1945–46 Detroit Red Wings season

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1945–46 Detroit Red Wings
Division4th NHL
1945–46 record20–20–10
Goals for146
Goals against159
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachJack Adams
CaptainFlash Hollett
Sid Abel
Team leaders
GoalsAdam Brown (20)
AssistsJoe Carveth (18)
PointsJoe Carveth (35)
Penalties in minutesJack Stewart (73)
WinsHarry Lumley (20)
Goals against averageHarry Lumley (3.18)

The 1945–46 Detroit Red Wings season was the Detroit NHL franchise's 20th season of operation.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 50 28 17 5 172 134 +38 61
2 Boston Bruins 50 24 18 8 167 156 +11 56
3 Chicago Black Hawks 50 23 20 7 200 178 +22 53
4 Detroit Red Wings 50 20 20 10 146 159 −13 50
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 50 19 24 7 174 185 −11 45
6 New York Rangers 50 13 28 9 144 191 −47 35


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1945–46 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 4–6 4–3–3 4–5–1 6–3–1 6–1–3
Chicago 6–4 3–4–3 4–5–1 5–2–3 5–5
Detroit 3–4–3 4–3–3 6–3–1 4–4–2 3–6–1
Montreal 5–4–1 5–4–1 3–6–1 8–1–1 7–2–1
New York 3–6–1 2–5–3 4–4–2 1–8–1 3–5–2
Toronto 1–6–3 5–5 6–3–1 2–7–1 5–3–2

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 28, 1945 7–0 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 1–0–0
2 L November 3, 1945 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 1–1–0
3 W November 4, 1945 4–1 New York Rangers (1945–46) 2–1–0
4 W November 8, 1945 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 3–1–0
5 L November 10, 1945 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 3–2–0
6 W November 11, 1945 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 4–2–0
7 W November 15, 1945 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 5–2–0
8 W November 17, 1945 6–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 6–2–0
9 W November 18, 1945 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–2–0
10 L November 24, 1945 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 7–3–0
11 L November 25, 1945 1–4 New York Rangers (1945–46) 7–4–0
12 T December 2, 1945 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 7–4–1
13 W December 9, 1945 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 8–4–1
14 T December 12, 1945 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 8–4–2
15 L December 15, 1945 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 8–5–2
16 L December 16, 1945 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 8–6–2
17 L December 22, 1945 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 8–7–2
18 T December 23, 1945 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 8–7–3
19 W December 25, 1945 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 9–7–3
20 W December 26, 1945 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 10–7–3
21 T December 30, 1945 3–3 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 10–7–4
22 L January 1, 1946 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 10–8–4
23 T January 3, 1946 3–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 10–8–5
24 W January 6, 1946 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 11–8–5
25 W January 10, 1946 2–1 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–8–5
26 L January 12, 1946 3–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 12–9–5
27 W January 13, 1946 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 13–9–5
28 L January 20, 1946 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 13–10–5
29 L January 26, 1946 2–4 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 13–11–5
30 L January 27, 1946 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 13–12–5
31 L February 2, 1946 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 13–13–5
32 W February 3, 1946 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 14–13–5
33 W February 7, 1946 4–2 New York Rangers (1945–46) 15–13–5
34 L February 9, 1946 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 15–14–5
35 T February 10, 1946 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 15–14–6
36 L February 13, 1946 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 15–15–6
37 T February 16, 1946 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 15–15–7
38 T February 17, 1946 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 15–15–8
39 W February 20, 1946 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 16–15–8
40 T February 21, 1946 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 16–15–9
41 W February 24, 1946 4–3 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 17–15–9
42 W February 28, 1946 4–1 New York Rangers (1945–46) 18–15–9
43 T March 2, 1946 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 18–15–10
44 W March 3, 1946 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 19–15–10
45 L March 6, 1946 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 19–16–10
46 L March 10, 1946 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 19–17–10
47 L March 13, 1946 4–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 19–18–10
48 W March 14, 1946 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 20–18–10
49 L March 16, 1946 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 20–19–10
50 L March 17, 1946 7–11 Toronto Maple Leafs (1945–46) 20–20–10

Playoffs[edit]

The Boston Bruins finished second in the league with 56 points. The Detroit Red Wings finished fourth with 50 points. This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams with Detroit winning the three of the four previous series. They last met in the previous season's Stanley Cup Semifinals where the Red Wings won in seven games. Boston won the season's ten-game regular-season series earning eleven of twenty points.


Boston won series 4–1


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Carveth RW 48 17 18 35 10
Adam Brown LW 48 20 11 31 27
Eddie Bruneteau RW 46 17 12 29 11
Murray Armstrong C 40 8 18 26 4
Harry Watson LW 44 14 10 24 4
Carl Liscombe LW 44 12 9 21 2
Bill Quackenbush D 48 11 10 21 6
Fern Gauthier RW 30 9 8 17 6
Ted Lindsay LW 47 7 10 17 14
Jack Stewart D 47 4 11 15 73
Flash Hollett D 38 4 9 13 16
Syd Howe C/LW 26 4 7 11 9
Mud Bruneteau RW 28 6 4 10 2
Gerry Couture RW 43 3 7 10 18
Harold Jackson D 36 3 4 7 36
Jim Conacher C 20 1 5 6 10
Pat Lundy C 4 3 2 5 2
Rollie McLenahan D 9 2 1 3 10
Roly Rossignol RW 8 1 2 3 4
Earl Seibert D 18 0 3 3 18
Sid Abel C/LW 7 0 2 2 0
Gerry Brown LW 10 0 1 1 2
Doug McCaig D 6 0 1 1 12
Les Douglas C 1 0 0 0 0
John Holota C 3 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley G 50 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 3000 50 20 20 10 159 3.18 2
Team: 3000 50 20 20 10 159 3.18 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Fern Gauthier RW 5 3 0 3 2
Harry Watson LW 5 2 0 2 0
Adam Brown LW 5 1 1 2 0
Jim Conacher C 5 1 1 2 0
Murray Armstrong C 5 0 2 2 0
Gerry Couture RW 5 0 2 2 0
Flash Hollett D 5 0 2 2 0
Eddie Bruneteau RW 4 1 0 1 0
Carl Liscombe LW 4 1 0 1 0
Pat Lundy C 2 1 0 1 0
Joe Carveth RW 5 0 1 1 0
Ted Lindsay LW 5 0 1 1 0
Bill Quackenbush D 5 0 1 1 0
Sid Abel C/LW 3 0 0 0 0
Harold Jackson D 5 0 0 0 6
Harry Lumley G 5 0 0 0 0
Rollie McLenahan D 2 0 0 0 0
Jack Stewart D 5 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 310 5 1 4 16 3.10 1
Team: 310 5 1 4 16 3.10 1

[2]

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. ^ "1945–1946 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1945-46 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.

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