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1942–43 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1942–43 record 25-14-11
Goals for 169 (5th)
Goals against 124 (1st)
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jack Adams
Captain Sid Abel
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Mud Bruneteau (23)
Assists Syd Howe (35)
Points Syd Howe (55)
Penalties in minutes Jimmy Orlando (99)
Wins Johnny Mowers (25)
Goals against average Johnny Mowers (2.47)
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1941–42 1943–44

The 1942–43 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 17th season. The Red Wings finished 1st in the league and defeated the Boston Bruins in the 1943 Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts
Detroit Red Wings 50 25 14 11 61
Boston Bruins 50 24 17 9 57
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 22 19 9 53
Montreal Canadiens 50 19 19 12 50
Chicago Black Hawks 50 17 18 15 49
New York Rangers 50 11 31 8 30

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 1, 1942 3–0 Boston Bruins (1942–43) 1–0–0
2 W November 5, 1942 12–5 New York Rangers (1942–43) 2–0–0
3 L November 7, 1942 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 2–1–0
4 T November 8, 1942 3–3 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 2–1–1
5 W November 14, 1942 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 3–1–1
6 W November 15, 1942 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 4–1–1
7 L November 19, 1942 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 4–2–1
8 T November 22, 1942 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1942–43) 4–2–2
9 T November 24, 1942 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 4–2–3
10 W November 26, 1942 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 5–2–3
11 W November 29, 1942 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 6–2–3
12 L December 1, 1942 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1942–43) 6–3–3
13 T December 6, 1942 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 6–3–4
14 L December 12, 1942 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 6–4–4
15 T December 13, 1942 1–1 Boston Bruins (1942–43) 6–4–5
16 L December 15, 1942 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1942–43) 6–5–5
17 W December 17, 1942 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 7–5–5
18 W December 20, 1942 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 8–5–5
19 L December 25, 1942 1–3 New York Rangers (1942–43) 8–6–5
20 W December 27, 1942 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 9–6–5
21 W December 31, 1942 2–0 @ New York Rangers (1942–43) 10–6–5
22 T January 1, 1943 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1942–43) 10–6–6
23 L January 3, 1943 2–3 Boston Bruins (1942–43) 10–7–6
24 T January 7, 1943 2–2 New York Rangers (1942–43) 10–7–7
25 W January 9, 1943 4–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 11–7–7
26 L January 10, 1943 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 11–8–7
27 W January 14, 1943 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1942–43) 12–8–7
28 T January 16, 1943 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 12–8–8
29 T January 17, 1943 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 12–8–9
30 W January 21, 1943 3–2 Boston Bruins (1942–43) 13–8–9
31 W January 24, 1943 7–0 New York Rangers (1942–43) 14–8–9
32 W January 26, 1943 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1942–43) 15–8–9
33 T January 30, 1943 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 15–8–10
34 L January 31, 1943 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 15–9–10
35 W February 4, 1943 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 16–9–10
36 W February 7, 1943 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 17–9–10
37 L February 13, 1943 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 17–10–10
38 W February 14, 1943 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 18–10–10
39 W February 18, 1943 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1942–43) 19–10–10
40 W February 21, 1943 4–0 Boston Bruins (1942–43) 20–10–10
41 L February 25, 1943 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1942–43) 20–11–10
42 W February 27, 1943 7–1 New York Rangers (1942–43) 21–11–10
43 W February 28, 1943 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1942–43) 22–11–10
44 L March 2, 1943 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1942–43) 22–12–10
45 W March 6, 1943 5–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 23–12–10
46 T March 7, 1943 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 23–12–11
47 W March 11, 1943 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 24–12–11
48 L March 13, 1943 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 24–13–11
49 L March 14, 1943 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1942–43) 24–14–11
50 W March 18, 1943 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1942–43) 25–14–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Boston Bruins 0[edit | edit source]

The Wings eliminated the Bruins in the Semi-finals the year before and would sweep them in convincing fashion in the 1943 finals, 4 games to 0. Johnny Mowers would shutout the Bruins in games 3 and 4.

Game 1 saw goals traded by the Wings Jack Stewart and the Bruins Art Jackson. However, Mud Bruneteau would record a Hat trick in addition to a Shorthanded goal by Sid Abel and a goal by Joe Carveth, staking the Wings to a commanding 6-1 lead. A late goal by Ab DeMarco meant little and the Wings took a 1-0 series lead.

