1951-52 NHL season

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The 1951–52 NHL season was the 35th season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup by sweeping the Montreal Canadiens four games to none.

Regular season[change | change source]

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

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 70 44 14 12 100 215 133 694
Montreal Canadiens 70 34 26 10 78 195 164 661
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 29 25 16 74 168 157 841
Boston Bruins 70 25 29 16 66 162 176 601
New York Rangers 70 23 34 13 59 192 219 532
Chicago Black Hawks 70 17 44 9 43 158 241 627

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
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 70 47 39 86 78
Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings 70 30 39 69 123
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 70 15 50 65 36
Don Raleigh New York Rangers 70 19 42 61 14
Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 30 57 6

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

In the playoffs, Detroit finished 8–0, the first time a team had gone undefeated in the playoffs since the 1934–35 Montreal Maroons. The Wings scored 24 goals in the playoffs, compared to a combined 5 goals for their opponents.

see 1952 Stanley Cup Finals

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Semifinals Finals
                 
1  Detroit Red Wings 4  
3  Toronto Maple Leafs 0  
    1  Detroit Red Wings 4
  2  Montreal Canadiens 0
2  Montreal Canadiens 4
4  Boston Bruins 3  

NHL awards[change | change source]

Prince of Wales Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Calder Memorial Trophy: Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Sid Smith, Toronto Maple Leafs
Vezina Trophy: Terry Sawchuk, Detroit Red Wings

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First team   Position   Second team
Terry Sawchuk, Detroit Red Wings G Jim Henry, Boston Bruins
Red Kelly, Detroit Red Wings D Hy Buller, New York Rangers
Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens D Jimmy Thomson, Toronto Maple Leafs
Elmer Lach, Montreal Canadiens C Milt Schmidt, Boston Bruins
Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings RW Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens
Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings LW Sid Smith, Toronto Maple Leafs

References[change | change source]