1944–45 Detroit Red Wings season

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1944–45 Detroit Red Wings
Division 2nd NHL
1944–45 record 31–14–5
Goals for 218
Goals against 161
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Flash Hollett

Offseason[edit]

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.

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


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

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 50 26 28 54 6
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 46 17 36 53 6
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 43 23 24 47 6
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 50 20 21 41 39
Wojciechowski, SteveSteve Wojciechowski RW 49 19 20 39 17
Armstrong, MurrayMurray Armstrong C 50 15 24 39 31
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 42 23 9 32 18
McAtee, JudJud McAtee LW 44 15 11 26 6
Bruneteau, EddieEddie Bruneteau RW 42 12 13 25 6
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 45 17 6 23 43
Quackenbush, BillBill Quackenbush D 50 7 14 21 10
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 20 6 10 16 6
Seibert, EarlEarl Seibert D 25 5 9 14 10
Jackson, HaroldHarold Jackson D 50 5 6 11 45
Bukovich, TonyTony Bukovich LW/C 14 7 2 9 6
McDonald, ButchButch McDonald LW/C 3 1 1 2 0
Simon, CullyCully Simon D 21 0 2 2 26
Thibeault, LorrainLorrain Thibeault LW 4 0 2 2 2
Buller, HyHy Buller D 2 0 0 0 2
Dion, ConnieConnie Dion G 12 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 37 0 0 0 0
Reay, BillyBilly Reay C 2 0 0 0 0
Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 2220 37 24 10 3 119 3.22 1
Dion, ConnieConnie Dion 720 12 6 4 2 39 3.25 0
Smith, NormieNormie 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
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 14 5 6 11 2
Bruneteau, EddieEddie Bruneteau RW 14 5 2 7 0
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 14 3 4 7 6
Armstrong, MurrayMurray Armstrong C 14 4 2 6 2
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 14 4 2 6 0
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 14 3 2 5 2
McAtee, JudJud McAtee LW 14 2 1 3 0
Seibert, EarlEarl Seibert D 14 2 1 3 4
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 14 2 0 2 6
Jackson, HaroldHarold Jackson D 14 1 1 2 10
Quackenbush, BillBill Quackenbush D 14 0 2 2 2
Bukovich, TonyTony Bukovich LW/C 6 0 1 1 0
Purpur, FidoFido Purpur RW 7 0 1 1 4
Wojciechowski, SteveSteve Wojciechowski RW 6 0 1 1 0
Couture, GerryGerry Couture RW 2 0 0 0 0
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 7 0 0 0 2
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 14 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

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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