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1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd Canadian
1928–29 record 21–18–5
Goals for 85
Goals against 69
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Conn Smythe
Captain Hap Day
Arena Arena Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Ace Bailey (22)
Assists Andy Blair (15)
Points Ace Bailey (32)
Penalties in minutes Art Smith (91)
Wins Lorne Chabot (20)
Goals against average Lorne Chabot (1.52)
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1927–28 1929–30

The 1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs season featured the Maple Leafs first play-off appearance. After finishing in third position in the Canadian Division, the Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Cougars before losing in the Semi-finals to the New York Rangers 2 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 59
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 53 53 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 85 69 47
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 54 67 41
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 67 65 39

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 Log[edit | edit source]

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

Program from the playoffs.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 7 Goals, Detroit Cougars 2 Goals[edit | edit source]

In their first play-off appearance the Maple Leafs met the Detroit Cougars in the quarter-finals:

Quarter-final (Total goals: 7-2): Toronto Maple Leafs over Detroit Cougars
No. Date Visitor Home Notes
Game 1 March 19 Detroit Cougars 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Game 2 March 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Cougars 1

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

The Leafs next faced the New York Rangers in a best-of-three series, losing 2-0.

Semi-final (2-0): New York Rangers over Toronto Maple Leafs
No. Date Visitor Home Notes
Game 1 March 24 New York Rangers 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Game 2 March 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Rangers 2 OT

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bailey, AceAce Bailey RW 44 22 10 32 78
Blair, AndyAndy Blair C 44 12 15 27 41
Cox, DannyDanny Cox LW 42 12 7 19 14
Lowrey, GerryGerry Lowrey LW 32 3 11 14 24
Carson, BillBill Carson C 24 7 6 13 45
Horne, GeorgeGeorge Horne RW 39 9 3 12 32
Day, HapHap Day D 44 6 6 12 84
Duncan, ArtArt Duncan D 39 4 4 8 53
Pettinger, EricEric Pettinger LW/C 25 3 3 6 24
Smith, ArtArt Smith D 43 5 0 5 91
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 11 1 2 3 8
Arbour, JackJack Arbour D 10 1 0 1 10
Primeau, JoeJoe Primeau C 6 0 1 1 2
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 2 0 0 0 0
Gray, AlexAlex Gray RW 7 0 0 0 2
Horner, RedRed Horner D 22 0 0 0 30
Grant, BennyBenny Grant G 3 0 0 0 0
Chabot, LorneLorne Chabot G 43 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Chabot, LorneLorne Chabot 2562 44 20 17 5 65 1.52 10
Grant, BennyBenny Grant 156 5 1 1 0 4 1.54 0
Horner, RedRed Horner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 2720 44 21 18 5 69 1.52 10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blair, AndyAndy Blair C 4 3 0 3 2
Bailey, AceAce Bailey RW 4 1 2 3 4
Smith, ArtArt Smith D 4 1 1 2 8
Day, HapHap Day D 4 1 0 1 4
Horner, RedRed Horner D 4 1 0 1 2
Pettinger, EricEric Pettinger LW/C 4 1 0 1 8
Cox, DannyDanny Cox LW 4 0 1 1 4
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 4 0 0 0 2
Duncan, ArtArt Duncan D 4 0 0 0 4
Gray, AlexAlex Gray RW 4 0 0 0 0
Horne, GeorgeGeorge Horne RW 4 0 0 0 4
Chabot, LorneLorne Chabot G 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Chabot, LorneLorne Chabot 242 4 2 2 5 1.24 0
Team: 242 4 2 2 5 1.24 0

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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 Records[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
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