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51-52ChiBH
1951–52 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL
Division 6th
1951–52 record 17–44–9
Home record 9–19–7
Road record 8–25–2
Goals for 158
Goals against 241
General Manager Bill Tobin
Coach Ebbie Goodfellow
Captain Jack Stewart
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Bill Mosienko (31)
Assists George Gee (31)
Points Bill Mosienko (53)
Penalties in minutes Al Dewsbury (99)
Wins Harry Lumley (17)
Goals against average Harry Lumley (3.46)

The 1951–52 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's twenty-sixth season in the NHL, and they were coming off of a horrible season in 1950–51, when they finished with an NHL worst record of 13–47–10, earning 36 points, as Chicago missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. The Black Hawks ended the 1950–51 season winning only two of their last 43 games.

In the off-season, the Black Hawks were involved in the largest cash deal at the time, as they gave the Detroit Red Wings $75,000 in exchange for Jim McFadden, George Gee, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin, Clare Raglan and Max McNab.

The Black Hawks started the season off playing .500 hockey through their opening eight games, as they sat with a 3–3–2 record, however, the team fell into a five game losing streak, and quickly fell out of playoff contention. Chicago would slump all season long, ending up in last place in the league for the second consecutive season with a 17–44–9 record, earning 43 points, which was a seven point improvement on the previous season.

In an early season matchup against the Detroit Red Wings at the Detroit Olympia, Black Hawks captain Jack Stewart made his return to the team after missing nearly a year of action due to a back injury. The Black Hawks defeated the powerful Red Wings 6–2 in his return. Also, during the game, Chicago goaltender Harry Lumley suffered a minor knee injury, and team trainer Moe Roberts, who had first played in the NHL in 1925–26 with the Boston Bruins, and had not played in the league since 1933–34 with the New York Americans, made an emergency appearance. Roberts stopped every shot he faced to help the Hawks win the game.

With the team having some attendance problems, the Black Hawks decided to experiment with afternoon games, and it worked, as on January 20, 1952, the Hawks had a season high crowd of 13,600 in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Black Hawks forward Bill Mosienko set an NHL record during Chicago's final game of the season at Madison Square Garden in New York, as he scored 3 goals on New York Rangers goaltender Lorne Anderson in 21 seconds as Chicago defeated New York 7–6.

Offensively, Bill Mosienko led the team with 31 goals and 53 points, while newly acquired George Gee had a club high 31 assists, and finished second in team scoring with 49 points. Al Dewsbury led the Black Hawks blueline, scoring 7 goals and earning 24 points, while posting a team high 99 penalty minutes, while fellow defenceman Bill Gadsby also had a solid season, scoring 7 goals, registering 22 points and accumlated 87 penalty minutes.

In goal, Harry Lumley played in all 70 games, winning 17 of them, while posting a GAA of 3.46, and earning 2 shutouts.

Season standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 44 14 12 100 215 133
Montreal Canadiens 70 34 26 10 78 195 164
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 29 25 16 74 168 157
Boston Bruins 70 25 29 16 66 162 176
New York Rangers 70 23 34 13 59 192 219
Chicago Black Hawks 70 17 44 9 43 158 241

