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1933–34 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 1st Canadian
1933–34 record 26–13–9
Goals for 174
Goals against 119
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Hap Day
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Charlie Conacher (32)
Assists Joe Primeau (32)
Points Charlie Conacher (52)
Penalties in minutes Red Horner (146)
Wins George Hainsworth (26)
Goals against average George Hainsworth (2.37)
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1932–33 1934–35

The 1933–34 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's seventeenth season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 1st in the Canadian Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 3 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Aftermath of the Bailey-Shore incident.

The December 12, 1933 game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs was filled with violence. Just before the 13:00 mark of the second period, Eddie Shore was rushing the puck into the Leafs zone when he was checked by Red Horner into the boards, hitting his head. Horner retrieved the puck and rushed up the ice so Ace Bailey hung back to cover for Horner. Dazed and angry, Shore mistook Bailey for Horner and hit Bailey low from behind. Bailey fell backwards and his head hit the ice, fracturing it and sending him into convulsions. Red Horner then punched Shore who fell backwards, hitting his head on the ice, knocking him out. Both received game misconducts and Shore had to be carried off the ice by his teammates where 18 stitches were required to Shore's head. Bailey's life hung in the balance but he survived after two surgeries. The first all-star game was held on February 14, 1934 to benefit Bailey which Shore participated in. He apologized and Bailey forgave Shore. Shore was suspended for 16 games and wore a helmet for the rest of his career.

See also Ace Bailey Benefit All-Star Game.

Shore carried from the ice with #10 Joe Lamb, #15 Art Chapman.

Shore and Bailey at the first all-star game.


Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 13 9 174 119 61
Montreal Canadiens 48 22 20 6 99 101 50
Montreal Maroons 48 19 18 11 117 122 49
New York Americans 48 15 23 10 104 132 40
Ottawa Senators 48 13 29 6 115 143 32

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 9, 1933 6–1 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 1–0–0
2 W November 11, 1933 4–3 New York Rangers (1933–34) 2–0–0
3 W November 18, 1933 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 3–0–0
4 T November 21, 1933 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 3–0–1
5 L November 25, 1933 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 3–1–1
6 W November 28, 1933 7–3 New York Americans (1933–34) 4–1–1
7 W November 30, 1933 1–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 5–1–1
8 W December 2, 1933 8–3 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 6–1–1
9 W December 3, 1933 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 7–1–1
10 W December 5, 1933 9–1 @ New York Americans (1933–34) 8–1–1
11 L December 7, 1933 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 8–2–1
12 W December 9, 1933 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 9–2–1
13 W December 12, 1933 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 10–2–1
14 L December 14, 1933 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 10–3–1
15 W December 16, 1933 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 11–3–1
16 W December 23, 1933 8–2 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 12–3–1
17 T December 26, 1933 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 12–3–2
18 T December 28, 1933 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 12–3–3
19 W December 30, 1933 8–1 Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 13–3–3
20 W January 1, 1934 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 14–3–3
21 L January 4, 1934 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 14–4–3
22 W January 6, 1934 7–3 Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 15–4–3
23 T January 11, 1934 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1933–34) 15–4–4
24 T January 13, 1934 2–2 OT New York Americans (1933–34) 15–4–5
25 W January 16, 1934 7–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 16–4–5
26 W January 18, 1934 6–2 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 17–4–5
27 T January 20, 1934 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 17–4–6
28 L January 21, 1934 2–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 17–5–6
29 W January 23, 1934 8–4 Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 18–5–6
30 L January 25, 1934 0–6 @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 18–6–6
31 T January 27, 1934 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 18–6–7
32 L January 28, 1934 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 18–7–7
33 T February 1, 1934 5–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1933–34) 18–7–8
34 W February 3, 1934 8–4 Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 19–7–8
35 L February 4, 1934 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 19–8–8
36 T February 8, 1934 3–3 OT @ New York Americans (1933–34) 19–8–9
37 W February 10, 1934 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 20–8–9
38 W February 17, 1934 6–4 Boston Bruins (1933–34) 21–8–9
39 L February 20, 1934 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1933–34) 21–9–9
40 W February 24, 1934 8–3 New York Rangers (1933–34) 22–9–9
41 W February 27, 1934 2–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1933–34) 23–9–9
42 W March 3, 1934 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1933–34) 24–9–9
43 L March 6, 1934 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1933–34) 24–10–9
44 L March 8, 1934 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1933–34) 24–11–9
45 W March 10, 1934 8–5 New York Americans (1933–34) 25–11–9
46 L March 15, 1934 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 25–12–9
47 W March 17, 1934 3–2 New York Rangers (1933–34) 26–12–9
48 L March 18, 1934 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1933–34) 26–13–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2[edit | edit source]

Best of 5

  • Mar 22 Detroit Red Wings 2 1 at Toronto Maple Leafs 00:01:33 OT
  • Mar 24 Detroit Red Wings 6 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Mar 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 1 at Detroit Red Wings
  • Mar 28 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 at Detroit Red Wings
  • Mar 30 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 1 at Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 2.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

1933-34 program.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher RW 42 32 20 52 38
Primeau, JoeJoe Primeau C 45 14 32 46 8
Jackson, BusherBusher Jackson LW 38 20 18 38 38
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 46 11 17 28 62
Thoms, BillBill Thoms C 47 8 18 26 24
Blair, AndyAndy Blair C 47 14 9 23 35
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 43 10 13 23 15
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 47 8 14 22 46
Horner, RedRed Horner D 40 11 10 21 146
Boll, BuzzBuzz Boll LW 42 12 8 20 21
Day, HapHap Day D 48 9 10 19 35
Doraty, KenKen Doraty F 34 9 10 19 6
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 45 8 8 16 2
Levinsky, AlexAlex Levinsky D 47 5 11 16 38
Bailey, AceAce Bailey RW 13 2 3 5 11
Shill, JackJack Shill C 7 0 1 1 0
Robertson, FredFred Robertson D 2 0 0 0 0
Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 4 0 0 0 4
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 3010 48 26 13 9 119 2.37 3
Team: 3010 48 26 13 9 119 2.37 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Primeau, JoeJoe Primeau C 5 2 4 6 6
Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher RW 5 3 2 5 0
Doraty, KenKen Doraty F 5 2 2 4 0
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 5 2 0 2 2
Blair, AndyAndy Blair C 5 0 2 2 16
Cotton, BaldyBaldy Cotton LW 5 0 2 2 0
Thoms, BillBill Thoms C 5 0 2 2 0
Horner, RedRed Horner D 5 1 0 1 6
Jackson, BusherBusher Jackson LW 5 1 0 1 8
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 5 1 0 1 0
Shill, JackJack Shill C 2 0 0 0 0
Clancy, KingKing Clancy D 3 0 0 0 8
Day, HapHap Day D 5 0 0 0 6
Levinsky, AlexAlex Levinsky D 5 0 0 0 6
Boll, BuzzBuzz Boll LW 5 0 0 0 9
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth G 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hainsworth, GeorgeGeorge Hainsworth 302 5 2 3 11 2.19 0
Team: 302 5 2 3 11 2.19 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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
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