1956–57 Detroit Red Wings season

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1956–57 Detroit Red Wings
Division1st NHL
1956–57 record38–20–12
Goals for198
Goals against157
Team information
General ManagerJack Adams
CoachJimmy Skinner
CaptainRed Kelly
Alternate captainsGordie Howe
Team leaders
GoalsGordie Howe (44)
AssistsTed Lindsay (55)
PointsGordie Howe (89)
Penalty minutesTed Lindsay (103)
Warren Godfrey (103)
WinsGlenn Hall (38)
Goals against averageGlenn Hall (2.21)

The 1956–1957 Detroit Red Wings were one of six teams in the 40th season of the National Hockey League. The team finished with a record of 38 wins, 20 losses, and 12 ties, giving the Red Wings the best record in the regular season and the Prince of Wales Trophy. Their record earned the Red Wings first seed in the 1957 Stanley Cup Semi-finals, where Detroit lost their playoff series with the Boston Bruins 4–1.

Gordie Howe led the NHL in both goals scored (44) and points overall (89), beating fellow Red Wing Ted Lindsay by four points. Howe also won the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 38 20 12 198 157 +41 88
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 35 23 12 210 155 +55 82
3 Boston Bruins 70 34 24 12 195 174 +21 80
4 New York Rangers 70 26 30 14 184 227 −43 66
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 34 15 174 192 −18 57
6 Chicago Black Hawks 70 16 39 15 169 225 −56 47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1956–57 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 8–5–1 7–4–3 7–4–3 5–8–1 7–3–4
Chicago 5–8–1 2–10–2 3–8–3 1–7–6 5–6–3
Detroit 4–7–3 10–2–2 4–6–4 10–3–1 10–2–2
Montreal 4–7–3 8–3–3 6–4–4 8–5–1 9–4–1
New York 8–5–1 7–1–6 3–10–1 5–8–1 3–6–5
Toronto 3–7–4 6–5–3 2–10–2 4–9–1 6–3–5

Game log[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1956 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1956 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 2–0–0
3 W October 14, 1956 2–1 New York Rangers (1956–57) 3–0–0
4 T October 18, 1956 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 3–0–1
5 T October 21, 1956 3–3 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 3–0–2
6 W October 25, 1956 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 4–0–2
7 W October 28, 1956 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 5–0–2
8 L November 1, 1956 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 5–1–2
9 W November 3, 1956 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 6–1–2
10 L November 8, 1956 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 6–2–2
11 W November 10, 1956 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 7–2–2
12 W November 11, 1956 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 8–2–2
13 W November 15, 1956 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 9–2–2
14 L November 17, 1956 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 9–3–2
15 W November 18, 1956 8–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 10–3–2
16 T November 22, 1956 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 10–3–3
17 W November 24, 1956 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 11–3–3
18 T November 25, 1956 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 11–3–4
19 W November 29, 1956 4–1 New York Rangers (1956–57) 12–3–4
20 L December 1, 1956 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 12–4–4
21 W December 2, 1956 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 13–4–4
22 W December 6, 1956 3–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 14–4–4
23 L December 8, 1956 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 14–5–4
24 L December 9, 1956 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 14–6–4
25 W December 13, 1956 2–1 New York Rangers (1956–57) 15–6–4
26 W December 15, 1956 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 16–6–4
27 L December 16, 1956 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 16–7–4
28 T December 20, 1956 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 16–7–5
29 T December 22, 1956 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 16–7–6
30 T December 23, 1956 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 16–7–7
31 W December 25, 1956 8–1 New York Rangers (1956–57) 17–7–7
32 W December 27, 1956 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 18–7–7
33 L December 30, 1956 2–4 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 18–8–7
34 W December 31, 1956 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 19–8–7
35 W January 2, 1957 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 20–8–7
36 L January 5, 1957 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 20–9–7
37 W January 6, 1957 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 21–9–7
38 L January 10, 1957 1–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 21–10–7
39 L January 12, 1957 4–5 New York Rangers (1956–57) 21–11–7
40 W January 13, 1957 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 22–11–7
41 T January 17, 1957 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 22–11–8
42 W January 19, 1957 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 23–11–8
43 W January 20, 1957 5–2 New York Rangers (1956–57) 24–11–8
44 W January 24, 1957 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 25–11–8
45 W January 26, 1957 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 26–11–8
46 W January 27, 1957 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 27–11–8
47 L January 31, 1957 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 27–12–8
48 W February 2, 1957 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 28–12–8
49 T February 3, 1957 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 28–12–9
50 L February 7, 1957 0–1 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 28–13–9
51 W February 9, 1957 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 29–13–9
52 T February 10, 1957 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 29–13–10
53 W February 14, 1957 3–2 New York Rangers (1956–57) 30–13–10
54 W February 16, 1957 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 31–13–10
55 W February 17, 1957 6–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 32–13–10
56 T February 21, 1957 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 32–13–11
57 L February 23, 1957 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 32–14–11
58 L February 24, 1957 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 32–15–11
59 L February 28, 1957 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 32–16–11
60 L March 2, 1957 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 32–17–11
61 T March 3, 1957 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 32–17–12
62 W March 7, 1957 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 33–17–12
63 L March 9, 1957 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 33–18–12
64 L March 10, 1957 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1956–57) 33–19–12
65 W March 12, 1957 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 34–19–12
66 W March 14, 1957 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 35–19–12
67 W March 17, 1957 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 36–19–12
68 L March 21, 1957 0–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 36–20–12
69 W March 23, 1957 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 37–20–12
70 W March 24, 1957 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 38–20–12