Game logEdit

Regular seasonEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 11 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–1–0 0
2 October 13 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1–0 2
3 October 14 New York Rangers 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1–0 4
4 October 18 Detroit Red Wings 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–0 4
5 October 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–1 5
6 October 25 Montreal Canadiens 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2–2 6
7 October 28 Boston Bruins 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3–2 6
8 November 1 New York Rangers 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3–2 8
9 November 4 Boston Bruins 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4–2 8
10 November 7 Chicago Black Hawks 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–5–2 8
11 November 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6–2 8
12 November 10 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Montreal Canadiens 3–7–2 8
13 November 11 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 New York Rangers 3–8–2 8
14 November 13 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Boston Bruins 4–8–2 10
15 November 15 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Red Wings 4–9–2 10
16 November 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks 5–9–2 12
17 November 21 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 5–10–2 12
18 November 22 Montreal Canadiens 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 6–10–2 14
19 November 24 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 Detroit Red Wings 7–10–2 16
20 November 25 Detroit Red Wings 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 7–11–2 16
21 November 28 Chicago Black Hawks 3–6 New York Rangers 7–12–2 16
22 December 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Montreal Canadiens 7–13–2 16
23 December 2 New York Rangers 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks 8–13–2 18
24 December 4 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Boston Bruins 8–14–2 18
25 December 8 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs 8–15–2 18
26 December 9 Boston Bruins 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 9–15–2 20
27 December 13 Montreal Canadiens 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 9–15–3 21
28 December 15 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Detroit Red Wings 9–16–3 21
29 December 16 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 10–16–3 23
30 December 20 Detroit Red Wings 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks 10–17–3 23
31 December 22 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Montreal Canadiens 10–18–3 23
32 December 23 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 New York Rangers 10–19–3 23
33 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 Boston Bruins 11–19–3 25
34 December 29 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Detroit Red Wings 11–20–3 25
35 January 1 Montreal Canadiens 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks 11–21–3 25
36 January 5 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–22–3 25
37 January 6 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 New York Rangers 11–23–3 25
38 January 8 Boston Bruins 7–2 Chicago Black Hawks 11–24–3 25
39 January 12 Chicago Black Hawks 3–8 Montreal Canadiens 11–25–3 25
40 January 13 Chicago Black Hawks 4–5 Boston Bruins 11–26–3 25
41 January 16 Chicago Black Hawks 6–4 New York Rangers 12–26–3 27
42 January 17 New York Rangers 6–6 Chicago Black Hawks 12–26–4 28
43 January 20 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 12–27–4 28
44 January 24 Montreal Canadiens 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 12–28–4 28
45 January 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 13–28–4 30
46 January 27 Detroit Red Wings 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks 13–29–4 30
47 January 31 Boston Bruins 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 13–29–5 31
48 February 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks 14–29–5 33
49 February 5 Chicago Black Hawks 0–5 Boston Bruins 14–30–5 33
50 February 7 New York Rangers 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 14–31–5 33
51 February 10 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 14–32–5 33
52 February 14 Detroit Red Wings 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks 14–33–5 33
53 February 16 Chicago Black Hawks 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 14–33–6 34
54 February 17 Boston Bruins 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 14–34–6 34
55 February 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 15–34–6 36
56 February 23 Chicago Black Hawks 0–7 Montreal Canadiens 15–35–6 36
57 February 24 Detroit Red Wings 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 15–36–6 36
58 February 28 New York Rangers 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks 15–36–7 37
59 March 2 Montreal Canadiens 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks 15–37–7 37
60 March 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 15–38–7 37
61 March 6 New York Rangers 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–39–7 37
62 March 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Montreal Canadiens 15–39–8 38
63 March 9 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4 Boston Bruins 15–40–8 38
64 March 12 Chicago Black Hawks 2–10 New York Rangers 15–41–8 38
65 March 13 Boston Bruins 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–41–9 39
66 March 15 Chicago Black Hawks 1–6 Detroit Red Wings 15–42–9 39
67 March 16 Detroit Red Wings 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 15–43–9 39
68 March 18 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Boston Bruins 15–44–9 39
69 March 22 Chicago Black Hawks 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 16–44–9 41
70 March 23 Chicago Black Hawks 7–6 New York Rangers 17–44–9 43

Season statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Mosienko 70 31 22 53 10
George Gee 70 18 31 49 39
Gus Bodnar 69 14 26 40 26
Jimmy Peters 70 15 21 36 16
Jim McFadden 70 10 24 34 14

GoaltendingEdit

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Moe Roberts 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Harry Lumley 70 4180 17 44 9 241 2 3.46

Game AdsEdit


ReferencesEdit

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