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1940-41 NYR
1940–41 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1940–41 record 21–19–8
Goals for 143
Goals against 125
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, two games to one.

Pre-seasonEdit

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 SeasonEdit

1Dec1940-Colvilles Patricks Bentleys Carses

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 Blackhawks 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 StandingsEdit

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 LogEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WNovember 2, 19404–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 1–0–0
2TNovember 10, 19402–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 1–0–1
3TNovember 16, 19403–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 1–0–2
4WNovember 19, 19403–2 New York Americans (1940–41) 2–0–2
5LNovember 23, 19401–2 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 2–1–2
6LNovember 26, 19402–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 2–2–2
7LNovember 28, 19401–2 @ New York Americans (1940–41) 2–3–2
8WNovember 30, 19406–1 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 3–3–2
9LDecember 1, 19401–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 3–4–2
10WDecember 5, 19403–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 4–4–2
11LDecember 8, 19401–3 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 4–5–2
12LDecember 10, 19402–6 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 4–6–2
13LDecember 13, 19402–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 4–7–2
14WDecember 15, 19406–3 New York Americans (1940–41) 5–7–2
15WDecember 19, 19405–3 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 6–7–2
16LDecember 22, 19401–3 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 6–8–2
17TDecember 25, 19403–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 6–8–3
18LDecember 28, 19402–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 6–9–3
19WDecember 29, 19403–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 7–9–3
20TDecember 31, 19402–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 7–9–4
21LJanuary 1, 19411–2 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 7–10–4
22TJanuary 4, 19413–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 7–10–5
23WJanuary 5, 19416–2 @ New York Americans (1940–41) 8–10–5
24LJanuary 7, 19412–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 8–11–5
25LJanuary 9, 19412–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 8–12–5
26WJanuary 12, 19413–1 New York Americans (1940–41) 9–12–5
27TJanuary 14, 19413–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 9–12–6
28TJanuary 16, 19412–2 OT Boston Bruins (1940–41) 9–12–7
29WJanuary 19, 19412–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 10–12–7
30LJanuary 21, 19413–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 10–13–7
31LJanuary 26, 19411–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 10–14–7
32WFebruary 2, 19412–1 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 11–14–7
33TFebruary 4, 19412–2 OT @ New York Americans (1940–41) 11–14–8
34WFebruary 6, 19416–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 12–14–8
35WFebruary 9, 19412–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 13–14–8
36LFebruary 11, 19412–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 13–15–8
37LFebruary 13, 19413–5 Boston Bruins (1940–41) 13–16–8
38LFebruary 15, 19413–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 13–17–8
39LFebruary 16, 19411–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 13–18–8
40WFebruary 18, 19415–2 @ New York Americans (1940–41) 14–18–8
41WFebruary 23, 19414–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1940–41) 15–18–8
42WFebruary 25, 19412–0 @ Boston Bruins (1940–41) 16–18–8
43WFebruary 27, 19415–2 Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 17–18–8
44WMarch 1, 19413–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1940–41) 18–18–8
45LMarch 2, 19412–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 18–19–8
46WMarch 4, 19416–0 Detroit Red Wings (1940–41) 19–19–8
47WMarch 9, 19418–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1940–41) 20–19–8
48WMarch 16, 19416–3 New York Americans (1940–41) 21–19–8

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 2, New York Rangers 1Edit

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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 RecordsEdit

Game AdsEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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