Game 2 had a scoreless first period and then the Bruins jumped out to their only lead of the series on goals by Jack Crawford and Art Jackson in the second period. A late goal by the Wings Les Douglas cut the lead to 2-1 going into the third which saw the Wings explode for three goals by Carveth, Carl Liscombe and Syd Howe. A late goal by Jackson (his 6th of the playoffs) wasn't enough and the Wings took game 2.

Game 3 saw the Wings dominate as Don Grosso posted a hat trick and Les Douglas added a goal. Mowers posted the shutout.

Game 4 resulted in the Wings completing the sweep on a first period goal by Carveth (his sixth) and Liscombe (also his sixth). Mowers posted his second shutout of the series in leading the Wings to the team's third Stanley Cup. Art Jackson led the playoffs in goal scoring with 6 while Flash Hollett led in assists with 9.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 1 Boston Bruins 2-6 Detroit Red Wings 0-1
2 April 4 Boston Bruins 3-4 Detroit Red Wings 0-2
3 April 7 Detroit Red Wings 4-0 Boston Bruins 3-0
4 April 8 Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Boston Bruins 4-0

See also 1943 Stanley Cup Finals

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 50 20 35 55 10
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 50 23 22 45 2
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 50 19 23 42 19
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 49 18 24 42 33
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 43 18 18 36 6
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 50 15 17 32 10
Watson, HarryHarry Watson LW 50 13 18 31 10
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 47 12 18 30 10
Brown, ConnieConnie Brown C 23 5 16 21 6
Douglas, LesLes Douglas C 21 5 8 13 4
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 44 2 9 11 68
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 50 6 4 10 42
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 40 3 4 7 99
Jennings, BillBill Jennings RW 8 3 3 6 2
Goodfellow, EbbieEbbie Goodfellow C/D 11 1 4 5 4
Jackson, HaroldHarold Jackson D 4 0 4 4 6
Holota, JohnJohn Holota C 12 2 0 2 0
Quackenbush, BillBill Quackenbush D 10 1 1 2 4
Simon, CullyCully Simon D 34 1 1 2 34
Behling, DickDick Behling D 2 1 0 1 2
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 1 1 0 1 0
McAtee, JudJud McAtee LW 1 0 0 0 0
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers G 50 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers 3010 50 25 14 11 124 2.47 6
Team: 3010 50 25 14 11 124 2.47 6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Liscombe, CarlCarl Liscombe LW 10 6 8 14 2
Abel, SidSid Abel C/LW 10 5 8 13 4
Bruneteau, MudMud Bruneteau RW 9 5 4 9 0
Carveth, JoeJoe Carveth RW 10 6 2 8 4
Grosso, DonDon Grosso LW/C 10 4 2 6 10
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 10 3 3 6 4
Douglas, LesLes Douglas C 10 3 2 5 2
Howe, SydSyd Howe C/LW 7 1 2 3 0
Stewart, JackJack Stewart D 10 1 2 3 35
Orlando, JimmyJimmy Orlando D 10 0 3 3 14
Brown, AdamAdam Brown LW 6 1 1 2 2
Simon, CullyCully Simon D 9 1 0 1 4
Motter, AlexAlex Motter C 5 0 1 1 2
Jackson, HaroldHarold Jackson D 6 0 1 1 4
Fisher, JoeJoe Fisher RW 1 0 0 0 0
Watson, HarryHarry Watson LW 7 0 0 0 0
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers G 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Mowers, JohnnyJohnny Mowers 679 10 8 2 22 1.94 2
Team: 679 10 8 2 22 1.94 2

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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

Detroit Red Wings 1943 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders

1 Johnny Mowers


  Non-players

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Jack Adams (Manager-Coach) was suspended during the playoffs, so injured defenceman Ebbie Goodfellow served as Coach during Adams' suspension. When the cup was engraved, Adams was listed as Manager and Goodfellow as Coach, even though Adams was officially the Manager-Coach.
  • Johnny Holota, and Carl Mattason (Ass't Trainer) names were originally left off the Stanley Cup. When the Cup was redone during 1957–58 season Holata's name was added. John Holota played only 12 games, did not play in the playoffs, and did not qualify to be engraved on the Stanley Cup.


Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1942-43 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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