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1934–35 Boston Bruins · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
American Division Champions
Division 1st American
1934–35 record 26–16–6
Goals for 129 (3rd)
Goals against 112 (4th)
Coach Frank Patrick
Captain Dit Clapper
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Nels Stewart
Dit Clapper (21)
Assists Eddie Shore (26)
Points Marty Barry (40)
Penalties in minutes Babe Siebert (80)
Wins Tiny Thompson (26)
Goals against average Tiny Thompson (2.33)
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1933–34 1935–36

The 1934–35 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 11th season in the NHL. The Bruins finished first in the American Division and won their sixth Prince of Wales Trophy. They lost in the Semi-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 1.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Bruins had their training camp in Quebec City.

They played a four game series against the Montreal Canadiens in eastern Canada:

  • Monday, October 28 Bruins 2 Canadiens 1 @ Saint John
  • Wednesday, October 31 Canadiens 7 Bruins 6 @ Moncton
  • Friday, November 2 Bruins 2 Canadiens 1 @ Halifax
  • Sunday, November 4 Bruins 5 Canadiens 3 @ Quebec City

Regular SeasonEdit

Babe Siebert-35-36 jersey

Babe Siebert sporting the Black and Gold in 1935.

This season saw the first appearance of the "Black and Gold" as the previous Bruins uniforms were mainly brown and gold. The Bruins changed the brown on their white jerseys to black with a black block "B". The gold trim was retained while the socks changed from predominately white to gold with black and white striping.

The Bruins returned to form in 1934-35 after seeing Eddie Shore miss 18 games due to a contract hold-out and a suspension for the Ace Bailey incident. He led the team in assists and had the lowest penalty minutes of his career. His playmaking was a major reason for the Bruins finishing first in the American Division and returning to the playoffs. He was awarded his second Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP.

Seasons of 20 goals or more by Marty Barry, Nels Stewart and Dit Clapper drove the offense but secondary scoring from newly acquired Charlie Sands and Max Kaminsky made the Bruins difficult to defend against. Bert McInenly performed well on defense replacing the retired Lionel Hitchman and goalie Tiny Thompson was his stellar self, earning a Second Team All Star berth.

During the third period of the December 11, 1934 match versus the New York Americans, Nels Stewart and Lloyd Klein were given match penalties for a stick-swinging fight. Stewart received a 1 game suspension while Klein was assessed 3 games.

The Bruins held a hockey clinic for children at Newton Pond in December 1934 in which the players signed autographs and gave the kids hockey instruction. See Gallery below.

The February 12, 1935 game versus the Leafs was a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation. Toronto's Regis Kelly scored in the 10 minute overtime, which was not sudden death. The Leafs Hap Day took a penalty at 6:58 mark and Boston responded with power plays goals (penalties didn't end if a goal was scored) by Max Kaminsky and Dit Clapper to send the home town crowd home happy with a 6-5 win.

Final StandingsEdit

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 48 26 16 6 129 112 58
Chicago Black Hawks 48 26 17 5 118 88 57
New York Rangers 48 22 20 6 137 139 50
Detroit Red Wings 48 19 22 7 127 114 45
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 LogEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 8, 19343–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 0–1–0
2WNovember 11, 19344–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 1–1–0
3WNovember 17, 19341–0 St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 2–1–0
4WNovember 20, 19341–0 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 3–1–0
5WNovember 24, 19344–1 @ St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 4–1–0
6LNovember 25, 19340–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 4–2–0
7LNovember 27, 19342–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 4–3–0
8WDecember 1, 19342–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 5–3–0
9LDecember 4, 19340–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 5–4–0
10WDecember 8, 19344–0 Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 6–4–0
11WDecember 11, 19344–3 New York Americans (1934–35) 7–4–0
12LDecember 13, 19343–4 OT @ New York Americans (1934–35) 7–5–0
13LDecember 16, 19341–2 @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 7–6–0
14WDecember 18, 19345–3 New York Rangers (1934–35) 8–6–0
15WDecember 22, 19344–3 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 9–6–0
16LDecember 25, 19343–5 Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 9–7–0
17LDecember 27, 19340–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 9–8–0
18TDecember 30, 19340–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 9–8–1
19WJanuary 1, 19355–2 New York Rangers (1934–35) 10–8–1
20WJanuary 3, 19352–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 11–8–1
21LJanuary 5, 19350–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 11–9–1
22WJanuary 8, 19353–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 12–9–1
23WJanuary 10, 19352–1 @ St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 13–9–1
24TJanuary 13, 19351–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 13–9–2
25WJanuary 15, 19355–3 St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 14–9–2
26LJanuary 19, 19351–4 Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 14–10–2
27WJanuary 22, 19354–3 Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 15–10–2
28LJanuary 26, 19352–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 15–11–2
29TJanuary 27, 19352–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 15–11–3
30WJanuary 29, 19354–0 New York Americans (1934–35) 16–11–3
31LFebruary 2, 19351–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 16–12–3
32WFebruary 5, 19354–2 Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 17–12–3
33TFebruary 7, 19354–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 17–12–4
34LFebruary 10, 19355–7 @ New York Americans (1934–35) 17–13–4
35WFebruary 12, 19356–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 18–13–4
36LFebruary 16, 19350–3 @ St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 18–14–4
37WFebruary 17, 19352–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 19–14–4
38WFebruary 19, 19353–1 Montreal Canadiens (1934–35) 20–14–4
39TFebruary 24, 19350–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1934–35) 20–14–5
40WFebruary 26, 19355–0 St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) 21–14–5
41TMarch 2, 19352–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 21–14–6
42WMarch 5, 19353–1 New York Rangers (1934–35) 22–14–6
43WMarch 9, 19357–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1934–35) 23–14–6
44WMarch 10, 19352–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1934–35) 24–14–6
45WMarch 12, 19354–1 New York Americans (1934–35) 25–14–6
46WMarch 14, 19355–4 @ New York Americans (1934–35) 26–14–6
47LMarch 16, 19352–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1934–35) 26–15–6
48LMarch 19, 19352–4 Montreal Maroons (1934–35) 26–16–6

