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1927–28 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division First American
1927–28 record 20-13-11 (51 points)
Goals for 77
Goals against 70
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Art Ross
Captain Lionel Hitchman
Arena Boston Arena
Team leaders
Goals Harry Oliver (13)
Assists Eddie Shore (6)
Points Harry Oliver (18)
Penalties in minutes Eddie Shore (165)
Wins Hal Winkler (20)
Goals against average Hal Winkler (1.51)

The 1927–28 Boston Bruins season was the team's fourth in the NHL. The Bruins finished first in the American Division, marking its first division title in franchise history and its second playoff appearance. The team lost in the playoffs to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers.

Regular seasonEdit

See also: 1927–28 NHL season

For the second straight season, Harry Oliver led the Bruins in scoring, and although the team's attack was relatively anemic - the Bruins finished with 77 goals, leading only the last-place teams in both divisions, the Chicago Black Hawks and the New York Americans - they cut down sharply in goals allowed, leading the division behind Hal Winkler's goaltending. Eddie Shore was the team's great star, finishing just one point behind Oliver in scoring and leading the league in penalty minutes by a wide margin.

Winkler in his own turn had fifteen shutouts, tied with Alex Connell for the league lead and a new NHL record; Winkler's mark remains the Bruins' single-season record for shutouts, eighty years later. Although veteran Sprague Cleghorn was fading and missed a quarter of the season with injuries, Shore and defense partner Lionel Hitchman were ironmen, playing most of each game.[1]

Prominent newcomers included Dutch Gainor and Dit Clapper, both of whose rights were purchased from the minor leagues, and who would make a significant impact with the Bruins down the years.[2]

With Boston's first place finish, the Bruins became the first team to win the Prince of Wales Trophy, awarded for the first time in this season.[3]

Final standingsEdit

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 20 13 11 77 70 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 94 79 47
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 19 17 8 67 76 46
Detroit Cougars 44 19 19 6 88 79 44
Chicago Black Hawks 44 7 34 3 68 134 17
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.


Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TNovember 15, 19271–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 0–0–1
2WNovember 19, 19275–2 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 1–0–1
3WNovember 22, 19271–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 2–0–1
4LNovember 26, 19273–4 OT New York Americans (1927–28) 2–1–1
5TNovember 27, 19271–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 2–1–2
6WNovember 29, 19274–0 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 3–1–2
7TDecember 1, 19270–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 3–1–3
8LDecember 3, 19272–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 3–2–3
9TDecember 6, 19271–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 3–2–4
10WDecember 10, 19272–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 4–2–4
11WDecember 11, 19272–1 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 5–2–4
12LDecember 13, 19272–3 New York Rangers (1927–28) 5–3–4
13LDecember 17, 19271–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 5–4–4
14WDecember 20, 19271–0 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 6–4–4
15WDecember 27, 19272–0 New York Rangers (1927–28) 7–4–4
16LDecember 29, 19271–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 7–5–4
17WJanuary 1, 19283–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 8–5–4
18TJanuary 3, 19280–0 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 8–5–5
19LJanuary 7, 19281–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 8–6–5
20WJanuary 10, 19283–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 9–6–5
21TJanuary 12, 19282–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 9–6–6
22WJanuary 14, 19284–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 10–6–6
23LJanuary 17, 19281–3 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 10–7–6
24TJanuary 21, 19281–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 10–7–7
25LJanuary 22, 19282–3 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 10–8–7
26TJanuary 24, 19280–0 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 10–8–8
27LJanuary 28, 19280–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 10–9–8
28WJanuary 31, 19282–1 New York Americans (1927–28) 11–9–8
29WFebruary 7, 19284–2 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 12–9–8
30TFebruary 11, 19281–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 12–9–9
31WFebruary 14, 19281–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 13–9–9
32WFebruary 19, 19282–0 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 14–9–9
33WFebruary 21, 19282–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 15–9–9
34LFebruary 25, 19281–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 15–10–9
35WFebruary 28, 19282–1 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 16–10–9
36TMarch 3, 19280–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 16–10–10
37WMarch 6, 19281–0 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 17–10–10
38TMarch 10, 19283–3 OT New York Rangers (1927–28) 17–10–11
39WMarch 11, 19281–0 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 18–10–11
40WMarch 13, 19283–0 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 19–10–11
41WMarch 15, 19283–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 20–10–11
42LMarch 17, 19281–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 20–11–11
43LMarch 20, 19282–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 20–12–11
44LMarch 24, 19282–7 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 20–13–11

