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|1919–20 Ottawa Senators|
|Stanley Cup champions|
|O'Brien Cup winners|
|1919–20 record|| 9–3–0 (1st half)|
10–2–0 (2nd half)
|General Manager||Tommy Gorman|
|Goals||Frank Nighbor (26)|
|Assists||Frank Nighbor (7)|
|Points||Frank Nighbor (33)|
|Penalties in minutes||Sprague Cleghorn (62)|
|Wins||Clint Benedict (19)|
|Goals against average||Clint Benedict (2.66)|
The 1919–20 Ottawa Senators season was the club's 35th season of play and third season in the NHL. It was a very successful season, as they set an NHL record for wins (19), points (38), and won both halves of the season, therefore the Sens automatically were awarded the O'Brien Cup and the right to play in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Senators defeated Seattle to win their eighth Stanley Cup title.
Frank Nighbor led the Sens offensively with 26 goals, good for 3rd in the NHL, and his 33 points ranked him 4th. Clint Benedict would set an NHL record with 5 shutouts, and he led the league in both wins (19) and GAA (2.66).
|Toronto St. Patricks||12||5||7||0||10||52||62|
|Toronto St. Patricks||12||7||5||0||14||67||44|
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.
|1||December 23||Toronto St. Pats||0–3||Ottawa Senators||1–0–0||2|
|2||December 27||Montreal Canadiens||0–2||Ottawa Senators||2–0–0||4|
|3||January 1||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Quebec Bulldogs||3–0–0||6|
|4||January 3||Ottawa Senators||3–4||Toronto St. Pats||3–1–0||6|
|5||January 7||Montreal Canadiens||3–4||Ottawa Senators||4–1–0||8|
|6||January 10||Quebec Bulldogs||1–7||Ottawa Senators||5–1–0||10|
|7||January 14||Ottawa Senators||2–1||Quebec Bulldogs||6–1–0||12|
|8||January 17||Ottawa Senators||2–3||Montreal Canadiens||6–2–0||12|
|9||January 21||Quebec Bulldogs||1–12||Ottawa Senators||7–2–0||14|
|10||January 24||Ottawa Senators||3–5||Toronto St. Pats||7–3–0||14|
|11||January 28||Toronto St. Pats||0–7||Ottawa Senators||8–3–0||16|
|12||January 31||Montreal Canadiens||3–11||Ottawa Senators||9–3–0||18|
|13||February 4||Ottawa Senators||5–0||Quebec Bulldogs||10–3–0||20|
|14||February 7||Toronto St. Pats||4–3||Ottawa Senators||10–4–0||20|
|15||February 11||Montreal Canadiens||3–4||Ottawa Senators||11–4–0||22|
|16||February 14||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Montreal Canadiens||12–4–0||24|
|17||February 18||Quebec Bulldogs||3–9||Ottawa Senators||13–4–0||26|
|18||February 21||Ottawa Senators||5–3||Toronto St. Pats||14–4–0||28|
|19||February 25||Montreal Canadiens||3–6||Ottawa Senators||15–4–0||30|
|20||February 28||Ottawa Senators||1–0||Toronto St. Pats||16–4–0||32|
|21||March 3||Toronto St. Pats||4–7||Ottawa Senators||17–4–0||34|
|22||March 6||Ottawa Senators||4–3||Montreal Canadiens||18–4–0||36|
|23||March 8||Quebec Bulldogs||6–11||Ottawa Senators||19–4–0||38|
|24||March 10||Ottawa Senators||4–10||Quebec Bulldogs||19–5–0||38|
Ottawa won both halves of the schedule, and no NHL playoffs were played.
Stanley Cup FinalsEdit
The Senators would face the Seattle Metropolitans for the Stanley Cup, with all games scheduled to be played in Ottawa. However an unseasonably warm spring in the Ottawa area led to some problems with the ice at Dey's Arena, and the final two games were moved to Toronto's Arena Gardens, which had artificial ice equipment.
Despite playing in a neutral arena, the Senators would hold on, and win the series 3 games to 2 over Seattle, including a convincing 6–1 victory in the deciding game, to win the Stanley Cup for the first time as a member of the NHL.
- Ottawa Senators 3, Seattle Metropolitans 2
|1||March 22||Seattle Metropolitans||2–3||Ottawa Senators||1–0|
|2||March 24||Seattle Metropolitans||0–3||Ottawa Senators||2–0|
|3||March 27||Seattle Metropolitans||3–1||Ottawa Senators||2–1|
|4||March 30||Seattle Metropolitans||5–2||Ottawa Senators||2–2|
|5||April 1||Seattle Metropolitans||1–6||Ottawa Senators||3–2|
Awards and records Edit
Ottawa Senators 1920 Stanley Cup championsEdit
- Ted Dey, (president)
- Frank Ahearn, (hon. president)
- Tommy Gorman, (manager/secretary)
- Pete Green, (coach)
- Frank Dolan, (trainer)
- Lorne Graham, (team doctor)
‡ Played rover position in the Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup engraving
The Senators did not engrave their name on the Cup for the 1920 championship. When the trophy was redesigned in 1948 the words "1920 Ottawa Senators" were engraved onto a new collar.
- ↑ "All Pro Players Under Similar Obligation", The Globe, January 1, 1920, p. 12.
|1919–20 NHL season by team|
|NHL||Montreal • Ottawa• Quebec • Toronto|
|See also||Stanley Cup Finals|
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