1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 2nd
1964–65 record 34–28–8
Home record 20–13–2
Road record 14–15–6
Goals for 224
Goals against 176
Team information
General Manager Tommy Ivan
Coach Billy Reay
Captain Pierre Pilote
Alternate captains Stan Mikita
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Hull (39)
Assists Stan Mikita (59)
Points Stan Mikita (87)
Penalties in minutes Pierre Pilote (162)
Wins Glenn Hall (18)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.43)
<1963–64 1965–66>

The 1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' thirty-ninth season in the NHL, and the club was coming off a second place finish in 1963–64, as Chicago won a team record 36 games and also set a club record with 84 points. The Hawks would then be defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL-semi finals for the second consecutive season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

During off-season, the Black Hawks and Boston Bruins made a trade, as Chicago sent Ab McDonald, Reg Fleming, and Murray Balfour to the Bruins for Doug Mohns. The Hawks also made a few key signings, as they signed Dennis Hull, the younger brother of Bobby Hull, along with young defenseman Doug Jarrett.

Regular season[edit]

Chicago started the season off slowly, as they opened the year with a record of 8–11–2 in their opening 21 games, however, the Hawks broke out of their slump, and went on a 13 game unbeaten streak. Bobby Hull was scoring in bunches, as he had 25 goals in his first 26 games. Chicago stayed hot, as they would reach a high point of 12 games over .500 when their record was 32–20–7, however, the Hawks limped into the playoffs, going 2–8–1 in their last 11 games, as they finished the year with a 34–28–8 record, earning 76 points, which was their lowest point total since 1961–62.[2]

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Stan Mikita, who won his second consecutive Art Ross Memorial Trophy, as he led the league with 87 points, as he scored 28 goals and added 59 assists. Bobby Hull, who got off to that hot start, suffered an injury in early February, as he ended up missing nine games, and finished the season with 39 goals and 71 points. Hull ended up winning the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the MVP of the NHL. Phil Esposito, in his second season in the NHL, broke out with 23 goals and 55 points, while Kenny Wharram had another solid season, scoring 24 goals and 44 points. On the blueline, Pierre Pilote once again led the way, scoring 14 goals and 59 points, while registering a team high 162 penalty minutes, and a third consecutive Norris Trophy.

In goal, Glenn Hall had his playing time cut back, as he appeared in 41 games, winning a club high 18 games, while posting a team best 2.43 GAA, and 4 shutouts.[3] Backup goaltender Denis DeJordy played in 30 games, winning 16, while posting a 2.52 GAA, and earning 3 shutouts.[4]

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[5]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 40 23 7 224 175 +49 87
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 36 23 11 211 185 +26 83
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 34 28 8 224 176 +48 76
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 30 26 14 204 173 +31 74
5 New York Rangers 70 20 38 12 179 246 -67 −67 52
6 Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 166 253 -87 −87 48


Game log[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 14 Boston Bruins 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–0 2
2 October 17 Detroit Red Wings 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0–0 4
3 October 18 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 2–1–0 4
4 October 21 Chicago Black Hawks 5–5 Montreal Canadiens 2–1–1 5
5 October 25 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 New York Rangers 3–1–1 7
6 October 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2–1 7
7 October 31 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3–1 7
8 November 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Boston Bruins 3–4–1 7
9 November 3 New York Rangers 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4–1 9
10 November 7 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Montreal Canadiens 5–4–1 11
11 November 8 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Boston Bruins 5–5–1 11
12 November 11 Montreal Canadiens 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 5–6–1 11
13 November 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 6–6–1 13
14 November 18 Detroit Red Wings 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 7–6–1 15
15 November 21 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–7–1 15
16 November 22 Montreal Canadiens 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks 8–7–1 17
17 November 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 8–8–1 17
18 November 29 Boston Bruins 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 8–9–1 17
19 December 2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 New York Rangers 8–9–2 18
20 December 5 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Montreal Canadiens 8–10–2 18
21 December 6 New York Rangers 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 8–11–2 18
22 December 9 Chicago Black Hawks 6–1 New York Rangers 9–11–2 20
23 December 10 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Boston Bruins 10–11–2 22
24 December 12 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 11–11–2 24
25 December 13 Detroit Red Wings 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 12–11–2 26
26 December 15 Boston Bruins 5–7 Chicago Black Hawks 13–11–2 28
27 December 19 Chicago Black Hawks 6–3 Montreal Canadiens 14–11–2 30
28 December 20 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Boston Bruins 15–11–2 32
29 December 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–11–3 33
30 December 26 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 16–11–3 35
31 December 27 Boston Bruins 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks 17–11–3 37
32 December 29 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 New York Rangers 18–11–3 39
33 December 31 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Detroit Red Wings 18–11–4 40
34 January 1 New York Rangers 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 19–11–4 42
35 January 3 Montreal Canadiens 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 19–12–4 42
36 January 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 19–13–4 42
37 January 9 Chicago Black Hawks 7–4 Detroit Red Wings 20–13–4 44
38 January 10 Detroit Red Wings 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 21–13–4 46
39 January 13 Chicago Black Hawks 0–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 21–13–5 47
40 January 16 New York Rangers 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks 21–14–5 47
41 January 17 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 21–15–5 47
42 January 20 Boston Bruins 1–7 Chicago Black Hawks 22–15–5 49
43 January 24 New York Rangers 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks 23–15–5 51
44 January 27 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 Montreal Canadiens 23–16–5 51
45 January 28 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 Boston Bruins 24–16–5 53
46 January 30 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Red Wings 24–17–5 53
47 January 31 Montreal Canadiens 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 25–17–5 55
48 February 3 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 New York Rangers 26–17–5 57
49 February 6 Chicago Black Hawks 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 27–17–5 59
50 February 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 27–18–5 59
51 February 10 Detroit Red Wings 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 28–18–5 61
52 February 11 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Detroit Red Wings 28–19–5 61
53 February 13 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 New York Rangers 29–19–5 63
54 February 14 Montreal Canadiens 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 29–19–6 64
55 February 17 New York Rangers 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 30–19–6 66
56 February 20 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 30–20–6 66
57 February 21 Boston Bruins 0–7 Chicago Black Hawks 31–20–6 68
58 February 24 Detroit Red Wings 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 32–20–6 70
59 February 27 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Montreal Canadiens 32–20–7 71
60 February 28 Boston Bruins 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks 32–21–7 71
61 March 3 Detroit Red Wings 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 32–22–7 71
62 March 6 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 32–23–7 71
63 March 7 Montreal Canadiens 0–7 Chicago Black Hawks 33–23–7 73
64 March 10 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 New York Rangers 33–23–8 74
65 March 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 34–23–8 76
66 March 17 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Boston Bruins 34–24–8 76
67 March 20 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 34–25–8 76
68 March 21 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Detroit Red Wings 34–26–8 76
69 March 23 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 34–27–8 76
70 March 28 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 34–28–8 76

