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1949–50 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1949–50 record 22–32–16
Goals for 198 (3rd)
Goals against 228 (5th)
Coach Georges Boucher
Captain Jack Crawford
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Johnny Peirson (27)
Assists Paul Ronty (36)
Points Paul Ronty (59)
Penalties in minutes Fern Flaman (122)
Wins Jack Gelineau (22)
Goals against average Jack Gelineau (3.28)
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1948–49 1950–51

The 1949–50 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 26th season in the NHL. The Bruins finished 5th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Pre-seasonEdit

The 3rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held at Toronto on October 10, 1949. Bruins Paul Ronty and Bill Quackenbush played for the All-Stars against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As in the 2nd game, the All-Stars won 3-1 with a Bruin scoring the winning goal, Ronty getting the marker. Quackenbush had an assist on the third goal.

Regular SeasonEdit

1949-50-Pete Horeck

Pete Horeck sports the white "Spoked B" jersey in 1949-50.

With the success of the "Spoked B" jersey worn for their 25th anniversary in the NHL, the Bruins adopted the white jersey for the 1949-50 season, albeit with the "24" and "49" on the horizontal spokes removed. The "Spoked B" became the Bruins logo and would be worn in one form or another every year afterwards. The black jersey with the gold block "B" introduced in the 1948-49 season was also continued but gold shoulder yolks were added and the arm and body stripes were modified.

The results of the 1949-50 season for the Bruins could be aptly described as puzzling. Although significant turnover occurred during the off-season, the moves and trades were necessary. Despite all the right moves being made and relatively few injuries (Ed Sandford missed 51 games), the Bruins didn't make the playoffs.

Gelineau posed

Jack Gelineau won rookie of the year honours in the 1949-50 season.

All-Star goalie Frank Brimsek was sold to the Chicago Blackhawks and Jack Gelineau became the Bruins starting keeper. Gelineau performed well and captured the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. Phil Maloney was called up from the Hershey Bears, where he'd led the team in scoring in 1948-49. Maloney had a great rookie season, scored 46 points and finished second in Calder voting.

Bruins strongman defender Pat Egan was traded and replaced with Bill Quackenbush, who'd lead the Bruins defense for the next seven years and twice be voted an All-Star. Paul Ronty and Johnny Peirson continued their scoring prowess with Ronty finishing 5th and Peirson 8th in league scoring. Veterans Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart continued to provide depth scoring while mid-season acquisition Bud Poile had 30 points in 39 games for the Bruins. Captain Jack Crawford was in and out of the lineup and missed 24 games in the last of his dozen seasons with the Bruins.

The Bruins played inconsistently, sometimes beating league powerhouses Detroit and Montreal and then losing to weaker teams such as Chicago. This could be attributed to parity in the league. A dismal February in which the Bruins won only once ended their chance for a playoff berth.

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey league GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 88 229 164
Montreal Canadiens 70 29 22 19 77 172 150
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 31 27 12 74 176 173
New York Rangers 70 28 31 11 67 170 189
Boston Bruins 70 22 32 16 60 198 228
Chicago Black Hawks 70 22 38 10 54 203 244

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
1LOctober 12, 19491–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 0–1–0
2TOctober 16, 19492–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 0–1–1
3WOctober 19, 19497–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 1–1–1
4WOctober 22, 19492–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 2–1–1
5TOctober 23, 19490–0 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 2–1–2
6LOctober 26, 19492–5 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 2–2–2
7LOctober 29, 19491–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 2–3–2
8LOctober 30, 19494–10 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 2–4–2
9LNovember 2, 19493–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 2–5–2
10TNovember 5, 19493–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 2–5–3
11LNovember 9, 19491–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 2–6–3
12LNovember 12, 19495–7 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 2–7–3
13WNovember 13, 19494–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 3–7–3
14LNovember 16, 19491–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 3–8–3
15LNovember 17, 19493–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 3–9–3
16WNovember 20, 19492–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 4–9–3
17WNovember 23, 19493–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 5–9–3
18TNovember 26, 19493–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 5–9–4
19TNovember 27, 19491–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 5–9–5
20LNovember 30, 19490–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 5–10–5
21LDecember 1, 19494–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 5–11–5
22WDecember 3, 19495–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 6–11–5
23WDecember 4, 19494–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 7–11–5
24LDecember 7, 19491–2 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 7–12–5
25TDecember 8, 19492–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 7–12–6
26LDecember 10, 19491–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 7–13–6
27WDecember 11, 19492–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 8–13–6
28LDecember 14, 19492–5 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 8–14–6
29LDecember 17, 19491–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 8–15–6
30WDecember 18, 19493–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 9–15–6
31WDecember 21, 19494–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 10–15–6
32WDecember 24, 19498–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 11–15–6
33TDecember 25, 19494–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 11–15–7
34TDecember 28, 19492–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 11–15–8
35LDecember 31, 19491–4 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 11–16–8
36WJanuary 1, 19506–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–16–8
37LJanuary 5, 19503–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 12–17–8
38WJanuary 8, 19504–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 13–17–8
39WJanuary 11, 19502–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 14–17–8
40LJanuary 14, 19503–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 14–18–8
41LJanuary 15, 19501–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 14–19–8
42WJanuary 18, 19504–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 15–19–8
43LJanuary 21, 19501–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 15–20–8
44LJanuary 22, 19504–5 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 15–21–8
45TJanuary 25, 19504–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 15–21–9
46LJanuary 26, 19501–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 15–22–9
47TJanuary 28, 19502–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 15–22–10
48WJanuary 29, 19504–1 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 16–22–10
49WFebruary 1, 19503–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 17–22–10
50LFebruary 5, 19501–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 17–23–10
51LFebruary 8, 19501–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 17–24–10
52LFebruary 11, 19504–9 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 17–25–10
53TFebruary 12, 19503–3 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 17–25–11
54TFebruary 15, 19502–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 17–25–12
55TFebruary 19, 19504–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 17–25–13
56LFebruary 22, 19501–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 17–26–13
57LFebruary 25, 19502–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 17–27–13
58LFebruary 26, 19503–4 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 17–28–13
59WMarch 1, 19505–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 18–28–13
60WMarch 4, 19505–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 19–28–13
61WMarch 5, 195011–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 20–28–13
62LMarch 8, 19503–5 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 20–29–13
63LMarch 11, 19500–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 20–30–13
64TMarch 12, 19502–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 20–30–14
65WMarch 15, 19504–1 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 21–30–14
66TMarch 18, 19501–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 21–30–15
67WMarch 19, 19504–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 22–30–15
68LMarch 22, 19505–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 22–31–15
69LMarch 25, 19500–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1949–50) 22–32–15
70TMarch 26, 19503–3 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 22–32–16

