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1942–43 NHL season

National Hockey League season

The 1942–43 NHL season was the 26th season of the National Hockey League NHL). Six teams played 50 games each. This is the first season of the "Original Six" era of the NHL. The league's long-time president Frank Calder died due to heart disease. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup.

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 50 25 14 11 169 124 +45 61
2 Boston Bruins 50 24 17 9 195 176 +19 57
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 50 22 19 9 198 159 +39 53
4 Montreal Canadiens 50 19 19 12 181 191 −10 50
5 Chicago Black Hawks 50 17 18 15 179 180 −1 49
6 New York Rangers 50 11 31 8 161 253 −92 30

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A PTS PIM
Doug Bentley Chicago Black Hawks 50 33 40 73 18
Bill Cowley Boston Bruins 48 27 45 72 10
Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks 47 26 44 70 2
Lynn Patrick New York Rangers 50 22 39 61 28
Lorne Carr Toronto Maple Leafs 50 27 33 60 15
Billy Taylor Toronto Maple Leafs 50 18 42 60 2
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 50 27 32 59 28
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens 48 23 36 59 26
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 45 18 40 58 14
Buddy O'Connor Montreal Canadiens 50 15 43 58 2

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; Min - Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP MIN GA GAA W L T SO
Johnny Mowers Detroit Red Wings 50 3010 124 2.47 25 14 11 6
Turk Broda Toronto Maple Leafs 50 3000 159 3.18 22 19 9 1
Frank Brimsek Boston Bruins 50 3000 176 3.53 24 17 9 1
Bert Gardiner Chicago Black Hawks 50 3020 180 3.58 17 18 15 1
Paul Bibeault Montreal Canadiens 50 3010 191 3.81 19 19 12 1
Jimmy Franks New York Rangers 23 1380 103 4.48 5 14 4 0
Bill Beveridge New York Rangers 17 1020 89 5.24 4 10 3 1

PlayoffsEdit

see 1943 Stanley Cup Finals

Playoff bracketEdit

  Semi-finals Stanley Cup Final
                 
1  Detroit Red Wings 4  
3  Toronto Maple Leafs 2  
    1  Detroit Red Wings 4
  2  Boston Bruins 0
2  Boston Bruins 4
4  Montreal Canadiens 1  

NHL awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (1994). Years of glory, 1942-1967: the National Hockey League's official book of the six-team era. Toronto, ON: McClelland and Steward. ISBN 0-7710-2817-2.
  • Hockey Database
  • NHL.com
  1. "1942–1943 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)