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1968–69 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd East
1968–69 record 41–26–9
Goals for 231
Goals against 196
Coach Bernie Geoffrion/Emile Francis
Captain Bob Nevin
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Jean Ratelle (32)
Assists Rod Gilbert (49)
Points Jean Ratelle (78)
Penalties in minutes Reggie Fleming (138)
Wins Ed Giacomin (37)
Goals against average Gilles Villemure (2.25)

The 1968–69 New York Rangers season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished in third place in the East Division with 91 points and advanced to the playoffs, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the quarter-finals.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

East Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 103
Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 100
New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 91
Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 85
Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 78
Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 77
[1]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 13, 19682–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 0–1–0
2WOctober 16, 19683–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 1–1–0
3LOctober 17, 19682–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 1–2–0
4WOctober 20, 19687–0 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 2–2–0
5WOctober 23, 19686–1 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 3–2–0
6WOctober 26, 19683–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 4–2–0
7LOctober 27, 19683–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 4–3–0
8WOctober 30, 19687–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 5–3–0
9WOctober 31, 19682–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 6–3–0
10WNovember 3, 19682–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 7–3–0
11LNovember 6, 19680–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 7–4–0
12WNovember 8, 19683–2 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 8–4–0
13WNovember 10, 19684–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 9–4–0
14LNovember 13, 19681–3 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 9–5–0
15WNovember 16, 19682–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 10–5–0
16WNovember 17, 19683–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 11–5–0
17WNovember 20, 19684–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 12–5–0
18LNovember 23, 19681–5 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 12–6–0
19WNovember 24, 19683–2 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 13–6–0
20LNovember 27, 19682–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 13–7–0
21WNovember 30, 19684–1 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 14–7–0
22WDecember 1, 19683–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 15–7–0
23WDecember 4, 19684–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 16–7–0
24LDecember 5, 19682–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–8–0
25LDecember 7, 19682–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 16–9–0
26LDecember 8, 19682–5 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–10–0
27TDecember 11, 19682–2 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 16–10–1
28LDecember 14, 19681–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 16–11–1
29LDecember 15, 19681–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 16–12–1
30LDecember 18, 19681–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 16–13–1
31TDecember 21, 19682–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 16–13–2
32WDecember 22, 19684–2 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 17–13–2
33TDecember 25, 19682–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 17–13–3
34WDecember 26, 19683–1 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 18–13–3
35LDecember 28, 19683–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 18–14–3
36WDecember 29, 19683–1 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 19–14–3
37LJanuary 2, 19692–4 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 19–15–3
38LJanuary 4, 19693–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 19–16–3
39WJanuary 5, 19695–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 20–16–3
40WJanuary 9, 19693–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 21–16–3
41LJanuary 11, 19692–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 21–17–3
42LJanuary 14, 19691–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 21–18–3
43WJanuary 17, 19693–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 22–18–3
44TJanuary 18, 19692–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 22–18–4
45WJanuary 23, 19693–1 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 23–18–4
46WJanuary 25, 19693–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 24–18–4
47WJanuary 26, 19693–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 25–18–4
48WJanuary 29, 19692–0 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 26–18–4
49WJanuary 30, 19694–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 27–18–4
50LFebruary 1, 19692–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 27–19–4
51WFebruary 2, 19697–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 28–19–4
52LFebruary 5, 19692–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 28–20–4
53WFebruary 8, 19692–0 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 29–20–4
54TFebruary 9, 19693–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 29–20–5
55LFebruary 12, 19692–3 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 29–21–5
56LFebruary 13, 19691–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 29–22–5
57LFebruary 15, 19692–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 29–23–5
58WFebruary 16, 19694–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 30–23–5
59TFebruary 19, 19691–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 30–23–6
60WFebruary 23, 19699–0 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 31–23–6
61WFebruary 26, 19695–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 32–23–6
62LMarch 1, 19695–8 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 32–24–6
63WMarch 2, 19692–1 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 33–24–6
64TMarch 5, 19694–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 33–24–7
65WMarch 6, 19694–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 34–24–7
66WMarch 8, 19695–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 35–24–7
67TMarch 9, 19692–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 35–24–8
68WMarch 12, 19694–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 36–24–8
69WMarch 16, 19696–4 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 37–24–8
70WMarch 19, 19694–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 38–24–8
71LMarch 22, 19691–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 38–25–8
72WMarch 23, 19694–2 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 39–25–8
73LMarch 26, 19694–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 39–26–8
74TMarch 27, 19693–3 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 39–26–9
75WMarch 29, 19694–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 40–26–9
76WMarch 30, 19694–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 41–26–9

PlayoffsEdit

Quarter-finals

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LApril 2, 19691–3 @ Montreal Canadiens 0–1
2LApril 3, 19692–5 @ Montreal Canadiens 0–2
3LApril 5, 19691–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–3
4LApril 6, 19693–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–4

[2]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 75 32 46 78 26804
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 66 28 49 77 22805
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 73 26 40 66 1081004
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 71 31 25 56 141106
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 67 13 32 45 8203
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 76 10 34 44 95302
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 74 20 19 39 12704
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 71 12 24 36 28001
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 75 10 21 31 57123
Stewart, RonRon Stewart RW 75 18 11 29 20125
Park, BradBrad Park D 54 3 23 26 70200
Brown, ArnieArnie Brown D 74 10 12 22 48001
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 73 4 17 21 73001
Fleming, ReggieReggie Fleming D/LW 72 8 12 20 138201
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 56 4 7 11 36101
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 75 1 6 7 12000
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 13 1 4 5 25000
Blackburn, BobBob Blackburn D 11 0 0 0 0000
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 70 0 0 0 2000
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 16 0 0 0 8000
Jones, BobBob Jones LW 2 0 0 0 0000
Kurtenbach, OrlandOrland Kurtenbach C 2 0 0 0 2000
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 4 0 0 0 0000
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 5 0 0 0 0000
Trottier, GuyGuy Trottier RW 2 0 0 0 0000
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 4 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 4114 70 37 23 7 175 2.55 7
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 206 5 2 2 1 8 2.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 240 4 2 1 1 9 2.25 0
Team: 4560 76 41 26 9 192 2.53 7

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 4 2 1 3 2000
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 4 0 3 3 5000
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 4 0 2 2 0000
Park, BradBrad Park D 4 0 2 2 7000
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 4 1 0 1 0000
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 4 1 0 1 2000
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 4 1 0 1 0000
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 4 1 0 1 0100
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 4 1 0 1 2000
Brown, ArnieArnie Brown D 4 0 1 1 0000
Stewart, RonRon Stewart RW 4 0 1 1 0000
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 4 0 1 1 6000
Fleming, ReggieReggie Fleming D/LW 3 0 0 0 7000
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 3 0 0 0 5000
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 3 0 0 0 0000
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 1 0 0 0 0000
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 2 0 0 0 0000
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 4 0 0 0 2000
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 1 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 180 3 0 3 10 3.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 60 1 0 1 4 4.00 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 14 3.50 0

[3]

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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. http://www.databasehockey.com/teams/teamscores.htm?tm=NYR&yr=1968
  3. 1968-69 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

External linksEdit

New York Rangers
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Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)
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