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1953–54 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd NHL
1953–54 record 32–24–14
Goals for 152
Goals against 131
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach King Clancy
Captain Ted Kennedy
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Sid Smith (22)
Assists Tod Sloan (32)
Points Tod Sloan (43)
Penalties in minutes Tod Sloan (100)
Wins Harry Lumley (32)
Goals against average Harry Lumley (1.86)
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1952–53 1954–55

The 1953–54 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 37th 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 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 88 191 132
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 24 11 81 195 141
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 24 14 78 152 131
Boston Bruins 70 32 28 10 74 177 181
New York Rangers 70 29 31 10 68 161 182
Chicago Black Hawks 70 12 51 7 31 133 242

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 W October 10, 1953 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 1–0–0
2 L October 11, 1953 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 1–1–0
3 W October 15, 1953 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 2–1–0
4 T October 17, 1953 1–1 New York Rangers (1953–54) 2–1–1
5 W October 18, 1953 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 3–1–1
6 T October 21, 1953 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 3–1–2
7 L October 24, 1953 2–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 3–2–2
8 L October 25, 1953 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 3–3–2
9 L October 29, 1953 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 3–4–2
10 W October 31, 1953 4–1 New York Rangers (1953–54) 4–4–2
11 T November 1, 1953 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 4–4–3
12 W November 4, 1953 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 5–4–3
13 T November 7, 1953 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 5–4–4
14 W November 8, 1953 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 6–4–4
15 W November 11, 1953 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 7–4–4
16 W November 14, 1953 2–0 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 8–4–4
17 T November 15, 1953 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 8–4–5
18 L November 19, 1953 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 8–5–5
19 W November 21, 1953 1–0 New York Rangers (1953–54) 9–5–5
20 W November 22, 1953 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 10–5–5
21 L November 26, 1953 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 10–6–5
22 W November 28, 1953 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 11–6–5
23 L November 29, 1953 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 11–7–5
24 L December 3, 1953 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 11–8–5
25 W December 5, 1953 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 12–8–5
26 T December 6, 1953 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 12–8–6
27 W December 9, 1953 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 13–8–6
28 W December 12, 1953 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 14–8–6
29 W December 13, 1953 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 15–8–6
30 L December 17, 1953 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 15–9–6
31 W December 19, 1953 3–2 New York Rangers (1953–54) 16–9–6
32 L December 20, 1953 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 16–10–6
33 W December 26, 1953 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 17–10–6
34 T December 30, 1953 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 17–10–7
35 W January 2, 1954 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 18–10–7
36 T January 3, 1954 0–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 18–10–8
37 L January 7, 1954 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 18–11–8
38 W January 9, 1954 3–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 19–11–8
39 L January 10, 1954 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 19–12–8
40 W January 13, 1954 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 20–12–8
41 W January 16, 1954 4–0 New York Rangers (1953–54) 21–12–8
42 W January 17, 1954 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 22–12–8
43 W January 23, 1954 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 23–12–8
44 L January 24, 1954 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 23–13–8
45 L January 27, 1954 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 23–14–8
46 W January 30, 1954 4–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 24–14–8
47 L January 31, 1954 0–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 24–15–8
48 W February 4, 1954 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 25–15–8
49 W February 6, 1954 6–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 26–15–8
50 L February 7, 1954 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 26–16–8
51 L February 10, 1954 2–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 26–17–8
52 W February 11, 1954 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 27–17–8
53 T February 13, 1954 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 27–17–9
54 T February 14, 1954 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 27–17–10
55 T February 17, 1954 0–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 27–17–11
56 W February 20, 1954 3–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 28–17–11
57 L February 21, 1954 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 28–18–11
58 T February 25, 1954 0–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 28–18–12
59 W February 27, 1954 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 29–18–12
60 L February 28, 1954 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 29–19–12
61 T March 3, 1954 3–3 New York Rangers (1953–54) 29–19–13
62 T March 4, 1954 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 29–19–14
63 L March 6, 1954 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 29–20–14
64 W March 7, 1954 4–0 @ New York Rangers (1953–54) 30–20–14
65 W March 11, 1954 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 31–20–14
66 L March 13, 1954 1–2 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 31–21–14
67 L March 14, 1954 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 31–22–14
68 W March 17, 1954 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 32–22–14
69 L March 20, 1954 2–5 New York Rangers (1953–54) 32–23–14
70 L March 21, 1954 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 32–24–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Tod Sloan 67 11 32 43 100
Sid Smith 70 22 16 38 28
Ted Kennedy 67 15 23 38 78
George Armstrong 63 17 15 32 60
Tim Horton 70 7 24 31 94
Harry Watson 70 21 7 28 30
Jimmy Thomson 61 2 24 26 86
Ron Stewart 70 14 11 25 72
Eric Nesterenko 68 14 9 23 70
Rudy Migay 70 8 15 23 60
Jim Morrison 60 9 11 20 51
Bob Bailey 48 2 7 9 70
Gord Hannigan 35 4 4 8 18
Fern Flaman 62 0 8 8 84
Leo Boivin 58 1 6 7 81
Bob Solinger 39 3 2 5 2
Bob Hassard 26 1 4 5 4
Howie Meeker 5 1 0 1 0
Danny Lewicki 7 0 1 1 12
Earl Balfour 17 0 1 1 6
Hugh Bolton 9 0 0 0 10
Gilles Mayer 1 0 0 0 0
Harry Lumley 69 0 0 0 6
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Harry Lumley 4140 69 32 24 13 128 1.86 13
Gilles Mayer 60 1 0 0 1 3 3.00 0
Team: 4200 70 32 24 14 131 1.87 13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Gord Hannigan 5 2 0 2 4
Tim Horton 5 1 1 2 4
Ted Kennedy 5 1 1 2 2
Tod Sloan 5 1 1 2 4
Sid Smith 5 1 1 2 0
Bob Bailey 5 0 2 2 4
George Armstrong 5 1 0 1 2
Rudy Migay 5 1 0 1 4
Hugh Bolton 5 0 1 1 4
Eric Nesterenko 5 0 1 1 9
Ron Stewart 5 0 1 1 10
Harry Watson 5 0 1 1 2
Fern Flaman 2 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Thomson 3 0 0 0 2
Leo Boivin 5 0 0 0 2
Jim Morrison 5 0 0 0 4
Harry Lumley 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Harry Lumley 321 5 1 4 15 2.80 0
Team: 321 5 1 4 15 2.80 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. 1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
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