 21–24–15
61 W February 28, 1961 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 22–24–15
62 L March 2, 1961 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 22–25–15
63 L March 4, 1961 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 22–26–15
64 L March 5, 1961 3–8 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 22–27–15
65 W March 7, 1961 3–1 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 23–27–15
66 W March 9, 1961 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 24–27–15
67 L March 12, 1961 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 24–28–15
68 W March 14, 1961 5–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 25–28–15
69 T March 15, 1961 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 25–28–16
70 L March 19, 1961 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 25–29–16

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 64 23 49 72 30
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 70 28 42 70 34
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 27 35 62 26
Johnson, AllanAllan Johnson RW/C 70 16 21 37 14
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 67 5 29 34 78
Glover, HowieHowie Glover RW 66 21 8 29 46
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 70 14 12 26 6
Melnyk, GerryGerry Melnyk C 70 9 16 25 2
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver C 49 11 12 23 8
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 23 10 13 23 16
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 63 3 16 19 62
Lunde, LenLen Lunde C 53 6 12 18 10
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 66 6 11 17 4
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 70 6 11 17 44
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 24 2 9 11 32
Aldcorn, GaryGary Aldcorn LW 49 2 6 8 16
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 29 0 8 8 108
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 68 1 4 5 45
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 16 3 1 4 13
Smith, BrianBrian Smith LW 26 0 2 2 10
Haley, LenLen Haley RW 3 1 0 1 2
Laforge, ClaudeClaude Laforge LW 10 1 0 1 2
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 35 0 1 1 6
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 12 0 1 1 0
Reaume, MarcMarc Reaume D 38 0 1 1 8
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 37 0 1 1 8
Diachuk, EdwardEdward Diachuk LW 12 0 0 0 19
Healey, RichRich Healey D 1 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 2050 35 13 13 8 100 2.93 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 2150 37 12 16 8 112 3.13 2
Team: 4200 70 25 29 16 212 3.03 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 11 4 11 15 10
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 11 4 5 9 0
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 11 2 5 7 4
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 11 3 2 5 4
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 11 2 3 5 0
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 9 2 3 5 0
Johnson, AllanAllan Johnson RW/C 11 2 2 4 6
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 11 2 2 4 30
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 11 0 4 4 4
Glover, HowieHowie Glover RW 11 1 2 3 2
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 8 1 2 3 6
Lunde, LenLen Lunde C 10 2 0 2 0
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 11 0 2 2 18
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 9 1 0 1 0
Melnyk, GerryGerry Melnyk C 11 1 0 1 2
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 11 0 1 1 18
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 4 0 0 0 0
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 10 0 0 0 4
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 465 8 5 3 18 2.32 1
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 220 4 1 2 9 2.45 0
Team: 685 11 6 5 27 2.36 1

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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]

Awards and honors[edit]

Roster[edit]

1960–1961 Detroit Red Wings Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1960–1961 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1960–61 Detroit Red Wings Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1960-61 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.