1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup champions
Division 1st NHL
1947–48 record 32–15–13
Team information
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Hap Day
Captain Syl Apps
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Syl Apps (26)
Assists Syl Apps (27)
Points Syl Apps (53)
Penalties in minutes Bill Barilko (147)

The 1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs season involved winning the Stanley Cup.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 32 15 13 182 143 +39 77
2 Detroit Red Wings 60 30 18 12 187 148 +39 72
3 Boston Bruins 60 23 24 13 167 168 −1 59
4 New York Rangers 60 21 26 13 176 201 −25 55
5 Montreal Canadiens 60 20 29 11 147 169 −22 51
6 Chicago Black Hawks 60 20 34 6 195 225 −30 46


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 18 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 0–0–1
2 L October 19 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 0–1–1
3 W October 22 3–1 New York Rangers (1947–48) 1–1–1
4 W October 25 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 2–1–1
5 W October 29 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 3–1–1
6 T November 1 1–1 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 3–1–2
7 L November 2 4–7 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 3–2–2
8 L November 6 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 3–3–2
9 W November 8 7–2 New York Rangers (1947–48) 4–3–2
10 W November 9 6–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 5–3–2
11 L November 12 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 5–4–2
12 W November 15 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 6–4–2
13 W November 16 5–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 7–4–2
14 L November 19 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 7–5–2
15 W November 22 4–3 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 8–5–2
16 L November 27 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 8–6–2
17 W November 29 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 9–6–2
18 T November 30 0–0 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 9–6–3
19 W December 3 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 10–6–3
20 W December 6 12–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 11–6–3
21 W December 7 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 12–6–3
22 T December 10 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 12–6–4
23 L December 13 1–4 New York Rangers (1947–48) 12–7–4
24 T December 14 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 12–7–5
25 T December 20 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 12–7–6
26 W December 21 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 13–7–6
27 W December 25 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 14–7–6
28 W December 27 2–1 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 15–7–6
29 T December 28 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 15–7–7
30 W January 1 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 16–7–7
31 T January 3 5–5 New York Rangers (1947–48) 16–7–8
32 W January 10 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 17–7–8
33 T January 11 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 17–7–9
34 L January 15 4–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 17–8–9
35 W January 17 4–1 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 18–8–9
36 T January 18 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 18–8–10
37 L January 21 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 18–9–10
38 W January 24 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 19–9–10
39 T January 25 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 19–9–11
40 T January 28 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 19–9–12
41 W January 31 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 20–9–12
42 L February 1 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 20–10–12
43 W February 4 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 21–10–12
44 W February 7 3–0 New York Rangers (1947–48) 22–10–12
45 W February 14 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 23–10–12
46 T February 15 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 23–10–13
47 L February 19 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 23–11–13
48 W February 21 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 24–11–13
49 W February 22 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 25–11–13
50 W February 25 4–2 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 26–11–13
51 W February 28 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 27–11–13
52 L March 2 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1947–48) 27–12–13
53 L March 3 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 27–13–13
54 W March 6 2–1 New York Rangers (1947–48) 28–13–13
55 L March 7 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1947–48) 28–14–13
56 L March 11 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1947–48) 28–15–13
57 W March 13 5–2 Boston Bruins (1947–48) 29–15–13
58 W March 14 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1947–48) 30–15–13
59 W March 20 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 31–15–13
60 W March 21 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1947–48) 32–15–13

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Apps, SylSyl Apps 55 26 27 53 12
Bentley, MaxMax Bentley 53 23 25 48 10
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 60 25 21 46 32
Watson, HarryHarry Watson 57 21 20 41 16
Meeker, HowieHowie Meeker 58 14 20 34 62
Lynn, VicVic Lynn 60 12 22 34 53
Ezinicki, BillBill Ezinicki 60 11 20 31 97
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 59 15 15 30 28
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 59 0 29 29 82
Mortson, GusGus Mortson 58 7 11 18 118
Smith, SidSid Smith 31 7 10 17 10
Barilko, BillBill Barilko 57 5 9 14 147
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski 54 2 11 13 12
Metz, NickNick Metz 60 4 8 12 8
Metz, DonDon Metz 26 4 6 10 2
Boesch, GarthGarth Boesch 45 2 7 9 52
Thomas, CyCy Thomas 8 1 2 3 4
Poile, BudBud Poile 4 2 0 2 0
Stewart, GayeGaye Stewart 7 1 0 1 0
McCormack, JohnJohn McCormack 3 0 1 1 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 60 0 0 0 2
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell 3 0 0 0 2
Sloan, TodTod Sloan 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 3600 60 32 15 13 143 2.38 5
Team: 3600 60 32 15 13 143 2.38 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 9 8 6 14 0
Bentley, MaxMax Bentley 9 4 7 11 0
Apps, SylSyl Apps 9 4 4 8 0
Watson, HarryHarry Watson 9 5 2 7 9
Lynn, VicVic Lynn 9 2 5 7 20
Meeker, HowieHowie Meeker 9 2 4 6 15
Ezinicki, BillBill Ezinicki 9 3 1 4 6
Costello, LesLes Costello 5 2 2 4 2
Boesch, GarthGarth Boesch 8 2 1 3 2
Mortson, GusGus Mortson 5 1 2 3 2
Metz, NickNick Metz 9 2 0 2 2
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 9 1 1 2 2
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 9 1 1 2 9
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski 9 0 2 2 2
Barilko, BillBill Barilko 9 1 0 1 17
Samis, PhilPhil Samis 5 0 1 1 2
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 9 0 0 0 10
Metz, DonDon Metz 2 0 0 0 2
Smith, SidSid Smith 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 557 9 8 1 20 2.15 1
Team: 557 9 8 1 20 2.15 1

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Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

This was the debut series for Detroit's Gordie Howe, and the last for Toronto's Syl Apps who retired after the series.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Detroit 3 Toronto 5
April 10 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Toronto 2 Detroit 0
April 14 Toronto 7 Detroit 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4–0.

1948 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Turk Broda, Garth Boesch, Gus Mortson, Jimmy Thomson, Wally Stanowski, Bill Barilko, Harry Watson, Phil Samis, Ted Kennedy, Syl Apps (captain), Don Metz, Nick Metz, Bill Ezinicki, Vic Lynn, Howie Meeker, Max Bentley, Joe Klukay, Les Costello, Sid Smith, Conn Smythe (manager) Hap Day (coach), Tim Daly (trainer)

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947–1948 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ "1947-48 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.