1959–60 Boston Bruins season

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1959–60 Boston Bruins
Division 5th NHL
1959–60 record 28-34-8
Goals for 220
Goals against 241
Team information
General Manager Lynn Patrick
Coach Milt Schmidt
Captain Fernie Flaman
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Bronco Horvath (39)
Assists Don McKenney (49)
Points Bronco Horvath (80)
Penalties in minutes Vic Stasiuk (121)
Wins Harry Lumley (16)
Goals against average Don Simmons (3.25)
<1958–59 1960–61>

The 1959–60 Boston Bruins season saw the Bruins finish in fifth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 28 wins, 34 losses, and 8 ties for 64 points.

Regular season

Final standings

National Hockey League1
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 40 18 12 255 178 +77 92
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 199 195 +4 79
3 Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 191 180 +11 69
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 186 197 -11 −11 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 220 241 -21 −21 64
6 New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 187 247 -60 −60 49


Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 8, 1959 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1959 6–4 New York Rangers (1959–60) 1–1–0
3 W October 11, 1959 8–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 2–1–0
4 W October 14, 1959 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 3–1–0
5 L October 17, 1959 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 3–2–0
6 T October 18, 1959 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 3–2–1
7 L October 22, 1959 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 3–3–1
8 L October 24, 1959 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 3–4–1
9 W October 29, 1959 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 4–4–1
10 L October 31, 1959 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 4–5–1
11 W November 1, 1959 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 5–5–1
12 W November 3, 1959 6–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 6–5–1
13 W November 5, 1959 8–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 7–5–1
14 W November 8, 1959 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 8–5–1
15 L November 11, 1959 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 8–6–1
16 L November 12, 1959 5–6 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 8–7–1
17 L November 14, 1959 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 8–8–1
18 L November 15, 1959 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 8–9–1
19 T November 21, 1959 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 8–9–2
20 L November 22, 1959 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 8–10–2
21 T November 25, 1959 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 8–10–3
22 W November 26, 1959 4–3 New York Rangers (1959–60) 9–10–3
23 T November 28, 1959 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 9–10–4
24 L November 29, 1959 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 9–11–4
25 T December 2, 1959 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 9–11–5
26 L December 5, 1959 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 9–12–5
27 L December 6, 1959 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 9–13–5
28 W December 10, 1959 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 10–13–5
29 L December 12, 1959 3–4 New York Rangers (1959–60) 10–14–5
30 L December 13, 1959 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 10–15–5
31 L December 16, 1959 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 10–16–5
32 L December 20, 1959 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 10–17–5
33 W December 25, 1959 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 11–17–5
34 L December 27, 1959 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 11–18–5
35 W December 29, 1959 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 12–18–5
36 W January 1, 1960 7–3 New York Rangers (1959–60) 13–18–5
37 L January 2, 1960 5–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 13–19–5
38 L January 3, 1960 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 13–20–5
39 W January 7, 1960 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 14–20–5
40 W January 9, 1960 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 15–20–5
41 W January 10, 1960 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 16–20–5
42 W January 14, 1960 6–0 New York Rangers (1959–60) 17–20–5
43 L January 16, 1960 2–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 17–21–5
44 L January 17, 1960 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 17–22–5
45 L January 20, 1960 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 17–23–5
46 L January 21, 1960 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 17–24–5
47 T January 23, 1960 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 17–24–6
48 W January 24, 1960 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 18–24–6
49 W January 30, 1960 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 19–24–6
50 W January 31, 1960 6–5 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 20–24–6
51 L February 4, 1960 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 20–25–6
52 L February 6, 1960 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 20–26–6
53 W February 7, 1960 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 21–26–6
54 W February 11, 1960 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 22–26–6
55 W February 13, 1960 7–6 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 23–26–6
56 W February 14, 1960 3–0 New York Rangers (1959–60) 24–26–6
57 L February 17, 1960 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 24–27–6
58 L February 20, 1960 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 24–28–6
59 L February 21, 1960 2–7 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 24–29–6
60 W February 27, 1960 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 25–29–6
61 L March 1, 1960 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 25–30–6
62 L March 3, 1960 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 25–31–6
63 L March 5, 1960 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 25–32–6
64 L March 6, 1960 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1959–60) 25–33–6
65 T March 10, 1960 3–3 New York Rangers (1959–60) 25–33–7
66 W March 12, 1960 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 26–33–7
67 W March 13, 1960 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 27–33–7
68 W March 16, 1960 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 28–33–7
69 L March 19, 1960 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 28–34–7
70 T March 20, 1960 5–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 28–34–8

Playoffs

Boston's fifth-place finish caused them to miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 1955–56 season.2

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 68 39 41 80 60
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 70 20 49 69 28
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 69 29 39 68 121
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 56 16 36 52 26
Mohns, DougDoug Mohns LW/D 65 20 25 45 62
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 69 12 33 45 26
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 63 16 28 44 58
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 67 24 11 35 64
Burns, CharlieCharlie Burns C 62 10 17 27 46
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 70 4 21 25 66
MacKell, FlemingFleming MacKell C 47 7 15 22 19
Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 60 2 18 20 112
Leach, LarryLarry Leach C 69 7 12 19 47
Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong D 69 5 14 19 96
Meissner, DickDick Meissner RW 60 5 6 11 22
Erickson, AutAut Erickson D 58 1 6 7 29
Davis, LorneLorne Davis RW 10 1 1 2 10
Smith, DallasDallas Smith D 5 1 1 2 0
Mickoski, NickNick Mickoski LW 18 1 0 1 2
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 2 0 1 1 2
Ward, DonDon Ward D 31 0 1 1 16
Baluik, StanStan Baluik C 7 0 0 0 2
Gagne, PierrePierre Gagne LW 2 0 0 0 0
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley G 42 0 0 0 12
Rolfe, DaleDale Rolfe D 3 0 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 28 0 0 0 4
Turlick, GordGord Turlick LW/C 2 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 2520 42 16 21 5 146 3.48 2
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 1680 28 12 13 3 91 3.25 2
Team: 4200 70 28 34 8 237 3.39 4

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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

Claim Aut Erikson from Chicago, Charlie Burns from Detroit and Bruce Gamble from New York.

Roster

Boston Bruins 1959–1960 Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks

Farm teams

See also

References








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