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NYR27-28
1927–28 New York Rangers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Division 2nd American
1927–28 record 19–16–9
Goals for 94
Goals against 79
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Frank Boucher (23)
Assists Bun Cook (14)
Points Frank Boucher (35)
Penalties in minutes Ching Johnson (146)
Wins Lorne Chabot (19)
Goals against average Lorne Chabot (1.74)

The 1927–28 New York Rangers season was the second season for the team in the National Hockey League. In the regular season, the Rangers finished in second place in the American Division with a 19–16–9 record and qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. In a pair of two-game total goals series, New York defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Bruins to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they faced the Montreal Maroons. The Rangers defeated the Maroons 3–2 to win their first Stanley Cup.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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
1WNovember 15, 19274–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 1–0–0
2WNovember 17, 19273–2 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 2–0–0
3WNovember 20, 19272–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 3–0–0
4LNovember 22, 19273–4 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 3–1–0
5TNovember 27, 19271–1 OT Boston Bruins (1927–28) 3–1–1
6WNovember 29, 19272–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 4–1–1
7TDecember 1, 19271–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 4–1–2
8LDecember 3, 19272–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 4–2–2
9WDecember 4, 19273–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 5–2–2
10TDecember 6, 19272–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 5–2–3
11LDecember 11, 19270–2 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 5–3–3
12WDecember 13, 19273–2 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 6–3–3
13LDecember 15, 19271–2 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 6–4–3
14WDecember 20, 19272–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 7–4–3
15WDecember 25, 19272–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 8–4–3
16LDecember 27, 19270–2 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 8–5–3
17TDecember 29, 19273–3 OT New York Americans (1927–28) 8–5–4
18LDecember 31, 19270–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 8–6–4
19LJanuary 3, 19282–4 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 8–7–4
20WJanuary 8, 19285–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 9–7–4
21TJanuary 12, 19282–2 OT Boston Bruins (1927–28) 9–7–5
22LJanuary 14, 19281–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 9–8–5
23WJanuary 15, 19282–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 10–8–5
24LJanuary 17, 19281–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 10–9–5
25WJanuary 22, 19284–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 11–9–5
26WJanuary 26, 19283–0 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 12–9–5
27WJanuary 29, 19287–0 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 13–9–5
28WJanuary 31, 19283–1 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 14–9–5
29LFebruary 4, 19282–4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 14–10–5
30TFebruary 7, 19280–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 14–10–6
31TFebruary 9, 19280–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 14–10–7
32LFebruary 12, 19280–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 14–11–7
33LFebruary 19, 19280–2 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 14–12–7
34WFebruary 23, 19283–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 15–12–7
35WFebruary 25, 19281–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 16–12–7
36TFebruary 26, 19280–0 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 16–12–8
37WFebruary 28, 19281–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–28) 17–12–8
38LMarch 6, 19281–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 17–13–8
39LMarch 8, 19283–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 17–14–8
40TMarch 10, 19283–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 17–14–9
41LMarch 13, 19281–4 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 17–15–9
42WMarch 18, 19287–3 New York Americans (1927–28) 18–15–9
43WMarch 21, 19286–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 19–15–9
44LMarch 24, 19282–4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 19–16–9

PlayoffsEdit

FinalEdit

The circus knocked the Rangers out of Madison Square Garden, and all games would be played in the Montreal Forum, even though Boston offered to host the Rangers. The Maroons won game one 2–0, with Nels Stewart and goaltender Clint Benedict the stars.

Drama took over in game two when Nels Stewart fired a hard shot that struck New York goaltender Lorne Chabot in the eye. He could not continue, and the Rangers needed a goaltender. However, when coach Eddie Gerard refused to let the Rangers use Alex Connell or minor league goaltender Hugh McCormick, Lester Patrick, Ranger coach, in anger, decided to don the pads himself. The Rangers then body-blasted any Maroon who got near Patrick. Bill Cook scored, putting the Rangers ahead 1–0, but Nels Stewart was not to be denied and scored, tying the game. In overtime, Frank Boucher got the winner for the Rangers and they carried Patrick, tears streaming down his eyes, off the ice.

Joe "Red Light" Miller, New York Americans goalie, was allowed to take Chabot's place in goal and he played well in a 2–0 loss in game three. However, Frank Boucher starred as the Rangers took the next two games, and the Stanley Cup. Drama almost took place in the final game when Miller was badly cut on a shot, but he was able to continue. The crowd became unruly at times and referee Mike Rodden took abuse for disallowed goals by Maroon players. Even NHL president Frank Calder was a target of some fans for not intervening. The Rangers became the second American team to win the Cup and the first NHL American team to do so.

New York Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5New York Rangers0Montreal Maroons2
April 7New York Rangers2Montreal Maroons1(OT)
April 10New York Rangers0Montreal Maroons2
April 12New York Rangers1Montreal Maroons0
April 14New York Rangers2Montreal Maroons1

New York wins best-of-five series 3–2

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Frank Boucher 7 44 23 12 35 15 9 7 3 10 2
Bun Cook 6 44 14 14 28 45 9 2 1 3 10
Bill Cook 5 43 18 6 24 42 9 2 3 5 26
Ching Johnson 3 42 10 6 16 146 9 1 1 2 46
Murray Murdoch 9 44 7 3 10 14 9 2 1 3 12
Paul Thompson 10 42 4 4 8 22 8 0 0 0 30
Alex Gray 2 43 7 0 7 30 9 1 0 1 0
Leo Bourgeault 12 37 7 0 7 7 9 0 0 0 8
Bill Boyd 8 43 4 0 4 11 9 0 0 0 4
Clarence Abel 4 23 0 1 1 28 9 1 0 1 14
Laurie Scott 11 23 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Patsy Callighen 14 36 0 0 0 32 9 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP MIN W L T GA SO GAA GP MIN W L GA SO GAA
Lorne Chabot 1 44 2730 19 16 9 79 11 1.74 6 321 2 2 8 1 1.50
Joe Miller 1 - - - - - - - - 3 180 2 1 3 1 1.00
Lester Patrick 16 - - - - - - - - 1 46 1 0 1 0 1.30

New York Rangers 1928 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Centers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • John Hommond (President/Owner)
  • Harry Westerby (Trainer)
  • William Carey, Richard Hojt, George Rickard (Directors)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • † Lauire Scott played 23 of 44 regular season game. He was sent to the minors before the playoffs, so his name was left off the Stanley Cup. Scott was included on mid-season team picture, but on Stanley Cup winning picture.


See also Edit

References Edit

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