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1941–42 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
O'Brien Trophy Winners
Division 5th NHL
1941–42 record 19–25–4
Goals for 140
Goals against 147
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Ebbie Goodfellow
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Don Grosso (23)
Assists Sid Abel (31)
Points Don Grosso (53)
Penalties in minutes Jimmy Orlando (111)
Wins Johnny Mowers (19)
Goals against average Joe Turner (2.57)
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1940–41 1942–43

The 1941–42 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 16th season. The Red Wings finished 5th in the league and lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 3.

Regular SeasonEdit

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
New York Rangers 48 29 17 2 60 177 143
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 27 18 3 57 158 136
Boston Bruins 48 25 17 6 56 160 118
Chicago Black Hawks 48 22 23 3 47 145 155
Detroit Red Wings 48 19 25 4 42 140 147
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 27 3 39 134 173
Brooklyn Americans 48 16 29 3 35 133 175

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
1WNovember 1, 19413–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 1–0–0
2TNovember 2, 19413–3 OT Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 1–0–1
3LNovember 9, 19411–3 New York Rangers (1941–42) 1–1–1
4LNovember 15, 19411–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 1–2–1
5LNovember 16, 19412–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 1–3–1
6LNovember 20, 19413–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 1–4–1
7WNovember 22, 19412–1 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 2–4–1
8LNovember 23, 19412–4 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 2–5–1
9LNovember 25, 19411–7 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 2–6–1
10WNovember 27, 19414–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 3–6–1
11LNovember 29, 19411–4 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 3–7–1
12WDecember 4, 19414–3 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 4–7–1
13WDecember 7, 19413–2 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 5–7–1
14LDecember 14, 19410–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 5–8–1
15LDecember 18, 19413–4 OT @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 5–9–1
16TDecember 21, 19412–2 OT Boston Bruins (1941–42) 5–9–2
17WDecember 25, 19413–2 OT Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 6–9–2
18LDecember 27, 19413–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 6–10–2
19LDecember 28, 19411–3 New York Rangers (1941–42) 6–11–2
20WJanuary 1, 19423–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 7–11–2
21LJanuary 3, 19421–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 7–12–2
22WJanuary 4, 194210–0 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 8–12–2
23LJanuary 6, 19422–3 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 8–13–2
24LJanuary 9, 19424–5 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 8–14–2
25WJanuary 10, 19426–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 9–14–2
26LJanuary 11, 19425–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–15–2
27LJanuary 13, 19421–2 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 9–16–2
28LJanuary 18, 19423–5 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 9–17–2
29WJanuary 22, 19424–3 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 10–17–2
30LJanuary 24, 19422–3 New York Rangers (1941–42) 10–18–2
31LJanuary 25, 19422–11 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 10–19–2
32WJanuary 29, 19422–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 11–19–2
33TFebruary 5, 19423–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 11–19–3
34LFebruary 7, 19421–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 11–20–3
35LFebruary 8, 19420–3 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 11–21–3
36LFebruary 12, 19422–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 11–22–3
37LFebruary 14, 19422–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 11–23–3
38WFebruary 15, 19425–0 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 12–23–3
39WFebruary 19, 19426–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 13–23–3
40WFebruary 22, 19423–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 14–23–3
41WFebruary 24, 19423–2 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 15–23–3
42LFebruary 26, 19424–7 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 15–24–3
43TMarch 1, 19423–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 15–24–4
44WMarch 5, 19425–2 New York Rangers (1941–42) 16–24–4
45WMarch 8, 19423–1 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 17–24–4
46LMarch 14, 19423–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 17–25–4
47WMarch 15, 19424–1 Montreal Canadiens (1941–42) 18–25–4
48WMarch 19, 19426–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 19–25–4

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1Edit

Detroit Red Wings 2, Boston Bruins 0Edit

After defeating the Red Wings in the 1941 Stanley Cup Finals, the Wings got their revenge on the Bruins, eliminating them in the Semi-finals 2 games to 0.

Game 1 saw the Wings take commanding 3-0 and 4-1 leads and despite a Hat trick from the Bruins Jack McGill, they'd take game 1 by a 6-4 score.

Game 2 resulted in a 3-1 win for the Wings led by a pair of goals from Joe Carveth, eliminating the Bruins.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 29 Detroit Red Wings 6-4 Boston Bruins 1-0
2 March 31 Boston Bruins 1-3 Detroit Red Wings 0-2

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 3Edit

The Wings would lose the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs and be the first team in NHL history to lose a seven game series after winning the first three games.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 48 23 30 53 13
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 48 18 31 49 45
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 43 9 29 38 31
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 48 16 19 35 6
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 48 14 19 33 8
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 47 13 17 30 14
Giesebrecht, GusGus Giesebrecht C 34 6 16 22 2
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 29 6 11 17 2
Brown, AdamAdam Brown LW 28 6 9 15 15
Kilrea, KenKen Kilrea LW 21 3 12 15 4
McReavy, PatPat McReavy C 34 5 8 13 0
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 44 4 7 11 93
Bush, EddieEddie Bush D 18 4 6 10 40
Brown, GerryGerry Brown LW 13 4 4 8 0
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 48 1 7 8 111
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 19 2 4 6 20
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 9 2 2 4 2
Jennings, BillBill Jennings RW 16 2 1 3 6
Jones, BuckBuck Jones D 21 2 1 3 8
Brown, ConnieConnie Brown C 9 0 3 3 4
McCaig, DougDoug McCaig D 9 0 1 1 6
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 3 0 0 0 0
Hiller, DutchDutch Hiller LW 7 0 0 0 0
Whitelaw, BobBob Whitelaw D 9 0 0 0 0
Turner, JoeJoe Turner G 1 0 0 0 0
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers G 47 0 1 1 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers 2880 47 19 25 3 144 3.00 5
Turner, JoeJoe Turner 70 1 0 0 1 3 2.57 0
Team: 2950 48 19 25 4 147 2.99 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 12 8 6 14 29
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 12 6 6 12 2
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 12 3 5 8 0
Bush, EddieEddie Bush D 11 1 6 7 23
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 12 5 1 6 6
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 12 4 2 6 8
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 9 4 0 4 0
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 12 1 3 4 20
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 12 1 3 4 22
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 12 0 4 4 45
Brown, GerryGerry Brown LW 12 2 1 3 4
McReavy, PatPat McReavy C 11 1 1 2 4
Brown, AdamAdam Brown LW 10 0 2 2 4
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 12 0 1 1 12
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 1 0 0 0 0
Giesebrecht, GusGus Giesebrecht C 2 0 0 0 0
McCaig, DougDoug McCaig D 2 0 0 0 6
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers G 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers 720 12 7 5 38 3.17 0
Team: 720 12 7 5 38 3.17 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus 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

Farm TeamEdit

Indianapolis Capitals, American Hockey League

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1941-42 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.

External LinksEdit

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