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1949–50 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1949–50 record 22–38–10
Home record 13–18–4
Road record 9–20–6
Goals for 203
Goals against 244
General Manager Bill Tobin
Coach Charlie Conacher
Captain Doug Bentley
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Metro Prystai (29)
Assists Bep Guidolin (34)
Points Roy Conacher (56)
Penalties in minutes Bill Gadsby (138)
Wins Frank Brimsek (22)
Goals against average Frank Brimsek (3.49)
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1948–49 1950–51

The 1949–50 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's 24th season in the National Hockey League. The Hawks finished last in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Prior to the season, the NHL announced that they would be adding 10 games to the regular season schedule, raising it from 60 games to 70. Despite the extra games added, the Black Hawks would only win 1 more game than the previous season, and finish in last place in the NHL with 54 points, 13 behind the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot, missing the playoffs for the 4th straight season. The Hawks would score 203 goals, 2nd highest total in the league, but would allow a league high 244 goals.

Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach, Frank Brimsek during the 1949-50 season.

After the Detroit Red Wings clobbered Chicago 9-2 on February 8, writer Lew Walter tried to interview Chicago coach Charlie Conacher. Conacher exploded in anger, criticized Walter's past stories and punched Walter, knocking him down to the floor. Walter announced that he would seek a warrant for Conacher's arrest. NHL president Clarence Campbell took a dim view of Conacher's actions and fined him $200. Conacher then phoned Walter and apologized, saying he regretted what had taken place.

Offensively, the Hawks scoring was spread out, as 22 year old Metro Prystai led the Hawks with 29 goals, Doug Bentley had a team high 33 assists, and Roy Conacher had a club best 56 points. Bill Gadsby would be a force on the blueline, leading the way with 10 goals and 35 points, and having a team high 138 penalty minutes.

In goal, the Black Hawks would acquire long time Boston Bruins goaltender Frank Brimsek in the off-season, and he would play in all 70 games for the Hawks, winning 22 of them, earning 5 shutouts along the way, and posting a 3.49 GAA.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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 Log[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 13 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Montreal Canadiens 0–1–0 0
2 October 15 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–1–1 1
3 October 19 Chicago Black Hawks 4–7 Boston Bruins 0–2–1 1
4 October 23 Chicago Black Hawks 3–3 Detroit Red Wings 0–2–2 2
5 October 25 New York Rangers 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3–2 2
6 October 27 Detroit Red Wings 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4–2 2
7 October 29 Chicago Black Hawks 2–0 New York Rangers 1–4–2 4
8 October 30 Boston Bruins 4–10 Chicago Black Hawks 2–4–2 6
9 November 2 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4–2 8
10 November 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5–2 8
11 November 9 Chicago Black Hawks 3–1 Boston Bruins 4–5–2 10
12 November 12 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–6–2 10
13 November 13 Montreal Canadiens 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks 4–6–3 11
14 November 16 Chicago Black Hawks 1–4 Detroit Red Wings 4–7–3 11
15 November 17 Boston Bruins 3–8 Chicago Black Hawks 5–7–3 13
16 November 20 New York Rangers 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks 5–8–3 13
17 November 24 Detroit Red Wings 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks 5–8–4 14
18 November 26 Chicago Black Hawks 7–2 Detroit Red Wings 6–8–4 16
19 November 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks 7–8–4 18
20 December 1 Boston Bruins 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks 8–8–4 20
21 December 3 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Boston Bruins 8–9–4 20
22 December 4 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 New York Rangers 8–10–4 20
23 December 7 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 New York Rangers 8–11–4 20
24 December 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 8–12–4 20
25 December 10 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 Montreal Canadiens 8–12–5 21
26 December 11 Montreal Canadiens 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks 8–13–5 21
27 December 14 New York Rangers 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks 9–13–5 23
28 December 17 Chicago Black Hawks 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs 10–13–5 25
29 December 18 Detroit Red Wings 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 10–14–5 25
30 December 21 Boston Bruins 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 10–15–5 25
31 December 25 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Boston Bruins 10–15–6 26
32 December 28 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 New York Rangers 10–16–6 26
33 December 31 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 10–17–6 26
34 January 1 Montreal Canadiens 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 11–17–6 28
35 January 4 Chicago Black Hawks 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–17–7 29
36 January 7 Chicago Black Hawks 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 11–18–7 29
37 January 8 Chicago Black Hawks 1–1 New York Rangers 11–18–8 30
38 January 10 Montreal Canadiens 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks 11–19–8 30
39 January 14 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 Montreal Canadiens 11–20–8 30
40 January 15 Chicago Black Hawks 5–1 Boston Bruins 12–20–8 32
41 January 18 Detroit Red Wings 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks 12–21–8 32
42 January 21 Chicago Black Hawks 3–5 Detroit Red Wings 12–22–8 32
43 January 22 New York Rangers 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks 13–22–8 34
44 January 26 Boston Bruins 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks 14–22–8 36
45 January 28 Chicago Black Hawks 1–9 Toronto Maple Leafs 14–23–8 36
46 January 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks 14–24–8 36
47 February 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 15–24–8 38
48 February 4 Chicago Black Hawks 6–2 Montreal Canadiens 16–24–8 40
49 February 5 Montreal Canadiens 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 16–25–8 40
50 February 8 Chicago Black Hawks 2–9 Detroit Red Wings 16–26–8 40
51 February 9 New York Rangers 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 16–27–8 40
52 February 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks 16–27–9 41
53 February 15 Detroit Red Wings 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks 17–27–9 43
54 February 19 Boston Bruins 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks 17–27–10 44
55 February 22 Chicago Black Hawks 0–3 New York Rangers 17–28–10 44
56 February 23 New York Rangers 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks 17–29–10 44
57 February 26 Detroit Red Wings 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks 17–30–10 44
58 March 2 Montreal Canadiens 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks 18–30–10 46
59 March 4 Chicago Black Hawks 1–3 Montreal Canadiens 18–31–10 46
60 March 5 Chicago Black Hawks 4–11 Boston Bruins 18–32–10 46
61 March 8 New York Rangers 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 18–33–10 46
62 March 11 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Detroit Red Wings 18–34–10 46
63 March 12 Detroit Red Wings 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks 18–35–10 46
64 March 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks 19–35–10 48
65 March 18 Chicago Black Hawks 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs 19–36–10 48
66 March 19 Boston Bruins 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 19–37–10 48
67 March 21 Chicago Black Hawks 6–3 New York Rangers 20–37–10 50
68 March 22 Chicago Black Hawks 7–5 Boston Bruins 21–37–10 52
69 March 25 Chicago Black Hawks 0–4 Montreal Canadiens 21–38–10 52
70 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 5–4 Detroit Red Wings 22–38–10 52

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Black Hawks did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Roy Conacher 70 25 31 56 16
Doug Bentley 64 20 33 53 28
Metro Prystai 65 29 22 51 31
Bep Guidolin 70 17 34 51 42
Bert Olmstead 70 20 29 49 40

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA
Frank Brimsek 70 4200 22 38 10 244 5 3.49

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Black Hawks did not win any awards this season.

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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