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1931–32 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 4th American
1931–32 record 15–21–12
Goals for 122 (5th)
Goals against 117 (5th)
Coach Art Ross
Captain George Owen
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Marty Barry (17)
Assists Dit Clapper (22)
Points Dit Clapper (39)
Penalties in minutes Eddie Shore (80)
Wins Tiny Thompson (13)
Goals against average Tiny Thompson (2.42)
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1930–31 1932–33

The 1931–32 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 8th season in the NHL. The Bruins finished last in the American Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The season saw a great deal of line-up instability with 25 different players suiting up for the Bruins. This included two different goalies, Wilf Cude and Percy Jackson, spelling in for Tiny Thompson who missed games for the first time in his career.

Percy Jackson subbed for Tiny Thompson in January 1932.

Goal scoring was down for the Bruins from previous seasons and they suffered through stretches without wins including a miserable January that saw only one win (though 5 ties).

During the March 15, 1932 game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, goalie Lorne Chabot took a first period tripping penalty. Rules at the time required that Chabot serve his time in the penalty box for the full two minutes, regardless of whether the opposing team scored on the power play. Three different Leafs, King Clancy, Red Horner and Alex Levinsky all took turns in goal with no success as the Bruins scored three power play goals during the penalty. Marty Barry had two while George Owen potted the other.

The Montreal Maroons were very interested in obtaining Eddie Shore from Boston. Even though James Strachan, president of the Maroons, said he was willing to pay up to $40,000 for Shore, there was no deal.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 48 23 17 8 134 112 54
Chicago Black Hawks 48 18 19 11 86 101 47
Detroit Falcons 48 18 20 10 95 108 46
Boston Bruins 48 15 21 12 122 117 42

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 L November 14, 1931 1–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 0–1–0
2 W November 17, 1931 1–0 OT Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 1–1–0
3 L November 19, 1931 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 1–2–0
4 L November 21, 1931 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 1–3–0
5 W November 24, 1931 7–1 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 2–3–0
6 W November 26, 1931 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 3–3–0
7 L November 28, 1931 5–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 3–4–0
8 W December 1, 1931 7–3 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 4–4–0
9 L December 8, 1931 2–3 New York Americans (1931–32) 4–5–0
10 T December 10, 1931 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 4–5–1
11 W December 13, 1931 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 5–5–1
12 T December 15, 1931 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1931–32) 5–5–2
13 W December 22, 1931 6–2 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 6–5–2
14 T December 26, 1931 4–4 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 6–5–3
15 T December 29, 1931 3–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 6–5–4
16 W December 31, 1931 5–0 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 7–5–4
17 T January 3, 1932 0–0 OT @ New York Americans (1931–32) 7–5–5
18 T January 5, 1932 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 7–5–6
19 T January 7, 1932 0–0 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 7–5–7
20 T January 10, 1932 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 7–5–8
21 L January 12, 1932 3–5 OT New York Rangers (1931–32) 7–6–8
22 L January 14, 1932 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 7–7–8
23 T January 16, 1932 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 7–7–9
24 L January 19, 1932 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 7–8–9
25 L January 23, 1932 0–2 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 7–9–9
26 L January 26, 1932 3–4 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 7–10–9
27 W January 28, 1932 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 8–10–9
28 L February 2, 1932 3–4 New York Americans (1931–32) 8–11–9
29 W February 4, 1932 5–0 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 9–11–9
30 L February 6, 1932 0–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 9–12–9
31 W February 9, 1932 2–1 New York Rangers (1931–32) 10–12–9
32 L February 11, 1932 4–7 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 10–13–9
33 W February 14, 1932 3–1 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 11–13–9
34 W February 16, 1932 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 12–13–9
35 T February 18, 1932 0–0 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 12–13–10
36 L February 20, 1932 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 12–14–10
37 L February 23, 1932 0–2 OT New York Rangers (1931–32) 12–15–10
38 T February 25, 1932 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1931–32) 12–15–11
39 L February 27, 1932 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 12–16–11
40 W March 1, 1932 7–6 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 13–16–11
41 L March 5, 1932 1–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 13–17–11
42 W March 8, 1932 2–0 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 14–17–11
43 L March 10, 1932 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 14–18–11
44 L March 12, 1932 3–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 14–19–11
45 W March 15, 1932 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 15–19–11
46 T March 18, 1932 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 15–19–12
47 L March 20, 1932 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 15–20–12
48 L March 22, 1932 6–8 New York Americans (1931–32) 15–21–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Bruins did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 48 17 22 39 21
10 Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 48 21 17 38 22
7 Weiland, CooneyCooney Weiland C 46 14 12 26 20
12 Chapman, ArtArt Chapman C 48 11 14 25 18
4 Owen, GeorgeGeorge Owen D 42 12 10 22 29
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 45 9 13 22 80
9 Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver RW 44 13 7 20 22
11 Touhey, BillBill Touhey LW 26 5 4 9 12
14, 16 Jerwa, FrankFrank Jerwa LW/D 24 4 5 9 14
16, 17 Cook, BudBud Cook C 28 4 4 8 14
3 Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 48 4 3 7 36
14 Burke, EddieEddie Burke RW/C 16 3 0 3 12
14, 17 Boyd, IrwinIrwin Boyd RW 29 2 1 3 10
6 Galbraith, PercyPercy Galbraith LW/D 47 2 1 3 28
8 Foster, YipYip Foster D 34 1 2 3 12
11 Klein, LloydLloyd Klein LW 5 1 0 1 0
15 Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 14 0 1 1 8
15 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 1 0 0 0 0
15 Sutherland, MaxMax Sutherland LW 2 0 0 0 0
8 Pratt, JackJack Pratt C/D 5 0 0 0 6
15 Jeremiah, EdEd Jeremiah RW/D 5 0 0 0 0
8 Jerwa, JoeJoe Jerwa D 11 0 0 0 8
1 Cude, WilfWilf Cude G 2 0 0 0 0
1, 18 Jackson, PercyPercy Jackson G 3 0 0 0 0
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 43 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 2698 44 13 19 12 103 2.29 9
Cude, WilfWilf Cude 120 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 1
Jackson, PercyPercy Jackson 232 3 1 1 0 5 2.07 0
Team: 3050 48 15 21 12 117 2.30 10

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

Farm Team[edit | edit source]

Boston Cubs, Canadian American Hockey League

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tiny Thompson went down in the January 26, 1932 game versus the Montreal Maroons and only played 18 minutes. Percy Jackson played the remaining 42 minutes but Thompson took the loss as the Bruins were trailing 3-0 when he was replaced. Thompson missed the next 4 games as Jackson played 2 games (a win and a loss), followed by Wilf Cude playing 2 games (including a February 4, 1932 5-0 shutout of the New York Americans and a 6-0 loss to the Leafs). Thompson returned February 9, 1932 to beat the New York Rangers 2-1.
  • Firsts in Bruins history accomplished during this season include:
  • Bruins who recorded a Hat trick this season include:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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