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1932–33 Boston Bruins · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
American Division Champions
Division 1st American
1932–33 record 25–15–8
Goals for 124 (3rd)
Goals against 88 (1st)
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Art Ross
Captain Dit Clapper
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Marty Barry (24)
Assists Eddie Shore (27)
Points Marty Barry (37)
Penalties in minutes Eddie Shore (102)
Wins Tiny Thompson (25)
Goals against average Tiny Thompson (1.83)
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1931–32 1933–34

The 1932–33 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 9th season in the NHL. The Bruins finished 1st in the NHL and won their fifth Prince of Wales Trophy. They lost in the Semi-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 2.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Tiny Thompson sporting the brown block "B" jersey introduced in 1932.

The Bruins introduced new white jerseys with a brown block "B" and secondary colours of brown and gold trim. The socks became predominately white.

After missing the playoffs the previous season, largely due to line-up instability, the Bruins returned to form in the 1932-33 season. The acquisition of established scorer Nels "Old Poison" Stewart from the Montreal Maroons more than made up for the loss of Cooney Weiland with Stewart finishing second in scoring on the team and 9th in the league. Marty Barry continued to shine, leading the team in scoring and 7th in the league. Eddie Shore had the most productive season of his career and won his first Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP while Tiny Thompson led the league in wins, goals against average, shutouts and won his second Vezina Trophy. Incredibly, he wasn't voted to either All-Star Team.

Secondary scoring from Jack Beattie, skating in the first of 6 full seasons he'd play for the Bruins, and Harry Oliver made the Bruins tough to defend against. George Owen and Lionel Hitchman continued with stellar defensive play.

Tiny Thompson stops Baldy Cotton during the Bruins-Leafs 1-1 tie, November 10, 1932.

On February 22, 1933 the Bruins had 8 different goal scorers in a 10-0 annihilation of the Montreal Canadiens. This remains the largest defeat the Bruins have ever dealt the Habs.

The first forfeit in NHL history occurred during a Chicago Black Hawks-Bruins game at Boston Garden on March 14, 1933. Chicago coach Tommy Gorman punched referee Bill Stewart following a disputed overtime goal by Boston's Marty Barry. Stewart threw several punches at Gorman before summoning the police to remove Gorman from the visitors' bench. The Hawks refused to continue the game without their coach. The puck was placed at center ice by Stewart and the Bruins scored without any Hawks on the ice at which point the game was forfeited to Boston.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 48 25 15 8 124 88 58
Detroit Red Wings 48 25 15 8 111 93 58
New York Rangers 48 23 17 8 135 107 54
Chicago Black Hawks 48 16 20 12 88 101 44

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
1 T November 10, 1932 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 0–0–1
2 W November 12, 1932 4–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 1–0–1
3 W November 15, 1932 3–2 Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 2–0–1
4 L November 17, 1932 2–4 @ New York Americans (1932–33) 2–1–1
5 W November 22, 1932 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 3–1–1
6 W November 26, 1932 6–4 Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 4–1–1
7 L November 29, 1932 4–6 New York Rangers (1932–33) 4–2–1
8 L December 3, 1932 0–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 4–3–1
9 W December 6, 1932 2–0 OT New York Americans (1932–33) 5–3–1
10 L December 11, 1932 1–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 5–4–1
11 W December 13, 1932 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 6–4–1
12 W December 15, 1932 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 7–4–1
13 L December 18, 1932 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 7–5–1
14 W December 20, 1932 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 8–5–1
15 W December 22, 1932 7–0 Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 9–5–1
16 T December 24, 1932 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 9–5–2
17 W December 27, 1932 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 10–5–2
18 L January 1, 1933 4–5 @ New York Americans (1932–33) 10–6–2
19 T January 3, 1933 0–0 OT New York Americans (1932–33) 10–6–3
20 T January 5, 1933 0–0 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 10–6–4
21 L January 8, 1933 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 10–7–4
22 W January 10, 1933 3–2 OT Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 11–7–4
23 L January 12, 1933 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 11–8–4
24 W January 14, 1933 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 12–8–4
25 W January 17, 1933 6–2 Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 13–8–4
26 L January 19, 1933 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 13–9–4
27 L January 21, 1933 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 13–10–4
28 W January 24, 1933 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 14–10–4
29 W January 26, 1933 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 15–10–4
30 L January 31, 1933 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 15–11–4
31 T February 2, 1933 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 15–11–5
32 L February 4, 1933 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 15–12–5
33 W February 7, 1933 2–1 New York Rangers (1932–33) 16–12–5
34 W February 9, 1933 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 17–12–5
35 L February 11, 1933 2–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1932–33) 17–13–5
36 W February 14, 1933 7–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 18–13–5
37 L February 16, 1933 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 18–14–5
38 L February 19, 1933 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 18–15–5
39 W February 21, 1933 10–0 Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 19–15–5
40 T February 28, 1933 0–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1932–33) 19–15–6
41 W March 5, 1933 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1932–33) 20–15–6
42 W March 7, 1933 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1932–33) 21–15–6
43 W March 9, 1933 4–2 New York Americans (1932–33) 22–15–6
44 W March 11, 1933 6–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1932–33) 23–15–6
45 W March 14, 1933 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1932–33) 24–15–6
46 T March 16, 1933 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1932–33) 24–15–7
47 T March 18, 1933 0–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1932–33) 24–15–8
48 W March 21, 1933 3–2 New York Rangers (1932–33) 25–15–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Boston Bruins 2[edit | edit source]

