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1949–50 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd NHL
1949–50 record 31–27–12
Goals for 176
Goals against 173
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Hap Day
Captain Ted Kennedy
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Max Bentley (23)
Assists Ted Kennedy (24)
Points Sid Smith (45)
Penalties in minutes Bill Ezinicki (144)
Wins Turk Broda (30)
Goals against average Gil Mayer (1.00)
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1948–49 1950–51

The 1949–50 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 33rd season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 3rd in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

After Chicago Black Hawks defeated Toronto 6-3 on November 27, Conn Smythe told goaltender Turk Broda, "I'm not running a fat man's team!" and said that Broda would not play until he reduced his weight to 190 lbs. At the time, Broda weighed almost 200. Al Rollins was purchased from the Cleveland of the AHL and Gil Mayer was brought up for good measure. When he reached 189 pounds, Broda went back into the Toronto net and he gained his 4th shutout of the season December 3 and Maple Leaf fans cheered all of his 22 saves.

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 15, 1949 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 0–0–1
2 W October 16, 1949 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 1–0–1
3 L October 19, 1949 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 1–1–1
4 T October 22, 1949 2–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 1–1–2
5 W October 27, 1949 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 2–1–2
6 W October 29, 1949 8–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 3–1–2
7 W October 30, 1949 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 4–1–2
8 T November 2, 1949 3–3 New York Rangers (1949–50) 4–1–3
9 L November 5, 1949 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 4–2–3
10 W November 6, 1949 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 5–2–3
11 L November 10, 1949 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 5–3–3
12 W November 12, 1949 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 6–3–3
13 L November 13, 1949 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 6–4–3
14 W November 16, 1949 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 7–4–3
15 L November 19, 1949 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 7–5–3
16 L November 20, 1949 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 7–6–3
17 L November 23, 1949 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 7–7–3
18 L November 24, 1949 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 7–8–3
19 T November 26, 1949 3–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 7–8–4
20 L November 27, 1949 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 7–9–4
21 L December 1, 1949 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 7–10–4
22 W December 3, 1949 2–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 8–10–4
23 W December 4, 1949 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 9–10–4
24 W December 8, 1949 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 10–10–4
25 W December 10, 1949 2–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 11–10–4
26 L December 11, 1949 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 11–11–4
27 T December 14, 1949 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 11–11–5
28 L December 15, 1949 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 11–12–5
29 L December 17, 1949 1–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 11–13–5
30 W December 18, 1949 2–0 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–13–5
31 L December 21, 1949 1–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 12–14–5
32 L December 24, 1949 4–8 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 12–15–5
33 L December 25, 1949 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 12–16–5
34 T December 28, 1949 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 12–16–6
35 L December 31, 1949 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 12–17–6
36 L January 1, 1950 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 12–18–6
37 T January 4, 1950 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 12–18–7
38 W January 7, 1950 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 13–18–7
39 W January 11, 1950 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 14–18–7
40 W January 14, 1950 4–3 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 15–18–7
41 L January 18, 1950 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 15–19–7
42 W January 19, 1950 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 16–19–7
43 W January 21, 1950 2–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 17–19–7
44 W January 22, 1950 1–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 18–19–7
45 W January 25, 1950 5–1 New York Rangers (1949–50) 19–19–7
46 W January 28, 1950 9–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 20–19–7
47 W January 29, 1950 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 21–19–7
48 L February 1, 1950 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 21–20–7
49 T February 4, 1950 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 21–20–8
50 W February 5, 1950 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 22–20–8
51 W February 8, 1950 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 23–20–8
52 W February 11, 1950 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 24–20–8
53 T February 12, 1950 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 24–20–9
54 T February 16, 1950 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 24–20–10
55 W February 18, 1950 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 25–20–10
56 L February 19, 1950 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 25–21–10
57 W February 22, 1950 3–1 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 26–21–10
58 W February 25, 1950 4–2 New York Rangers (1949–50) 27–21–10
59 L March 1, 1950 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 27–22–10
60 W March 4, 1950 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 28–22–10
61 L March 5, 1950 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 28–23–10
62 T March 9, 1950 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 28–23–11
63 W March 11, 1950 4–0 New York Rangers (1949–50) 29–23–11
64 T March 12, 1950 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1949–50) 29–23–12
65 L March 15, 1950 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 29–24–12
66 W March 18, 1950 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1949–50) 30–24–12
67 L March 19, 1950 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1949–50) 30–25–12
68 L March 22, 1950 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1949–50) 30–26–12
69 W March 25, 1950 8–0 Boston Bruins (1949–50) 31–26–12
70 L March 26, 1950 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1949–50) 31–27–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Sid Smith 68 22 23 45 6
Ted Kennedy 53 20 24 44 34
Max Bentley 69 23 18 41 14
Howie Meeker 70 18 22 40 35
Harry Watson 60 19 16 35 11
Joe Klukay 70 15 16 31 19
Cal Gardner 31 7 19 26 12
Ray Timgren 68 7 18 25 22
Bill Ezinicki 67 10 12 22 144
Vic Lynn 70 7 13 20 39
Fleming MacKell 36 7 13 20 24
Bill Barilko 59 7 10 17 85
Gus Mortson 68 3 14 17 125
Bill Juzda 62 1 14 15 68
Jimmy Thomson 70 0 13 13 76
John McCormack 34 6 5 11 0
Garth Boesch 58 2 6 8 63
Rudy Migay 18 1 5 6 8
Bob Dawes 11 1 2 3 2
Frank Mathers 6 0 1 1 2
Al Buchanan 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Hassard 1 0 0 0 0
Tim Horton 1 0 0 0 2
Bill Johansen 1 0 0 0 0
Gilles Mayer 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Sullivan 1 0 0 0 0
George Armstrong 2 0 0 0 0
Hugh Bolton 2 0 0 0 2
Al Rollins 2 0 0 0 0
Phil Samis 2 0 0 0 0
John Arundel 3 0 0 0 9
Turk Broda 68 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Turk Broda 4040 68 30 25 12 167 2.48 9
Al Rollins 100 2 1 1 0 4 2.40 1
Gilles Mayer 60 1 0 1 0 2 2.00 0
Team: 4200 70 31 27 12 173 2.47 10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Max Bentley 7 3 3 6 0
Ray Timgren 6 0 4 4 2
Joe Klukay 7 3 0 3 4
Ted Kennedy 7 1 2 3 8
Sid Smith 7 0 3 3 2
Bill Barilko 7 1 1 2 18
Fleming MacKell 7 1 1 2 11
Vic Lynn 7 0 2 2 2
Jimmy Thomson 7 0 2 2 7
Cal Gardner 7 1 0 1 4
John McCormack 6 1 0 1 0
Howie Meeker 7 0 1 1 4
Tim Horton 1 0 0 0 2
Les Costello 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Ezinicki 5 0 0 0 13
Garth Boesch 6 0 0 0 4
Bill Juzda 7 0 0 0 16
Gus Mortson 7 0 0 0 18
Harry Watson 7 0 0 0 2
Turk Broda 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Turk Broda 450 7 3 4 10 1.33 3
Team: 450 7 3 4 10 1.33 3

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A minute worth of video of Game 4 of the 1950 Semi-Finals, won in double overtime 2-1 by the Detroit Red Wings over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goals by the Leafs Max Bentley, the Wings Marty Pavelich and the OT goal by Leo Reise are shown as are some great saves by Turk Broda.

Over 30 minutes of game footage from the Semi-finals and Finals including the presentation of the Stanley Cup.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1949-50 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
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