1949–50 Detroit Red Wings season

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1949–50 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup champions
Division1st
1949–50 record37–19–14
Goals for229
Goals against164
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachTommy Ivan
CaptainSid Abel
Alternate captainsRed Kelly
Ted Lindsay
ArenaDetroit Olympia
Team leaders
GoalsGordie Howe (35)
AssistsTed Lindsay (55)
PointsTed Lindsay (78)
Penalty minutesTed Lindsay (141)
WinsHarry Lumley (33)
Goals against averageTerry Sawchuk (2.29)

The 1949–50 Detroit Red Wings season saw the team finish in first place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 37 wins, 19 losses, and 14 ties for 88 points. They defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games in the Semi-finals before downing the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals, also in seven games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 229 164 +65 88
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 29 22 19 172 150 +22 77
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 31 27 12 176 173 +3 74
4 New York Rangers 70 28 31 11 170 189 −19 67
5 Boston Bruins 70 22 32 16 198 228 −30 60
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 22 38 10 203 244 −41 54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949–50 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 5–7–2 3–8–3 4–5–5 5–5–4 5–7–2
Chicago 7–5–2 3–9–2 4–8–2 4–9–1 4–7–3
Detroit 8–3–3 9–3–2 5–3–6 7–5–2 8–5–1
Montreal 5–4–5 8–4–2 3–5–6 7–5–2 6–4–4
New York 5–5–4 9–4–1 5–7–2 5–7–2 4–8–2
Toronto 7–5–2 7–4–3 5–8–1 4–6–4 8–4–2

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 W October 19, 1949 6–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 2–1–0
4 T October 23, 1949 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 2–1–1
5 W October 27, 1949 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 3–1–1
6 W October 29, 1949 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 4–1–1
7 L October 30, 1949 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 4–2–1
8 W November 2, 1949 5–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 5–2–1
9 W November 5, 1949 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 6–2–1
10 W November 6, 1949 7–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 7–2–1
11 W November 12, 1949 7–5 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 8–2–1
12 T November 13, 1949 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 8–2–2
13 W November 16, 1949 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 9–2–2
14 W November 19, 1949 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 10–2–2
15 W November 20, 1949 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 11–2–2
16 W November 23, 1949 4–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–2–2
17 T November 24, 1949 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 12–2–3
18 L November 26, 1949 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 12–3–3
19 L November 27, 1949 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 12–4–3
20 W November 30, 1949 3–0 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 13–4–3
21 W December 1, 1949 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 14–4–3
22 W December 3, 1949 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 15–4–3
23 L December 4, 1949 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 15–5–3
24 W December 7, 1949 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 16–5–3
25 L December 10, 1949 0–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 16–6–3
26 L December 11, 1949 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 16–7–3
27 W December 14, 1949 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 17–7–3
28 L December 17, 1949 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 17–8–3
29 W December 18, 1949 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 18–8–3
30 W December 21, 1949 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 19–8–3
31 W December 25, 1949 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 20–8–3
32 T December 28, 1949 2–2 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 20–8–4
33 W December 31, 1949 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 21–8–4
34 W January 1, 1950 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 22–8–4
35 L January 4, 1950 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 22–9–4
36 L January 8, 1950 3–4 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–10–4
37 L January 11, 1950 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–11–4
38 W January 14, 1950 4–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 23–11–4
39 W January 15, 1950 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 24–11–4
40 W January 18, 1950 5–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 25–11–4
41 W January 21, 1950 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 26–11–4
42 L January 22, 1950 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 26–12–4
43 T January 25, 1950 4–4 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 26–12–5
44 T January 26, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–12–6
45 T January 28, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–12–7
46 L January 29, 1950 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 26–13–7
47 T February 1, 1950 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 26–13–8
48 T February 4, 1950 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 26–13–9
49 T February 5, 1950 5–5 New York Rangers (1949–50) 26–13–10
50 W February 8, 1950 9–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 27–13–10
51 W February 11, 1950 9–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 28–13–10
52 L February 12, 1950 0–4 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 28–14–10
53 L February 15, 1950 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 28–15–10
54 L February 18, 1950 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 28–16–10
55 W February 20, 1950 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 29–16–10
56 T February 23, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 29–16–11
57 W February 26, 1950 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 30–16–11
58 W March 1, 1950 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 31–16–11
59 L March 4, 1950 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 31–17–11
60 T March 6, 1950 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 31–17–12
61 W March 8, 1950 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 32–17–12
62 L March 9, 1950 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 32–18–12
63 W March 11, 1950 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 33–18–12
64 W March 12, 1950 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 34–18–12
65 W March 15, 1950 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 35–18–12
66 T March 16, 1950 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 35–18–13
67 T March 18, 1950 1–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 35–18–14
68 W March 19, 1950 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 36–18–14
69 W March 22, 1950 8–7 New York Rangers (1949–50) 37–18–14
70 L March 26, 1950 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 37–19–14

