1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 2nd
1965–66 record 37–25–8
Home record 21–8–6
Road record 16–17–2
Goals for 240
Goals against 187
Team information
General Manager Tommy Ivan
Coach Billy Reay
Captain Pierre Pilote
Alternate captains Bill Hay
Bobby Hull
Stan Mikita
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Bobby Hull (54)
Assists Stan Mikita (48)
Points Bobby Hull (97)
Penalties in minutes Matt Ravlich (78)
Wins Glenn Hall (34)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.63)
<1964–65 1966–67>

The 1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' fortieth season in the NHL, and the club was coming off a third place finish in 1964–65, as Chicago had a record of 34–28–8, earning 76 points, which was their lowest point total since 1961–62. The Hawks then upset the first place Detroit Red Wings in the NHL semi-finals, before losing to the Montreal Canadiens in seven games in the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals.[1]

Chicago began the season very strong, going unbeaten in their first seven games, with a 6–0–1 record, before recording their first loss of the year. The Hawks continued to play very strong hockey all season long, only once did they have a losing streak of more than three games, as the club set a team record for wins with 37, and their 82 points earned was a six point improvement over the previous season, as the Black Hawks finished second in the NHL, and earned a playoff spot for the eighth consecutive season.[2]

On February 26, 1966, team owner James D. Norris died due to a heart attack. Norris was 59 years old.

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Bobby Hull, who had a record breaking season, as he scored an NHL record 54 goals, while earning an NHL record 97 points, as he won the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy for his efforts. Stan Mikita recorded a team high 48 assists and finished second with 78 points in NHL scoring. Phil Esposito had a strong season, scoring 27 goals and 53 points, while Bill Hay had 20 goals and 51 points. Kenny Wharram and Doug Mohns each scored over 20 goals, earning 26 and 22 respectively. On the blueline, Pierre Pilote led the way, earning 36 points, while fellow defenseman Pat Stapleton earned 34 points. Matt Ravlich led the club with 78 penalty minutes.

In goal, Glenn Hall earned the majority of playing time, tying the club record with 34 victories, while posting a team best 2.63 GAA, along with 4 shutouts.[3]

The Hawks would face the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL semi-finals for the fourth consecutive season, as the Wings finished fourth in the NHL standings with a record of 31–27–12, recording 74 points, which was eight fewer than the Black Hawks. The series opened with two games at Chicago Stadium, and the Black Hawks took a 1–0 series lead, as they defeated Detroit 2–1, however, the Red Wings evened the series up, as Detroit stunned Chicago with a 7–0 win in the second game. The series shifted to the Detroit Olympia for the next two games, however, in the third game, the Hawks took the series lead, with a 2–1 victory, but once again, the Red Wings evened the series, easily defeating Chicago 5–1 to tie the series up at two. The fifth game was played in Chicago, but it was Detroit winning the game 5–3, and taking the series lead, and the underdog Red Wings completed the upset in the sixth game held back in Detroit, as they defeated the Black Hawks 3–2 to end the series.[4]

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[5]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 239 173 +66 90
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 240 187 +53 82
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 208 187 +21 79
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 221 194 +27 74
5 Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 174 275 -101 −101 48
6 New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 195 261 -66 −66 47


Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 23 Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–0–0 2
2 October 24 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 Boston Bruins 2–0–0 4
3 October 28 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 3–0–0 6
4 October 30 Chicago Black Hawks 6–4 Montreal Canadiens 4–0–0 8
5 November 3 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–0–1 9
6 November 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–9 Chicago Black Hawks 5–0–1 11
7 November 10 Detroit Red Wings 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–0–1 13
8 November 13 Montreal Canadiens 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 6–1–1 13
9 November 14 New York Rangers 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2–1 13
10 November 17 Chicago Black Hawks 5–3 New York Rangers 7–2–1 15
11 November 20 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–3–1 15
12 November 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks 7–4–1 15
13 November 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 8–4–1 17
14 November 25 Detroit Red Wings 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 9–4–1 19
15 November 27 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0 New York Rangers 10–4–1 21
16 November 28 Montreal Canadiens 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 10–5–1 21
17 December 1 Boston Bruins 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 11–5–1 23
18 December 4 Chicago Black Hawks 10–1 Boston Bruins 12–5–1 25
19 December 5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 New York Rangers 13–5–1 27
20 December 8 New York Rangers 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 13–5–2 28
21 December 11 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Montreal Canadiens 13–6–2 28
22 December 12 Montreal Canadiens 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 13–7–2 28
23 December 15 Boston Bruins 4–8 Chicago Black Hawks 14–7–2 30
24 December 18 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Red Wings 14–8–2 30
25 December 19 Detroit Red Wings 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 15–8–2 32
26 December 22 New York Rangers 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 16–8–2 34
27 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 16–9–2 34
28 December 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 16–9–3 35
29 December 29 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 New York Rangers 17–9–3 37
30 December 31 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Red Wings 18–9–3 39
31 January 2 Boston Bruins 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 19–9–3 41
32 January 5 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Montreal Canadiens 20–9–3 43
33 January 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4–6 New York Rangers 20–10–3 43
34 January 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 21–10–3 45
35 January 13 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Boston Bruins 21–10–4 46
36 January 15 Chicago Black Hawks 4–6 Montreal Canadiens 21–11–4 46
37 January 16 New York Rangers 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks 21–12–4 46
38 January 20 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Boston Bruins 21–13–4 46
39 January 22 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 21–14–4 46
40 January 23 Montreal Canadiens 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 21–14–5 47
41 January 26 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Montreal Canadiens 22–14–5 49
42 January 27 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Boston Bruins 22–15–5 49
43 January 29 Detroit Red Wings 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 22–15–6 50
44 January 30 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Detroit Red Wings 23–15–6 52
45 February 2 New York Rangers 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 24–15–6 54
46 February 5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 24–16–6 54
47 February 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 25–16–6 56
48 February 9 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 26–16–6 58
49 February 12 Montreal Canadiens 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 26–16–7 59
50 February 13 New York Rangers 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks 27–16–7 61
51 February 16 Chicago Black Hawks 5–2 New York Rangers 28–16–7 63
52 February 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Montreal Canadiens 28–17–7 63
53 February 20 Boston Bruins 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 29–17–7 65
54 February 23 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 29–18–7 65
55 February 26 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Detroit Red Wings 30–18–7 67
56 February 27 Boston Bruins 1–7 Chicago Black Hawks 31–18–7 69
57 March 2 Detroit Red Wings 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 32–18–7 71
58 March 5 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 32–19–7 71
59 March 6 Montreal Canadiens 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 32–20–7 71
60 March 9 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 New York Rangers 32–21–7 71
61 March 12 New York Rangers 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 33–21–7 73
62 March 13 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 34–21–7 75
63 March 16 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 35–21–7 77
64 March 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 35–22–7 77
65 March 20 Montreal Canadiens 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 36–22–7 79
66 March 23 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 36–23–7 79
67 March 27 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Detroit Red Wings 36–23–8 80
68 March 29 Boston Bruins 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 37–23–8 82
69 April 2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–8 Montreal Canadiens 37–24–8 82
70 April 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Boston Bruins 37–25–8 82

Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 7 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0
2 April 10 Detroit Red Wings 7–0 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1
3 April 12 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Detroit Red Wings 2–1
4 April 14 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Detroit Red Wings 2–2
5 April 17 Detroit Red Wings 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3
6 April 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 2–4

Season stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Hull 65 54 43 97 70
Stan Mikita 68 30 48 78 58
Phil Esposito 69 27 26 53 49
Bill Hay 68 20 31 51 20
Doug Mohns 70 22 27 49 63

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 64 3747 34 21 7 164 4 2.63
Dave Dryden 11 453 3 4 1 23 0 3.05

Playoff stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Pat Stapleton 6 2 3 5 4
Bobby Hull 6 2 2 4 10
Stan Mikita 6 1 2 3 2
Chico Maki 3 1 1 2 0
Phil Esposito 6 1 1 2 2

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dave Dryden 1 13 0 0 0 0 0.00
Glenn Hall 6 347 2 4 22 0 3.80

Roster[edit]

1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Chicago's draft picks at the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Dave Culligan  Canada St. Michael's (Junior B)
2 7 Brian McKenney  Canada Smiths Falls (Junior)

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