1944–45 Detroit Red Wings season

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1944–45 Detroit Red Wings
Division2nd NHL
1944–45 record31–14–5
Goals for218
Goals against161
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachJack Adams
CaptainFlash Hollett
Team leaders
GoalsJoe Carveth (26)
AssistsSyd Howe (36)
PointsJoe Carveth (54)
Penalty minutesHarold Jackson (45)
WinsHarry Lumley (24)
Goals against averageNormie Smith (3.00)

The 1945–46 season was the Detroit Red Wings' 19th season of operation. The season saw the Wings achieve a record of 31-14-5, finishing second in the National Hockey League (NHL), qualifying the team for the playoffs. The coach and general manager was Jack Adams, with Flash Hollett serving as the team's captain.

Regular season[edit]

Flash Hollett became the first defenceman to score twenty goals in one season.[1] The record would stand until Bobby Orr broke it several decades later.[citation needed]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[2]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 50 38 8 4 228 121 +107 80
2 Detroit Red Wings 50 31 14 5 218 161 +57 67
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 50 24 22 4 183 161 +22 52
4 Boston Bruins 50 16 30 4 179 219 −40 36
5 Chicago Black Hawks 50 13 30 7 141 194 −53 33
6 New York Rangers 50 11 29 10 154 247 −93 32


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1944–45 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 7–3 0–9–1 0–10 4–3–3 5–5
Chicago 3–7 3–7 1–7–2 3–3–4 3–6–1
Detroit 9–0–1 7–3 1–8–1 6–2–2 8–1–1
Montreal 10–0 7–1–2 8–1–1 9–1 4–5–1
New York 3–4–3 3–3–4 2–6–2 1–9 2–7–1
Toronto 5–5 6–3–1 1–8–1 5–4–1 7–2–1

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 29, 1944 7–1 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 1–0–0
2 W November 2, 1944 10–3 New York Rangers (1944–45) 2–0–0
3 L November 4, 1944 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 2–1–0
4 L November 5, 1944 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 2–2–0
5 L November 11, 1944 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 2–3–0
6 W November 12, 1944 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 3–3–0
7 W November 15, 1944 8–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 4–3–0
8 T November 18, 1944 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 4–3–1
9 W November 19, 1944 4–3 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 5–3–1
10 T November 23, 1944 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 5–3–2
11 W November 25, 1944 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 6–3–2
12 L November 26, 1944 5–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 6–4–2
13 W November 29, 1944 6–3 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 7–4–2
14 W December 7, 1944 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 8–4–2
15 W December 10, 1944 7–6 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 9–4–2
16 T December 16, 1944 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 9–4–3
17 L December 17, 1944 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 9–5–3
18 W December 19, 1944 6–3 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 10–5–3
19 W December 21, 1944 11–3 New York Rangers (1944–45) 11–5–3
20 W December 23, 1944 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 12–5–3
21 W December 25, 1944 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 13–5–3
22 L December 28, 1944 1–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 13–6–3
23 W December 31, 1944 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 14–6–3
24 W January 1, 1945 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 15–6–3
25 T January 4, 1945 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 15–6–4
EXHIBITION T January 5, 1945 0–0 @ Curtis Bay, Coast Guard Cutters
26 W January 6, 1945 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 16–6–4
27 W January 7, 1945 8–4 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 17–6–4
28 L January 13, 1945 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 17–7–4
29 W January 14, 1945 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 18–7–4
30 W January 18, 1945 7–3 New York Rangers (1944–45) 19–7–4
31 L January 21, 1945 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 19–8–4
32 W January 23, 1945 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 20–8–4
33 W January 27, 1945 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 21–8–4
34 W January 28, 1945 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 22–8–4
35 L February 3, 1945 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 22–9–4
36 L February 4, 1945 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 22–10–4
37 L February 10, 1945 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 22–11–4
38 W February 11, 1945 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 23–11–4
39 W February 14, 1945 4–2 New York Rangers (1944–45) 24–11–4
40 W February 18, 1945 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 25–11–4
41 L February 22, 1945 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1944–45) 25–12–4
42 W February 24, 1945 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 26–12–4
43 W February 25, 1945 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 27–12–4
44 W March 4, 1945 10–4 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 28–12–4
45 W March 8, 1945 7–3 New York Rangers (1944–45) 29–12–4
46 L March 11, 1945 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 29–13–4
47 T March 13, 1945 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 29–13–5
48 W March 15, 1945 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 30–13–5
49 W March 17, 1945 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 31–13–5
50 L March 18, 1945 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 31–14–5

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Carveth RW 50 26 28 54 6
Syd Howe C/LW 46 17 36 53 6
Mud Bruneteau RW 43 23 24 47 6
Flash Hollett D 50 20 21 41 39
Steve Wojciechowski RW 49 19 20 39 17
Murray Armstrong C 50 15 24 39 31
Carl Liscombe LW 42 23 9 32 18
Jud McAtee LW 44 15 11 26 6
Eddie Bruneteau RW 42 12 13 25 6
Ted Lindsay LW 45 17 6 23 43
Bill Quackenbush D 50 7 14 21 10
Don Grosso LW/C 20 6 10 16 6
Earl Seibert D 25 5 9 14 10
Harold Jackson D 50 5 6 11 45
Tony Bukovich LW/C 14 7 2 9 6
Butch McDonald LW/C 3 1 1 2 0
Cully Simon D 21 0 2 2 26
Lorrain Thibeault LW 4 0 2 2 2
Hy Buller D 2 0 0 0 2
Connie Dion G 12 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley G 37 0 0 0 0
Billy Reay C 2 0 0 0 0
Normie Smith G 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 2220 37 24 10 3 119 3.22 1
Connie Dion 720 12 6 4 2 39 3.25 0
Normie Smith 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 3000 50 31 14 5 161 3.22 1

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Carveth RW 14 5 6 11 2
Eddie Bruneteau RW 14 5 2 7 0
Flash Hollett D 14 3 4 7 6
Murray Armstrong C 14 4 2 6 2
Carl Liscombe LW 14 4 2 6 0
Mud Bruneteau RW 14 3 2 5 2
Jud McAtee LW 14 2 1 3 0
Earl Seibert D 14 2 1 3 4
Ted Lindsay LW 14 2 0 2 6
Harold Jackson D 14 1 1 2 10
Bill Quackenbush D 14 0 2 2 2
Tony Bukovich LW/C 6 0 1 1 0
Fido Purpur RW 7 0 1 1 4
Steve Wojciechowski RW 6 0 1 1 0
Gerry Couture RW 2 0 0 0 0
Syd Howe C/LW 7 0 0 0 2
Harry Lumley G 14 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 871 14 7 7 31 2.14 2
Team: 871 14 7 7 31 2.14 2

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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;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockey's Book of Firsts, p.23, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. ^ "1944–1945 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  3. ^ "1944-45 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.

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