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1951–52 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd NHL
1951–52 record 29–25–16
Goals for 168
Goals against 157
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Joe Primeau
Captain Ted Kennedy
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Sid Smith (27)
Assists Ted Kennedy (33)
Points Sid Smith (57)
Penalties in minutes Fern Flaman (110)
Wins Al Rollins (29)
Goals against average Al Rollins (2.22)
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1950–51 1952–53

The 1951–52 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 35th 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 0.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Leafs Captain Ted Kennedy is presented to Princess Elizabeth by owner Conn Smythe, October 13, 1951.

On October 13, 1951, the Leafs played an afternoon pre-season versus the Chicago Blackhawks which was attended by her Highness, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The Princess asked Conn Smythe many questions about hockey while the Prince enjoyed the bodychecking. No goals were scored before the royal couple had to depart. The Leafs then played their home opener that evening against the Hawks but not before unfurling their Stanley Cup banner.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 44 14 12 100 215 133
Montreal Canadiens 70 34 26 10 78 195 164
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 29 25 16 74 168 157
Boston Bruins 70 25 29 16 66 162 176
New York Rangers 70 23 34 13 59 192 219
Chicago Black Hawks 70 17 44 9 43 158 241

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 L October 13, 1951 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 0–1–0
2 W October 14, 1951 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 1–1–0
3 W October 17, 1951 4–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 2–1–0
4 L October 20, 1951 2–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 2–2–0
5 T October 21, 1951 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 2–2–1
6 L October 27, 1951 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 2–3–1
7 T October 29, 1951 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 2–3–2
8 W October 31, 1951 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 3–3–2
9 W November 1, 1951 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 4–3–2
10 L November 3, 1951 1–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 4–4–2
11 W November 7, 1951 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 5–4–2
12 W November 8, 1951 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 6–4–2
13 T November 10, 1951 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 6–4–3
14 T November 11, 1951 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 6–4–4
15 T November 14, 1951 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 6–4–5
16 T November 17, 1951 1–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 6–4–6
17 L November 18, 1951 0–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 6–5–6
18 W November 21, 1951 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 7–5–6
19 W November 24, 1951 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 8–5–6
20 W November 25, 1951 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 9–5–6
21 L November 29, 1951 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 9–6–6
22 W December 1, 1951 8–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 10–6–6
23 W December 2, 1951 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 11–6–6
24 T December 5, 1951 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 11–6–7
25 W December 8, 1951 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 12–6–7
26 L December 9, 1951 2–7 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 12–7–7
27 L December 13, 1951 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 12–8–7
28 W December 15, 1951 4–1 New York Rangers (1951–52) 13–8–7
29 L December 16, 1951 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 13–9–7
30 L December 20, 1951 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 13–10–7
31 W December 22, 1951 3–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 14–10–7
32 L December 23, 1951 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 14–11–7
33 L December 26, 1951 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 14–12–7
34 W December 29, 1951 4–0 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 15–12–7
35 T December 30, 1951 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 15–12–8
36 L January 3, 1952 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 15–13–8
37 W January 5, 1952 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 16–13–8
38 W January 9, 1952 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 17–13–8
39 W January 12, 1952 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 18–13–8
40 L January 13, 1952 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 18–14–8
41 W January 15, 1952 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 19–14–8
42 T January 17, 1952 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 19–14–9
43 W January 19, 1952 6–2 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 20–14–9
44 W January 20, 1952 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 21–14–9
45 L January 23, 1952 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 21–15–9
46 T January 24, 1952 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 21–15–10
47 T January 26, 1952 3–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 21–15–11
48 W January 27, 1952 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 22–15–11
49 T February 2, 1952 1–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 22–15–12
50 L February 3, 1952 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 22–16–12
51 W February 9, 1952 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 23–16–12
52 W February 10, 1952 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 24–16–12
53 L February 13, 1952 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 24–17–12
54 L February 14, 1952 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 24–18–12
55 T February 16, 1952 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 24–18–13
56 T February 19, 1952 3–3 New York Rangers (1951–52) 24–18–14
57 L February 21, 1952 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 24–19–14
58 L February 23, 1952 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 24–20–14
59 W February 27, 1952 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 25–20–14
60 T March 1, 1952 1–1 Boston Bruins (1951–52) 25–20–15
61 T March 2, 1952 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 25–20–16
62 W March 5, 1952 6–2 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 26–20–16
63 W March 8, 1952 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 27–20–16
64 L March 9, 1952 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1951–52) 27–21–16
65 L March 13, 1952 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 27–22–16
66 W March 15, 1952 5–2 New York Rangers (1951–52) 28–22–16
67 W March 16, 1952 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1951–52) 29–22–16
68 L March 19, 1952 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1951–52) 29–23–16
69 L March 22, 1952 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1951–52) 29–24–16
70 L March 23, 1952 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1951–52) 29–25–16

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Sid Smith 70 27 30 57 6
Ted Kennedy 70 19 33 52 33
Tod Sloan 68 25 23 48 89
Max Bentley 69 24 17 41 40
Cal Gardner 70 15 26 41 40
Harry Watson 70 22 17 39 18
Jimmy Thomson 70 0 25 25 86
Howie Meeker 54 9 14 23 50
Hugh Bolton 60 3 13 16 73
Danny Lewicki 51 4 9 13 26
Joe Klukay 43 4 8 12 6
Gus Mortson 65 1 10 11 106
Fleming MacKell 32 2 8 10 16
Bob Solinger 24 5 3 8 4
Fern Flaman 61 0 7 7 110
George Armstrong 20 3 3 6 30
Ray Timgren 50 2 4 6 11
Bill Juzda 46 1 4 5 65
Rudy Migay 19 2 1 3 12
Leo Boivin 2 0 1 1 0
Jim Morrison 17 0 1 1 4
Bob Sabourin 1 0 0 0 2
Eric Nesterenko 1 0 0 0 0
Frank Mathers 2 0 0 0 0
John McLellan 2 0 0 0 0
Earl Balfour 3 0 0 0 2
Tim Horton 4 0 0 0 8
Turk Broda 1 0 0 0 0
Al Rollins 70 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Al Rollins 4170 70 29 24 16 154 2.22 5
Turk Broda 30 1 0 1 0 3 6.00 0
Team: 4200 70 29 25 16 157 2.24 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Klukay 4 1 1 2 0
Fern Flaman 4 0 2 2 18
Max Bentley 4 1 0 1 2
Harry Watson 4 1 0 1 2
Ray Timgren 4 0 1 1 0
Earl Balfour 1 0 0 0 0
Jim Morrison 2 0 0 0 0
Hugh Bolton 3 0 0 0 4
Cal Gardner 3 0 0 0 2
Bill Juzda 3 0 0 0 2
Ted Kennedy 4 0 0 0 4
Howie Meeker 4 0 0 0 11
Gus Mortson 4 0 0 0 8
George Armstrong 4 0 0 0 2
Tod Sloan 4 0 0 0 10
Sid Smith 4 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Thomson 4 0 0 0 25
Turk Broda 2 0 0 0 0
Al Rollins 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Turk Broda 120 2 0 2 7 3.50 0
Al Rollins 120 2 0 2 6 3.00 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 13 3.25 0

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1951-52 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
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