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1936–37 Montreal Maroons · NHL
Division 2nd Canadian
1936–37 record 22–17–9
Goals for 126
Goals against 110
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Tommy Gorman
Captain Lionel Conacher
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Earl Robinson (16)
Assists Bob Gracie (25)
Points Bob Gracie (36)
Penalties in minutes Lionel Conacher (64)
Wins Bill Beveridge (12)
Goals against average Bill Beveridge (2.19)
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1935–36 1937–38

The 1936–37 Montreal Maroons season was the 13th season of the Maroons franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The club finished 2nd in the Canadian Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the New York Rangers 2 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The Maroons and the Boston Bruins played a pre-season series of six games in eastern Canada. Each team won three games.

  • Tuesday, October 27 Bruins 2 Maroons 1 @ Saint John
  • Wednesday, October 28 Maroons 3 Bruins 1 @ Saint John
  • Thursday, October 29 Bruins 1 Maroons 0 @ Moncton
  • Saturday, October 31 Maroons 4 Bruins 0 @ Halifax
  • Monday, November 2 Bruins 3 Maroons 2 @ Halifax
  • Wednesday, November 4 Maroons 3 Bruins 1 @ Moncton

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 48 24 18 6 115 111 54
Montreal Maroons 48 22 17 9 126 110 53
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 22 21 5 119 115 49
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 122 161 34

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 10, 1936 1–4 New York Rangers (1936–37) 0–1–0
2 L November 12, 1936 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 0–2–0
3 T November 14, 1936 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 0–2–1
4 T November 15, 1936 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 0–2–2
5 W November 19, 1936 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 1–2–2
6 L November 22, 1936 2–3 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 1–3–2
7 T November 24, 1936 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 1–3–3
8 L November 26, 1936 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 1–4–3
9 W November 28, 1936 3–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 2–4–3
10 L December 1, 1936 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 2–5–3
11 W December 5, 1936 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 3–5–3
12 W December 10, 1936 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 4–5–3
13 T December 12, 1936 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 4–5–4
14 T December 15, 1936 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 4–5–5
15 L December 17, 1936 0–5 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 4–6–5
16 L December 22, 1936 1–3 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 4–7–5
17 W December 26, 1936 4–3 OT New York Americans (1936–37) 5–7–5
18 L December 29, 1936 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 5–8–5
19 W December 31, 1936 3–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 6–8–5
20 T January 2, 1937 0–0 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 6–8–6
21 W January 3, 1937 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 7–8–6
22 W January 5, 1937 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 8–8–6
23 L January 9, 1937 2–3 New York Rangers (1936–37) 8–9–6
24 W January 10, 1937 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 9–9–6
25 L January 12, 1937 0–4 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 9–10–6
26 W January 14, 1937 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 10–10–6
27 L January 16, 1937 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 10–11–6
28 L January 21, 1937 1–2 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 10–12–6
29 T January 23, 1937 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 10–12–7
30 L January 24, 1937 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 10–13–7
31 L January 30, 1937 4–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 10–14–7
32 W January 31, 1937 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 11–14–7
33 W February 2, 1937 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 12–14–7
34 T February 6, 1937 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1936–37) 12–14–8
35 W February 7, 1937 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1936–37) 13–14–8
36 W February 9, 1937 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 14–14–8
37 W February 13, 1937 5–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 15–14–8
38 L February 18, 1937 1–2 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 15–15–8
39 W February 20, 1937 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 16–15–8
40 L February 27, 1937 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 16–16–8
41 L March 2, 1937 4–7 Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 16–17–8
42 W March 6, 1937 4–3 New York Americans (1936–37) 17–17–8
43 W March 9, 1937 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 18–17–8
44 W March 11, 1937 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 19–17–8
45 W March 14, 1937 6–4 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 20–17–8
46 T March 16, 1937 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 20–17–9
47 W March 20, 1937 8–4 New York Americans (1936–37) 21–17–9
48 W March 21, 1937 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 22–17–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Maroons 2, Boston Bruins 1[edit | edit source]

Carl Voss scores, Game 1 of the 1937 Quarter-finals, March 23, 1937.

The last playoff series win for the Montreal Maroons saw them defeat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a best of three first round series. The Bruins were without all-star defenseman Eddie Shore who was sidelined with a cracked vertebrae as well as Bun Cook and Sylvio Mantha.

Game 1 at Montreal was dominated by the Maroons who went ahead 2-0 on goals by Carl Voss and Baldy Northcott before Jack Beattie cut the lead to 2-1. Late third period goals by Herb Cain and Bob Gracie sealed a 4-1 victory. Dit Clapper received a major penalty for fighting Dave Trottier after the latter butt-ended him in the head. After referee Clarence Campbell insulted Clapper, he punched Campbell.

