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1926–27 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 1st American
1926–27 record 25–13–6
Goals for 95
Goals against 72
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Cook (33)
Assists Frank Boucher (15)
Points Bill Cook (37)
Penalties in minutes Taffy Abel (78)
Wins Lorne Chabot (22)
Goals against average Lorne Chabot (1.56)
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- 1927–28

The 1926–27 New York Rangers season was the 1st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team placed 1st in the new American Division and qualified for the playoffs, losing in the Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins by 3 goals to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The Rangers team was organized by Conn Smythe who used his extensive knowledge of available amateur players along with sound selection of players available from the dispersal of the Western Hockey League (WHL):

Smythe signed several players from the amateur Minneapolis Millers, including Taffy Abel, Billy Boyd and Ching Johnson. The 1925–26 Millers also provided other players to the NHL in the future, including Cooney Weiland and Tiny Thompson, Paul Thompson's brother.

However, before the season started, Smythe was fired by the club and Lester Patrick took over from Smythe. Patrick received the job as part of the dispersal agreement of the WHL. His brother Frank received a job at the Boston Bruins. Smythe would eventually receive a $10,000 severance, a large amount in those days.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 44 25 13 6 95 72 56
Boston Bruins 44 21 20 3 97 89 45
Chicago Black Hawks 44 19 22 3 115 116 41
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 15 26 3 79 108 33
Detroit Cougars 44 12 28 4 76 105 28

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2 W November 20, 1926 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 2–0–0
3 L November 25, 1926 0–2 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 2–1–0
4 W November 27, 1926 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 3–1–0
5 W November 30, 1926 4–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 4–1–0
6 L December 4, 1926 0–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 4–2–0
7 W December 7, 1926 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 5–2–0
8 W December 12, 1926 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1926–27) 6–2–0
9 L December 15, 1926 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 6–3–0
10 T December 19, 1926 1–1 OT Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 6–3–1
11 W December 21, 1926 1–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 7–3–1
12 L December 23, 1926 0–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 7–4–1
13 L December 26, 1926 2–5 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 7–5–1
14 L December 28, 1926 2–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 7–6–1
15 W January 1, 1927 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 8–6–1
16 W January 6, 1927 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 9–6–1
17 W January 9, 1927 4–1 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 10–6–1
18 W January 11, 1927 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 11–6–1
19 T January 13, 1927 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 11–6–2
20 W January 16, 1927 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 12–6–2
21 L January 18, 1927 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 12–7–2
22 T January 20, 1927 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1926–27) 12–7–3
23 W January 23, 1927 2–0 New York Americans (1926–27) 13–7–3
24 W January 27, 1927 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 14–7–3
25 W January 29, 1927 2–0 Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 15–7–3
26 L February 1, 1927 0–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1926–27) 15–8–3
27 W February 6, 1927 2–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 16–8–3
28 W February 10, 1927 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 17–8–3
29 W February 12, 1927 3–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 18–8–3
30 T February 15, 1927 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 18–8–4
31 L February 17, 1927 1–4 Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 18–9–4
32 W February 20, 1927 3–1 Boston Bruins (1926–27) 19–9–4
33 L February 22, 1927 2–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1926–27) 19–10–4
34 L February 24, 1927 0–1 Ottawa Senators (1926–27) 19–11–4
35 W February 27, 1927 4–1 @ New York Americans (1926–27) 20–11–4
36 L March 1, 1927 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 20–12–4
37 T March 5, 1927 0–0 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1926–27) 20–12–5
38 T March 13, 1927 2–2 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 20–12–6
39 W March 15, 1927 5–0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 21–12–6
40 W March 17, 1927 2–0 @ Detroit Cougars (1926–27) 22–12–6
41 W March 20, 1927 2–1 New York Americans (1926–27) 23–12–6
42 W March 22, 1927 4–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1926–27) 24–12–6
43 W March 25, 1927 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1926–27) 25–12–6
44 L March 26, 1927 3–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1926–27) 25–13–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 3 Goals, New York Rangers 1 Goal[edit | edit source]

The Rangers by their placing earned a bye in the first round and met the Boston Bruins in the Semi-finals. The Rangers were limited to one goal in the two games, losing the series by three goals to one.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 New York Rangers 0 Boston Bruins 0
April 4 Boston Bruins 3 New York Rangers 1

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Cook 44 33 4 37 58 2 1 0 1 10
Frank Boucher 44 13 15 28 17 2 0 0 0 4
Bun Cook 44 14 9 23 42 2 0 0 0 6
Taffy Abel 44 8 4 12 78 2 0 1 1 8
Paul Thompson 43 7 3 10 12 2 0 0 0 0
Murray Murdoch 44 6 4 10 12 2 0 0 0 0
Stan Brown 24 6 2 8 14 2 0 0 0 0
Billy Boyd 41 4 1 5 40 - - - - -
Ching Johnson 27 3 2 5 66 2 0 0 0 8
Leo Bourgeault 20 1 1 2 28 2 0 0 0 4
Lester Patrick 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Ollie Reinikka 16 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Reg Mackey 34 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

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

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player GP MIN W L T GA GAA SO GP MIN W L T GA GAA SO
Lorne Chabot 36 2307 22 9 5 56 1.46 10 2 120 0 1 1 3 1.50 1
Hal Winkler 8 514 3 4 1 16 1.87 2 - - - - - - - -

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers
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Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)
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