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Howe RW 70 44 45 89 72
Ted Lindsay LW 70 30 55 85 103
Norm Ullman C 64 16 36 52 47
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 48 16 25 41 8
Dutch Reibel C 70 13 23 36 6
Red Kelly D/C 70 10 25 35 18
Billy Dea LW 69 15 15 30 14
Lorne Ferguson LW 70 13 10 23 26
Metro Prystai C 70 7 15 22 16
John Bucyk LW 66 10 11 21 41
Marcel Pronovost D 70 7 9 16 38
Marty Pavelich LW 64 3 13 16 48
Billy McNeill RW 64 5 10 15 34
Bill Dineen RW 51 6 7 13 12
Warren Godfrey D 69 1 8 9 103
Al Arbour D 44 1 6 7 38
Larry Hillman D 16 1 2 3 4
Gord Hollingworth D 25 0 1 1 16
Dale Anderson D 13 0 0 0 6
Murray Costello C 3 0 0 0 0
Glenn Hall G 70 0 0 0 2
Tom McCarthy LW 3 0 0 0 0
Gord Strate D 5 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Glenn Hall 4200 70 38 20 12 155 2.21 4
Team: 4200 70 38 20 12 155 2.21 4

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Howe RW 5 2 5 7 6
Ted Lindsay LW 5 2 4 6 8
Alex Delvecchio C/LW 5 3 2 5 2
Billy Dea LW 5 2 0 2 2
Metro Prystai C 5 2 0 2 0
Norm Ullman C 5 1 1 2 6
Bob Bailey RW 5 0 2 2 2
Dutch Reibel C 5 0 2 2 0
Lorne Ferguson LW 5 1 0 1 6
Red Kelly D/C 5 1 0 1 0
John Bucyk LW 5 0 1 1 0
Dale Anderson D 2 0 0 0 0
Al Arbour D 5 0 0 0 6
Bill Dineen RW 4 0 0 0 0
Warren Godfrey D 5 0 0 0 6
Glenn Hall G 5 0 0 0 10
Marty Pavelich LW 5 0 0 0 6
Marcel Pronovost D 5 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Glenn Hall 300 5 1 4 15 3.00 0
Team: 300 5 1 4 15 3.00 0

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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;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956–1957 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "1956-57 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04.