1941–42 Boston Bruins season

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1941–42 Boston Bruins
Division 3rd NHL
1941–42 record 25–17–6
Team information
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Art Ross
Captain Dit Clapper
Team leaders
<1940–41 1942–43>

Offseason

Milt Schmidt and Porky Dumart were identified as two players to be called to Canada for compulsory training in the armed forces, potentially breaking up the Bruins' top line. Canadian authorities threatened to disallow any single men between the ages of 21 and 25 from leaving Canada to play ice hockey.1 However, the two were not called to the forces and played another season for the Bruins.

Regular season

On December 9, 1941, the Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins game would be delayed for over a half hour as United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that America was at war.2

Final standings

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
New York Rangers 48 29 17 2 60 177 143
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 27 18 3 57 158 136
Boston Bruins 48 25 17 6 56 160 118
Chicago Black Hawks 48 22 23 3 47 145 155
Detroit Red Wings 48 19 25 4 42 140 147
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 27 3 39 134 173
Brooklyn Americans 48 16 29 3 35 133 175

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

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 8, 1941 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 0–1–0
2 W November 15, 1941 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 1–1–0
3 W November 16, 1941 2–1 New York Rangers (1941–42) 2–1–0
4 W November 18, 1941 7–2 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 3–1–0
5 L November 20, 1941 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 3–2–0
6 W November 23, 1941 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 4–2–0
7 W November 25, 1941 7–1 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 5–2–0
8 W November 27, 1941 6–2 OT @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 6–2–0
9 W November 29, 1941 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 7–2–0
10 W November 30, 1941 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 8–2–0
11 W December 2, 1941 3–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 9–2–0
12 L December 7, 1941 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 9–3–0
13 T December 9, 1941 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–3–1
14 T December 14, 1941 3–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–3–2
15 W December 16, 1941 4–0 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 10–3–2
16 W December 20, 1941 4–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 11–3–2
17 T December 21, 1941 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 11–3–3
18 W December 23, 1941 3–2 New York Rangers (1941–42) 12–3–3
19 L December 25, 1941 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 12–4–3
20 W December 30, 1941 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 13–4–3
21 W January 1, 1942 5–4 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 14–4–3
22 L January 4, 1942 2–3 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 14–5–3
23 W January 6, 1942 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 15–5–3
24 W January 13, 1942 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 16–5–3
25 W January 18, 1942 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 17–5–3
26 L January 20, 1942 2–4 New York Rangers (1941–42) 17–6–3
27 L January 22, 1942 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 17–7–3
28 T January 24, 1942 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 17–7–4
29 W January 25, 1942 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 18–7–4
30 T January 27, 1942 0–0 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 18–7–5
31 L January 29, 1942 4–5 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 18–8–5
32 W January 31, 1942 3–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 19–8–5
33 L February 1, 1942 1–2 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 19–9–5
34 L February 3, 1942 3–5 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 19–10–5
35 L February 5, 1942 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 19–11–5
36 W February 8, 1942 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 20–11–5
37 W February 10, 1942 8–1 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 21–11–5
38 L February 15, 1942 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 21–12–5
39 L February 19, 1942 4–6 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 21–13–5
40 L February 24, 1942 3–4 New York Rangers (1941–42) 21–14–5
41 T March 1, 1942 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 21–14–6
42 W March 3, 1942 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 22–14–6
43 L March 7, 1942 3–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 22–15–6
44 L March 8, 1942 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 22–16–6
45 W March 10, 1942 9–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 23–16–6
46 W March 12, 1942 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 24–16–6
47 L March 14, 1942 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 24–17–6
48 W March 17, 1942 8–3 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 25–17–6

Playoffs

The Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in the Quarter-Finals 2-1 but lost the Semi-Final to Detroit 2-0.

Boston Bruins 2, Chicago Black Hawks 1

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 22 Boston Bruins 2-1 Chicago Black Hawks 1-0
2 March 24 Chicago Black Hawks 4-0 Boston Bruins 1-1
3 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 2-3 Boston Bruins 2-1

Boston Bruins 0, Detroit Red Wings 2

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 29 Detroit Red Wings 6-4 Boston Bruins 0-1
2 March 31 Boston Bruins 1-3 Detroit Red Wings 0-2

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 43 24 13 37 12
Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 36 14 21 35 34
Bauer, BobbyBobby Bauer RW 36 13 22 35 11
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 45 12 22 34 8
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 48 19 14 33 21
Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 35 14 15 29 8
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 28 4 23 27 6
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 47 6 18 24 25
McGill, JackJack McGill C 13 8 11 19 2
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 34 8 10 18 2
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 43 7 10 17 19
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 32 3 12 15 31
Smith, DesDes Smith D 48 7 7 14 70
Jackson, BusherBusher Jackson LW 26 5 7 12 18
Bruce, GordieGordie Bruce LW 15 4 8 12 11
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 43 2 9 11 37
Hamill, RedRed Hamill LW 9 6 3 9 2
Gronsdahl, LloydLloyd Gronsdahl RW 10 1 2 3 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 22 2 0 2 14
Mario, FrankFrank Mario C 9 1 1 2 0
Martin, ClareClare Martin D 13 0 1 1 4
McReavy, PatPat McReavy C 6 0 1 1 0
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 47 0 0 0 0
Damore, NickNick Damore G 1 0 0 0 0
Hergesheimer, PhilPhil Hergesheimer RW 3 0 0 0 2
Thompson, CliffCliff Thompson D 3 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 2930 47 24 17 6 115 2.35 3
Damore, NickNick Damore 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 2990 48 25 17 6 118 2.37 3

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
McGill, JackJack McGill C 5 4 1 5 6
Bruce, GordieGordie Bruce LW 5 2 3 5 4
Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher LW 5 2 1 3 0
Smith, DesDes Smith D 5 1 2 3 2
Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 5 0 3 3 5
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 5 1 0 1 0
Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 5 0 1 1 4
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 5 0 1 1 0
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 5 0 1 1 2
Jackson, ArtArt Jackson C 5 0 1 1 0
Jackson, BusherBusher Jackson LW 5 0 1 1 0
Shewchuk, JackJack Shewchuk D 5 0 1 1 7
Wiseman, EddieEddie Wiseman RW 5 0 1 1 0
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek G 5 0 0 0 0
Martin, ClareClare Martin D 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Brimsek, FrankFrank Brimsek 307 5 2 3 16 3.13 0
Team: 307 5 2 3 16 3.13 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. ^ "Two Members of Boston's Kraut Line May Not Be Allowed to Play in U.S.". Ottawa Citizen. September 18, 1941. p. 13. 
  2. ^ Duplacey, James (2008). Hockey's Book of Firsts. JG Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9. 
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ "1941-42 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 







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