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38-39NYR
1938–39 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 2nd NHL
1938–39 record 26–16–6
Goals for 149
Goals against 105
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Art Coulter
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Alex Shibicky (24)
Assists Ott Heller (23)
Points Clint Smith (41)
Penalties in minutes Muzz Patrick (64)
Wins Dave Kerr (26)
Goals against average Dave Kerr (2.12)

The 1938–39 New York Rangers season was the 13th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). New York finished second in the NHL in regular season points with 58, and qualified for the playoffs. In the league semi-finals, the Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Rangers played a four game series against the New York Americans in Western Canada:

  • Thursday, October 20 Rangers 2 Americans 1 @ Winnipeg
  • Saturday, October 22 Rangers 3 Americans 2 @ Saskatoon
  • Tuesday, October 25 Rangers 7 Americans 0 @ Saskatoon
  • Thursday, October 27 Rangers 8 Americans 4 @ Edmonton


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

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 13, 19384–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 1–0–0
2WNovember 15, 19382–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 2–0–0
3WNovember 17, 19381–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 3–0–0
4WNovember 20, 19382–1 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–0–0
5LNovember 22, 19382–4 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 4–1–0
6WNovember 24, 19386–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 5–1–0
7LNovember 27, 19380–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–2–0
8WDecember 4, 19386–1 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 6–2–0
9WDecember 8, 19386–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 7–2–0
10LDecember 11, 19380–3 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 7–3–0
11TDecember 15, 19381–1 OT New York Americans (1938–39) 7–3–1
12WDecember 17, 19383–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 8–3–1
13LDecember 18, 19380–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 8–4–1
14WDecember 20, 19386–2 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 9–4–1
15WDecember 22, 19385–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 10–4–1
16WDecember 25, 19381–0 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–4–1
17LDecember 26, 19380–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 11–5–1
18WDecember 31, 19382–1 OT Boston Bruins (1938–39) 12–5–1
19WJanuary 2, 19393–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 13–5–1
20TJanuary 5, 19392–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 13–5–2
21WJanuary 8, 19395–2 New York Americans (1938–39) 14–5–2
22LJanuary 10, 19390–1 OT @ New York Americans (1938–39) 14–6–2
23WJanuary 12, 19396–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–6–2
24TJanuary 15, 19391–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 15–6–3
25LJanuary 19, 19393–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 15–7–3
26WJanuary 22, 19397–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 16–7–3
27LJanuary 26, 19390–1 New York Americans (1938–39) 16–8–3
28WJanuary 31, 19393–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 17–8–3
29WFebruary 2, 19397–0 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 18–8–3
30WFebruary 4, 19394–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 19–8–3
31TFebruary 5, 19395–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 19–8–4
32LFebruary 9, 19392–4 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 19–9–4
33WFebruary 12, 19393–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 20–9–4
34WFebruary 16, 19392–1 New York Americans (1938–39) 21–9–4
35LFebruary 18, 19391–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 21–10–4
36WFebruary 21, 19397–3 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 22–10–4
37WFebruary 23, 19394–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 23–10–4
38TFebruary 25, 19391–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 23–10–5
39LFebruary 26, 19390–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 23–11–5
40LMarch 2, 19391–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 23–12–5
41LMarch 5, 19393–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 23–13–5
42TMarch 7, 19392–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 23–13–6
43WMarch 9, 19398–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 24–13–6
44LMarch 12, 19392–4 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 24–14–6
45LMarch 14, 19392–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 24–15–6
46WMarch 16, 193911–5 @ New York Americans (1938–39) 25–15–6
47LMarch 18, 19391–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 25–16–6
48WMarch 19, 19396–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 26–16–6

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Smith, ClintClint Smith C 48 21 20 41 2
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 47 18 19 37 12
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 48 15 22 37 42
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 48 20 15 35 18
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 48 24 9 33 24
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 48 10 19 29 22
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 35 8 21 29 25
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 48 7 21 28 24
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 48 12 15 27 6
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 48 0 23 23 42
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 48 2 19 21 20
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen LW/D 19 6 6 12 10
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 44 4 8 12 58
Patrick, MuzzMuzz Patrick D 48 1 10 11 64
Krol, JoeJoe Krol LW 1 1 1 2 0
Carse, BillBill Carse C 1 0 1 1 0
Molyneaux, LarryLarry Molyneaux D 43 0 1 1 18
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 2970 48 26 16 6 105 2.12 6
Team: 2970 48 26 16 6 105 2.12 6

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 7 3 1 4 2
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 7 1 2 3 4
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 7 1 2 3 9
Smith, ClintClint Smith C 7 1 2 3 0
Carse, BillBill Carse C 6 1 1 2 0
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 7 1 1 2 6
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 7 1 1 2 0
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 7 1 1 2 7
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 7 0 2 2 2
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 7 1 0 1 9
Patrick, MuzzMuzz Patrick D 7 1 0 1 17
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 7 0 1 1 10
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 7 0 1 1 4
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen LW/D 7 0 0 0 4
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 1 0 0 0 0
Gardiner, BertBert Gardiner G 6 0 0 0 0
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 1 0 0 0 0
Molyneaux, LarryLarry Molyneaux D 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Gardiner, BertBert Gardiner 433 6 3 3 12 1.66 0
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 119 1 0 1 2 1.01 0
Team: 552 7 3 4 14 1.52 0

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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;

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1938-39 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.

External linksEdit


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