1925–26 Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL) season

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1925–26 Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)
Division 3rd NHL
1925–26 record 19–16–1
Goals for 82
Goals against 70
Team information
Coach Odie Cleghorn

The 1925–26 Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL) season was the first season of the new Pirates ice hockey team in the National Hockey League. The club made the playoffs in its first season after placing third in the league. The Pirates lost in the playoffs to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Montreal Maroons.

Off-season[edit]

In October, the team signed former Montreal Canadiens player Odie Cleghorn as their new playing coach.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
Teams GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Ottawa Senators 36 24 8 4 77 42 341 52
Montreal Maroons 36 20 11 5 91 73 554 45
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 19 16 1 82 70 264 39
Boston Bruins 36 17 15 4 92 85 279 38
New York Americans 36 12 20 4 68 89 361 28
Toronto St. Patricks 36 12 21 3 92 114 325 27
Montreal Canadiens 36 11 24 1 79 108 458 23

[2] Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1925-26 NHL Records
Team BOS MON MTM NYA OTT PIT TOR
Boston 2–3–1 4–1–1 2–2–2 2–4 2–4 5–1
M. Canadiens 3–2–1 1–5 2–4 0–6 2–4 3–3
M. Maroons 1–4–1 5–1 4–1–1 1–2–3 3–3 6–0
New York 2–2–2 4–2 1–4–1 1–5 3–3 1–1–4
Ottawa 4–2 6–0 2–1–3 5–1 4–2 3–1–2
Pittsburgh 4–2 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 3–2–1
Toronto 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1–4 1–3–2 2–3–1

Playoffs[edit]

The Pirates qualified for the playoffs and faced the Montreal Maroons in a two-game total goals series. In game one at Montreal, Montreal won 3–1. In game two, Pittsburgh tied 3–3 and Montreal won the series 6–4.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 26, 1925 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 1–0–0
2 W November 28, 1925 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 2–0–0
3 L December 2, 1925 1–2 OT New York Americans (1925–26) 2–1–0
4 L December 5, 1925 0–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 2–2–0
5 W December 9, 1925 6–3 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 3–2–0
6 W December 11, 1925 5–3 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 4–2–0
7 L December 16, 1925 2–4 Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 4–3–0
8 W December 18, 1925 3–2 New York Americans (1925–26) 5–3–0
9 T December 19, 1925 1–1 OT @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 5–3–1
10 L December 23, 1925 0–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 5–4–1
11 L December 26, 1925 1–3 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 5–5–1
12 L December 30, 1925 0–5 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 5–6–1
13 L January 1, 1926 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 5–7–1
14 L January 5, 1926 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 5–8–1
15 L January 13, 1926 0–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 5–9–1
16 W January 15, 1926 5–1 Boston Bruins (1925–26) 6–9–1
17 W January 19, 1926 4–0 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 7–9–1
18 W January 21, 1926 5–4 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 8–9–1
19 L January 23, 1926 1–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 8–10–1
20 W January 27, 1926 2–1 OT Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 9–10–1
21 L January 29, 1926 2–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 9–11–1
22 W February 2, 1926 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 10–11–1
23 W February 6, 1926 6–1 @ New York Americans (1925–26) 11–11–1
24 L February 9, 1926 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 11–12–1
25 W February 13, 1926 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 12–12–1
26 L February 16, 1926 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1925–26) 12–13–1
27 L February 19, 1926 2–3 New York Americans (1925–26) 12–14–1
28 L February 20, 1926 1–3 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 12–15–1
29 W February 23, 1926 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 13–15–1
30 W February 26, 1926 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 14–15–1
31 W March 2, 1926 4–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1925–26) 15–15–1
32 W March 4, 1926 7–2 Toronto St. Patricks (1925–26) 16–15–1
33 L March 8, 1926 0–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 16–16–1
34 W March 9, 1926 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1925–26) 17–16–1
35 W March 12, 1926 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1925–26) 18–16–1
36 W March 15, 1926 2–0 Ottawa Senators (1925–26) 19–16–1
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Montreal Maroons
Date Team Score Team Score Notes
March 20 @Pittsburgh Pirates 1 Montreal Maroons 3
March 23 @Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Montreal Maroons 3

Montreal wins total goals series 6 goals to 4

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Milks, HibHib Milks LW/C 36 14 5 19 17
McCurry, DukeDuke McCurry LW 36 13 4 17 32
Darragh, HaroldHarold Darragh LW 35 10 7 17 6
Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 33 9 4 13 64
Smith, RodgerRodger Smith D 36 9 1 10 22
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 33 7 1 8 22
White, TexTex White RW 35 7 1 8 22
Drury, HerbHerb Drury D/RW 33 6 2 8 40
Spring, JesseJesse Spring D 32 5 0 5 23
Cleghorn, OdieOdie Cleghorn RW/C 17 2 1 3 4
Berlinguette, LouisLouis Berlinguette LW 30 0 0 0 8
Lowrey, FredFred Lowrey RW 16 0 0 0 2
Skinner, AlfAlf Skinner RW 7 0 0 0 2
Worters, RoyRoy Worters G 35 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worters, RoyRoy Worters 2145 35 18 16 1 68 1.90 7
Cleghorn, OdieOdie Cleghorn 60 1 1 0 0 2 2.00 0
Team: 2205 36 19 16 1 70 1.90 7

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
McCurry, DukeDuke McCurry LW 2 0 2 2 2
Spring, JesseJesse Spring D 2 0 2 2 2
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 2 1 0 1 0
Darragh, HaroldHarold Darragh LW 2 1 0 1 0
Drury, HerbHerb Drury D/RW 2 1 0 1 0
Smith, RodgerRodger Smith D 2 1 0 1 0
Berlinguette, LouisLouis Berlinguette LW 2 0 0 0 0
Cleghorn, OdieOdie Cleghorn RW/C 1 0 0 0 0
Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 2 0 0 0 0
Lowrey, FredFred Lowrey RW 2 0 0 0 6
Milks, HibHib Milks LW/C 2 0 0 0 0
Worters, RoyRoy Worters G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worters, RoyRoy Worters 120 2 0 1 6 3.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 1 6 3.00 0

[3]

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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odie Cleghorn with Pittsburgh". Ottawa Daily Citizen. October 13, 1925. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1925-26 Pittsburgh Pirates Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.