PlayoffsEdit

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Boston Bruins 1Edit

In a repeat of two years before, the league's two best teams met in the second round of the playoffs, both teams having received byes in the first round. Although two games went into overtime, the Leafs had an easier time beating the Bruins than in the 1933 playoffs and held them to just two goals in the series.

Game 1 was a close checking affair with the only goal scored by Dit Clapper at 13:26 of the second OT period giving the Bruins their only win of the series and Tiny Thompson the shutout.

Game 2 was scoreless until goals from Charlie Conacher and Busher Jackson in the third period carried the Leafs to a 2-0 victory and tied the series 1-1.

Game 3 saw the Leafs score goals in each period on goals by Bill Thoms, Nick Metz and Busher Jackson to lead the Leafs to a 3-0 win. George Hainsworth posted his second shutout of the series.

Game 4 saw the Bruins lead for the first time in the series on a first period goal by Jack Beattie. With a little over two minutes left in the game, the Leafs Baldy Cotton scored with the Bruins Babe Siebert in the box, but the goal was disallowed as Cotton was in the crease. Arguments ensued and a bench-clearing brawl broke out with Siebert leaving the penalty box to join in. When order was restored, the Leafs had a 4 on 3 Power play and at 18:11, "Pep" Kelly tied it up. Kelly then took a late penalty and overtime started with the teams playing 3 men aside. In overtime, once Kelly's penalty was served, he jumped out of the box, retrieved the puck behind the Bruins next, wheeled out front and scored at 1:36 to win the series for the Leafs. The Leafs would lose the Stanley Cup finals to the Montreal Maroons.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 23 Toronto 0-1 (2OT) Boston Bruins 0-1
2 March 26 Toronto 2-0 Boston Bruins 1-1
3 March 28 Boston Bruins 0-3 Toronto 1-2
4 March 30 Boston Bruins 1-2 (OT) Toronto 1-3

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
8 Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 48 20 20 40 33
7 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 47 21 18 39 45
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 48 21 16 37 21
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 48 7 26 33 32
6 Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 41 15 12 27 0
15 Kaminsky, MaxMax Kaminsky C 38 12 15 27 4
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 48 9 18 27 27
12 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 48 6 18 24 80
14 O'Neil, JimJim O'Neil C/RW 48 2 11 13 35
18 Shill, JackJack Shill C 45 4 4 8 22
17 Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 37 4 3 7 8
4, 15 McInenly, BertBert McInenly LW/D 33 2 1 3 24
17 Emms, HapHap Emms LW/D 11 1 1 2 8
4, 10 Portland, JackJack Portland D 15 1 1 2 2
16 Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 17 1 1 2 4
9 Gagnon, JohnnyJohnny Gagnon RW 24 1 1 2 9
4 Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 4 1 0 1 0
16 Giroux, ArtArt Giroux RW 10 1 0 1 0
10 Davie, BobBob Davie D 30 0 1 1 17
15, 17 Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 3 0 0 0 0
17 Jerwa, FrankFrank Jerwa LW/D 5 0 0 0 0
4, 15 Williams, BurrBurr Williams D 7 0 0 0 6
10 Savage, TonyTony Savage D 8 0 0 0 2
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 2970 48 26 16 6 112 2.26 8
Team: 2970 48 26 16 6 112 2.26 8

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 4 1 0 1 2
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 3 1 0 1 0
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 4 0 1 1 2
7 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart C 4 0 1 1 0
8 Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 4 0 0 0 2
9 Haynes, PaulPaul Haynes C 3 0 0 0 0
15 Kaminsky, MaxMax Kaminsky C 4 0 0 0 0
4 McInenly, BertBert McInenly LW/D 4 0 0 0 2
17 Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 4 0 0 0 0
14 O'Neil, JimJim O'Neil C/RW 4 0 0 0 9
4 Pusie, JeanJean Pusie D 4 0 0 0 0
6 Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 4 0 0 0 0
16 Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 4 0 0 0 2
18 Shill, JackJack Shill C 2 0 0 0 0
12 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 4 0 0 0 6
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 275 4 1 3 7 1.53 1
Team: 275 4 1 3 7 1.53 1

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 RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • During the January 15, 1935 game at the Boston Garden versus the St. Louis Eagles, an ice-making problem causes a patch with no ice to appear at the east end of the rink. A rubber mat is placed over the patch and the teams switch ends every 10 minutes. The Bruins win 5-3.
  • No Bruins recorded a Hat trick this season.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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