1942–43 NHL season

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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 standings[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes.
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts
Detroit Red Wings 50 25 14 11 61
Boston Bruins 50 24 17 9 57
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 22 19 9 53
Montreal Canadiens 50 19 19 12 50
Chicago Black Hawks 50 17 18 15 49
New York Rangers 50 11 31 8 30

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Scoring leaders[change | change source]

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 goaltenders[change | change source]

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

Playoffs[change | change source]

see 1943 Stanley Cup Finals

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  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 awards[change | change source]

Calder Memorial Trophy: Gaye Stewart, Toronto Maple Leafs
Hart Memorial Trophy: Bill Cowley, Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Trophy: Max Bentley, Chicago Black Hawks
O'Brien Cup: Boston Bruins
Prince of Wales Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Vezina Trophy: Johnny Mowers, Detroit Red Wings

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First team   Position   Second team
Johnny Mowers, Detroit Red Wings G Frank Brimsek, Boston Bruins
Earl Seibert, Chicago Black Hawks D Jack Crawford, Boston Bruins
Jack Stewart, Detroit Red Wings D Flash Hollett, Boston Bruins
Bill Cowley, Boston Bruins C Syl Apps, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lorne Carr, Toronto Maple Leafs RW Bryan Hextall, New York Rangers
Doug Bentley, Chicago Black Hawks LW Lynn Patrick, New York Rangers
Jack Adams, Detroit Red Wings Coach Art Ross, Boston Bruins

References[change | change source]

  • 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
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  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. 148. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0 .