PlayoffsEdit

The Bruins did not qualify for the postseason.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
20 Ronty, PaulPaul Ronty C 70 23 36 59 8
23 Peirson, JohnnyJohnny Peirson RW 57 27 25 52 49
21 Maloney, PhilPhil Maloney C 70 15 31 46 6
15 Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt C/D 68 19 22 41 41
18 Smith, KennyKenny Smith LW 66 10 31 41 12
14 Dumart, WoodyWoody Dumart LW 69 14 25 39 14
17 Creighton, DaveDave Creighton C 64 18 13 31 13
4 Poile, BudBud Poile RW 39 16 14 30 6
16 Harrison, EdEd Harrison C/LW 70 14 12 26 23
11 Quackenbush, BillBill Quackenbush D 70 8 17 25 4
9 Bettio, SilvioSilvio Bettio LW 44 9 12 21 32
22 Kryzanowski, EdEd Kryzanowski D 57 6 10 16 12
8 Henderson, MurrayMurray Henderson D 64 3 8 11 42
24, 25 Horeck, PetePete Horeck LW 34 5 5 10 22
19 Toppazzini, ZellioZellio Toppazzini RW 36 5 5 10 18
6 Crawford, JackJack Crawford D 46 2 8 10 8
10 Flaman, FernFern Flaman D 69 2 5 7 122
7 Sandford, EdEd Sandford LW 19 1 4 5 6
26 Ferguson, LorneLorne Ferguson LW 3 1 1 2 0
8 Byers, GordGord Byers D 1 0 1 1 0
7 McIntyre, JackJack McIntyre D 1 0 1 1 0
12 Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 3 0 1 1 0
24 Kullman, ArnieArnie Kullman C 12 0 1 1 11
25 Bradley, BartBart Bradley C 1 0 0 0 0
24 Corcoran, NormNorm Corcoran C/RW 1 0 0 0 0
6 Lowe, RossRoss Lowe D/LW 3 0 0 0 0
1 Bittner, RichardRichard Bittner G 1 0 0 0 0
1 Henry, GordGord Henry G 2 0 0 0 0
1 Gelineau, JackJack Gelineau G 67 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Gelineau, JackJack Gelineau 4020 67 22 30 15 220 3.28 3
Bittner, RichardRichard Bittner 60 1 0 0 1 3 3.00 0
Henry, GordGord Henry 120 2 0 2 0 5 2.50 0
Team: 4200 70 22 32 16 228 3.26 3

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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

TransactionsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Pete Horeck wore jersey #25. This was the first time a Bruin wore #25 and was the highest number, up to that time, that a Bruin had ever worn.
  • Later in the season, Lorne Ferguson wore jersey #26. This was the first time a Bruin wore #26 and was the highest number, up to that time, that a Bruin had ever worn.
  • The Bruins loaded the line-up with call-ups from the minors for the third last game against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 22, 1950. John McIntyre, Gord Byers, Ross Lowe, Norm Corcoran, Barton Bradley and Lorne Ferguson all played their first NHL games. For Bradley, it would be his only game. Ferguson would score a goal and an assist and go on to have a 400+ game NHL career as would McIntyre.
  • The Bruins were the first team to put a European trained player on their reserve list when they added Jaroslav Drobný in 1949.[2]
  • No Bruins recorded a Hat trick this season.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1949-50 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
  2. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.96.
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