[4]

Playoffs Edit

The Bruins gained a first-round bye by virtue of winning the division, and played the New York Rangers in the second round in a two-game, total goal series. Their scoring problems of the regular season continued, exacerbated by a flu bug going through the dressing room and various minor injuries; Shore, Clapper, Gainor and Connor were particularly affected.[5]

Boston tied the first game 1-1 in New York, the Rangers' final home game of the playoffs - this was the first of perennial disruptions to the Rangers' playoff schedule due to Madison Square Garden hosting the circus in the spring. The Bruins lost the second match in Boston 4-1, on three Ranger third-period goals as the weakened Brown-and-Gold folded at last, to drop the total-goal series five goals to two. Harry Oliver, who scored a goal in each game, was the sole offensive threat.[6]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver RW 43 13 5 18 20
Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 43 11 6 17 165
Fredrickson, FrankFrank Fredrickson C 41 10 4 14 83
Gainor, DutchDutch Gainor C 42 8 4 12 35
Herberts, JimmyJimmy Herberts C/RW 12 8 3 11 22
Galbraith, PercyPercy Galbraith LW/D 42 6 5 11 26
Connor, HarryHarry Connor LW 42 9 1 10 36
Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 44 5 3 8 87
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 40 4 1 5 20
Gordon, FredFred Gordon RW 43 3 2 5 40
Cleghorn, SpragueSprague Cleghorn D 37 2 2 4 14
Harrington, HagoHago Harrington LW 22 1 0 1 7
Clark, NobbyNobby Clark D 5 0 0 0 0
Lauder, MartinMartin Lauder D/C 3 0 0 0 2
Winkler, HalHal Winkler G 44 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Winkler, HalHal Winkler 2780 44 20 13 11 70 1.51 15
Team: 2780 44 20 13 11 70 1.51 15

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver RW 2 2 0 2 4
Fredrickson, FrankFrank Fredrickson C 2 0 1 1 4
Galbraith, PercyPercy Galbraith LW/D 2 0 1 1 6
Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 2 0 0 0 2
Cleghorn, SpragueSprague Cleghorn D 2 0 0 0 0
Connor, HarryHarry Connor LW 2 0 0 0 0
Gainor, DutchDutch Gainor C 2 0 0 0 6
Gordon, FredFred Gordon RW 2 0 0 0 0
Harrington, HagoHago Harrington LW 2 0 0 0 0
Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 2 0 0 0 2
Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 2 0 0 0 8
Winkler, HalHal Winkler G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Winkler, HalHal Winkler 120 2 0 1 5 2.50 0
Team: 120 2 0 1 5 2.50 0

[7]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; 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;

TransactionsEdit

  • Acquired Dutch Gainor from Minneapolis of the American Hockey Association for Red Stuart, cash and future considerations, October 24, 1927.[8]
  • Purchased Dit Clapper from Boston of the Canadian-American League, October 25, 1927.[9]
  • Sold the rights to Duke Keats to Chicago, Carson Cooper to Detroit and Billy Boucher to the Americans.[10]
  • Traded Jimmy Herberts to Toronto for the rights to Eric Pettinger and $15,000, December 21, 1927.[11]

RosterEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1964), Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol I., Kendall-Hunt Publishing
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1969), Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol II., Sherbrooke: National Hockey League, OCLC 7485243
  • Klein, Jeff Z. & Reif, Karl-Eric (1997), The Klein & Reif Hockey Compendium, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, ISBN 978-0-7710-4529-5
  • Vautour, Kevin (1997), The Bruins Book, Toronto: ECW Press, ISBN 978-1-55022-334-7

FootnotesEdit

  1. Coleman 1969, p. 39
  2. Coleman 1969, p. 35
  3. Vautour 1997, p. 45
  4. 1927–28 Boston Bruins Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
  5. Coleman 1964, p. 49
  6. Coleman 1964, p. 50
  7. 1927-28 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
  8. Hockey Hall of Fame website. Dutch Gainor. Retrieved on 2008-09-23.
  9. Hockey Hall of Fame website. Dit Clapper. Retrieved on 2008-09-23.
  10. Vautour 1997, p. 45
  11. Boston Bruins website. Jimmy Herberts. Retrieved on 2008-09-23.


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