1959-60 NHL season

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The 1959–60 NHL season was the 43rd season of the National Hockey League. The Montreal Canadiens were the Stanley Cup winners as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs four games to none for their fifth straight Stanley Cup.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 40 18 12 92 255 178 756
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 79 199 195 859
Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 69 191 180 970
Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 67 186 197 538
Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 64 220 241 932
New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 49 187 247 850

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 70 39 42 81
Bronco Horvath Boston Bruins 68 39 41 80
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 60 34 40 74
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 70 26 48 74
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 70 30 43 73
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 70 28 45 73
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 59 30 41 71
Don McKenney Boston Bruins 70 20 49 69
Vic Stasiuk Boston Bruins 69 29 39 68
Dean Prentice New York Rangers 70 32 34 66

Leading goaltenders[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shut outs; AVG = Goals against average

Player Team GP MINS GA SO AVG
Jacques Plante Montreal Canadiens 69 4140 175 3 2.54
Glenn Hall Chicago Black Hawks 70 4200 179 6 2.56
Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings 58 3480 155 5 2.67
Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs 66 3960 177 5 2.68
Don Simmons Boston Bruins 28 1680 91 2 3.25
Harry Lumley Boston Bruin 42 2520 146 2 3.48
Gump Worsley New York Rangers 39 2301 135 0 3.52

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

All dates in 1960

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Semifinals Finals
                 
1  Montreal Canadiens 4  
3  Chicago Black Hawks 0  
    1  Montreal Canadiens 4
  2  Toronto Maple Leafs 0
2  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
4  Detroit Red Wings 2  

Semifinals[change | change source]

Chicago Black Hawks vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 24 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 4
March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 4 (OT)
March 29 Montreal Canadiens 4 Chicago Black Hawks 0
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 2 Chicago Black Hawks 0

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 23 Detroit Red Wings 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
March 26 Detroit Red Wings 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
March 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 Detroit Red Wings 4 (3OT)
March 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 2 (OT)
April 2 Detroit Red Wings 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 5
April 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Red Wings 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

Finals[change | change source]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Montreal Canadiens 4
April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Montreal Canadiens 2
April 12 Montreal Canadiens 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 2
April 14 Montreal Canadiens 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Playoff leading scorers[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 8 3 9 12
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 8 2 10 12
Leonard "Red" Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs 10 3 8 11
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 8 6 4 10
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 6 2 6 8
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 8 5 2 7
Bert Olmstead Toronto Maple Leafs 10 3 4 7

NHL awards[change | change source]

1959–60 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
Calder Memorial Trophy: Bill Hay, Chicago Black Hawks
Hart Memorial Trophy: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
James Norris Memorial Trophy Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Don McKenney, Boston Bruins
Vezina Trophy: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First team   Position   Second team
Glenn Hall, Chicago Black Hawks G Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens
Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens D Allan Stanley, Toronto Maple Leafs
Marcel Pronovost, Detroit Red Wings D Pierre Pilote, Chicago Black Hawks
Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens C Bronco Horvath, Boston Bruins
Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings RW Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks LW Dean Prentice, New York Rangers

References[change | change source]