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39-40NYA
1939–40 New York Americans · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1939–40 record 15–29–4
Goals for 106
Goals against 140
Coach Red Dutton
Captain Charlie Conacher
Team Leaders
Goals Murray Armstrong (16)
Assists Murray Armstrong (20)
Points Murray Armstrong (36)
Penalties in minutes Charlie Conacher
Hooley Smith (41)
Wins Earl Robertson (15)
Goals against average Earl Robertson (2.84)
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1938–39 1940–41

The 1939–40 New York Americans season was the Americans' fifteenth season of play. The Americans finished 6th in the league and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Americans played a six game series against the New York Rangers in western Canada:

  • Friday, October 20 Rangers 2 Americans 2 @ Winnipeg
  • Saturday, October 21 Rangers 3 Americans 2 @ Port Arthur
  • Monday, October 23 Rangers 4 Americans 2 @ Winnipeg
  • Tuesday, October 24 Rangers 5 Americans 2 @ Regina
  • Saturday, October 28 Americans 2 Rangers 0 @ Regina
  • Monday, October 30 Americans 3 Rangers 1 @ Winnipeg

The Rangers won the series 3 wins to 2, 1 tie.

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Boston Bruins48 31 12 5 170 98 330 67
New York Rangers 48 27 11 10 136 77 520 64
Toronto Maple Leafs48 25 17 6 134 110 485 56
Chicago Black Hawks 4823 19 6 112 120 351 52
Detroit Red Wings 48 16 26 6 90 126 250 38
New York Americans 48 15 29 4 106 140 236 34
Montreal Canadiens 48 10 33 5 90 167 338 25


Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LNovember 9, 19390–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 0–1–0
2LNovember 12, 19391–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 0–2–0
3LNovember 14, 19392–4 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 0–3–0
4LNovember 18, 19391–3 New York Rangers (1939–40) 0–4–0
5LNovember 23, 19392–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 0–5–0
6LNovember 25, 19393–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 0–6–0
7WNovember 26, 19392–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 1–6–0
8WNovember 30, 19395–2 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 2–6–0
9TDecember 2, 19391–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 2–6–1
10LDecember 3, 19392–6 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 2–7–1
11LDecember 5, 19391–2 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 2–8–1
12LDecember 7, 19391–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 2–9–1
13WDecember 10, 19393–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 3–9–1
14WDecember 12, 19394–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 4–9–1
15LDecember 14, 19393–5 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 4–10–1
16LDecember 16, 19391–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 4–11–1
17LDecember 17, 19391–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 4–12–1
18WDecember 21, 19393–0 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 5–12–1
19LDecember 24, 19392–3 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 5–13–1
20WDecember 27, 19394–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 6–13–1
21LDecember 31, 19392–5 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 6–14–1
22WJanuary 1, 19401–0 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 7–14–1
23LJanuary 4, 19402–6 New York Rangers (1939–40) 7–15–1
24LJanuary 7, 19402–6 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 7–16–1
25LJanuary 9, 19402–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 7–17–1
26LJanuary 12, 19402–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 7–18–1
27WJanuary 14, 19401–0 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 8–18–1
28LJanuary 20, 19401–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 8–19–1
29WJanuary 21, 19402–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 9–19–1
30LJanuary 23, 19403–5 New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–20–1
31TJanuary 25, 19402–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 9–20–2
32LJanuary 28, 19402–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 9–21–2
33WJanuary 30, 19404–1 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 10–21–2
34WFebruary 1, 19405–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 11–21–2
35LFebruary 4, 19401–7 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 11–22–2
36LFebruary 6, 19401–3 Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 11–23–2
37LFebruary 8, 19402–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 11–24–2
38LFebruary 11, 19402–4 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 11–25–2
39TFebruary 18, 19401–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1939–40) 11–25–3
40WFebruary 22, 19401–0 OT New York Rangers (1939–40) 12–25–3
41LFebruary 25, 19401–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1939–40) 12–26–3
42TMarch 2, 19403–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 12–26–4
43WMarch 3, 19403–0 Montreal Canadiens (1939–40) 13–26–4
44LMarch 7, 19401–2 Boston Bruins (1939–40) 13–27–4
45WMarch 9, 19404–2 @ Boston Bruins (1939–40) 14–27–4
46LMarch 10, 19402–4 @ New York Rangers (1939–40) 14–28–4
47LMarch 16, 19406–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 14–29–4
48WMarch 17, 19405–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1939–40) 15–29–4

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 2, New York Americans 1Edit

The American met the Detroit Red Wings in a best-of-three Quarter-final series. The Americans lost the series 2–1. The home team won all games in the series.

Date Home Score Visitors Score Notes
March 19 Detroit Red Wings 2 New York Americans 1 OT
March 22 New York Americans 5 Detroit Red Wings 4
March 24 Detroit Red Wings 3 New York Americans 1

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Murray Armstrong 47 16 20 36 12
Tommy Anderson 48 12 19 31 22
Charlie Conacher 47 10 18 28 41
Lorne Carr 48 8 17 25 17
John Sorrell 48 8 16 24 4
Busher Jackson 43 12 8 20 10
Eddie Wiseman 31 5 13 18 8
Hooley Smith 47 7 8 15 41
Buzz Boll 47 5 10 15 18
Nels Stewart 35 6 7 13 6
Art Chapman 26 4 6 10 2
Pat Egan 10 4 3 7 6
Johnny Gagnon 24 4 3 7 0
Eddie Shore 10 2 3 5 9
Al Murray 36 1 4 5 10
Wilf Field 45 1 3 4 28
Jack Tomson 12 1 1 2 0
Doc Romnes 15 0 1 1 0
Frank Beisler 1 0 0 0 0
Chuck Shannon 4 0 0 0 2
Earl Robertson 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Earl Robertson 2960 48 15 29 4 140 2.84 6
Team: 2960 48 15 29 4 140 2.84 6

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Hooley Smith 3 3 1 4 2
Tommy Anderson 3 1 3 4 0
John Sorrell 3 0 3 3 2
Charlie Conacher 3 1 1 2 8
Eddie Shore 3 0 2 2 2
Johnny Gagnon 1 1 0 1 0
Art Chapman 3 1 0 1 0
Busher Jackson 3 0 1 1 2
Buzz Boll 1 0 0 0 0
Pat Egan 2 0 0 0 4
Lorne Carr 3 0 0 0 0
Al Murray 3 0 0 0 2
Murray Armstrong 3 0 0 0 0
Nels Stewart 3 0 0 0 0
Earl Robertson 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Earl Robertson 180 3 1 2 9 3.00 0
Team: 180 3 1 2 9 3.00 0

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Awards and RecordsEdit

  • The Americans did not win any awards this season.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1939-40 New York Americans Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.

External LinksEdit

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