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1935–36 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 2nd American
1935–36 record 22–20–6
Goals for 92 (6th)
Goals against 83 (1st)
General Manager Art Ross
Coach Frank Patrick
Captain Dit Clapper
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Jack Beattie
Cooney Weiland (14)
Assists Jack Beattie (18)
Points Jack Beattie (32)
Penalties in minutes Babe Siebert (66)
Wins Tiny Thompson (22)
Goals against average Tiny Thompson (1.73)
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1934–35 1936–37

The 1935–36 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 12th season in the NHL. The Bruins finished second in the American Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 8 goals to 6.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens played a five-game series in Atlantic Canada.

  • October 28: Boston 2 Montreal 0 @ Saint John
  • October 30: Montreal 3 Boston 2 @ Moncton
  • November 1: Boston 5 Montreal 2 @ Halifax
  • November 4: Montreal 5 Boston 5 @ Halifax
  • November 6: Montreal 4 Boston 3 @ Charlottetown

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Gord Pettinger's 1937-38 jersey.

The Bruins change their jerseys from white with a black "B" to white with the player's number in black, trimmed in gold, on the front and back. The black "B" was moved to the arms. The pants changed from tan to black. The Bruins would wear this jersey style for four years.

Led by Eddie Shore and Tiny Thompson, the Bruins were the best defensive in the league, earning Shore his third Hart Memorial Trophy, Thompson his third Vezina Trophy and both First Team All-Star berths.

Roger Jenkins played his only Bruins season in 1935-36 in the new jersey.

A changing of the guard up front with the trades of Marty Barry and Nels Stewart resulted in less scoring punch, although the return of Cooney Weiland resulted in him finishing second in scoring on the team. Several other players were added to the team that would fuel the offense for the next decade. Bill Cowley was bought from the defunct St. Louis Eagles who would have an incredible career including winning the scoring title, twice winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, named to the All Star team five times and during his time with the Bruins, average more than a point a game.

Babe Siebert became the first Bruin to score on a penalty shot when he beat George Hainsworth of the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 18, 1936.

During the March 19, 1936 game versus Toronto Maple Leafs, Thompson became the first goalie to record an assist in which the goalie intentionally passed the puck.

On March 22, 1936, during the last game of the regular season, two Bruins who would become regulars played their first game, Ray Getliffe and Woody Dumart. Both would be part of the Cup win in the 1938-39 season. Goalie Percy Jackson was also in this game, his last one in the NHL. He played 40 minutes while Thompson played 20.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 124 103 56
Boston Bruins 48 22 20 6 92 83 50
Chicago Black Hawks 48 21 19 8 93 92 50
New York Rangers 48 19 17 12 91 96 50

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 L November 16, 1935 0–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 0–1–0
2 W November 19, 1935 1–0 New York Americans (1935–36) 1–1–0
3 L November 24, 1935 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1935–36) 1–2–0
4 L November 26, 1935 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 1–3–0
5 L November 30, 1935 1–2 @ New York Americans (1935–36) 1–4–0
6 W December 1, 1935 2–0 New York Rangers (1935–36) 2–4–0
7 L December 3, 1935 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 2–5–0
8 L December 5, 1935 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 2–6–0
9 L December 8, 1935 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 2–7–0
10 W December 10, 1935 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 3–7–0
11 T December 12, 1935 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 3–7–1
12 W December 15, 1935 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 4–7–1
13 W December 17, 1935 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 5–7–1
14 T December 19, 1935 0–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 5–7–2
15 L December 22, 1935 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1935–36) 5–8–2
16 L December 25, 1935 2–3 New York Rangers (1935–36) 5–9–2
17 W December 28, 1935 6–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 6–9–2
18 W December 29, 1935 4–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 7–9–2
19 L January 1, 1936 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 7–10–2
20 T January 4, 1936 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 7–10–3
21 W January 7, 1936 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 8–10–3
22 W January 12, 1936 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1935–36) 9–10–3
23 W January 14, 1936 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 10–10–3
24 L January 18, 1936 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 10–11–3
25 L January 19, 1936 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 10–12–3
26 W January 21, 1936 1–0 Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 11–12–3
27 W January 26, 1936 2–1 @ New York Americans (1935–36) 12–12–3
28 W January 28, 1936 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 13–12–3
29 W February 2, 1936 2–1 OT New York Americans (1935–36) 14–12–3
30 L February 4, 1936 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 14–13–3
31 W February 6, 1936 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 15–13–3
32 L February 9, 1936 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1935–36) 15–14–3
33 W February 11, 1936 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 16–14–3
34 L February 13, 1936 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 16–15–3
35 L February 16, 1936 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 16–16–3
36 L February 18, 1936 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 16–17–3
37 L February 23, 1936 3–4 New York Rangers (1935–36) 16–18–3
38 W February 25, 1936 3–2 New York Americans (1935–36) 17–18–3
39 W February 27, 1936 2–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 18–18–3
40 L March 1, 1936 2–5 @ New York Americans (1935–36) 18–19–3
41 T March 3, 1936 3–3 OT Montreal Maroons (1935–36) 18–19–4
42 T March 5, 1936 2–2 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 18–19–5
43 W March 8, 1936 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 19–19–5
44 W March 10, 1936 1–0 OT Detroit Red Wings (1935–36) 20–19–5
45 W March 15, 1936 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1935–36) 21–19–5
46 W March 17, 1936 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1935–36) 22–19–5
47 T March 19, 1936 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1935–36) 22–19–6
48 L March 22, 1936 1–3 New York Rangers (1935–36) 22–20–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 8, Boston Bruins 6[edit | edit source]

