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1940–41 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1940–41 record 21–19–8
Goals for 143
Goals against 125
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Frank Boucher
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bryan Hextall (26)
Assists Neil Colville (28)
Points Bryan Hextall
Lynn Patrick (44)
Penalties in minutes Babe Pratt (52)
Wins Dave Kerr (21)
Goals against average Dave Kerr (2.49)
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1939–40 1941–42

The 1940–41 New York Rangers season was the 15th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 4th in the NHL with 50 points and lost in the Semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Rangers played a six game series against the New York Americans 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]

Brothers Colville, Patrick, Bentley and Carse before a game on December 1, 1940.

NHL history was made on December 1, 1940 in a game between the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks as four sets of brothers played. Mac and Neil Colville, Lynn and Muzz Patrick, Max and Doug Bentley, Bill and Bob Carse all played as Chicago won 4-1. Max Bentley scored his first NHL goal and Doug Bentley picked up an assist, while Bill Carse also scored.

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 2, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 48 26 18 44 16
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 48 20 24 44 12
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 48 14 28 42 28
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 40 11 25 36 49
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 47 14 17 31 18
Smith, ClintClint Smith C 48 14 11 25 0
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 41 10 14 24 14
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 47 3 17 20 52
Pike, AlfAlf Pike LW/C 48 6 13 19 23
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 35 5 14 19 42
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 44 8 10 18 20
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 48 2 16 18 42
MacDonald, KilbyKilby MacDonald LW 47 5 6 11 12
Patrick, MuzzMuzz Patrick D 47 2 8 10 21
Smith, StanStan Smith C 8 2 1 3 0
Foster, HerbHerb Foster LW 5 1 0 1 5
Allum, BillBill Allum D 1 0 1 1 0
Polich, JohnJohn Polich RW 2 0 1 1 0
Juzda, BillBill Juzda D 5 0 0 0 2
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 3010 48 21 19 8 125 2.49 2
Team: 3010 48 21 19 8 125 2.49 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 3 1 1 2 2
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 3 1 1 2 0
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 3 1 1 2 6
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 3 0 2 2 9
MacDonald, KilbyKilby MacDonald LW 3 1 0 1 0
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 3 1 0 1 14
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 3 1 0 1 2
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 3 0 1 1 4
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 3 0 1 1 0
Pike, AlfAlf Pike LW/C 3 0 1 1 2
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 3 0 0 0 0
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 3 0 0 0 0
Patrick, MuzzMuzz Patrick D 3 0 0 0 2
Smith, ClintClint Smith C 3 0 0 0 0
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 192 3 1 2 6 1.88 0
Team: 192 3 1 2 6 1.88 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; 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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1940-41 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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