1938–39 Detroit Red Wings season

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1938–39 Detroit Red Wings
Division 5th NHL
1938–39 record 18–24–6
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Ebbie Goodfellow

The 1938–39 Detroit Red Wings season was the 13th season for the Detroit NHL franchise, seventh as the Red Wings.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1938-39 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYA NYR TOR
Boston 8–0 7–1 6–2 5–2–1 5–3 5–2–1
Chicago 0–8 1–5–2 4–4 2–4–2 3–4–1 2–3–3
Detroit 1–7 5–1–2 4–3–1 3–3–2 2–6 3–4–1
Montreal 2–6 4–4 3–4–1 3–2–3 1–4–3 2–4–2
N.Y. Americans 2–5–1 4–2–2 3–3–2 2–3–3 2–5–1 4–3–1
N.Y. Rangers 3–5 4–3–1 6–2 4–1–3 5–2–1 4–3–1
Toronto 2–5–1 3–2–2 4–3–1 4–2–2 3–4–1 3–4–1

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 6, 1938 1–4 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 0–1–0
2 L November 10, 1938 1–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 0–2–0
3 L November 13, 1938 3–4 New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–3–0
4 L November 15, 1938 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 0–4–0
5 W November 17, 1938 7–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 1–4–0
6 L November 20, 1938 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 1–5–0
7 W November 24, 1938 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 2–5–0
8 L November 26, 1938 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 2–6–0
9 L November 27, 1938 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 2–7–0
10 W December 1, 1938 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 3–7–0
11 W December 4, 1938 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 4–7–0
12 T December 8, 1938 1–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 4–7–1
13 L December 11, 1938 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–8–1
14 L December 13, 1938 1–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 4–9–1
15 L December 18, 1938 0–2 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–10–1
16 L December 20, 1938 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 4–11–1
17 T December 22, 1938 3–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 4–11–2
18 L December 24, 1938 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 4–12–2
19 W December 25, 1938 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 5–12–2
20 W December 29, 1938 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 6–12–2
21 L January 1, 1939 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 6–13–2
22 L January 2, 1939 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–14–2
23 T January 5, 1939 6–6 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 6–14–3
24 T January 8, 1939 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 6–14–4
25 W January 10, 1939 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 7–14–4
26 W January 15, 1939 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–14–4
27 W January 19, 1939 4–3 New York Rangers (1938–39) 9–14–4
28 L January 22, 1939 0–5 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 9–15–4
29 W January 26, 1939 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 10–15–4
30 L January 28, 1939 0–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 10–16–4
31 T January 29, 1939 2–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 10–16–5
32 W February 5, 1939 7–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 11–16–5
33 L February 9, 1939 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 11–17–5
34 L February 12, 1939 0–1 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 11–18–5
35 L February 14, 1939 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–19–5
36 T February 16, 1939 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 11–19–6
37 W February 19, 1939 4–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 12–19–6
38 L February 21, 1939 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–20–6
39 L February 23, 1939 2–4 New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–21–6
40 W February 26, 1939 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 13–21–6
41 W March 2, 1939 7–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 14–21–6
42 W March 5, 1939 4–2 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 15–21–6
43 L March 7, 1939 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 15–22–6
44 L March 9, 1939 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 15–23–6
45 L March 11, 1939 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 15–24–6
46 W March 12, 1939 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 16–24–6
47 W March 14, 1939 3–2 New York Rangers (1938–39) 17–24–6
48 W March 19, 1939 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 18–24–6

Playoffs[edit]

(5) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens[edit]

Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Mar 21 Detroit 0 Montreal C. 2
Mar 23 Montreal C. 3 Detroit 7
Mar 26 Montreal C. 0 Detroit 1 (OT)

Detroit wins best-of-three series 2–1.[2]

(3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings[edit]

Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Mar 28 Detroit 1 Toronto 4
Mar 30 Toronto 1 Detroit 3
Apr 1 Detroit 4 Toronto 5 (OT)

Toronto wins best-of-three series 2–1.[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Marty Barry C 48 13 28 41 4
Syd Howe C/LW 48 16 20 36 11
Carl Liscombe LW 41 8 18 26 13
Charlie Conacher RW 40 8 15 23 39
Gus Giesebrecht C 28 10 10 20 2
Hec Kilrea LW 48 8 9 17 8
Ebbie Goodfellow C/D 48 8 8 16 36
Eddie Wares D/RW 28 8 8 16 10
Herbie Lewis LW 42 6 10 16 8
Alex Motter C 44 5 11 16 17
Pete Kelly RW 32 4 9 13 4
Mud Bruneteau RW 20 3 7 10 0
Doug Young D 42 1 5 6 16
Ralph Bowman D 43 2 3 5 26
Don Deacon LW 8 1 3 4 2
Sid Abel C/LW 15 1 1 2 0
Don Grosso LW/C 1 1 1 2 0
Dave Trottier LW 11 1 1 2 16
Larry Aurie RW 1 1 0 1 0
Connie Brown C 2 1 0 1 0
Jack Keating LW 1 1 0 1 2
Phil Besler RW 5 0 1 1 2
Buck Jones D 11 0 1 1 6
Charley Mason RW 6 0 1 1 0
Jack Stewart D 32 0 1 1 18
Eddie Bush D 8 0 0 0 0
Ken Kilrea LW 1 0 0 0 0
Bucko McDonald D 14 0 0 0 2
John Sherf LW 3 0 0 0 0
Normie Smith G 4 0 0 0 0
Harvey Teno G 5 0 0 0 0
Tiny Thompson G 39 0 0 0 0
Bill Thomson C/RW 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Tiny Thompson 2397 39 16 17 6 101 2.53 4
Harvey Teno 300 5 2 3 0 15 3.00 0
Charlie Conacher 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Normie Smith 240 4 0 4 0 12 3.00 0
Team: 2940 48 18 24 6 128 2.61 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Charlie Conacher RW 5 2 5 7 2
Marty Barry C 6 3 1 4 0
Syd Howe C/LW 6 3 1 4 4
Don Deacon LW 2 2 1 3 0
Don Grosso LW/C 3 1 2 3 7
Hec Kilrea LW 6 1 2 3 0
Herbie Lewis LW 6 1 2 3 0
Sid Abel C/LW 6 1 1 2 2
Ken Kilrea LW 3 1 1 2 4
Gus Giesebrecht C 6 0 2 2 0
Doug Young D 6 0 2 2 4
Eddie Wares D/RW 6 1 0 1 8
Buck Jones D 6 0 1 1 10
Alex Motter C 4 0 1 1 0
Ralph Bowman D 5 0 0 0 0
Mud Bruneteau RW 6 0 0 0 0
Ebbie Goodfellow C/D 6 0 0 0 8
Pete Kelly RW 4 0 0 0 0
Carl Liscombe LW 6 0 0 0 2
John Sherf LW 3 0 0 0 0
Tiny Thompson G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Tiny Thompson 374 6 3 3 15 2.41 1
Team: 374 6 3 3 15 2.41 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ a b Diamond 2000, p. 35.
  3. ^ "1938-39 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.