1939–40 Boston Bruins season

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1939–40 Boston Bruins
Division 1st NHL
1939–40 record 31–12–5
Team information
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Cooney Weiland
Captain Dit Clapper

The 1939–40 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins' 16th season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Bruins finished first over-all, but could not repeat as Stanley Cup champions, losing in the playoff semi-final to the New York Rangers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25

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Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 4, 1939 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 0–1–0
2 L November 12, 1939 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 0–2–0
3 W November 14, 1939 3–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 1–2–0
4 T November 16, 1939 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 1–2–1
5 W November 19, 1939 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 2–2–1
6 L November 21, 1939 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 2–3–1
7 T November 26, 1939 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 2–3–2
8 W November 28, 1939 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 3–3–2
9 W December 3, 1939 6–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 4–3–2
10 W December 5, 1939 2–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 5–3–2
11 W December 8, 1939 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 6–3–2
12 L December 10, 1939 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 6–4–2
13 W December 12, 1939 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–4–2
14 T December 14, 1939 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–4–3
15 W December 17, 1939 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–4–3
16 W December 19, 1939 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–4–3
17 W December 21, 1939 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 10–4–3
18 W December 24, 1939 3–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 11–4–3
19 W December 25, 1939 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 12–4–3
20 L December 29, 1939 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 12–5–3
21 W December 31, 1939 6–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 13–5–3
22 L January 2, 1940 4–6 New York Rangers (1939–40) 13–6–3
23 W January 7, 1940 6–2 New York Americans (1939–40) 14–6–3
24 W January 9, 1940 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 15–6–3
25 W January 11, 1940 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 16–6–3
26 W January 14, 1940 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 17–6–3
27 W January 16, 1940 6–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 18–6–3
28 L January 21, 1940 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 18–7–3
29 W January 23, 1940 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 19–7–3
30 T January 25, 1940 2–2 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 19–7–4
31 L January 28, 1940 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 19–8–4
32 W January 30, 1940 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 20–8–4
33 W February 4, 1940 7–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 21–8–4
34 W February 6, 1940 6–2 New York Rangers (1939–40) 22–8–4
35 W February 11, 1940 4–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 23–8–4
36 W February 13, 1940 10–3 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 24–8–4
37 W February 20, 1940 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 25–8–4
38 L February 24, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 25–9–4
39 L February 25, 1940 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 25–10–4
40 W February 27, 1940 6–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 26–10–4
41 W February 29, 1940 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 27–10–4
42 L March 3, 1940 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 27–11–4
43 W March 5, 1940 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 28–11–4
44 W March 7, 1940 2–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 29–11–4
45 L March 9, 1940 2–4 New York Americans (1939–40) 29–12–4
46 W March 12, 1940 2–1 New York Rangers (1939–40) 30–12–4
47 T March 14, 1940 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 30–12–5
48 W March 17, 1940 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 31–12–5

Playoffs[edit]

The Boston Bruins lost the Semi-Finals to the New York Rangers 4–2

Boston Bruins 2, New York Rangers 4[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 19 Boston Bruins 0–4 New York Rangers 0–1
2 March 21 New York Rangers 3–4 Boston Bruins 1–1
3 March 24 New York Rangers 2–4 Boston Bruins 2–1
4 March 26 Boston Bruins 0–1 New York Rangers 2–2
5 March 28 New York Rangers 1–0 Boston Bruins 2–3
6 March 30 Boston Bruins 1–4 New York Rangers 2–4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 48 22 30 52 37
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 48 22 21 43 16
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 48 17 26 43 2
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 48 13 27 40 24
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 48 21 10 31 30
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 31 18 12 30 9
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 44 10 18 28 25
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 44 10 18 28 18
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 46 7 18 25 6
Hill, MelMel Hill RW 38 9 11 20 19
Hamill, RedRed Hamill LW 30 10 8 18 16
Pettinger, GordGord Pettinger C 24 2 6 8 2
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 18 2 6 8 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 47 2 4 6 55
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 35 1 4 5 26
Portland, JackJack Portland D 28 0 5 5 16
Smith, DesDes Smith D 20 2 2 4 23
Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 4 2 1 3 4
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 48 0 0 0 0
McReavy, PatPat McReavy C 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 2950 48 31 12 5 98 1.99 6
Team: 2950 48 31 12 5 98 1.99 6

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 6 1 3 4 2
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 6 2 1 3 0
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 6 2 1 3 2
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 5 1 2 3 2
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 5 1 2 3 0
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 5 0 2 2 2
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 6 1 0 1 2
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 6 1 0 1 0
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 6 0 1 1 7
Hamill, RedRed Hamill LW 5 0 1 1 5
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 1 0 1 1 0
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 6 0 0 0 0
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 6 0 0 0 0
Hill, MelMel Hill RW 3 0 0 0 0
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 6 0 0 0 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 6 0 0 0 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 360 6 2 4 15 2.50 0
Team: 360 6 2 4 15 2.50 0

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Note:

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[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. ^ "1939-40 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.