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1937–38 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 4th American
1937–38 record 12–25–11
Goals for 99
Goals against 133
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Herbie Lewis
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Herbie Lewis (13)
Assists Marty Barry (20)
Points Herbie Lewis (31)
Penalties in minutes Marty Barry (34)
Wins Normie Smith (11)
Goals against average Normie Smith (2.66)
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1936–37 1938–39

The 1937–38 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 12th season. The Wings finished last in the American Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Mud Bruneteau suffered a broken arm during the 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on January 2, 1938.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 48 30 11 7 142 89 67
New York Rangers 48 27 15 6 149 96 60
Chicago Black Hawks 48 14 25 9 97 139 37
Detroit Red Wings 48 12 25 11 99 133 35

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 T November 4, 1937 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 0–0–1
2 L November 7, 1937 0–3 New York Rangers (1937–38) 0–1–1
3 L November 13, 1937 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 0–2–1
4 W November 14, 1937 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 1–2–1
5 L November 18, 1937 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 1–3–1
6 L November 21, 1937 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 1–4–1
7 L November 23, 1937 1–3 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 1–5–1
8 W November 25, 1937 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 2–5–1
9 L November 28, 1937 1–3 Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 2–6–1
10 L December 5, 1937 1–2 New York Americans (1937–38) 2–7–1
11 W December 7, 1937 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 3–7–1
12 L December 9, 1937 2–5 @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 3–8–1
13 L December 12, 1937 2–5 New York Rangers (1937–38) 3–9–1
14 L December 14, 1937 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 3–10–1
15 L December 16, 1937 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 3–11–1
16 L December 19, 1937 2–4 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 3–12–1
17 T December 25, 1937 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 3–12–2
18 L December 26, 1937 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 3–13–2
19 T December 30, 1937 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 3–13–3
20 L January 2, 1938 1–4 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 3–14–3
21 W January 4, 1938 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 4–14–3
22 T January 6, 1938 1–1 OT @ New York Americans (1937–38) 4–14–4
23 L January 9, 1938 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 4–15–4
24 L January 11, 1938 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 4–16–4
25 T January 13, 1938 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 4–16–5
26 T January 15, 1938 2–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 4–16–6
27 T January 16, 1938 1–1 OT Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 4–16–7
28 W January 20, 1938 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 5–16–7
29 W January 23, 1938 3–2 New York Americans (1937–38) 6–16–7
30 L January 27, 1938 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 6–17–7
31 L January 29, 1938 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 6–18–7
32 T January 30, 1938 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1937–38) 6–18–8
33 L February 1, 1938 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 6–19–8
34 W February 3, 1938 6–1 @ New York Americans (1937–38) 7–19–8
35 W February 6, 1938 8–0 Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 8–19–8
36 L February 10, 1938 0–4 New York Rangers (1937–38) 8–20–8
37 T February 13, 1938 2–2 OT New York Americans (1937–38) 8–20–9
38 W February 20, 1938 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 9–20–9
39 T February 24, 1938 2–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 9–20–10
40 T February 27, 1938 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 9–20–11
41 L March 1, 1938 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1937–38) 9–21–11
42 L March 3, 1938 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1937–38) 9–22–11
43 W March 6, 1938 4–3 Boston Bruins (1937–38) 10–22–11
44 L March 10, 1938 2–3 @ Montreal Maroons (1937–38) 10–23–11
45 W March 13, 1938 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1937–38) 11–23–11
46 L March 15, 1938 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1937–38) 11–24–11
47 L March 17, 1938 2–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1937–38) 11–25–11
48 W March 20, 1938 4–3 New York Rangers (1937–38) 12–25–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Lewis, HerbieHerbie Lewis LW 42 13 18 31 12
Barry, MartyMarty Barry C 48 9 20 29 34
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 48 8 19 27 14
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 41 14 10 24 30
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 32 5 17 22 6
Aurie, LarryLarry Aurie RW 47 10 9 19 19
Kilrea, HecHec Kilrea LW 48 9 9 18 10
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 21 9 7 16 2
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 47 3 7 10 14
Sorrell, JohnJohn Sorrell LW 23 3 7 10 0
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 24 3 6 9 16
Young, DougDoug Young D 48 3 5 8 24
Hudson, RonRon Hudson C 32 5 2 7 2
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 30 0 7 7 13
Lamb, JoeJoe Lamb RW 14 3 1 4 6
Pettinger, GordGord Pettinger C 12 1 3 4 4
Beattie, RedRed Beattie LW 11 1 2 3 0
Bowman, RalphRalph Bowman D 45 0 2 2 26
Roulston, RollyRolly Roulston LW/D 2 0 1 1 0
Doraty, KenKen Doraty F 2 0 1 1 2
Kelly, PetePete Kelly RW 9 0 1 1 2
Bessone, PetePete Bessone D 6 0 1 1 6
Drouillard, ClarenceClarence Drouillard C 10 0 1 1 0
Kilrea, WallyWally Kilrea RW/C 5 0 0 0 4
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 6 0 0 0 4
Sherf, JohnJohn Sherf LW 6 0 0 0 2
Mackie, HowardHoward Mackie RW/D 7 0 0 0 0
Doran, JohnJohn Doran D 7 0 0 0 10
Franks, JimmyJimmy Franks G 1 0 0 0 0
Smith, NormieNormie Smith G 47 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, NormieNormie Smith 2930 47 11 25 11 130 2.66 3
Franks, JimmyJimmy Franks 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 2990 48 12 25 11 133 2.67 3

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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 Red Wings did not receive any awards this season.

1938 Detroit Red Wings–Montreal Canadiens European tour[edit | edit source]

Normie Smith makes a save during the third game in Paris, France, April 29, 1938.

In April and May 1938, the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens played a nine-game exhibition series in England and France. It was the first time in the history of the NHL that its teams played games in Europe. The Canadiens won the series with a record of 5–3–1.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1937-38 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.

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