1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 22nd season of operation in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Maple Leafs again advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Boston Bruins.

1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division3rd NHL
1938–39 record19–20–9
Team information
General managerConn Smythe
CoachDick Irvin
CaptainRed Horner
ArenaMaple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
GoalsGordie Drillon (18)
AssistsSyl Apps (25)
PointsSyl Apps (40)
Penalty minutesRed Horner (85)
WinsTurk Broda (19)
Goals against averageTurk Broda (2.15)

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1938-39 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYA NYR TOR
Boston 8–0 7–1 6–2 5–2–1 5–3 5–2–1
Chicago 0–8 1–5–2 4–4 2–4–2 3–4–1 2–3–3
Detroit 1–7 5–1–2 4–3–1 3–3–2 2–6 3–4–1
Montreal 2–6 4–4 3–4–1 3–2–3 1–4–3 2–4–2
N.Y. Americans 2–5–1 4–2–2 3–3–2 2–3–3 2–5–1 4–3–1
N.Y. Rangers 3–5 4–3–1 6–2 4–1–3 5–2–1 4–3–1
Toronto 2–5–1 3–2–2 4–3–1 4–2–2 3–4–1 3–4–1

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 3, 1938 2–3 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 0–1–0
2 L November 5, 1938 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–2–0
3 W November 10, 1938 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 1–2–0
4 W November 12, 1938 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 2–2–0
5 T November 15, 1938 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 2–2–1
6 W November 17, 1938 1–0 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 3–2–1
7 L November 19, 1938 1–2 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 3–3–1
8 T November 20, 1938 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 3–3–2
9 L November 24, 1938 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 3–4–2
10 W November 26, 1938 5–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–4–2
11 L December 3, 1938 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–5–2
12 L December 4, 1938 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 4–6–2
13 W December 10, 1938 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–6–2
14 T December 15, 1938 4–4 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–6–3
15 L December 17, 1938 2–3 New York Rangers (1938–39) 5–7–3
16 W December 24, 1938 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 6–7–3
17 W December 26, 1938 2–0 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 7–7–3
18 L December 27, 1938 2–8 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 7–8–3
19 L December 31, 1938 2–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 7–9–3
20 L January 1, 1939 1–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 7–10–3
21 T January 3, 1939 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 7–10–4
22 W January 7, 1939 2–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 8–10–4
23 L January 8, 1939 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 8–11–4
24 W January 12, 1939 9–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 9–11–4
25 W January 14, 1939 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 10–11–4
26 L January 15, 1939 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 10–12–4
27 L January 17, 1939 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 10–13–4
28 W January 21, 1939 7–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 11–13–4
29 L January 24, 1939 1–4 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 11–14–4
30 W January 28, 1939 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 12–14–4
31 T January 29, 1939 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 12–14–5
32 L February 2, 1939 1–2 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 12–15–5
33 L February 4, 1939 2–4 New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–16–5
34 T February 5, 1939 5–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–16–6
35 L February 7, 1939 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 12–17–6
36 T February 11, 1939 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 12–17–7
37 W February 12, 1939 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 13–17–7
38 W February 18, 1939 2–1 New York Rangers (1938–39) 14–17–7
39 W February 19, 1939 4–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–17–7
40 W February 25, 1939 1–0 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 16–17–7
41 L February 26, 1939 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 16–18–7
42 T February 28, 1939 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 16–18–8
43 L March 2, 1939 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 16–19–8
44 T March 4, 1939 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 16–19–9
45 W March 11, 1939 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 17–19–9
46 W March 14, 1939 7–3 New York Americans (1938–39) 18–19–9
47 W March 18, 1939 2–1 New York Rangers (1938–39) 19–19–9
48 L March 19, 1939 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 19–20–9

PlayoffsEdit

The Maple Leafs finished in third place in the regular season, which matched them up against the New York Americans in the first round, best of three series. After sweeping the Americans in 2 games, the Leafs played the Detroit Red Wings in the next round in another best of three series, which they won 2–1. In the finals, they played the Boston Bruins, who defeated them 4–1.

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Syl Apps C 44 15 25 40 4
Gordie Drillon RW 40 18 16 34 15
Busher Jackson LW 41 10 17 27 12
Murph Chamberlain LW 48 10 16 26 32
Doc Romnes LW/C 36 7 16 23 0
Pep Kelly RW 48 11 11 22 12
Nick Metz LW 47 11 10 21 15
Gus Marker RW 29 9 6 15 11
George Parsons LW 43 7 7 14 14
Bob Davidson LW 47 4 10 14 29
Red Horner D 48 4 10 14 85
Bingo Kampman D 41 2 8 10 52
Jimmy Fowler D 39 1 6 7 9
Reg Hamilton D 48 0 7 7 54
Bucko McDonald D 33 3 3 6 20
Bill Thoms C 12 1 4 5 4
Jack Church D 3 0 2 2 2
Pete Langelle C 2 1 0 1 0
Murray Armstrong C 3 0 1 1 0
Buzz Boll LW 11 0 0 0 0
Turk Broda G 48 0 0 0 0
Red Heron C 6 0 0 0 0
Norman Mann RW/C 16 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Turk Broda 2990 48 19 20 9 107 2.15 8
Team: 2990 48 19 20 9 107 2.15 8

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gordie Drillon RW 10 7 6 13 4
Syl Apps C 10 2 6 8 2
Murph Chamberlain LW 10 2 5 7 4
Nick Metz LW 10 3 3 6 6
Doc Romnes LW/C 10 1 4 5 0
Gus Marker RW 10 2 2 4 0
Red Horner D 10 1 2 3 26
Pete Langelle C 11 1 2 3 2
Bob Davidson LW 10 1 1 2 6
Bingo Kampman D 10 1 1 2 20
Reg Hamilton D 10 0 2 2 4
Pep Kelly RW 9 1 0 1 0
Jimmy Fowler D 9 0 1 1 2
Busher Jackson LW 7 0 1 1 2
Turk Broda G 10 0 0 0 0
Jack Church D 1 0 0 0 0
Red Heron C 2 0 0 0 4
Bucko McDonald D 10 0 0 0 4
Don Metz RW 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Turk Broda 617 10 5 5 20 1.94 2
Team: 617 10 5 5 20 1.94 2

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al. (eds.). THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  2. ^ "1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.