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1940–41 New York Americans · NHL
Division 7th NHL
1940–41 record 8–29–11
Goals for 99
Goals against 186
Coach Red Dutton
Captain Charlie Conacher
Team Leaders
Goals Lorne Carr (13)
Assists Lorne Carr (19)
Points Lorne Carr (32)
Penalties in minutes Pete Slobodian (54)
Wins Earl Robertson (6)
Goals against average Chuck Rayner (3.42)
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1939–40 1941–42

The 1940–41 New York Americans season was the Americans' 16th season of play. The Americans finished last in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

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

  • Saturday, October 19 Rangers 5 Americans 2 @ Winnipeg
  • Tuesday, October 22 Americans 5 Rangers 2 @ Regina
  • Thursday, October 24 Rangers 7 Americans 1 @ Saskatoon
  • Saturday, October 26 Americans 4 Rangers 3 @ Regina
  • Monday, October 28 Americans 3 Rangers 2 @ Winnipeg
  • Wednesday, October 30 Rangers 5 Americans 3 @ Port Arthur

The series was split at 3 wins each.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Boston Bruins 48 27 8 13 67 168 102
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 28 14 6 62 145 99
Detroit Red Wings 48 21 16 11 53 112 102
New York Rangers 48 21 19 8 50 143 125
Chicago Black Hawks 48 16 25 7 39 112 139
Montreal Canadiens 48 16 26 6 38 121 147
New York Americans 48 8 29 11 27 99 186

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 L November 3, 1940 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 0–1–0
2 W November 7, 1940 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 1–1–0
3 T November 14, 1940 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 1–1–1
4 L November 17, 1940 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 1–2–1
5 L November 19, 1940 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 1–3–1
6 L November 21, 1940 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 1–4–1
7 L November 23, 1940 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 1–5–1
8 W November 24, 1940 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 2–5–1
9 W November 28, 1940 2–1 New York Rangers (1940–41) 3–5–1
10 L November 30, 1940 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 3–6–1
11 L December 1, 1940 3–10 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 3–7–1
12 L December 3, 1940 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 3–8–1
13 T December 12, 1940 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 3–8–2
14 L December 15, 1940 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 3–9–2
15 W December 17, 1940 3–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 4–9–2
16 T December 19, 1940 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 4–9–3
17 T December 21, 1940 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 4–9–4
18 W December 22, 1940 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 5–9–4
19 L December 25, 1940 1–8 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 5–10–4
20 T December 27, 1940 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1940–41) 5–10–5
21 L December 28, 1940 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 5–11–5
22 W December 31, 1940 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 6–11–5
23 L January 5, 1941 2–6 New York Rangers (1940–41) 6–12–5
24 T January 9, 1941 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 6–12–6
25 L January 11, 1941 0–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 6–13–6
26 L January 12, 1941 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 6–14–6
27 T January 19, 1941 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 6–14–7
28 L January 23, 1941 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 6–15–7
29 L January 24, 1941 2–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 6–16–7
30 L January 26, 1941 1–6 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 6–17–7
31 W January 30, 1941 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 7–17–7
32 L February 2, 1941 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 7–18–7
33 T February 4, 1941 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1940–41) 7–18–8
34 T February 8, 1941 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 7–18–9
35 W February 9, 1941 6–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 8–18–9
36 L February 16, 1941 4–5 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 8–19–9
37 L February 18, 1941 2–5 New York Rangers (1940–41) 8–20–9
38 L February 20, 1941 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 8–21–9
39 L February 23, 1941 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 8–22–9
40 T February 25, 1941 4–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 8–22–10
41 L February 28, 1941 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 8–23–10
42 L March 2, 1941 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 8–24–10
43 L March 6, 1941 1–6 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 8–25–10
44 L March 8, 1941 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 8–26–10
45 T March 9, 1941 2–2 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 8–26–11
46 L March 13, 1941 3–8 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 8–27–11
47 L March 15, 1941 0–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 8–28–11
48 L March 16, 1941 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1940–41) 8–29–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Americans did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Lorne Carr 48 13 19 32 10
Buzz Boll 47 12 14 26 16
Busher Jackson 46 8 18 26 4
Murray Armstrong 48 10 14 24 6
Charlie Conacher 46 7 16 23 32
Norm Larson 48 9 9 18 6
Tommy Anderson 35 3 12 15 8
Pat Egan 39 4 9 13 51
Wilf Field 36 5 6 11 31
Ralph Wycherley 26 4 5 9 4
Hooley Smith 41 2 7 9 4
Pete Kelly 11 3 5 8 2
John Sorrell 30 2 6 8 2
Bill Benson 22 3 4 7 4
Fred Hunt 15 2 5 7 0
Peter Slobodian 41 3 2 5 54
Peanuts O'Flaherty 10 4 0 4 0
Chuck Corrigan 16 2 2 4 2
Fred Thurier 3 2 1 3 0
Andy Branigan 6 1 0 1 5
Viv Allen 6 0 1 1 0
Lloyd Finkbeiner 2 0 0 0 0
Jack Tomson 3 0 0 0 0
Chuck Rayner 12 0 0 0 0
Earl Robertson 36 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Earl Robertson 2260 36 6 22 8 142 3.77 1
Chuck Rayner 773 12 2 7 3 44 3.42 0
Andy Branigan 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 3040 48 8 29 11 186 3.67 1

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Americans did not win any awards this season.

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1940-41 New York Americans Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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