1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 5th NHL
1957–58 record 24–39–7
Home record 15–17–3
Road record 9–22–4
Goals for 163
Goals against 202
Team information
General Manager Tommy Ivan
Coach Tommy Ivan
Rudy Pilous
Captain Vacant
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Ed Litzenberger (32)
Assists Bobby Hull (34)
Points Ed Litzenberger (62)
Penalties in minutes Ted Lindsay (110)
Wins Glenn Hall (24)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.86)
<1956–57 1958–59>

The 1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's thirty-second season in the NHL, and the club was coming off their fourth consecutive last place finish in the league in 1956–57, as they had a 16–39–15 record, earning 47 points. The struggling Black Hawks had finished in last nine times in the past eleven seasons, and only one playoff appearance since 1946.

During the off-season, the Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings made a blockbuster trade, as Chicago traded Hank Bassen, Johnny Wilson, Bill Preston, and Forbes Kennedy to the Red Wings for Glenn Hall and Ted Lindsay. Hall had won the Calder Trophy in 1956, while Lindsay was a key member of the Red Wings Stanley Cup championships in 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955. Chicago also signed 18-year-old Bobby Hull, who had spent the past two seasons with the St. Catharines Teepees of the OHA.

Chicago got off to a good start, playing over .500 hockey thirteen games into the season, as they had a 6–5–3 record, however, the club fell into a slump, going 4–12–3 in their next 19 games, falling out of the playoff race. Tommy Ivan decided to step down from head coaching duties, as he hired former Teepees head coach Rudy Pilous to take over the team. The Hawks responded, playing .500 hockey in Pilous' first 18 games behind the bench to get back into the playoff race, however, a seven-game losing streak soon followed, and the team fell out of playoff contention for good. The Hawks finished the year 24–39–7, earning 55 points, their highest total since 1952–53, and did not finish in last place for the first time since 1953, as they had two more points than the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Offensively, Chicago was led by Ed Litzenberger, who led the club in goals with 32, while adding 30 assists for 62 points. Rookie Bobby Hull scored 13 goals and 47 points, as he finishing second to Frank Mahovlich of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Calder Trophy. Ted Lindsay recorded 15 goals and 39 points in his first season with the team, which was a 46-point dropoff from the previous season. Lindsay also had a club high 110 penalty minutes. Pierre Pilote led the defense, scoring 6 goals and 30 points, while fellow blueliner Moose Vasko scored 6 goals and 26 points.

In goal, Glenn Hall had all the playing time, winning 24 games, while posting a 2.86 GAA, and earning 7 shutouts.

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 43 17 10 250 158 +92 96
2 New York Rangers 70 32 25 13 195 188 +7 77
3 Detroit Red Wings 70 29 29 12 176 207 −31 70
4 Boston Bruins 70 27 28 15 199 194 +5 69
5 Chicago Black Hawks 70 24 39 7 163 202 −39 55
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 38 11 192 226 −34 53


Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 1–0–0 2
2 October 10 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Montreal Canadiens 1–1–0 2
3 October 12 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 1–2–0 2
4 October 15 Montreal Canadiens 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2–1 3
5 October 19 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Montreal Canadiens 1–3–1 3
6 October 20 Chicago Black Hawks 1–6 New York Rangers 1–4–1 3
7 October 22 Boston Bruins 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4–1 5
8 October 27 Chicago Black Hawks 3–0 Detroit Red Wings 3–4–1 7
9 October 29 Detroit Red Wings 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4–1 9
10 November 2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–4–2 10
11 November 3 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 4–5–2 10
12 November 9 New York Rangers 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks 5–5–2 12
13 November 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 6–5–2 14
14 November 13 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 New York Rangers 6–5–3 15
15 November 14 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Boston Bruins 6–6–3 15
16 November 16 Detroit Red Wings 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks 6–7–3 15
17 November 17 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 7–7–3 17
18 November 20 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–8–3 17
19 November 22 New York Rangers 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–9–3 17
20 November 24 Boston Bruins 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–9–4 18
21 November 28 Montreal Canadiens 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 7–10–4 18
22 November 30 Chicago Black Hawks 1–6 Montreal Canadiens 7–11–4 18
23 December 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–12–4 18
24 December 4 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 New York Rangers 8–12–4 20
25 December 7 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Boston Bruins 8–12–5 21
26 December 8 Boston Bruins 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks 8–13–5 21
27 December 14 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 8–14–5 21
28 December 15 Montreal Canadiens 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 8–15–5 21
29 December 21 Detroit Red Wings 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 8–16–5 21
30 December 22 Chicago Black Hawks 0–2 Detroit Red Wings 8–17–5 21
31 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 New York Rangers 9–17–5 23
32 December 28 Boston Bruins 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 9–17–6 24
33 December 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 10–17–6 26
34 December 31 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 10–18–6 26
35 January 1 Detroit Red Wings 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 11–18–6 28
36 January 4 Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 12–18–6 30
37 January 5 Boston Bruins 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 13–18–6 32
38 January 9 Chicago Black Hawks 3–11 Montreal Canadiens 13–19–6 32
39 January 11 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 13–20–6 32
40 January 12 Montreal Canadiens 1–7 Chicago Black Hawks 14–20–6 34
41 January 16 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 14–21–6 34
42 January 18 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 14–22–6 34
43 January 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 15–22–6 36
44 January 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Boston Bruins 15–23–6 36
45 January 25 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Montreal Canadiens 15–24–6 36
46 January 26 New York Rangers 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 16–24–6 38
47 January 29 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 17–24–6 40
48 February 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 New York Rangers 17–25–6 40
49 February 2 Montreal Canadiens 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 17–26–6 40
50 February 6 Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 Boston Bruins 18–26–6 42
51 February 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Montreal Canadiens 19–26–6 44
52 February 9 Detroit Red Wings 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 19–27–6 44
53 February 14 New York Rangers 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 19–28–6 44
54 February 16 Montreal Canadiens 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 20–28–6 46
55 February 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 New York Rangers 20–29–6 46
56 February 22 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 20–30–6 46
57 February 23 Boston Bruins 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 20–31–6 46
58 February 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 New York Rangers 20–32–6 46
59 March 1 Boston Bruins 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 20–33–6 46
60 March 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks 20–34–6 46
61 March 5 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 20–35–6 46
62 March 6 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Boston Bruins 20–35–7 47
63 March 8 Detroit Red Wings 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 21–35–7 49
64 March 9 Montreal Canadiens 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 21–36–7 49
65 March 12 New York Rangers 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 21–37–7 49
66 March 15 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Montreal Canadiens 21–38–7 49
67 March 16 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 22–38–7 51
68 March 20 Detroit Red Wings 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 23–38–7 53
69 March 22 Chicago Black Hawks 6–4 Detroit Red Wings 24–38–7 55
70 March 23 Chicago Black Hawks 5–7 Boston Bruins 24–39–7 55

Season stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ed Litzenberger 70 32 30 62 63
Bobby Hull 70 13 34 47 62
Ted Lindsay 67 15 24 39 110
Eric Nesterenko 70 20 18 38 104
Glen Skov 70 17 18 35 35

Goaltending[edit]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Glenn Hall 70 4200 24 39 7 200 7 2.86

Roster[edit]

1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks
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