1958–59 Boston Bruins season

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1958–59 Boston Bruins
Division 2nd NHL
1958–59 record 32–29–9
Goals for 205
Goals against 215
Team information
General Manager Lynn Patrick
Coach Milt Schmidt
Captain Fernie Flaman
Alternate captains Leo Boivin
Leo Labine
Team leaders
<1957–58 1959–60>

Offseason

Claimed Jen-Guy Gendron and Gord Redahl from the New York Rangers, Earl Reibel from Chicago. Traded Allan Stanley to Toronto for Jim Morrison.

Regular season

Final standings

National Hockey League1
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 39 18 13 258 158 +100 91
2 Boston Bruins 70 32 29 9 205 215 -10 −10 73
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 197 208 -11 −11 69
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 32 11 189 201 -12 −12 65
5 New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 201 217 -16 −16 64
6 Detroit Red Wings 70 25 37 8 167 218 -51 −51 58


Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 9, 1958 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 0–1–0
2 T October 11, 1958 4–4 New York Rangers (1958–59) 0–1–1
3 W October 12, 1958 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 1–1–1
4 T October 15, 1958 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 1–1–2
5 L October 18, 1958 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 1–2–2
6 W October 19, 1958 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 2–2–2
7 L October 23, 1958 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 2–3–2
8 W October 25, 1958 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 3–3–2
9 T October 29, 1958 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 3–3–3
10 W October 30, 1958 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 4–3–3
11 W November 1, 1958 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 5–3–3
12 W November 2, 1958 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 6–3–3
13 L November 8, 1958 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 6–4–3
14 L November 9, 1958 1–5 New York Rangers (1958–59) 6–5–3
15 W November 11, 1958 8–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 7–5–3
16 L November 13, 1958 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 7–6–3
17 L November 15, 1958 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 7–7–3
18 T November 16, 1958 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 7–7–4
19 L November 18, 1958 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 7–8–4
20 L November 19, 1958 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 7–9–4
21 W November 22, 1958 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 8–9–4
22 W November 23, 1958 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 9–9–4
23 W November 27, 1958 3–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 10–9–4
24 W November 29, 1958 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 11–9–4
25 L November 30, 1958 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 11–10–4
26 L December 4, 1958 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 11–11–4
27 L December 6, 1958 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 11–12–4
28 L December 7, 1958 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 11–13–4
29 W December 13, 1958 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 12–13–4
30 W December 14, 1958 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 13–13–4
31 L December 17, 1958 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 13–14–4
32 T December 20, 1958 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 13–14–5
33 L December 21, 1958 0–5 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 13–15–5
34 W December 25, 1958 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 14–15–5
35 L December 27, 1958 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 14–16–5
36 L December 28, 1958 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 14–17–5
37 L December 31, 1958 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 14–18–5
38 L January 1, 1959 2–5 New York Rangers (1958–59) 14–19–5
39 W January 3, 1959 8–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 15–19–5
40 L January 4, 1959 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 15–20–5
41 L January 8, 1959 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 15–21–5
42 L January 10, 1959 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 15–22–5
43 T January 11, 1959 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 15–22–6
44 W January 15, 1959 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 16–22–6
45 T January 17, 1959 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 16–22–7
46 W January 18, 1959 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 17–22–7
47 W January 24, 1959 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 18–22–7
48 L January 25, 1959 3–8 New York Rangers (1958–59) 18–23–7
49 W January 31, 1959 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 19–23–7
50 W February 1, 1959 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 20–23–7
51 L February 5, 1959 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 20–24–7
52 W February 7, 1959 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 21–24–7
53 W February 8, 1959 4–1 New York Rangers (1958–59) 22–24–7
54 W February 11, 1959 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 23–24–7
55 W February 12, 1959 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 24–24–7
56 L February 14, 1959 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 24–25–7
57 T February 15, 1959 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 24–25–8
58 L February 21, 1959 0–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 24–26–8
59 W February 22, 1959 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 25–26–8
60 L February 28, 1959 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 25–27–8
61 T March 3, 1959 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 25–27–9
62 W March 5, 1959 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 26–27–9
63 L March 7, 1959 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 26–28–9
64 W March 8, 1959 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 27–28–9
65 W March 12, 1959 5–4 New York Rangers (1958–59) 28–28–9
66 W March 14, 1959 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 29–28–9
67 W March 15, 1959 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 30–28–9
68 W March 18, 1959 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1958–59) 31–28–9
69 W March 21, 1959 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 32–28–9
70 L March 22, 1959 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 32–29–9

Playoffs

This would be the last playoff appearance for the Bruins for the next seven seasons; the team would next make the playoffs in 1968. The Bruins lost a very close seven game semi-final series to Toronto.

After the playoffs were concluded, the Bruins and the New York Rangers embarked on a 23-game European exhibition tour which saw them play in ten European cities. Andy Bathgate of the Rangers could not make the tour so his place was taken by Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks. Hull scored 50 goals in the 23 exhibition games and blossomed into a star in the next NHL season.

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 70 32 30 62 20
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 70 27 33 60 63
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 69 24 36 60 36
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 70 21 23 44 61
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell C 57 17 23 40 28
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 45 19 20 39 58
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 70 9 23 32 74
Mohns, DougDoug Mohns LW/D 47 6 24 30 40
Morrison, JimJim Morrison D 70 8 17 25 42
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 60 15 9 24 57
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 70 5 16 21 94
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 70 0 21 21 101
Johnson, NormNorm Johnson C 39 2 17 19 25
Leach, LarryLarry Leach C 29 4 12 16 26
Reibel, DutchDutch Reibel C 63 6 8 14 16
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 55 3 10 13 19
Regan, LarryLarry Regan RW 36 5 6 11 10
Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong D 60 1 9 10 50
Chevrefils, RealReal Chevrefils LW 30 1 5 6 8
Bionda, JackJack Bionda D 3 0 1 1 2
Redahl, GordGord Redahl RW 18 0 1 1 2
Keenan, DonDon Keenan G 1 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 11 0 0 0 0
Poliziani, DanDan Poliziani RW 1 0 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 58 0 0 0 4
Yackel, KenKen Yackel RW 6 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 3480 58 24 26 8 183 3.16 3
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 660 11 8 2 1 27 2.45 1
Keenan, DonDon Keenan 60 1 0 1 0 4 4.00 0
Team: 4200 70 32 29 9 214 3.06 4

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell C 7 2 6 8 8
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 7 2 5 7 0
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 7 4 2 6 11
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 7 4 2 6 0
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 7 2 4 6 6
Morrison, JimJim Morrison D 6 0 6 6 16
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 7 2 3 5 0
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 7 2 1 3 12
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 7 1 2 3 4
Leach, LarryLarry Leach C 7 1 1 2 8
Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong D 7 0 2 2 4
Mohns, DougDoug Mohns LW/D 4 0 2 2 12
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 7 1 0 1 18
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 7 0 1 1 0
Bionda, JackJack Bionda D 1 0 0 0 0
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 7 0 0 0 8
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 7 0 0 0 4
Poliziani, DanDan Poliziani RW 3 0 0 0 0
Reibel, DutchDutch Reibel C 4 0 0 0 0
Yackel, KenKen Yackel RW 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 436 7 3 4 20 2.75 0
Team: 436 7 3 4 20 2.75 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

Boston Bruins 1958–1959 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Farm teams

See also

References

External links








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