1955–56 Detroit Red Wings season

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1955–56 Detroit Red Wings
Division2nd NHL
1955–56 record30–24–16
Goals for183
Goals against148
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachJimmy Skinner
CaptainTed Lindsay
Alternate captainsRed Kelly
Team leaders
GoalsGordie Howe (38)
AssistsGordie Howe (41)
PointsGordie Howe (79)
Penalties in minutesTed Lindsay (161)
WinsGlenn Hall (30)
Goals against averageGlenn Hall (2.10)

The 1955–56 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 30th season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 45 15 10 222 131 +91 100
2 Detroit Red Wings 70 30 24 16 183 148 +35 76
3 New York Rangers 70 32 28 10 204 203 +1 74
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 33 13 153 181 −28 61
5 Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 147 185 −38 59
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 155 216 −61 50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955–56 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 3–8–3 3–8–3 5–8–1 7–5–2 5–5–4
Chicago 8–3–3 2–8–4 1–12–1 3–10–1 5–6–3
Detroit 8–3–3 8–2–4 4–8–2 5–6–3 5–5–4
Montreal 8–5–1 12–1–1 8–4–2 8–2–4 9–3–2
New York 5–7–2 10–3–1 6–5–3 2–8–4 9–5
Toronto 5–5–4 6–5–3 5–5–4 3–9–2 5–9

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1955 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1955 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1955 2–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 0–3–0
4 W October 15, 1955 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 1–3–0
5 W October 16, 1955 6–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 2–3–0
6 T October 20, 1955 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 2–3–1
7 T October 22, 1955 0–0 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 2–3–2
8 L October 26, 1955 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 2–4–2
9 L October 29, 1955 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 2–5–2
10 T October 30, 1955 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 2–5–3
11 L November 2, 1955 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 2–6–3
12 T November 3, 1955 1–1 New York Rangers (1955–56) 2–6–4
13 T November 5, 1955 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 2–6–5
14 W November 6, 1955 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 3–6–5
15 T November 10, 1955 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 3–6–6
16 L November 12, 1955 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 3–7–6
17 T November 13, 1955 0–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 3–7–7
18 T November 16, 1955 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 3–7–8
19 W November 19, 1955 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 4–7–8
20 T November 20, 1955 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 4–7–9
21 W November 24, 1955 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 5–7–9
22 L November 27, 1955 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 5–8–9
23 T November 30, 1955 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 5–8–10
24 W December 3, 1955 5–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–8–10
25 L December 4, 1955 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 6–9–10
26 T December 8, 1955 2–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–9–11
27 L December 10, 1955 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 6–10–11
28 W December 11, 1955 2–0 New York Rangers (1955–56) 7–10–11
29 W December 15, 1955 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 8–10–11
30 W December 18, 1955 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 9–10–11
31 W December 22, 1955 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 10–10–11
32 L December 24, 1955 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 10–11–11
33 T December 25, 1955 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 10–11–12
34 W December 29, 1955 4–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 11–11–12
35 T December 31, 1955 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 11–11–13
36 W January 1, 1956 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 12–11–13
37 L January 4, 1956 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 12–12–13
38 W January 5, 1956 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 13–12–13
39 W January 8, 1956 4–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 14–12–13
40 W January 12, 1956 6–0 New York Rangers (1955–56) 15–12–13
41 W January 14, 1956 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 16–12–13
42 W January 15, 1956 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 17–12–13
43 W January 19, 1956 4–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 18–12–13
44 L January 21, 1956 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 18–13–13
45 W January 22, 1956 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 19–13–13
46 W January 26, 1956 3–2 New York Rangers (1955–56) 20–13–13
47 W January 27, 1956 7–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 21–13–13
48 T January 29, 1956 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–13–14
49 L February 2, 1956 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–14–14
50 L February 4, 1956 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–15–14
51 L February 5, 1956 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 21–16–14
52 W February 7, 1956 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 22–16–14
53 L February 11, 1956 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 22–17–14
54 L February 12, 1956 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 22–18–14
55 W February 14, 1956 5–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 23–18–14
56 W February 18, 1956 6–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 24–18–14
57 L February 19, 1956 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 24–19–14
58 W February 21, 1956 4–1 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 25–19–14
59 L February 25, 1956 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 25–20–14
60 L February 26, 1956 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 25–21–14
61 W February 28, 1956 4–1 New York Rangers (1955–56) 26–21–14
62 W March 1, 1956 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 27–21–14
63 T March 3, 1956 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 27–21–15
64 L March 4, 1956 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 27–22–15
65 W March 8, 1956 4–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 28–22–15
66 W March 10, 1956 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 29–22–15
67 W March 11, 1956 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 30–22–15
68 L March 13, 1956 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 30–23–15
69 T March 15, 1956 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 30–23–16
70 L March 18, 1956 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 30–24–16

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Howe RW 70 38 41 79 100
Dutch Reibel C 68 17 39 56 10
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 70 25 26 51 24
Ted Lindsay LW 67 27 23 50 161
Red Kelly D/C 70 16 34 50 39
Metro Prystai C 63 12 16 28 10
Bill Dineen RW 70 12 7 19 30
Bob Goldham D 68 3 16 19 32
Norm Ullman C 66 9 9 18 26
Marty Pavelich LW 70 5 13 18 38
Marcel Pronovost D 68 4 13 17 46
Lorne Ferguson LW 31 8 7 15 12
John Bucyk LW 38 1 8 9 20
Warren Godfrey D 67 2 6 8 86
Jerry Toppazzini RW 40 1 7 8 31
Real Chevrefils LW 38 3 4 7 24
Larry Hillman D 47 0 3 3 53
Gord Hollingworth D 41 0 2 2 28
Cummy Burton RW 3 0 0 0 0
Norm Corcoran C/RW 2 0 0 0 0
Murray Costello C 24 0 0 0 4
Glenn Hall G 70 0 0 0 14
Ed Sandford LW 4 0 0 0 0
Ed Stankiewicz C 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Glenn Hall 4200 70 30 24 16 147 2.10 12
Team: 4200 70 30 24 16 147 2.10 12

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Howe RW 10 3 9 12 8
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 10 7 3 10 2
Ted Lindsay LW 10 6 3 9 22
Red Kelly D/C 10 2 4 6 2
Norm Ullman C 10 1 3 4 13
Lorne Ferguson LW 10 1 2 3 12
Metro Prystai C 9 1 2 3 6
Bob Goldham D 10 0 3 3 4
John Bucyk LW 10 1 1 2 8
Marcel Pronovost D 10 0 2 2 8
Dutch Reibel C 10 0 2 2 2
Bill Dineen RW 10 1 0 1 8
Al Arbour D 4 0 1 1 0
Larry Hillman D 10 0 1 1 6
Marty Pavelich LW 10 0 1 1 14
Cummy Burton RW 3 0 0 0 0
Murray Costello C 4 0 0 0 0
Glenn Hall G 10 0 0 0 0
Gord Hollingworth D 3 0 0 0 2
Gerry Melnyk C 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Glenn Hall 604 10 5 5 28 2.78 0
Team: 604 10 5 5 28 2.78 0

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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. ^ "1955–1956 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1955-56 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.

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