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54-55BosBru

1954-55Boston Bruins

1954–55 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1954–55 record 23-26-21
Goals for 169
Goals against 188
General Manager Lynn Patrick
Coach Lynn Patrick and Milt Schmidt
Captain Milt Schmidt and Ed Sandford
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Leo Labine (24)
Assists Fleming Mackell (24)
Points Don McKenney and Leo Labine (42)
Penalties in minutes Fernie Flaman (150)
Wins John Henderson (15)
Goals against average John Henderson (2.49)

The 1954–55 Boston Bruins season saw the Bruins finish in fourth place in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 23 wins, 26 losses, and 21 ties for 67 points. In the playoffs, they lost the semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens in five games.

On March 13, 1955, the Bruins became involved in the most controversial event of the season. During a home game against the Canadiens, Bruins defenceman Hal Laycoe engaged in a vicious stick-swinging fight with Montreal's star player, Maurice Richard; when linesman Cliff Thompson attempted to restrain Richard, the latter punched him in the face. The "Rocket"'s actions earned him a suspension for the rest of the season and the playoffs, leading to an angry demonstration on the streets of Montreal by Canadiens fans during the team's next home game against the Detroit Red Wings.


Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 42 17 11 95 204 134
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 18 11 93 228 157
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 24 22 70 147 135
Boston Bruins 70 23 26 21 67 169 188
New York Rangers 70 17 35 18 52 150 210
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 40 17 43 161 235

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 19541–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 0–1–0
2TOctober 11, 19542–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 0–1–1
3WOctober 14, 19545–3 New York Rangers (1954–55) 1–1–1
4TOctober 17, 19541–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 1–1–2
5LOctober 20, 19542–6 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 1–2–2
6LOctober 21, 19543–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 1–3–2
7TOctober 23, 19543–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 1–3–3
8LOctober 30, 19540–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 1–4–3
9LNovember 4, 19542–3 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 1–5–3
10LNovember 7, 19543–4 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 1–6–3
11WNovember 10, 19544–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 2–6–3
12LNovember 13, 19541–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 2–7–3
13LNovember 14, 19541–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 2–8–3
14TNovember 17, 19542–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 2–8–4
15WNovember 18, 19545–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 3–8–4
16WNovember 20, 19541–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 4–8–4
17WNovember 21, 19542–0 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 5–8–4
18LNovember 24, 19541–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 5–9–4
19TNovember 25, 19542–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 5–9–5
20WNovember 28, 19546–2 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 6–9–5
21LDecember 1, 19540–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 6–10–5
22WDecember 2, 19543–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 7–10–5
23WDecember 4, 19546–3 New York Rangers (1954–55) 8–10–5
24LDecember 5, 19542–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 8–11–5
25WDecember 9, 19542–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 9–11–5
26WDecember 11, 19543–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 10–11–5
27TDecember 12, 19542–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 10–11–6
28LDecember 16, 19542–4 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 10–12–6
29LDecember 18, 19541–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 10–13–6
30LDecember 19, 19541–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 10–14–6
31TDecember 25, 19543–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 10–14–7
32LDecember 30, 19541–6 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 10–15–7
33WJanuary 1, 19554–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 11–15–7
34TJanuary 2, 19553–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 11–15–8
35WJanuary 5, 19552–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 12–15–8
36TJanuary 6, 19553–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 12–15–9
37TJanuary 8, 19551–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 12–15–10
38TJanuary 9, 19551–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 12–15–11
39TJanuary 12, 19551–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 12–15–12
40LJanuary 13, 19550–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 12–16–12
41LJanuary 15, 19552–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 12–17–12
42WJanuary 16, 19556–0 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 13–17–12
43WJanuary 20, 19553–2 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 14–17–12
44WJanuary 22, 19553–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 15–17–12
45LJanuary 23, 19550–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 15–18–12
46WJanuary 27, 19555–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 16–18–12
47LJanuary 29, 19550–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 16–19–12
48WJanuary 30, 19553–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 17–19–12
49WFebruary 2, 19553–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 18–19–12
50TFebruary 3, 19551–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 18–19–13
51WFebruary 5, 19558–4 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 19–19–13
52TFebruary 6, 19552–2 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 19–19–14
53WFebruary 10, 19554–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 20–19–14
54TFebruary 12, 19555–5 New York Rangers (1954–55) 20–19–15
55TFebruary 13, 19553–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–19–16
56TFebruary 16, 19552–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 20–19–17
57LFebruary 17, 19552–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 20–20–17
58TFebruary 19, 19551–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–20–18
59TFebruary 21, 19552–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 20–20–19
60TFebruary 23, 19553–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 20–20–20
61LFebruary 26, 19551–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 20–21–20
62WMarch 2, 19552–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 21–21–20
63LMarch 3, 19551–4 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 21–22–20
64TMarch 5, 19552–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 21–22–21
65WMarch 6, 19553–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 22–22–21
66LMarch 10, 19552–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 22–23–21
67LMarch 12, 19551–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 22–24–21
68WMarch 13, 19554–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 23–24–21
69LMarch 16, 19554–5 Detroit Red Wings (1954–55) 23–25–21
70LMarch 20, 19553–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 23–26–21

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Don McKenney 69 22 20 42 34
Leo Labine 67 24 18 42 75
Réal Chevrefils 64 18 22 40 30
Cal Gardner 70 16 22 38 40
Fleming Mackell 60 11 24 35 76
Lorne Ferguson 69 20 14 34 24
Ed Sandford 60 14 20 34 38
Doug Mohns 70 14 18 32 82
Murray Costello 54 4 11 15 25
Milt Schmidt 23 4 8 12 26
Gus Bodnar 67 4 4 8 14
Floyd Smith 3 0 1 1 0
Skip Teal 1 0 0 0 0
Norm Corcoran 2 0 0 0 2
Joe Klukay 10 0 0 0 4

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Quackenbush 68 2 20 22 8
Warren Godfrey 62 1 17 18 58
Fernie Flaman 70 4 14 18 150
Leo Boivin 59 6 11 17 105
Hal Laycoe 70 4 13 17 34
Bob Armstrong 57 1 3 4 38

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
John Henderson 45 15 14 15 5 2.49
Jim Henry 27 8 12 6 1 3.02

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

ReferencesEdit



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