1960–61 NHL season

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The 1960–61 NHL season was the 44th season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. For the first time since 1950, two American based teams competed for the Stanley Cup and it was the Chicago Black Hawks beating the Detroit Red Wings four games to two. It was Chicago's first Cup win since 1938, not winning another until 2010.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 19 10 254 188 92
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 39 19 12 234 176 90
Chicago Black Hawks 70 29 24 17 198 180 75
Detroit Red Wings 70 25 29 16 195 215 66
New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 204 248 54
Boston Bruins 70 15 42 13 176 254 43

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

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
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 64 50 45 95 29
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 69 32 58 90 57
Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs 70 48 36 84 131
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 70 29 48 77 22
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 64 23 49 72 30
Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings 70 28 42 70 24
Red Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs 64 20 50 70 12
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 57 35 34 69 62
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 70 24 44 68 91
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 70 27 35 62 26

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
Charlie Hodge Montreal Canadiens 30 1800 74 2.47 19 8 3 4
Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs 58 3480 145 2.50 33 15 10 2
Glenn Hall Chicago Black Hawks 70 4200 176 2.51 29 24 17 6
Hank Bassen Detroit Red Wings 34 2120 98 2.77 13 12 9 0
Jacques Plante Montreal Canadiens 40 2400 112 2.80 22 11 7 2
Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings 38 2080 112 3.23 12 17 7 2
Don Simmons Boston Bruins 18 1080 58 3.23 3 9 6 1
Lorne Worsley New York Rangers 59 3473 191 3.30 20 29 8 1
Bruce Gamble Boston Bruins 52 3120 193 3.71 12 33 7 0

Playoffs[change | change source]

see 1961 Stanley Cup Finals.

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Semi-finals Stanley Cup Final
                 
1  Montreal Canadiens 2  
3  Chicago Black Hawks 4  
    3  Chicago Black Hawks 4
  4  Detroit Red Wings 2
2  Toronto Maple Leafs 1
4  Detroit Red Wings 4  

NHL awards[change | change source]

1960–61 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy: Montreal Canadiens
Art Ross Trophy: Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy: Dave Keon, Toronto Maple Leafs
Hart Memorial Trophy: Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Doug Harvey, Montreal Canadiens
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Red Kelly, Toronto Maple Leafs
Vezina Trophy: Johnny Bower, Toronto Maple Leafs

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First team   Position   Second team
Johnny Bower, Toronto Maple Leafs G Glenn Hall, Chicago Black Hawks
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 Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens
Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens RW Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Frank Mahovlich, Toronto Maple Leafs LW Dickie Moore, Montreal Canadiens

References[change | change source]

  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. 149. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.

Other websites[change | change source]