1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 2nd NHL
1940–41 record 28–14–6
Goals for 145
Goals against 99
Team information
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Hap Day
Captain Syl Apps
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens

The 1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto franchise's 24th season of play.

Offseason[edit]

Conn Smythe was making preparations for his eventual tour of duty in Europe. He felt that Dick Irvin would not be strong enough to deal with player issues while he was gone and Smythe convinced the Montreal Canadiens to hire Irvin.[1] Smythe hired Hap Day as coach.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Boston Bruins 48 27 8 13 67 168 102
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 28 14 6 62 145 99
Detroit Red Wings 48 21 16 11 53 112 102
New York Rangers 48 21 19 8 50 143 125
Chicago Black Hawks 48 16 25 7 39 112 139
Montreal Canadiens 48 16 26 6 38 121 147
New York Americans 48 8 29 11 27 99 186

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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.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 2, 1940 1–4 New York Rangers (1940–41) 0–1–0
2 W November 9, 1940 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 1–1–0
3 W November 14, 1940 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 2–1–0
4 W November 16, 1940 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 3–1–0
5 W November 17, 1940 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 4–1–0
6 W November 21, 1940 2–1 OT @ New York Americans (1940–41) 5–1–0
7 L November 23, 1940 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 5–2–0
8 W November 24, 1940 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 6–2–0
9 W November 26, 1940 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 7–2–0
10 W November 30, 1940 6–1 New York Americans (1940–41) 8–2–0
11 W December 1, 1940 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 9–2–0
12 W December 7, 1940 3–2 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 10–2–0
13 W December 12, 1940 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 11–2–0
14 W December 14, 1940 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 12–2–0
15 W December 15, 1940 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 13–2–0
16 L December 17, 1940 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 13–3–0
17 T December 21, 1940 2–2 OT New York Americans (1940–41) 13–3–1
18 L December 22, 1940 1–2 @ New York Americans (1940–41) 13–4–1
19 L December 25, 1940 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 13–5–1
20 W December 28, 1940 3–2 New York Rangers (1940–41) 14–5–1
21 L December 29, 1940 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 14–6–1
22 L January 4, 1941 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 14–7–1
23 W January 7, 1941 4–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 15–7–1
24 W January 9, 1941 3–2 OT New York Rangers (1940–41) 16–7–1
25 W January 11, 1941 9–0 New York Americans (1940–41) 17–7–1
26 L January 18, 1941 0–1 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 17–8–1
27 T January 19, 1941 3–3 OT @ New York Americans (1940–41) 17–8–2
28 W January 23, 1941 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 18–8–2
29 T January 25, 1941 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 18–8–3
30 W January 26, 1941 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 19–8–3
31 W January 30, 1941 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 20–8–3
32 W February 1, 1941 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 21–8–3
33 L February 2, 1941 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 21–9–3
34 L February 8, 1941 2–3 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 21–10–3
35 W February 15, 1941 4–3 New York Rangers (1940–41) 22–10–3
36 W February 16, 1941 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 23–10–3
37 T February 18, 1941 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 23–10–4
38 W February 20, 1941 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 24–10–4
39 W February 22, 1941 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 25–10–4
40 L February 23, 1941 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 25–11–4
41 T February 25, 1941 4–4 OT @ New York Americans (1940–41) 25–11–5
42 T March 1, 1941 0–0 OT Boston Bruins (1940–41) 25–11–6
43 L March 6, 1941 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 25–12–6
44 W March 8, 1941 6–1 New York Americans (1940–41) 26–12–6
45 L March 9, 1941 5–8 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 26–13–6
46 L March 11, 1941 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 26–14–6
47 W March 15, 1941 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 27–14–6
48 W March 16, 1941 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 28–14–6

Playoffs[edit]

The Maple Leafs took on the first-place Boston Bruins in the semi-finals. Boston would win the series four games to three. The Bruins would go on to win the Stanley Cup versus Detroit in four games.

Date Home team Score Visiting Team Score Notes
March 20 Boston Bruins 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
March 22 Boston Bruins 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 5
March 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 7 Boston Bruins 2
March 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Boston Bruins 2
March 29 Boston Bruins 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
April 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Boston Bruins 2
April 3 Boston Bruins 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Drillon, GordieGordie Drillon RW 42 23 21 44 2
Apps, SylSyl Apps C 41 20 24 44 6
Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner LW 48 24 14 38 6
Metz, NickNick Metz LW 47 14 21 35 10
Taylor, BillyBilly Taylor C 47 9 26 35 15
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski D 47 7 14 21 35
Langelle, PetePete Langelle C 47 4 15 19 0
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 31 6 11 17 12
Goldup, HankHank Goldup LW 26 10 5 15 9
Hamilton, RegReg Hamilton D 45 3 12 15 59
Heron, RedRed Heron C 35 9 5 14 12
Metz, DonDon Metz RW 31 4 10 14 6
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 27 4 5 9 10
Davidson, BobBob Davidson LW 37 3 6 9 39
Kampman, BingoBingo Kampman D 39 1 4 5 53
Chisholm, LexLex Chisholm C/RW 26 4 0 4 8
Mann, NormNorm Mann RW/C 15 0 3 3 2
Church, JackJack Church D 11 0 1 1 22
Broda, TurkTurk Broda G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 2970 48 28 14 6 99 2.00 5
Team: 2970 48 28 14 6 99 2.00 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Metz, NickNick Metz LW 7 3 4 7 0
Apps, SylSyl Apps C 7 3 2 5 2
Drillon, GordieGordie Drillon RW 7 3 2 5 2
Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner LW 7 2 1 3 4
Hamilton, RegReg Hamilton D 7 1 2 3 13
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski D 7 0 3 3 2
Taylor, BillyBilly Taylor C 7 0 3 3 5
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 7 2 0 2 2
Langelle, PetePete Langelle C 7 1 1 2 0
Metz, DonDon Metz RW 7 1 1 2 2
Davidson, BobBob Davidson LW 7 0 2 2 7
Heron, RedRed Heron C 7 0 2 2 0
Chisholm, LexLex Chisholm C/RW 3 1 0 1 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda G 7 0 0 0 0
Church, JackJack Church D 5 0 0 0 8
Goldup, HankHank Goldup LW 7 0 0 0 0
Kampman, BingoBingo Kampman D 7 0 0 0 0
Mann, NormNorm Mann RW/C 1 0 0 0 0
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 7 0 0 0 5
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 438 7 3 4 15 2.05 0
Team: 438 7 3 4 15 2.05 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]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Smythe, Conn; Young, Scott (1981). Conn Smythe: If you can't beat 'em in the alley. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-9078-1. 
  1. ^ Smythe, p. 143
  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. 148. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1940-41 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.