1951–52 Detroit Red Wings season

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1951–52 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup champions
Division 1st NHL
1951–52 record 44–14–12
Goals for 215
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Tommy Ivan
Captain Sid Abel
Alternate captains Red Kelly
Ted Lindsay
Leo Reise Jr.
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (47)
Assists Ted Lindsay (39)
Gordie Howe (39)
Points Gordie Howe (86)
Penalties in minutes Ted Lindsay (123)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (44)
Goals against average Terry Sawchuk (1.90)

The 1951–52 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 26th season. The highlight of the Red Wings season was 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 Detroit Red Wings 70 44 14 12 215 133 +82 100
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 34 26 10 195 164 +31 78
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 29 25 16 168 157 +11 74
4 Boston Bruins 70 25 29 16 162 176 −14 66
5 New York Rangers 70 23 34 13 192 219 −27 59
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 17 44 9 158 241 −83 43

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1951–52 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 9–3–2 3–8–3 7–5–2 4–6–4 2–7–5
Chicago 3–9–2 2–12 1–10–3 5–7–2 6–6–2
Detroit 8–3–3 12–2 9–2–3 9–3–2 6–4–4
Montreal 5–7–2 10–1–3 2–9–3 9–4–1 8–5–1
New York 6–4–4 7–5–2 3–9–2 4–9–1 3–7–4
Toronto 7–2–5 6–6–2 4–6–4 5–8–1 7–3–4

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1951 1–0 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 1–0–0
2 L October 14, 1951 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 1–1–0
3 W October 18, 1951 6–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 2–1–0
4 W October 20, 1951 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 3–1–0
5 W October 22, 1951 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 4–1–0
6 W October 27, 1951 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 5–1–0
7 T October 29, 1951 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 5–1–1
8 L November 1, 1951 2–3 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 5–2–1
9 W November 3, 1951 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 6–2–1
10 W November 4, 1951 4–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 7–2–1
11 T November 6, 1951 0–0 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 7–2–2
12 T November 7, 1951 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 7–2–3
13 T November 10, 1951 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 7–2–4
14 T November 11, 1951 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 7–2–5
15 W November 15, 1951 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 8–2–5
16 W November 18, 1951 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 9–2–5
17 W November 20, 1951 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 10–2–5
18 W November 22, 1951 2–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 11–2–5
19 L November 24, 1951 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 11–3–5
20 W November 25, 1951 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 12–3–5
21 T November 29, 1951 1–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 12–3–6
22 L December 2, 1951 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 12–4–6
23 T December 5, 1951 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 12–4–7
24 W December 8, 1951 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 13–4–7
25 W December 9, 1951 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 14–4–7
26 W December 13, 1951 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 15–4–7
27 W December 15, 1951 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 16–4–7
28 W December 16, 1951 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 17–4–7
29 T December 18, 1951 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 17–4–8
30 W December 20, 1951 6–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 18–4–8
31 W December 23, 1951 4–0 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 19–4–8
32 W December 25, 1951 2–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 20–4–8
33 L December 26, 1951 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 20–5–8
34 W December 29, 1951 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 21–5–8
35 L December 31, 1951 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 21–6–8
36 L January 2, 1952 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 21–7–8
37 W January 6, 1952 4–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 22–7–8
38 W January 10, 1952 5–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 23–7–8
39 L January 12, 1952 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 23–8–8
40 W January 13, 1952 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 24–8–8
41 W January 17, 1952 5–0 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 25–8–8
42 W January 19, 1952 4–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 26–8–8
43 L January 20, 1952 2–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 26–9–8
44 T January 24, 1952 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 26–9–9
45 L January 26, 1952 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 26–10–9
46 W January 27, 1952 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 27–10–9
47 L January 29, 1952 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 27–11–9
48 T February 2, 1952 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 27–11–10
49 W February 3, 1952 4–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 28–11–10
50 W February 7, 1952 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 29–11–10
51 W February 10, 1952 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 30–11–10
52 W February 13, 1952 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 31–11–10
53 W February 14, 1952 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 32–11–10
54 W February 18, 1952 4–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 33–11–10
55 T February 20, 1952 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 33–11–11
56 W February 23, 1952 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 34–11–11
57 W February 24, 1952 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 35–11–11
58 W February 26, 1952 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 36–11–11
59 L February 28, 1952 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 36–12–11
60 W March 2, 1952 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 37–12–11
61 W March 3, 1952 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 38–12–11
62 W March 6, 1952 2–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 39–12–11
63 L March 8, 1952 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 39–13–11
64 W March 9, 1952 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–52) 40–13–11
65 L March 11, 1952 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 40–14–11
66 W March 15, 1952 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 41–14–11
67 W March 16, 1952 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 42–14–11
68 W March 20, 1952 7–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 43–14–11
69 T March 22, 1952 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 43–14–12
70 W March 23, 1952 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 44–14–12

Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Date Away Score Home Score
April 10 Detroit 3 Montreal 1
April 12 Detroit 2 Montreal 1
April 13 Montreal 0 Detroit 3
April 15 Montreal 0 Detroit 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to none

Roster[edit]

Terry Sawchuk, Bob Goldham, Benny Woit, Red Kelly, Leo Reise, Marcel Pronovost, Ted Lindsay, Tony Leswick, Gordie Howe, Metro Prystai, Marty Pavelich, Sid Abel (captain), Glen Skov, Alex Delvecchio, John Wilson, Vic Stasiuk, Larry Zeidel, Jack Adams (manager), Tommy Ivan (coach), Carl Mattson (trainer)

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Howe RW 70 47 39 86 78
Ted Lindsay LW 70 30 39 69 123
Sid Abel C/LW 62 17 36 53 32
Red Kelly D/C 67 16 31 47 16
Metro Prystai C 69 21 22 43 16
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 65 15 22 37 22
Marty Pavelich LW 68 17 19 36 54
Glen Skov C/LW 70 12 14 26 48
Tony Leswick W 70 9 10 19 93
Fred Glover C 54 9 9 18 25
Marcel Pronovost D 69 7 11 18 50
Vic Stasiuk LW 58 5 9 14 19
Bob Goldham D 69 0 14 14 24
Benny Woit RW/D 58 3 8 11 20
Leo Reise D 54 0 11 11 34
Johnny Wilson LW 28 4 5 9 18
Enio Sclisizzi LW 9 2 1 3 0
Larry Zeidel D 19 1 0 1 14
Bill Folk D 4 0 0 0 2
Terry Sawchuk G 70 0 0 0 2
Larry Wilson C 5 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Terry Sawchuk 4200 70 44 14 12 133 1.90 12
Team: 4200 70 44 14 12 133 1.90 12

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Ted Lindsay LW 8 5 2 7 8
Gordie Howe RW 8 2 5 7 2
Metro Prystai C 8 2 5 7 0
Johnny Wilson LW 8 4 1 5 5
Glen Skov C/LW 8 1 4 5 16
Tony Leswick W 8 3 1 4 22
Sid Abel C/LW 7 2 2 4 12
Marty Pavelich LW 8 2 2 4 2
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 8 0 3 3 4
Benny Woit RW/D 8 1 1 2 2
Vic Stasiuk LW 7 0 2 2 0
Red Kelly D/C 5 1 0 1 0
Leo Reise D 6 1 0 1 27
Bob Goldham D 8 0 1 1 8
Marcel Pronovost D 8 0 1 1 10
Terry Sawchuk G 8 0 0 0 0
Larry Zeidel D 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Terry Sawchuk 480 8 8 0 5 0.62 4
Team: 480 8 8 0 5 0.62 4

[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951–1952 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1951-52 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.