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The 1952–53 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 29th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

1952–53 Boston Bruins
Division3rd NHL
1952–53 record28–29–13
Goals for152
Goals against172
Team information
General ManagerArt Ross
CoachLynn Patrick
CaptainMilt Schmidt
Team leaders
GoalsFleming MacKell (27)
AssistsMilt Schmidt (23)
PointsFleming MacKell (44)
Penalty minutesLeo Labine (69)
WinsJim Henry
Goals against averageJim Henry

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 70 36 16 18 222 133 +89 90
2 Montreal Canadiens 70 28 23 19 155 148 +7 75
3 Boston Bruins 70 28 29 13 152 172 −20 69
4 Chicago Black Hawks 70 27 28 15 169 175 −6 69
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 30 13 156 167 −11 67
6 New York Rangers 70 17 37 16 152 211 −59 50


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1952–53 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 4–5–5 2–10–2 9–2–3 5–7–2 8–5–1
Chicago 5–4–5 3–9–2 3–7–4 10–3–1 6–6–2
Detroit 10–2–2 9–3–2 4–4–6 7–3–4 7–4–3
Montreal 2–9–3 7–3–4 4–4–6 7–2–5 7–5–2
New York 7–5–2 3–10–1 3–7–4 2–7–5 2–8–4
Toronto 5–8–1 6–6–2 4–7–3 5–7–2 8–2–4

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 12, 1952 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 0–0–1
2 W October 16, 1952 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 1–0–1
3 L October 18, 1952 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 1–1–1
4 T October 19, 1952 2–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 1–1–2
5 T October 22, 1952 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 1–1–3
6 W October 25, 1952 4–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 2–1–3
7 T October 26, 1952 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 2–1–4
8 L October 30, 1952 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 2–2–4
9 L November 1, 1952 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 2–3–4
10 L November 2, 1952 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 2–4–4
11 W November 6, 1952 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 3–4–4
12 W November 9, 1952 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 4–4–4
13 W November 11, 1952 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 5–4–4
14 L November 13, 1952 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 5–5–4
15 L November 15, 1952 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 5–6–4
16 L November 16, 1952 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 5–7–4
17 W November 19, 1952 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 6–7–4
18 L November 20, 1952 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 6–8–4
19 W November 23, 1952 6–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 7–8–4
20 W November 27, 1952 3–1 New York Rangers (1952–53) 8–8–4
21 W November 30, 1952 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 9–8–4
22 W December 4, 1952 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 10–8–4
23 W December 6, 1952 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 11–8–4
24 T December 7, 1952 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 11–8–5
25 W December 10, 1952 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 12–8–5
26 L December 11, 1952 1–10 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 12–9–5
27 T December 14, 1952 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 12–9–6
28 L December 17, 1952 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 12–10–6
29 T December 18, 1952 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 12–10–7
30 W December 20, 1952 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 13–10–7
31 L December 21, 1952 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 13–11–7
32 L December 25, 1952 1–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 13–12–7
33 L December 27, 1952 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 13–13–7
34 L December 28, 1952 1–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 13–14–7
35 W January 1, 1953 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 14–14–7
36 W January 3, 1953 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 15–14–7
37 L January 4, 1953 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 15–15–7
38 L January 8, 1953 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 15–16–7
39 L January 10, 1953 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 15–17–7
40 L January 11, 1953 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 15–18–7
41 L January 15, 1953 0–4 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 15–19–7
42 W January 18, 1953 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 16–19–7
43 T January 22, 1953 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 16–19–8
44 W January 24, 1953 9–0 New York Rangers (1952–53) 17–19–8
45 L January 25, 1953 1–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 17–20–8
46 T January 29, 1953 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 17–20–9
47 T January 31, 1953 0–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 17–20–10
48 W February 1, 1953 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 18–20–10
49 W February 5, 1953 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 19–20–10
50 L February 8, 1953 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 19–21–10
51 W February 12, 1953 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 20–21–10
52 W February 14, 1953 5–4 New York Rangers (1952–53) 21–21–10
53 W February 15, 1953 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 22–21–10
54 L February 18, 1953 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 22–22–10
55 T February 21, 1953 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 22–22–11
56 L February 22, 1953 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 22–23–11
57 L February 25, 1953 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 22–24–11
58 L February 27, 1953 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 22–25–11
59 T March 1, 1953 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 22–25–12
60 L March 2, 1953 2–10 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 22–26–12
61 W March 5, 1953 5–0 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 23–26–12
62 L March 7, 1953 1–2 New York Rangers (1952–53) 23–27–12
63 W March 8, 1953 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 24–27–12
64 T March 12, 1953 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 24–27–13
65 W March 14, 1953 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 25–27–13
66 W March 15, 1953 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 26–27–13
67 W March 18, 1953 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1952–53) 27–27–13
68 L March 19, 1953 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 27–28–13
69 W March 21, 1953 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 28–28–13
70 L March 22, 1953 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 28–29–13

PlayoffsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Fleming MacKell C 65 27 17 44 63
Ed Sandford LW 61 14 21 35 44
Milt Schmidt C/D 68 11 23 34 30
Real Chevrefils LW 69 19 14 33 44
Johnny Peirson RW 49 14 15 29 32
Joe Klukay LW 70 13 16 29 20
Jerry Toppazzini RW 69 10 13 23 36
Leo Labine RW 51 8 15 23 69
Jack McIntyre D 70 7 15 22 31
Bill Quackenbush D 69 2 16 18 6
Pentti Lund RW 54 8 9 17 2
Dave Creighton C 45 8 8 16 14
Woody Dumart LW 62 5 9 14 2
Warren Godfrey D 60 1 13 14 40
Hal Laycoe D 54 2 10 12 36
Red Sullivan C 32 3 8 11 8
Bob Armstrong D 55 0 8 8 45
Frank Martin D 14 0 2 2 6
Dunc Fisher RW 7 0 1 1 0
Norm Corcoran C/RW 1 0 0 0 0
Jim Henry G 70 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Jim Henry 4200 70 28 29 13 172 2.46 8
Team: 4200 70 28 29 13 172 2.46 8

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Ed Sandford LW 11 8 3 11 11
Dave Creighton C 11 4 5 9 10
Johnny Peirson RW 11 3 6 9 2
Fleming MacKell C 11 2 7 9 7
Milt Schmidt C/D 10 5 1 6 6
Jack McIntyre D 10 4 2 6 2
Bill Quackenbush D 11 0 4 4 4
Leo Labine RW 7 2 1 3 19
Joe Klukay LW 11 1 2 3 9
Jerry Toppazzini RW 11 0 3 3 9
Bob Armstrong D 11 1 1 2 10
Woody Dumart LW 11 0 2 2 0
Hal Laycoe D 11 0 2 2 10
Real Chevrefils LW 7 0 1 1 6
Warren Godfrey D 11 0 1 1 2
Frank Martin D 6 0 1 1 2
Gord Henry G 3 0 0 0 0
Jim Henry G 9 0 0 0 0
Pentti Lund RW 2 0 0 0 0
Red Sullivan C 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Jim Henry 510 9 5 4 26 3.06 0
Gord Henry 163 3 0 2 11 4.05 0
Team: 673 11 5 6 37 3.30 0

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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

RosterEdit

1952–53 Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1952–1953 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1952-53 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.

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