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38-39NYA
1938–39 New York Americans · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1938–39 record 17–21–10
Goals for 119
Goals against 157
Coach Red Dutton
Captain Sweeney Schriner
Team Leaders
Goals Lorne Carr (19)
Assists Sweeney Schriner (31)
Points Sweeney Schriner (44)
Penalties in minutes Joe Jerwa (52)
Wins Earl Robertson (17)
Goals against average Roy Worters (2.86)
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1937–38 1939–40

The 1938–39 New York Americans season was the Americans' fourteenth season of play. The Americans finished 4th in the league and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 2 games to 0.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Americans played a four game series against the New York Rangers in Western Canada:

  • Thursday, October 20 Rangers 2 Americans 1 @ Winnipeg
  • Saturday, October 22 Rangers 3 Americans 2 @ Saskatoon
  • Tuesday, October 25 Rangers 7 Americans 0 @ Saskatoon
  • Thursday, October 27 Rangers 8 Americans 4 @ Edmonton

The Rangers swept the series 4 wins to none.

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 48 36 10 2 156 76 74
New York Rangers 48 26 16 6 149 105 58
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 20 9 114 107 47
New York Americans 48 17 21 10 119 157 44
Detroit Red Wings 48 18 24 6 107 128 42
Montreal Canadiens 48 15 24 9 115 146 39
Chicago Black Hawks 48 12 28 8 91 132 32

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 LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 3, 19381–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 0–1–0
2WNovember 10, 19382–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 1–1–0
3WNovember 13, 19382–1 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 2–1–0
4LNovember 17, 19380–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 2–2–0
5WNovember 19, 19382–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 3–2–0
6WNovember 22, 19387–3 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–2–0
7TNovember 24, 19382–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 4–2–1
8WNovember 26, 19386–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–2–1
9LNovember 27, 19382–8 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 5–3–1
10LDecember 4, 19381–6 New York Rangers (1938–39) 5–4–1
11TDecember 8, 19381–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 5–4–2
12LDecember 11, 19380–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 5–5–2
13WDecember 13, 19385–1 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 6–5–2
14TDecember 15, 19381–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 6–5–3
15WDecember 18, 19385–2 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 7–5–3
16LDecember 20, 19380–3 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 7–6–3
17WDecember 25, 19385–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 8–6–3
18WDecember 29, 19384–2 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 9–6–3
19WDecember 31, 19383–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 10–6–3
20WJanuary 1, 19395–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 11–6–3
21LJanuary 3, 19391–2 @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 11–7–3
22TJanuary 5, 19396–6 OT Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 11–7–4
23LJanuary 8, 19392–5 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 11–8–4
24WJanuary 10, 19391–0 OT New York Rangers (1938–39) 12–8–4
25TJanuary 14, 19391–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 12–8–5
26TJanuary 15, 19391–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 12–8–6
27LJanuary 21, 19392–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 12–9–6
28TJanuary 22, 19391–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 12–9–7
29WJanuary 24, 19394–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 13–9–7
30WJanuary 26, 19391–0 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 14–9–7
31LJanuary 29, 19392–3 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 14–10–7
32TJanuary 31, 19392–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1938–39) 14–10–8
33LFebruary 2, 19390–7 New York Rangers (1938–39) 14–11–8
34LFebruary 5, 19393–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 14–12–8
35TFebruary 7, 19392–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 14–12–9
36LFebruary 9, 19392–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 14–13–9
37WFebruary 12, 19391–0 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 15–13–9
38LFebruary 16, 19391–2 @ New York Rangers (1938–39) 15–14–9
39LFebruary 18, 19392–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 15–15–9
40LFebruary 19, 19394–5 Montreal Canadiens (1938–39) 15–16–9
41WFebruary 23, 19393–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 16–16–9
42TFebruary 28, 19391–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 16–16–10
43LMarch 2, 19393–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 16–17–10
44LMarch 5, 19392–4 Detroit Red Wings (1938–39) 16–18–10
45LMarch 9, 19396–9 Boston Bruins (1938–39) 16–19–10
46WMarch 12, 19393–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1938–39) 17–19–10
47LMarch 14, 19393–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–39) 17–20–10
48LMarch 16, 19395–11 New York Rangers (1938–39) 17–21–10

PlayoffsEdit

Toronto Maple Leafs 2, New York Americans 0Edit

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Sweeney Schriner 48 13 31 44 20
Tommy Anderson 47 13 27 40 14
Lorne Carr 46 19 18 37 16
Nels Stewart 46 16 19 35 43
Eddie Wiseman 47 12 21 33 8
Art Jackson 48 12 13 25 15
John Sorrell 48 13 9 22 10
Art Chapman 45 3 19 22 2
Hooley Smith 48 8 11 19 18
Joe Jerwa 47 4 12 16 52
Leroy Goldsworthy 48 3 11 14 10
John Gallagher 43 1 5 6 22
Wilf Field 47 1 3 4 37
Roger Jenkins 27 1 1 2 4
Red Beattie 17 0 0 0 5
Al Murray 18 0 0 0 8
Alfie Moore 2 0 0 0 0
Earl Robertson 46 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Earl Robertson 2850 46 17 18 10 136 2.86 3
Roger Jenkins 30 1 0 1 0 7 14.00 0
Alfie Moore 120 2 0 2 0 14 7.00 0
Team: 3000 48 17 21 10 157 3.14 3

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tommy Anderson 2 0 0 0 0
Lorne Carr 2 0 0 0 0
Art Chapman 2 0 0 0 0
Wilf Field 2 0 0 0 2
John Gallagher 2 0 0 0 0
Leroy Goldsworthy 2 0 0 0 0
Art Jackson 2 0 0 0 2
Joe Jerwa 2 0 0 0 2
Alfie Moore 2 0 0 0 0
Sweeney Schriner 2 0 0 0 30
Hooley Smith 2 0 0 0 14
John Sorrell 2 0 0 0 0
Nels Stewart 2 0 0 0 0
Jack Tomson 2 0 0 0 0
Eddie Wiseman 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Alfie Moore 120 2 0 2 6 3.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 2 6 3.00 0

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Awards and RecordsEdit

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

A minute worth of footage from the home opener of the Chicago Blackhawks which they won over the Americans 6-1. First period goals by Cully Dahlstrom and Johnny Gottselig are shown.



A minute worth of footage from the Americans home opener on November 13, 1938 in which they defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1. The Americans goals by #9 Lorne Carr and #10 Eddie Wiseman are shown. Both teams play in white jerseys making it a challenge to distinguish between them at times. The end of the clip shows Milt Schmidt setting up Bobby Bauer who nearly scores. Schmidt then bodychecks an American player and appears hurt.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1938-39 New York Americans Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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