The league's two best teams met in the second round of the playoffs, both teams having received byes in the first round. The series was one of the closest in NHL history with four of the five games being decided in overtime.

Game 1 after Dit Clapper tied the game at 1-1 in the second period, overtime was needed to decide the game. The Bruins leading scorer Marty Barry potted the winner at 14:14 of the first OT period.

Game 2 was a close checking affair with the only goal scored by Busher Jackson at 15:03 of the first OT period to tie the series at 1-1. Lorne Chabot registered the shutout.

Game 3 saw the Bruins lead on a goal by Nels Stewart at 4:47 of the second period until Ken Doraty tied it up with less than six minutes left in the game. To no avail as Eddie Shore scored at 4:23 of the first OT period.

Game 4 was the only wide-open affair of the series. A pair of goals by Busher Jackson and Charlie Sands (who would later play for the Bruins and become one of their top ten scorers of the 1930's) led the Leafs to a 5-3 victory and tied the series 2-2.

Game 5 was the second longest game in NHL history requiring six overtime periods before Ken Doraty scored at 4:46 on Tiny Thompson to win the series for the Leafs. Eddie Shore didn't leave the ice for the 60 minutes of regulation time, except for two penalties he took, and played nearly all of overtime. After four OT periods, the two GMs, Art Ross and Conn Smythe agreed the game be decided by a coin toss. But the players wouldn't have it and NHL president Frank Calder, who was in attendance, agreed with the players, so the game continued. Lorne Chabot picked up his second shutout of the playoffs. The Leafs would lose to the Rangers in the finals.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-2 (OT) Boston Bruins 0-1
2 March 28 Toronto 1-0 (OT) Boston Bruins 1-1
3 March 30 Boston Bruins 2-1 (OT) Toronto 2-1
4 April 1 Boston Bruins 3-5 Toronto 2-2
5 April 3 Boston Bruins 0-1 (6OT) Toronto 2-3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
8 Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 47 24 13 37 40
7 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 47 18 18 36 62
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 48 8 27 35 102
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 48 14 14 28 42
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 48 8 12 20 12
10 Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 42 11 8 19 68
9 Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver RW 47 11 7 18 10
14 Heximer, ObsObs Heximer LW/C 48 7 5 12 12
16 Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 15 5 4 9 30
15 Chapman, ArtArt Chapman C 46 3 6 9 19
4 Owen, GeorgeGeorge Owen D 34 6 2 8 10
17 Jerwa, FrankFrank Jerwa LW/D 31 3 4 7 23
12 Ripley, VicVic Ripley LW 23 2 5 7 21
12 Burch, BillyBilly Burch C/LW 23 3 1 4 4
6 Galbraith, PercyPercy Galbraith LW/D 47 1 2 3 28
3 Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 45 0 1 1 34
17 Filmore, TommyTommy Filmore RW 2 0 0 0 0
16 Roche, EarlEarl Roche LW 2 0 0 0 0
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 3000 48 25 15 8 88 1.76 11
Team: 3000 48 25 15 8 88 1.76 11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
8 Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 5 2 2 4 6
7 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 5 2 0 2 4
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 5 1 1 2 2
16 Smith, AlexAlex Smith D 5 0 2 2 6
5 Ripley, VicVic Ripley LW 5 1 0 1 0
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 5 1 0 1 14
3 Hitchman, LionelLionel Hitchman D 5 0 1 1 0
10 Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 5 0 1 1 6
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 5 0 0 0 2
15 Chapman, ArtArt Chapman C 5 0 0 0 2
6 Galbraith, PercyPercy Galbraith LW/D 5 0 0 0 0
14 Heximer, ObsObs Heximer LW/C 5 0 0 0 2
9 Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver RW 5 0 0 0 0
4 Owen, GeorgeGeorge Owen D 5 0 0 0 6
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 438 5 2 3 9 1.23 0
Team: 438 5 2 3 9 1.23 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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1932-33 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
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