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70-71DetRW
1970–71 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 6th East
1970–71 record 22-45-11
Goals for 209
Goals against 308
Coach Ned Harkness
Doug Barkley
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Tom Webster (30)
Assists Tom Webster (37)
Points Tom Webster (67)
Penalties in minutes Gary Bergman (149)
Wins Roy Edwards (11)
Goals against average Roy Edwards (3.39)

The 1970–71 Detroit Red Wings season was Gordie Howe's final season with the Red Wings. Ned Harkness was hired as coach in 1970 and was promoted to general manager midway through the season. His background was a successful college hockey coach. He tried to force his two-way style of play on a veteran Red Wings team resistant to change. Harkness also demanded short hair, no smoking, and put other rules in place regarding drinking and phone calls.[1]

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Red Wings general manager Sid Abel wanted to get rid of coach Ned Harkness and was overruled by team owner Bruce Norris. Once Harkness took over as general manager, he got rid of players he deemed a threat to him. On January 13, 1971, Mahovlich was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Mickey Redmond, Guy Charron and Bill Collins. He was reunited with his brother, who had become a star player himself with the Canadiens. One of the few highlights of the season was the emergence of young rookie goaltender Jim Rutherford.

  • On October 29, Gordie Howe became the first player to record 1000 assists in a 5–3 win over Boston at the Detroit Olympia.
  • The Wings suffered their worst defeat in franchise history January 2, when Toronto beat them 13–0.

Season standingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 78 57 14 7 399 207 121
New York Rangers 78 49 18 11 259 177 109
Montreal Canadiens 78 42 23 13 291 216 97
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 37 33 8 248 211 82
Buffalo Sabres 78 24 39 15 217 291 63
Vancouver Canucks 78 24 16 8 229 296 56
Detroit Red Wings 78 22 45 11 209 308 55

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 19705–3 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 1–0–0
2LOctober 11, 19703–7 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 1–1–0
3LOctober 13, 19703–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 1–2–0
4LOctober 15, 19701–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 1–3–0
5WOctober 17, 19703–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 2–3–0
6LOctober 18, 19701–2 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 2–4–0
7LOctober 23, 19703–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 2–5–0
8TOctober 25, 19703–3 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 2–5–1
9LOctober 28, 19701–4 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 2–6–1
10WOctober 29, 19705–3 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 3–6–1
11LNovember 1, 19704–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 3–7–1
12LNovember 4, 19702–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 3–8–1
13WNovember 5, 19703–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 4–8–1
14TNovember 8, 19703–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 4–8–2
15LNovember 12, 19701–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 4–9–2
16TNovember 15, 19704–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 4–9–3
17WNovember 17, 19705–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 5–9–3
18LNovember 21, 19701–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 5–10–3
19WNovember 22, 19704–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 6–10–3
20WNovember 26, 19704–2 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 7–10–3
21LNovember 28, 19704–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 7–11–3
22WNovember 29, 19705–3 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 8–11–3
23TDecember 3, 19704–4 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 8–11–4
24LDecember 5, 19700–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 8–12–4
25LDecember 6, 19702–4 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 8–13–4
26WDecember 10, 19703–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 9–13–4
27WDecember 12, 19705–3 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 10–13–4
28LDecember 13, 19702–6 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 10–14–4
29LDecember 16, 19702–4 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 10–15–4
30LDecember 19, 19701–9 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 10–16–4
31LDecember 20, 19703–7 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 10–17–4
32LDecember 23, 19701–2 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 10–18–4
33WDecember 26, 19707–4 New York Rangers (1970–71) 11–18–4
34LDecember 27, 19702–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 11–19–4
35LDecember 31, 19703–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 11–20–4
36LJanuary 2, 19710–13 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 11–21–4
37WJanuary 3, 19713–2 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 12–21–4
38LJanuary 7, 19714–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 12–22–4
39WJanuary 9, 19713–2 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 13–22–4
40LJanuary 10, 19712–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 13–23–4
41TJanuary 14, 19712–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 13–23–5
42LJanuary 16, 19712–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 13–24–5
43LJanuary 17, 19710–2 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 13–25–5
44LJanuary 21, 19710–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 13–26–5
45LJanuary 23, 19712–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 13–27–5
46WJanuary 24, 19717–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 14–27–5
47TJanuary 28, 19711–1 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 14–27–6
48TJanuary 30, 19713–3 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 14–27–7
49LJanuary 31, 19711–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 14–28–7
50TFebruary 3, 19714–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 14–28–8
51LFebruary 4, 19710–1 New York Rangers (1970–71) 14–29–8
52WFebruary 7, 19715–2 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 15–29–8
53LFebruary 10, 19712–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 15–30–8
54LFebruary 12, 19713–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 15–31–8
55WFebruary 14, 19714–0 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 16–31–8
56WFebruary 18, 19715–3 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 17–31–8
57WFebruary 20, 19716–5 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 18–31–8
58LFebruary 21, 19711–4 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 18–32–8
59LFebruary 25, 19711–3 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 18–33–8
60LFebruary 27, 19712–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 18–34–8
61WFebruary 28, 19714–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 19–34–8
62TMarch 4, 19712–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 19–34–9
63TMarch 6, 19712–2 New York Rangers (1970–71) 19–34–10
64LMarch 7, 19711–4 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 19–35–10
65LMarch 11, 19713–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 19–36–10
66LMarch 13, 19712–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 19–37–10
67WMarch 14, 19718–5 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 20–37–10
68LMarch 16, 19714–11 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 20–38–10
69LMarch 18, 19713–7 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 20–39–10
70LMarch 20, 19711–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 20–40–10
71LMarch 21, 19710–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 20–41–10
72LMarch 24, 19712–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 20–42–10
73WMarch 25, 19714–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 21–42–10
74LMarch 27, 19712–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 21–43–10
75WMarch 28, 19712–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 22–43–10
76TMarch 31, 19712–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 22–43–11
77LApril 3, 19711–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 22–44–11
78LApril 4, 19710–6 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 22–45–11

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Webster 78 30 37 67 40
Alex Delvecchio 77 21 34 55 6
Gordie Howe 63 23 29 52 38
Frank Mahovlich 35 14 18 32 30
Nick Libett78 16 13 29 25
Garry Unger 51 13 14 27 63
Bruce MacGregor 47 6 16 22 18
Wayne Connelly 51 8 13 21 12
Bill Collins 36 5 16 21 12
Red Berenson 24 5 12 17 4
Rene LeClerc 44 8 8 16 43
Mickey Redmond 21 6 8 14 7
Tim Ecclestone 27 4 10 14 13
Don Luce 58 3 11 14 18
Guy Charron 24 8 4 12 4
[2]

DefencemenEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Gary Bergman 68 8 25 33 149
Mike Robitaille 23 4 8 12 22
Dale Rolfe 44 3 9 12 48
Ron Harris 42 2 8 10 65
Gerry Hart 64 2 7 9 148
Arnie Brown
[2]

GoaltendingEdit

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

Player GP MIN W L T SO GA GAA
Roy Edwards 37 2104 11 19 7 0 119 3.39
Gerry Gray 7 380 1 4 1 0 30 4.74
Don McLeod 14 698 3 7 0 0 60 5.16
Jim Rutherford 29 1948 7 15 3 1 94 3.77
[2]

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mulvoy, Mark (1971-01-18). Poor Broken Wings. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2008-06-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000341971.html

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