Tiny Thompson stops Lionel Conacher's penalty shot, Game 2 of the 1937 Quarter-finals, March 26, 1937.

Game 2 at Boston saw the Maroons without first-liner Dave Trottier, whose eye was swollen shut after his fight with Dit Clapper in Game 1. Clapper was fined $100 but not suspended for any games. Lionel Conacher took a minor penalty in the first period after a viscous cross-check in which he broke Leroy Goldsworthy's nose. Dit Clapper scored on the power play at 4:54 before Charlie Sands made it 2-0 at 15:42 after his blueline blast deflected in off Maroons defenseman Stewart Evans. In the second period, Conacher was awarded a penalty shot after Bruins goalie Tiny Thompson tripped him in a goalmouth melee. Thompson made a brilliant skate save to preserve his shutout which was the turning point in the game. Ray Getliffe scored soon after on a rebound of a Bill Cowley shot and Goldsworthy returned to action with plaster over his nose. In the third period, captain Red Beattie beat goalie Bill Beveridge with a slapshot as the Bruins won 4-0 and tied the series.

Bruins-Maroons action, Game 2 of the 1937 Quarter-finals, March 26, 1937.

Game 3 at Boston saw Bobby Bauer play his first post season match. The first period was scoreless in which Tiny Thompson's hand was cut in a goalmouth scramble. The game was delayed for 12 minutes while Thompson received stitches. In the second period, the Bruins took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Dit Clapper. After Thompson made a save, he accidentally batted the puck into his own net at 15:49. Rattled, he misplayed a Russ Blinco shot, making it 2-1 for the Maroons. The Maroons added two more in the last frame to take the series 2 games to 1. They'd lose their second round series to the New York Rangers.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 23 Boston Bruins 1-4 Montreal Maroons 0-1
2 March 26 Montreal Maroons 0-4 Boston Bruins 1-1
3 March 28 Montreal Maroons 4-1 Boston Bruins 2-1

New York Rangers 2, Montreal Maroons 0[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 1 Montreal Maroons 0-1 New York Rangers 0-1
2 April 3 New York Rangers 4-0 Montreal Maroons 2-0

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
11 Gracie, BobBob Gracie C/LW 47 11 25 36 18
15 Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 47 16 18 34 19
10 Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 42 13 17 30 18
5 Northcott, BaldyBaldy Northcott D/LW 46 15 14 29 18
4 Ward, JimmyJimmy Ward RW 40 14 14 28 34
3 Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 47 6 19 25 64
8 Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 43 12 11 23 33
9 Marker, GusGus Marker RW 47 10 12 22 22
14 Blinco, RussRuss Blinco C 48 6 12 18 2
Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 31 9 7 16 13
Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 30 4 10 14 6
6 Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 47 6 7 13 54
2 Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 43 3 4 7 29
12 Carson, GerryGerry Carson D 42 1 3 4 28
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 20 0 2 2 4
16 MacKenzie, BillBill MacKenzie D 10 0 1 1 6
Radley, YipYip Radley D 17 0 1 1 13
Jenkins, RogerRoger Jenkins RW/D 1 0 0 0 0
Kaminsky, MaxMax Kaminsky C 6 0 0 0 0
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge G 21 0 0 0 0
1 Connell, AlecAlec Connell G 27 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge 1290 21 12 6 3 47 2.19 1
Connell, AlecAlec Connell 1710 27 10 11 6 63 2.21 2
Team: 3000 48 22 17 9 110 2.20 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Gracie, BobBob Gracie C/LW 5 1 2 3 2
Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson RW/C 5 1 2 3 0
Cain, HerbHerb Cain LW 5 1 1 2 0
Northcott, BaldyBaldy Northcott D/LW 5 1 1 2 2
Blinco, RussRuss Blinco C 5 1 0 1 2
Trottier, DaveDave Trottier LW 5 1 0 1 5
Voss, CarlCarl Voss C 5 1 0 1 0
Wentworth, CyCy Wentworth D 5 1 0 1 0
Conacher, LionelLionel Conacher D 5 0 1 1 2
Marker, GusGus Marker RW 5 0 1 1 0
Shannon, GerryGerry Shannon LW 5 0 1 1 0
Carson, GerryGerry Carson D 5 0 0 0 4
Evans, StewartStewart Evans D 5 0 0 0 0
Runge, PaulPaul Runge C/LW 5 0 0 0 4
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge G 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Beveridge, BillBill Beveridge 300 5 2 3 11 2.20 0
Team: 300 5 2 3 11 2.20 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; 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]

  • The Maroons did not win any awards this season.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Highlights of the April 1, 1937 Stanley Cup Semi-finals Game 1 in which the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 on a first period goal by Babe Pratt.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1936-37 Montreal Maroons Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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