Playoffs[edit]

The Hawks would face the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL semi-finals for the third consecutive season, as Detroit finished first in the NHL with a record of 40–23–7, earning 87 points, which was 11 more than the third place Black Hawks. The series opened up at the Detroit Olympia, and the Red Wings took control of the series, winning the opening two games by scores 4–3 and 6–3. The series shifted to Chicago Stadium for the next two games, and the Black Hawks took advantage of their home ice, winning both games by scores of 5–2 and 2–1 to even the series up. The fifth game was played in Detroit, and the Red Wings won the game 4–2, and took a 3–2 series lead. Game six was in Chicago, and again, the home team won the game, as Chicago shutout the Red Wings 4–0, setting up a seventh game at the Olympia. The Black Hawks skated into Detroit, and completed the upset, as Chicago doubled the Wings 4–2, and advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1962.

Chicago's opponent in the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals was the Montreal Canadiens, who finished second in the league with a record of 36–23–11, earning 83 points, which was seven more than the Hawks. The Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL semi-finals to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup final. The series opened at the Montreal Forum for the opening two games, and the Canadiens quickly opened up a 2–0 series lead, with wins of 3–2 and 2–0. The series moved to Chicago for the next two games, and the Black Hawks once again took advantage of their home ice, evening the series up with 3–1 and 5–1 victories. Montreal was the site of the fifth game, and the Canadiens once again took the series lead, shutting out Chicago 6–0. The sixth game was in Chicago, and the Black Hawks stayed red hot on home ice, defeating Montreal 2–1, and finished the playoffs with a 6–0 record at home. However, the seventh and final game of the series was in Montreal, and the Black Hawks road woes continued, as the Canadiens shut out Chicago 4–0, to win the Stanley Cup.[6]

Chicago Black Hawks 4, Detroit Red Wings 3[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Detroit Red Wings 0–1
2 April 4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 Detroit Red Wings 0–2
3 April 6 Detroit Red Wings 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2
4 April 8 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2
5 April 11 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Detroit Red Wings 2–3
6 April 13 Detroit Red Wings 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3
7 April 15 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Detroit Red Wings 4–3

Montreal Canadiens 4, Chicago Black Hawks 3[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 17 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 0–1
2 April 20 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 Montreal Canadiens 0–2
3 April 22 Montreal Canadiens 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2
4 April 25 Montreal Canadiens 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2
5 April 27 Chicago Black Hawks 0–6 Montreal Canadiens 2–3
6 April 29 Montreal Canadiens 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3
7 May 1 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Montreal Canadiens 3–4

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Stan Mikita 70 28 59 87 154
Bobby Hull 61 39 32 71 32
Pierre Pilote 68 14 45 59 162
Phil Esposito 70 23 32 55 44
Kenny Wharram 68 24 20 44 27
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 41 2440 18 17 5 99 4 2.43
Denis DeJordy 30 1760 16 11 3 74 3 2.52

Playoff stats[edit]

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Hull 14 10 7 17 27
Chico Maki 14 3 9 12 8
Stan Mikita 14 3 7 10 53
Doug Mohns 14 3 4 7 21
Pierre Pilote 14 0 7 7 22
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 13 760 7 6 28 1 2.21
Denis DeJordy 2 80 0 1 9 0 6.75

Roster[edit]

1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Chicago's draft picks at the 1964 NHL Entry Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 4 Richie Bayes  Canada Dixie Midgets
2 10 Jan Popiel  Denmark Georgetown Midgets
3 16 Carl Hadfield  Canada Dixie (Junior B)
4 22 Moe L'Abbe  Canada Rosemount Midgets

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