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1928–29 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 2nd American
1928–29 record 21–13–10
Goals for 72
Goals against 65
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Cook (15)
Assists Frank Boucher (16)
Points Frank Boucher (26)
Penalties in minutes Bun Cook (70)
Wins John Ross Roach (21)
Goals against average John Ross Roach (1.41)
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1927–28 1929–30

The 1928–29 New York Rangers season was the third season for the team in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Rangers finished in second place in the American Division with a 21–13–10 record and qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. In the post season, the Rangers won series against the New York Americans and Toronto Maple Leafs to reach the 1929 Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to the Boston Bruins 2–0.

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 26 13 5 89 52 57
New York Rangers 44 21 13 10 72 65 52
Detroit Cougars 44 19 16 9 72 63 47
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 9 27 8 46 80 26
Chicago Black Hawks 44 7 29 8 33 85 22
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 LogEdit

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WNovember 15, 19282–0 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 1–0–0
2TNovember 18, 19281–1 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 1–0–1
3LNovember 20, 19280–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 1–1–1
4WNovember 22, 19282–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 2–1–1
5WNovember 25, 19282–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 3–1–1
6WNovember 29, 19282–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 4–1–1
7LDecember 1, 19280–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 4–2–1
8LDecember 4, 19280–2 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 4–3–1
9TDecember 6, 19280–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 4–3–2
10TDecember 9, 19282–2 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 4–3–3
11WDecember 11, 19283–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 5–3–3
12WDecember 13, 19283–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 6–3–3
13WDecember 16, 19283–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 7–3–3
14WDecember 20, 19281–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 8–3–3
15LDecember 25, 19280–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 8–4–3
16WDecember 30, 19282–0 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 9–4–3
17WJanuary 1, 19293–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 10–4–3
18TJanuary 3, 19292–2 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 10–4–4
19TJanuary 6, 19290–0 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 10–4–5
20WJanuary 10, 19299–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–4–5
21WJanuary 13, 19291–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 12–4–5
22LJanuary 15, 19291–4 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 12–5–5
23WJanuary 17, 19291–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 13–5–5
24TJanuary 19, 19290–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 13–5–6
25LJanuary 20, 19290–1 Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 13–6–6
26WJanuary 22, 19291–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 14–6–6
27WJanuary 24, 19293–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 15–6–6
28LJanuary 27, 19291–2 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 15–7–6
29WJanuary 31, 19292–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 16–7–6
30WFebruary 3, 19293–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 17–7–6
31TFebruary 5, 19291–1 OT Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 17–7–7
32LFebruary 7, 19291–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 17–8–7
33TFebruary 10, 19293–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 17–8–8
34LFebruary 14, 19291–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 17–9–8
35WFebruary 17, 19292–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 18–9–8
36LFebruary 21, 19290–1 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 18–10–8
37LFebruary 23, 19291–9 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 18–11–8
38WFebruary 26, 19292–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–11–8
39TFebruary 28, 19290–0 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 19–11–9
40WMarch 3, 19293–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 20–11–9
41LMarch 5, 19291–2 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 20–12–9
42LMarch 10, 19292–3 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 20–13–9
43TMarch 14, 19291–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 20–13–10
44WMarch 17, 19294–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 21–13–10

PlayoffsEdit

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Program from the playoffs.

The playoffs were now between division finishers of each division, rather than a division champion from each division.The Boston Bruins knocked off the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Rangers beat the New York Americans,and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Cougars. The Rangers beat Toronto and then the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup defeating the Rangers. In the process, Boston became one of the few Cup winners in history to not lose a single game in the playoffs, and the last team until 1952 to win every playoff game they had.

Boston Bruins 2, New York Rangers 0 Edit

In the 1929 Stanley Cup Finals, Boston faced their divisional rival, the New York Rangers, who had eliminated them from the playoffs the previous season in a best-of-three series. New York had defeated the Detroit Cougars and the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn a spot in the finals.

Game 1 was played at the Boston Garden where second period goals by Dit Clapper and Dutch Gainor led the Bruins to a 2-0 win. Tiny Thompson posted his third shutout in four playoff games.

Game 2 moved to Madison Square Garden in New York City where the teams played to a scoreless first period. Boston jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Harry Oliver in the second. Desperate, the Rangers played furiously in the third and Butch Keeling scored his third of the playoffs to tie it up. With less than two minutes to go, Bill Carson was the hero, defeating the Rangers 2–1, to clinch the first Stanley Cup in Bruins history and making them the third American team to win the Cup.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 28 New York Rangers 0–2 Boston Bruins 1–0
2 March 29 Boston Bruins 2–1 New York Rangers 2–0

Player StatsEdit

SkatersEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Frank Boucher 7 44 10 16 26 8 6 1 0 1 0
Bill Cook 5 43 15 8 23 41 6 0 0 0 6
Bun Cook 6 43 13 5 18 70 6 1 0 1 12
Paul Thompson 10 44 10 7 17 38 6 0 2 2 6
Murray Murdoch 9 44 8 6 14 18 6 0 0 0 2
Butch Keeling 10 43 6 3 9 35 6 3 0 3 2
Leo Bourgeault 12 44 2 3 5 59 6 0 0 0 0
Clarence Abel 4 44 3 1 4 41 6 0 0 0 8
Melville Vail 11 18 3 0 3 16 6 0 0 0 2
Russell Oatman 14 27 1 1 2 10 4 0 0 0 0
Myles Lane 12 24 1 0 1 22 - - - - -
Gerry Carson 15 14 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
Billy Boyd 8 11 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
Ching Johnson 3 8 0 0 0 14 6 0 0 0 26
Leroy Goldsworthy 14 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP MIN W L T GA SO GAA GP MIN W L T GA SO GAA
John Ross Roach 1 44 2760 21 13 10 65 13 1.41 6 392 3 2 1 5 3 0.77

Awards and RecordsEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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