1954–55 Detroit Red Wings season: Wikis

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1954–55 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1954–55 record 42–17–11
Goals for 204
Goals against 134
Team information
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jimmy Skinner
Captain Ted Lindsay
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (29)
Assists Earl Reibel (41)
Points Earl Reibel (66)
Penalties in minutes Tony Leswick (137)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (40)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (1.00)
<1953–54 1955–56>

The 1954–55 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish first overall in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 42 wins, 17 losses, and 11 ties for 95 points. They swept the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals and then won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens in a seven-game Stanley Cup Final. The Red Wings would not win another Stanley Cup until 1997.

Offseason

Regular season

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Final standings

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

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 42 17 11 95 204 134
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 18 11 93 228 157
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 24 22 70 147 135
Boston Bruins 70 23 26 21 67 169 188
New York Rangers 70 17 35 18 52 150 210
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 40 17 43 161 235

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Game log

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 7, 1954 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 1–0–0
2 W October 9, 1954 4–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 2–0–0
3 W October 13, 1954 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 3–0–0
4 L October 16, 1954 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 3–1–0
5 W October 17, 1954 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 4–1–0
6 W October 21, 1954 5–3 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 5–1–0
7 L October 23, 1954 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 5–2–0
8 L October 27, 1954 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 5–3–0
9 W October 30, 1954 4–0 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 6–3–0
10 T November 3, 1954 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 6–3–1
11 W November 4, 1954 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 7–3–1
12 L November 6, 1954 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 7–4–1
13 W November 7, 1954 1–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 8–4–1
14 L November 11, 1954 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 8–5–1
15 L November 13, 1954 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 8–6–1
16 W November 14, 1954 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 9–6–1
17 W November 20, 1954 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 10–6–1
18 W November 21, 1954 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 11–6–1
19 W November 25, 1954 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 12–6–1
20 L November 27, 1954 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 12–7–1
21 L November 28, 1954 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 12–8–1
22 W December 1, 1954 6–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 13–8–1
23 L December 2, 1954 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 13–9–1
24 L December 4, 1954 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 13–10–1
25 W December 5, 1954 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 14–10–1
26 W December 9, 1954 3–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 15–10–1
27 W December 11, 1954 4–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 16–10–1
28 W December 12, 1954 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 17–10–1
29 T December 15, 1954 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 17–10–2
30 W December 16, 1954 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 18–10–2
31 W December 18, 1954 4–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 19–10–2
32 L December 19, 1954 0–5 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 19–11–2
33 T December 22, 1954 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 19–11–3
34 W December 25, 1954 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–11–3
35 T December 26, 1954 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–11–4
36 W December 30, 1954 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 21–11–4
37 L January 1, 1955 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 21–12–4
38 W January 2, 1955 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 22–12–4
39 T January 6, 1955 3–3 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 22–12–5
40 W January 8, 1955 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 23–12–5
41 W January 9, 1955 6–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 24–12–5
42 W January 13, 1955 4–0 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 25–12–5
43 W January 15, 1955 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 26–12–5
44 W January 16, 1955 3–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 27–12–5
45 L January 19, 1955 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 27–13–5
46 L January 20, 1955 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 27–14–5
47 L January 22, 1955 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 27–15–5
48 W January 23, 1955 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 28–15–5
49 T January 27, 1955 3–3 New York Rangers (1954–55) 28–15–6
50 T January 29, 1955 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 28–15–7
51 W January 30, 1955 7–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 29–15–7
52 T February 3, 1955 1–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–15–8
53 L February 5, 1955 4–8 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–16–8
54 T February 6, 1955 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–16–9
55 W February 12, 1955 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 30–16–9
56 W February 13, 1955 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 31–16–9
57 W February 15, 1955 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 32–16–9
58 L February 17, 1955 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 32–17–9
59 W February 20, 1955 5–0 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 33–17–9
60 T February 21, 1955 2–2 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 33–17–10
61 T February 26, 1955 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 33–17–11
62 W February 27, 1955 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 34–17–11
63 W March 3, 1955 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 35–17–11
64 W March 5, 1955 6–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 36–17–11
65 W March 6, 1955 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 37–17–11
66 W March 12, 1955 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 38–17–11
67 W March 13, 1955 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 39–17–11
68 W March 16, 1955 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 40–17–11
69 W March 17, 1955 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 41–17–11
70 W March 20, 1955 6–0 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 42–17–11

Player stats

Forwards

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Earl Reibel 70 25 41 66 15
Gordie Howe 64 29 33 62 68
Alex Delvecchio 69 17 31 48 37
Ted Lindsay 49 19 19 38 85
Marcel Bonin 69 16 20 36 53
Marty Pavelich 70 15 15 30 59
Glen Skov 70 14 16 30 53
Johnny Wilson 70 12 15 27 14
Tony Leswick 70 10 17 27 137
Vic Stasiuk 59 8 11 19 67
Bill Dineen 69 10 9 19 36
Metro Prystai 12 2 3 5 9
Benny Woit 62 2 3 5 22
Lorne Davis 22 0 5 5 2
Don Poile 4 0 0 0 0

Defencemen

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Red Kelly 70 15 30 45 28
Marcel Pronovost 70 9 25 34 90
Bob Goldham 69 1 16 17 14
Jim Hay 21 0 1 1 20
Larry Hillman 6 0 0 0 2
Keith Allen 18 0 0 0 6
Ed Zeniuk 2 0 0 0 0

Goaltending

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Terry Sawchuk 68 40 17 11 12 1.96
Glenn Hall 2 2 0 0 0 1.00

Playoffs

Stanley Cup Final

Date Away Score Home Score
April 3 Montreal 2 Detroit 4
April 5 Montreal 1 Detroit 7
April 7 Detroit 2 Montreal 6
April 9 Detroit 3 Montreal 5
April 10 Montreal 1 Detroit 5
April 12 Detroit 3 Montreal 6
April 14 Montreal 1 Detroit 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3

Detroit Red Wings 1955 Stanley Cup champions

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Larry Hillman became the youngest player to be engraved on the Stanley Cup at 18 years, 2 months, 9 days. Gaye Stewart held the previous record in 1942 at 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days.

Awards and records

References

  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.  

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