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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
General Manager Lester Patrick
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 Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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 Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1928 2–0 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 1–0–0
2 T November 18, 1928 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 1–0–1
3 L November 20, 1928 0–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 1–1–1
4 W November 22, 1928 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 2–1–1
5 W November 25, 1928 2–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 3–1–1
6 W November 29, 1928 2–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 4–1–1
7 L December 1, 1928 0–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 4–2–1
8 L December 4, 1928 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 4–3–1
9 T December 6, 1928 0–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 4–3–2
10 T December 9, 1928 2–2 OT @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 4–3–3
11 W December 11, 1928 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 5–3–3
12 W December 13, 1928 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 6–3–3
13 W December 16, 1928 3–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 7–3–3
14 W December 20, 1928 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 8–3–3
15 L December 25, 1928 0–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 8–4–3
16 W December 30, 1928 2–0 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 9–4–3
17 W January 1, 1929 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 10–4–3
18 T January 3, 1929 2–2 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 10–4–4
19 T January 6, 1929 0–0 OT @ New York Americans (1928–29) 10–4–5
20 W January 10, 1929 9–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–4–5
21 W January 13, 1929 1–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 12–4–5
22 L January 15, 1929 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 12–5–5
23 W January 17, 1929 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 13–5–5
24 T January 19, 1929 0–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 13–5–6
25 L January 20, 1929 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 13–6–6
26 W January 22, 1929 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 14–6–6
27 W January 24, 1929 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 15–6–6
28 L January 27, 1929 1–2 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 15–7–6
29 W January 31, 1929 2–1 New York Americans (1928–29) 16–7–6
30 W February 3, 1929 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 17–7–6
31 T February 5, 1929 1–1 OT Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 17–7–7
32 L February 7, 1929 1–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 17–8–7
33 T February 10, 1929 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 17–8–8
34 L February 14, 1929 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–29) 17–9–8
35 W February 17, 1929 2–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 18–9–8
36 L February 21, 1929 0–1 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 18–10–8
37 L February 23, 1929 1–9 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 18–11–8
38 W February 26, 1929 2–0 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–11–8
39 T February 28, 1929 0–0 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 19–11–9
40 W March 3, 1929 3–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 20–11–9
41 L March 5, 1929 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 20–12–9
42 L March 10, 1929 2–3 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 20–13–9
43 T March 14, 1929 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 20–13–10
44 W March 17, 1929 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 21–13–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 1 Goal, New York Americans 0 Goals[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

In the 1929 Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins 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 Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

    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

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

    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 Records[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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