1939–40 Boston Bruins season

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1939–40 Boston Bruins
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1939–40 record 31–12–5
Team information
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Cooney Weiland
Captain Dit Clapper
Team leaders
<1938–39 1940–41>

The 1939–40 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins' sixteenth season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Bruins finished first over-all, but could not repeat as Stanley Cup champions, losing in the playoff semi-final to the New York Rangers.

Offseason

Regular season

Final standings

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins 48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 48 23 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25

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Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 4, 1939 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 0–1–0
2 L November 12, 1939 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 0–2–0
3 W November 14, 1939 3–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 1–2–0
4 T November 16, 1939 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 1–2–1
5 W November 19, 1939 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 2–2–1
6 L November 21, 1939 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 2–3–1
7 T November 26, 1939 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 2–3–2
8 W November 28, 1939 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 3–3–2
9 W December 3, 1939 6–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 4–3–2
10 W December 5, 1939 2–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 5–3–2
11 W December 8, 1939 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 6–3–2
12 L December 10, 1939 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 6–4–2
13 W December 12, 1939 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–4–2
14 T December 14, 1939 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–4–3
15 W December 17, 1939 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 8–4–3
16 W December 19, 1939 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 9–4–3
17 W December 21, 1939 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 10–4–3
18 W December 24, 1939 3–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 11–4–3
19 W December 25, 1939 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 12–4–3
20 L December 29, 1939 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 12–5–3
21 W December 31, 1939 6–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 13–5–3
22 L January 2, 1940 4–6 New York Rangers (1939–40) 13–6–3
23 W January 7, 1940 6–2 New York Americans (1939–40) 14–6–3
24 W January 9, 1940 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 15–6–3
25 W January 11, 1940 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 16–6–3
26 W January 14, 1940 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 17–6–3
27 W January 16, 1940 6–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 18–6–3
28 L January 21, 1940 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 18–7–3
29 W January 23, 1940 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 19–7–3
30 T January 25, 1940 2–2 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 19–7–4
31 L January 28, 1940 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 19–8–4
32 W January 30, 1940 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 20–8–4
33 W February 4, 1940 7–1 New York Americans (1939–40) 21–8–4
34 W February 6, 1940 6–2 New York Rangers (1939–40) 22–8–4
35 W February 11, 1940 4–2 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 23–8–4
36 W February 13, 1940 10–3 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 24–8–4
37 W February 20, 1940 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 25–8–4
38 L February 24, 1940 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 25–9–4
39 L February 25, 1940 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 25–10–4
40 W February 27, 1940 6–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 26–10–4
41 W February 29, 1940 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 27–10–4
42 L March 3, 1940 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 27–11–4
43 W March 5, 1940 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 28–11–4
44 W March 7, 1940 2–1 @ New York Americans (1939–40) 29–11–4
45 L March 9, 1940 2–4 New York Americans (1939–40) 29–12–4
46 W March 12, 1940 2–1 New York Rangers (1939–40) 30–12–4
47 T March 14, 1940 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 30–12–5
48 W March 17, 1940 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 31–12–5

Playoffs

The Boston Bruins lost the Semi-Finals to the New York Rangers 4-2

Boston Bruins 2, New York Rangers 4

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 19 Boston Bruins 0-4 New York Rangers 0-1
2 March 21 New York Rangers 3-4 Boston Bruins 1-1
3 March 24 New York Rangers 2-4 Boston Bruins 2-1
4 March 26 Boston Bruins 0-1 New York Rangers 2-2
5 March 28 New York Rangers 1-0 Boston Bruins 2-3
6 March 30 Boston Bruins 1-4 New York Rangers 2-4

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 48 22 30 52 37
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 48 22 21 43 16
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 48 17 26 43 2
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 48 13 27 40 24
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 48 21 10 31 30
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 31 18 12 30 9
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 44 10 18 28 25
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 44 10 18 28 18
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 46 7 18 25 6
Hill, MelMel Hill RW 38 9 11 20 19
Hamill, RedRed Hamill LW 30 10 8 18 16
Pettinger, GordGord Pettinger C 24 2 6 8 2
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 18 2 6 8 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 47 2 4 6 55
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 35 1 4 5 26
Portland, JackJack Portland D 28 0 5 5 16
Smith, DesDes Smith D 20 2 2 4 23
Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 4 2 1 3 4
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 48 0 0 0 0
McReavy, PatPat McReavy C 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 2950 48 31 12 5 98 1.99 6
Team: 2950 48 31 12 5 98 1.99 6

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 6 1 3 4 2
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 6 2 1 3 0
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 6 2 1 3 2
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 5 1 2 3 2
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 5 1 2 3 0
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 5 0 2 2 2
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 6 1 0 1 2
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 6 1 0 1 0
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 6 0 1 1 7
Hamill, RedRed Hamill LW 5 0 1 1 5
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 1 0 1 1 0
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 6 0 0 0 0
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 6 0 0 0 0
Hill, MelMel Hill RW 3 0 0 0 0
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 6 0 0 0 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 6 0 0 0 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 360 6 2 4 15 2.50 0
Team: 360 6 2 4 15 2.50 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

See also

References

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1939-40 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 







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