1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup champions
Division 4th NHL
1948–49 record 22–25–13
Goals for 147
Goals against 161
Team information
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Hap Day
Captain Ted Kennedy
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Harry Watson (26)
Assists Max Bentley and Cal Gardner (22)
Points Harry Watson (45)
Penalties in minutes Bill Ezinicki (145)

The 1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs season involved winning the Stanley Cup.

The Maple Leafs became the first team in NHL history to win three consecutive Stanley Cups.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 60 34 19 7 195 145 +50 75
2 Boston Bruins 60 29 23 8 178 163 +15 66
3 Montreal Canadiens 60 28 23 9 152 126 +26 65
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 60 22 25 13 147 161 −14 57
5 Chicago Black Hawks 60 21 31 8 173 211 −38 50
6 New York Rangers 60 18 31 11 133 172 −39 47


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 16 1–4 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 0–1–0
2 L October 21 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 0–2–0
3 W October 23 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 1–2–0
4 L October 24 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 1–3–0
5 W October 27 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 2–3–0
6 W October 30 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 3–3–0
7 L October 31 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 3–4–0
8 T November 6 3–3 New York Rangers (1948–49) 3–4–1
9 L November 13 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 3–5–1
10 T November 14 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 3–5–2
11 L November 17 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 3–6–2
12 T November 20 2–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 3–6–3
13 T November 21 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 3–6–4
14 T November 24 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 3–6–5
15 W November 25 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 4–6–5
16 W November 27 3–0 New York Rangers (1948–49) 5–6–5
17 L November 28 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 5–7–5
18 L December 1 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 5–8–5
19 L December 4 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 5–9–5
20 W December 5 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 6–9–5
21 L December 8 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 6–10–5
22 W December 11 3–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 7–10–5
23 W December 12 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 8–10–5
24 L December 15 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 8–11–5
25 T December 18 3–3 New York Rangers (1948–49) 8–11–6
26 L December 19 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 8–12–6
27 W December 25 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 9–12–6
28 L December 30 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 9–13–6
29 W January 1 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 10–13–6
30 L January 2 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 10–14–6
31 W January 5 4–0 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 11–14–6
32 T January 8 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 11–14–7
33 T January 9 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 11–14–8
34 W January 15 2–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 12–14–8
35 L January 16 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 12–15–8
36 L January 19 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 12–16–8
37 T January 22 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 12–16–9
38 L January 23 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 12–17–9
39 W January 26 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 13–17–9
40 T January 29 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 13–17–10
41 L January 30 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 13–18–10
42 W February 3 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 14–18–10
43 T February 5 1–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 14–18–11
44 W February 6 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 15–18–11
45 T February 9 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 15–18–12
46 W February 12 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 16–18–12
47 W February 13 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 17–18–12
48 L February 17 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 17–19–12
49 W February 19 5–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 18–19–12
50 W February 20 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 19–19–12
51 T February 26 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 19–19–13
52 L March 2 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 19–20–13
53 W March 5 7–1 New York Rangers (1948–49) 20–20–13
54 W March 6 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1948–49) 21–20–13
55 L March 9 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 21–21–13
56 L March 12 1–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 21–22–13
57 W March 13 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 22–22–13
58 L March 17 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 22–23–13
59 L March 19 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 22–24–13
60 L March 20 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 22–25–13

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Watson, HarryHarry Watson 60 26 19 45 0
Bentley, MaxMax Bentley 60 19 22 41 18
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 59 18 21 39 25
Gardner, CalCal Gardner 53 13 22 35 35
Ezinicki, BillBill Ezinicki 52 13 15 28 145
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 45 11 10 21 11
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 60 4 16 20 56
Lynn, VicVic Lynn 52 7 9 16 36
Timgren, RayRay Timgren 36 3 12 15 9
Mortson, GusGus Mortson 60 2 13 15 85
Meeker, HowieHowie Meeker 30 7 7 14 56
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 42 4 7 11 30
Boesch, GarthGarth Boesch 59 1 10 11 43
Metz, DonDon Metz 33 4 6 10 12
Barilko, BillBill Barilko 60 5 4 9 95
Sloan, TodTod Sloan 29 3 4 7 0
Costello, LesLes Costello 15 2 3 5 11
Juzda, BillBill Juzda 38 1 2 3 23
Mathers, FrankFrank Mathers 15 1 2 3 2
Ceresino, RayRay Ceresino 12 1 1 2 2
Mackell, FlemingFleming MacKell 11 1 1 2 6
Dawes, BobBob Dawes 5 1 0 1 0
Buchanan, AlAl Buchanan 3 0 1 1 2
Blair, ChuckChuck Blair 1 0 0 0 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 60 0 0 0 0
Hannigan, RayRay Hannigan 3 0 0 0 2
Kemp, StanStan Kemp 1 0 0 0 2
McCormack, JohnJohn McCormack 1 0 0 0 0
Smith, SidSid Smith 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 3600 60 22 25 13 161 2.68 5
Team: 3600 60 22 25 13 161 2.68 5

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 9 2 6 8 2
Smith, SidSid Smith 6 5 2 7 0
Bentley, MaxMax Bentley 9 4 3 7 2
Gardner, CalCal Gardner 9 2 5 7 0
Watson, HarryHarry Watson 9 4 2 6 2
Timgren, RayRay Timgren 9 3 3 6 2
Mackell, FlemingFleming MacKell 9 2 4 6 4
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 9 1 5 6 10
Klukay, JoeJoe Klukay 9 2 3 5 4
Ezinicki, BillBill Ezinicki 9 1 4 5 20
Mortson, GusGus Mortson 9 2 1 3 8
Boesch, GarthGarth Boesch 9 0 2 2 6
Juzda, BillBill Juzda 9 0 2 2 8
Barilko, BillBill Barilko 9 0 1 1 20
Lynn, VicVic Lynn 8 0 1 1 2
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 9 0 0 0 2
Dawes, BobBob Dawes 9 0 0 0 2
Metz, DonDon Metz 3 0 0 0 0
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 574 9 8 1 15 1.57 1
Team: 574 9 8 1 15 1.57 1

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Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 22 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 Boston Bruins 0
March 24 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 Boston Bruins 2
March 26 Boston Bruins 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 OT
March 29 Boston Bruins 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 3
March 30 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 Boston Bruins 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1


Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 8 Toronto 3 Detroit 2 OT
April 10 Toronto 3 Detroit 1
April 13 Detroit 1 Toronto 3
April 16 Detroit 1 Toronto 3

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

1949 Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Turk Broda, Garth Boesch, Gus Mortson, Jimmy Thomson, Bill Juzda, Bill Barilko, Harry Watson, Ted Kennedy, Don Metz, Fleming MacKell, Bill Ezinicki, Vic Lynn, Howie Meeker, Max Bentley, Joe Klukay, Sid Smith, Harry Taylor, Bob Dawes, Tod Sloan, Conn Smythe (manager), Hap Day (coach), Tim Daly (trainer).

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbelivable!, p.95, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  2. ^ "1948–1949 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  4. ^ "1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.