1926–27 Ottawa Senators season
|1926–27 Ottawa Senators|
|Stanley Cup champions|
|Prince of Wales Trophy winners|
|O'Brien Cup winners|
|Canadian Division champions|
|General Manager||Dave Gill|
|Goals||Cy Denneny (17)|
|Assists||King Clancy (10)|
|Points||Cy Denneny (23)|
|Penalties in minutes||Hooley Smith (125)|
|Wins||Alec Connell (30)|
|Goals against average||Alec Connell (1.49)|
The 1926–27 Ottawa Senators season was the club's tenth season of play in the NHL, 42nd overall. The Senators would win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in seven years, and eleventh overall including the pre-NHL years.
Prior to the start of the season, the Senators relieved head coach Alex Currie from his duties. General Manager Dave Gill would step behind the bench and become the head coach. Buck Boucher would take over the team captaincy from Cy Denneny.
The league would expand by three teams, as the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Cougars and New York Rangers would all join the league to make it a ten-team league. The NHL also would divide the ten teams into two divisions, and the Senators found themselves in the Canadian Division. This was also the first season that the Stanley Cup was awarded to the champion of the NHL.
The Senators would win 30 games and earn 64 points, both the highest in the NHL and capture the Prince of Wales Trophy, win the Canadian Division title, and earn a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Also,
Denneny would go on to lead the club once again offensively, scoring 17 goals and 23 points, while Hooley Smith would have a team record 125 penalty minutes. Alec Connell would lead the NHL in wins (30) and be among the league leaders in GAA (1.49) and shutouts (13).
|New York Americans||44||17||25||2||82||91||36|
|Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs||44||15||24||5||79||94||35|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.
Schedule and results
|1||W||November 18, 1926||2–1||@ Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||1–0–0|
|2||W||November 20, 1926||2–1 OT||New York Americans (1926–27)||2–0–0|
|3||T||November 25, 1926||2–2 OT||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||2–0–1|
|4||W||November 27, 1926||1–0 OT||Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||3–0–1|
|5||W||November 30, 1926||2–1||@ Boston Bruins (1926–27)||4–0–1|
|6||W||December 4, 1926||4–1||Montreal Canadiens (1926–27)||5–0–1|
|7||W||December 7, 1926||3–2||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27)||6–0–1|
|8||W||December 9, 1926||3–1||@ Detroit Cougars (1926–27)||7–0–1|
|9||W||December 11, 1926||2–1||Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||8–0–1|
|10||W||December 14, 1926||2–0||@ New York Americans (1926–27)||9–0–1|
|11||L||December 16, 1926||0–5||Detroit Cougars (1926–27)||9–1–1|
|12||T||December 18, 1926||0–0 OT||@ Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||9–1–2|
|13||W||December 23, 1926||1–0||New York Rangers (1926–27)||10–1–2|
|14||W||December 28, 1926||3–2 OT||@ New York Rangers (1926–27)||11–1–2|
|15||W||January 1, 1927||2–1||Montreal Canadiens (1926–27)||12–1–2|
|16||L||January 4, 1927||1–2 OT||@ Boston Bruins (1926–27)||12–2–2|
|17||W||January 8, 1927||2–0||@ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27)||13–2–2|
|18||W||January 11, 1927||4–1||Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||14–2–2|
|19||W||January 13, 1927||3–1||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27)||15–2–2|
|20||W||January 15, 1927||5–4||Boston Bruins (1926–27)||16–2–2|
|21||L||January 18, 1927||1–6||Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27)||16–3–2|
|22||W||January 22, 1927||1–0||Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||17–3–2|
|23||L||January 25, 1927||1–6||@ New York Americans (1926–27)||17–4–2|
|24||W||January 27, 1927||3–1||Detroit Cougars (1926–27)||18–4–2|
|25||T||January 29, 1927||0–0 OT||@ Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||18–4–3|
|26||L||February 1, 1927||2–4||New York Americans (1926–27)||18–5–3|
|27||W||February 5, 1927||2–1||Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27)||19–5–3|
|28||L||February 9, 1927||3–5||@ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27)||19–6–3|
|29||W||February 12, 1927||1–0||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||20–6–3|
|30||T||February 15, 1927||2–2 OT||New York Rangers (1926–27)||20–6–4|
|31||W||February 17, 1927||2–1||@ Detroit Cougars (1926–27)||21–6–4|
|32||W||February 19, 1927||1–0||Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27)||22–6–4|
|33||W||February 22, 1927||2–1 OT||Montreal Canadiens (1926–27)||23–6–4|
|34||W||February 24, 1927||1–0||@ New York Rangers (1926–27)||24–6–4|
|35||L||February 26, 1927||2–3 OT||@ New York Americans (1926–27)||24–7–4|
|36||W||March 3, 1927||2–1||@ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27)||25–7–4|
|37||L||March 5, 1927||1–2 OT||Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27)||25–8–4|
|38||L||March 10, 1927||0–1||Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||25–9–4|
|39||W||March 12, 1927||4–3||New York Americans (1926–27)||26–9–4|
|40||L||March 15, 1927||1–4||@ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27)||26–10–4|
|41||W||March 17, 1927||1–0||Boston Bruins (1926–27)||27–10–4|
|42||W||March 19, 1927||2–0||@ Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||28–10–4|
|43||W||March 24, 1927||4–0||Toronto St. Patricks (1926–27)||29–10–4|
|44||W||March 26, 1927||3–2||@ Montreal Maroons (1926–27)||30–10–4|
The Montreal Canadiens would defeat their cross town rivals, the Montreal Maroons and face the Senators in a two-game total-goal series, and Ottawa would win it by a score of 5–1, and match up against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.
- Ottawa Senators 5, Montreal Canadiens 1
|1||April 2||Ottawa Senators||4–0||Montreal Canadiens||1–0|
|2||April 4||Montreal Canadiens||1–1||Ottawa Senators||1–0–1|
Led by Cy Denneny and Alec Connell, the Senators would win a tough four game series over the Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in seven years.
- Ottawa Senators 2, Boston Bruins 0
|1||April 7||Ottawa Senators||0–0||Boston Bruins||0–0–1|
|2||April 9||Ottawa Senators||3–1||Boston Bruins||1–0–1|
|3||April 11||Boston Bruins||1–1||Ottawa Senators||1–0–2|
|4||April 13||Boston Bruins||1–3||Ottawa Senators||2–0–2|
- Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
- Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;
Awards and records
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Ottawa Senators 1927 Stanley Cup champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
Stanley Cup engraving
Eddie Gerard's name was misspelled when the ring was engraved as F. GERAD (MGR) instead of E. GERARD (MGR)on the 2nd version of the ring created in 1969. The mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.
- 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.
- "1926-27 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- See the team picture.