|1935–36 Boston Bruins · NHL|
|Goals for||92 (6th)|
|Goals against||83 (1st)|
|General Manager||Art Ross|
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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Pre-season[edit | edit source]
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens played a five-game series in Atlantic Canada. Pit Lepine of the Habs broke his thumb during the November 4 match and missed the first 12 games of the regular season.
- 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]
This season saw the first appearance of the "Black and Gold" as the previous Bruins uniforms were mainly brown and gold. The shoulder yolks became solid black with a gold collar. The black "B" on the jersey front was moved to the arms and replaced with the player's number on the front and back, all trimmed in gold on a white background. The socks were multiple stripes of white, gold and black. The Bruins would wear this jersey style for four seasons.
Led by Eddie Shore and Tiny Thompson, the Bruins were the best defensive team in the league, earning Shore his third Hart Memorial Trophy, Thompson his third Vezina Trophy and both First Team All-Star berths.
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.
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]
|Detroit Red Wings||48||24||16||8||124||103||56|
|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|
|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 won the series 8-6 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. However, Thompson aggravated a hip injury he'd been dealing with all season.
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.
|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]
|8, 16||Flash Hollett||D||6||1||2||3||2|
|15, 16||Gerry Shannon||LW||23||0||1||1||6|
|16, 18||Bob Davie||D||2||0||0||0||2|
|3, 18||Bert McInenly||LW/D||3||0||0||0||0|
|10, 18||Jack Riley||C||8||0||0||0||0|
|9, 10, 18||Bob Blake||LW||12||0||0||0||0|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
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]
- Hart Memorial Trophy: Eddie Shore (3rd win)
- Vezina Trophy: Tiny Thompson (3rd win)
- Tiny Thompson, Goaltender, NHL First Team All-Star
- Eddie Shore, Defence, NHL First Team All-Star
- Babe Siebert, Defence, NHL First Team All-Star
- Tiny Thompson becomes the first goaltender to receive an assist on a goal, January 14, 1936.
Transactions[edit | edit source]
- Purchase Bill Cowley, Max Kaminsky and Ted Graham from the defunct St. Louis Eagles.
- Trade Marty Barry and Art Giroux to the Detroit Red Wings for Cooney Weiland and Walter Buswell on July 11, 1935.
- Trade Walt Buswell and Jean Pusie to the Montreal Canadiens for Roger Jenkins on July 13, 1935.
- Sell Nels Stewart and Joe Jerwa to the New York Americans for cash on September 28, 1935.
- Trade Paul Haynes to the Canadiens for Jack Riley on September 30, 1935.
- Purchase Ray Getliffe from the New York Rangers on December 18, 1935.
- Purchase Eddie Finnigan from the Americans on December 19, 1935.
- Purchase Paul Runge from the Canadiens on December 24, 1935.
- Trade Gene Carrigan to the Detroit Red Wings for Lorne Duguid on December 29, 1935.
- Purchase Flash Hollett for $16,000 from the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 15, 1936.
Farm Teams[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- No Bruins recorded a hat trick this season.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Boston Globe, p.21, November 5, 1935.
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|Stanley Cups||1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011|
|1935–36 NHL season by team|
|Canadian||Montreal Canadiens • Montreal Maroons • NY Americans • Toronto|
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|See also||1936 Stanley Cup Finals|