For the third time in the last four years, the Bruins and Leafs met in the playoffs. The Leafs would win this series 8-6 on goals in the last year the NHL would have total goals series.

Game 1 saw Tiny Thompson post a shutout and goals by Jim O'Neil, Eddie Shore and Lorne Duguid lead the Bruins to a 3-0 win.

Game 2 saw a confident Bruins team have their hopes dashed by six goal second period by the Leafs. The Bruins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Bill Cowley. The second period degenerated into a wild affair in which 40 minutes in penalties were called and Shore given a game misconduct. The Leafs capitalized with three power play goals. Without Shore and powered by a hat trick by Charlie Conacher and two goals by Buzz Boll, the Leafs managed a 8-3 win and won the series on by total goals, 8-6. The Leafs would lose in the 1936 Stanley Cup Finals to the Detroit Red Wings.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 23 Toronto Maple Leafs 0-3 Boston Bruins 0-3
2 March 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 8-3 Boston Bruins 8-6

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 48 14 18 32 27
7 Weiland, CooneyCooney Weiland C 48 14 13 27 15
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 44 12 13 25 14
12 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 45 12 9 21 66
17 Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 48 11 10 21 17
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 45 3 16 19 61
14 O'Neil, JimJim O'Neil C/RW 48 2 11 13 49
9 Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 33 8 2 10 14
6 Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 40 6 4 10 8
8 Jenkins, RogerRoger Jenkins RW/D 40 2 6 8 51
4 Graham, TedTed Graham D 48 4 1 5 37
10 Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 23 1 4 5 4
16 Duguid, LorneLorne Duguid LW 29 1 4 5 2
8, 16 Hollett, FlashFlash Hollett D 6 1 2 3 2
15 Kaminsky, MaxMax Kaminsky C 36 1 2 3 20
15, 16 Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 23 0 1 1 6
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 48 0 1 1 0
10 Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 1 0 0 0 0
6 Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 1 0 0 0 2
16, 18 Davie, BobBob Davie D 2 0 0 0 2
10 Jackson, WalterWalter Jackson LW 2 0 0 0 0
12 Portland, JackJack Portland D 2 0 0 0 0
10 Finnigan, EdEd Finnigan LW 3 0 0 0 0
3, 18 McInenly, BertBert McInenly LW/D 3 0 0 0 0
10, 18 Riley, JackJack Riley C 8 0 0 0 0
9 Besler, PhilPhil Besler RW 8 0 0 0 0
9, 10, 18 Blake, BobBob Blake LW 12 0 0 0 0
0 Jackson, PercyPercy Jackson G 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 2930 48 22 20 6 82 1.68 10
Jackson, PercyPercy Jackson 40 1 0 0 0 1 1.50 0
Team: 2970 48 22 20 6 83 1.68 10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
17 Cowley, BillBill Cowley C 2 2 1 3 2
14 O'Neil, JimJim O'Neil C/RW 2 1 1 2 4
2 Shore, EddieEddie Shore D 2 1 1 2 12
16 Duguid, LorneLorne Duguid LW 2 1 0 1 2
7 Weiland, CooneyCooney Weiland C 2 1 0 1 2
5 Clapper, DitDit Clapper RW/D 2 0 1 1 0
8 Jenkins, RogerRoger Jenkins RW/D 2 0 1 1 2
12 Siebert, BabeBabe Siebert LW/D 2 0 1 1 0
11 Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 2 0 0 0 2
15 Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 2 0 0 0 0
4 Graham, TedTed Graham D 2 0 0 0 0
10 Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 2 0 0 0 0
9 Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 2 0 0 0 2
6 Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 2 0 0 0 0
1 Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson G 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Thompson, TinyTiny Thompson 120 2 1 1 8 4.00 1
Team: 120 2 1 1 8 4.00 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

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