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Ted Lindsay LW 69 23 55 78 141
Sid Abel C/LW 69 34 35 69 46
Gordie Howe RW 70 35 33 68 69
Red Kelly D/C 70 15 25 40 9
George Gee C 69 17 21 38 42
Gerry Couture RW 69 24 7 31 21
Jim McFadden C 68 14 16 30 8
Jimmy Peters RW 70 14 16 30 20
Joe Carveth RW 60 13 17 30 13
Marty Pavelich LW 65 8 15 23 58
Steve Black LW 69 7 14 21 53
Leo Reise Jr. D 70 4 17 21 46
Jack Stewart D 65 3 11 14 86
Pete Babando LW 56 6 6 12 25
Lee Fogolin Sr. D 63 4 8 12 63
Max McNab C 65 4 4 8 8
Clare Martin D 64 2 5 7 14
Al Dewsbury D 11 2 2 4 2
Fred Glover C 7 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley G 63 0 0 0 10
Terry Sawchuk G 7 0 0 0 0
Enio Sclisizzi LW 4 0 0 0 2
Glen Skov C/LW 2 0 0 0 0
Johnny Wilson LW 1 0 0 0 0
Larry Wilson C 1 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 3780 63 33 16 14 148 2.35 7
Terry Sawchuk 420 7 4 3 0 16 2.29 1
Team: 4200 70 37 19 14 164 2.34 8

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gerry Couture RW 14 5 4 9 2
George Gee C 14 3 6 9 0
Sid Abel C/LW 14 6 2 8 6
Ted Lindsay LW 13 4 4 8 16
Marty Pavelich LW 14 4 2 6 13
Joe Carveth RW 14 2 4 6 6
Jim McFadden C 14 2 3 5 8
Jack Stewart D 14 1 4 5 20
Pete Babando LW 8 2 2 4 2
Red Kelly D/C 14 1 3 4 2
Al Dewsbury D 4 0 3 3 8
Leo Reise Jr. D 14 2 0 2 19
Jimmy Peters RW 8 0 2 2 0
Clare Martin D 10 0 1 1 0
Marcel Pronovost D 9 0 1 1 10
Johnny Wilson LW 8 0 1 1 0
Steve Black LW 13 0 0 0 13
Lee Fogolin Sr. D 10 0 0 0 16
Gord Haidy RW 1 0 0 0 0
Gordie Howe RW 1 0 0 0 7
Harry Lumley G 14 0 0 0 0
Doug McKay LW 1 0 0 0 0
Max McNab C 10 0 0 0 0
Larry Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Harry Lumley 910 14 8 6 28 1.85 3
Team: 910 14 8 6 28 1.85 3

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Playoffs[edit]

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 11 New York 1 Detroit 4
April 13 Detroit 1 New York 3
April 15 Detroit 4 New York 0
April 18 New York 4 Detroit 3 OT
April 20 New York 2 Detroit 1 OT
April 22 New York 4 Detroit 5
April 23 New York 3 Detroit 4 2OT

† Played in Toronto.

Detroit wins best-of-seven series four games to three

Detroit Red Wings 1950 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

† Left off the cup, but qualified to be on it.
a Played his only NHL game in Finals.
b Played his only NHL game in Semi-Finals.

Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Terry Sawchuk played seven NHL games in 1950, because Harry Lumley was injured. Sawchuk was not available for the playoffs, because he was helping the AHL Indianapolis Capitols win the Calder Cup. Instead, Harry MacQuestion was called up as the spare goalie for the playoffs. MacQuestion's name was engraved on the Stanley Cup, but he never played in the NHL. MacQuestion was removed from the Stanley Cup when it was redone during 1957–58 season.
  • Detroit did not engrave Gordon Haidy and Doug McKay on the Stanley Cup, even though they each played one playoff game and qualified to be on the cup.

Awards and records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1949–1950 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1949-50 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.