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1935–36 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st American
1935–36 record 24–16–8
Goals for 124
Goals against 103
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Doug Young
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Marty Barry (21)
Assists Herbie Lewis (23)
Points Marty Barry (40)
Penalties in minutes Ebbie Goodfellow (69)
Wins Normie Smith (24)
Goals against average Normie Smith (2.04)
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1934–35 1936–37

The 1935–36 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 10th season. The Red Wings finished 1st in the American Division and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1936 Stanley Cup Finals 3 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Maroons 0[edit | edit source]

Normie Smith makes one of 90 saves, Game 1 of the 1936 Semi-finals, March 24, 1936.

On March 24, 1936, the first game of the Maroons-Red Wings series set a record for the longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history, as well as the longest ice hockey game ever played. The game began at 8:30 p.m. at the Forum in Montreal, and ended at 2:25 a.m.

After the 60 minutes in regulation, the Red Wings and the Maroons had both failed to score. With a completely blank scoreboard, the game went into overtime. It was not a spectacular game by any means. It was more a doggedly-fought defensive tussle, in which caution reigned supreme. Relentless back-checking prevailed throughout, stout work by the rival defencemen played a prominent part every step of the way, and backing it all up were the invincible displays of the goaltenders. The game had not even had that many penalties, with only eight in regulation and one to come in all of the overtime.

The overtime periods dragged on with the players becoming increasingly more exhausted. Despite the difficulties, one player managed to finally break the all-null tie. At 16:30 of the sixth overtime, Detroit rookie Modere Mud Bruneteau shot on the Maroons’ net, and the puck bobbled up over Lorne Chabot's foot to break the scoreless deadlock. The right winger had been called up from the Detroit Olympics for that season and then remained with the Red Wings until 1946. Detroit's goalie Normie Smith had been considered the team's weakest link, but he blocked 90 shots to earn the NHL's longest shutout. In total, the game lasted 176 minutes and 30 seconds.

Normie Smith shut out the Maroons in the next game, and the Red Wings then beat the Maroons to win the series.



Detroit Red Wings 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1[edit | edit source]

Herbie Lewis celebrates with the Stanley Cup, April 11, 1936.

See 1936 Stanley Cup Finals.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Red Wings 9
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 OT
April 11 Detroit Red Wings 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–1.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Marty Barry 48 21 19 40 16
Herbie Lewis 45 14 23 37 25
Larry Aurie 44 16 18 34 17
Syd Howe 48 16 14 30 26
John Sorrell 48 13 15 28 8
Hec Kilrea 48 6 17 23 37
Gordon Pettinger 33 8 7 15 6
Pete Kelly 48 6 8 14 30
Wally Kilrea 44 4 10 14 10
Mud Bruneteau 24 2 0 2 2
Art Giroux 4 0 2 2 0
Wilfie Starr 5 1 0 1 0
John Sherf 1 0 0 0 0
Eddie Wiseman 1 0 0 0 0
Lorne Duguid 5 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ebbie Goodfellow 48 5 18 23 69
Doug Young 48 5 12 17 54
Wilfred McDonald 48 4 6 10 32
Ralph Bowman 48 3 2 5 44
Orville Roulston 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Normie Smith 48 3030 24 16 8 6 2.04

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

1936 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

John Sorrell, Syd Howe, Marty Barry, Herbie Lewis, Mud Bruneteau, Wally Kilrea, Hec Kilrea, Gord Pettinger, Bucko McDonald, Ralph Bowman, Pete Kelly, Doug Young, Ebbie Goodfellow, Normie Smith, Jack Adams (manager-coach), Honey Walker (trainer)

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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