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1954–55 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st NHL
1954–55 record 42–17–11
Goals for 204
Goals against 134
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jimmy Skinner
Captain Ted Lindsay
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (29)
Assists Earl Reibel (41)
Points Earl Reibel (66)
Penalties in minutes Tony Leswick (137)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (40)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (1.00)
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1953–54 1955–56

The 1954–55 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish first overall in the National Hockey League (NHL) with a record of 42 wins, 17 losses, and 11 ties for 95 points. They swept the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals and then won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens in a seven-game Stanley Cup Final. The Red Wings would not win another Stanley Cup until 1997.

Off-seasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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Sawchuk, Skov and Lindsay go after a heckler, November 11, 1954.

On November 11, the Detroit Red Wings were playing a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Angry that Metro Prystai had been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks at the bequest of Leafs Conn Smythe in the name of league parity, the Wings were in a foul mood. Ted Lindsay fought with Leafs Jim Thomson and then coach King Clancy. The Leafs won 1-0 and as the Wings were leaving the ice, a hometown fan heckled Glen Skov. Skov, goalie Terry Sawchuk, Sid Abel and Lindsay scaled the wire mesh over the boards to get at the fan, with Lindsay punching the heckler in the eye.

Final StandingsEdit

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 42 17 11 95 204 134
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 18 11 93 228 157
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 24 22 70 147 135
Boston Bruins 70 23 26 21 67 169 188
New York Rangers 70 17 35 18 52 150 210
Chicago Black Hawks 70 13 40 17 43 161 235

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 7, 19542–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 1–0–0
2WOctober 9, 19544–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 2–0–0
3WOctober 13, 19543–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 3–0–0
4LOctober 16, 19541–3 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 3–1–0
5WOctober 17, 19545–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 4–1–0
6WOctober 21, 19545–3 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 5–1–0
7LOctober 23, 19542–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 5–2–0
8LOctober 27, 19542–5 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 5–3–0
9WOctober 30, 19544–0 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 6–3–0
10TNovember 3, 19541–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 6–3–1
11WNovember 4, 19543–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 7–3–1
12LNovember 6, 19541–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 7–4–1
13WNovember 7, 19541–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 8–4–1
14LNovember 11, 19540–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 8–5–1
15LNovember 13, 19540–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 8–6–1
16WNovember 14, 19544–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 9–6–1
17WNovember 20, 19545–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 10–6–1
18WNovember 21, 19541–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 11–6–1
19WNovember 25, 19542–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 12–6–1
20LNovember 27, 19541–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 12–7–1
21LNovember 28, 19542–6 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 12–8–1
22WDecember 1, 19546–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 13–8–1
23LDecember 2, 19541–4 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 13–9–1
24LDecember 4, 19540–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 13–10–1
25WDecember 5, 19544–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 14–10–1
26WDecember 9, 19543–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 15–10–1
27WDecember 11, 19544–1 New York Rangers (1954–55) 16–10–1
28WDecember 12, 19544–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 17–10–1
29TDecember 15, 19543–3 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 17–10–2
30WDecember 16, 19544–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 18–10–2
31WDecember 18, 19544–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 19–10–2
32LDecember 19, 19540–5 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 19–11–2
33TDecember 22, 19542–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 19–11–3
34WDecember 25, 19543–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–11–3
35TDecember 26, 19541–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 20–11–4
36WDecember 30, 19544–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 21–11–4
37LJanuary 1, 19551–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 21–12–4
38WJanuary 2, 19553–2 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 22–12–4
39TJanuary 6, 19553–3 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 22–12–5
40WJanuary 8, 19551–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 23–12–5
41WJanuary 9, 19556–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 24–12–5
42WJanuary 13, 19554–0 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 25–12–5
43WJanuary 15, 19554–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 26–12–5
44WJanuary 16, 19553–0 New York Rangers (1954–55) 27–12–5
45LJanuary 19, 19550–2 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 27–13–5
46LJanuary 20, 19552–3 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 27–14–5
47LJanuary 22, 19551–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 27–15–5
48WJanuary 23, 19554–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 28–15–5
49TJanuary 27, 19553–3 New York Rangers (1954–55) 28–15–6
50TJanuary 29, 19552–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 28–15–7
51WJanuary 30, 19557–1 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 29–15–7
52TFebruary 3, 19551–1 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–15–8
53LFebruary 5, 19554–8 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–16–8
54TFebruary 6, 19552–2 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 29–16–9
55WFebruary 12, 19552–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 30–16–9
56WFebruary 13, 19555–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 31–16–9
57WFebruary 15, 19553–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 32–16–9
58LFebruary 17, 19552–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 32–17–9
59WFebruary 20, 19555–0 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 33–17–9
60TFebruary 21, 19552–2 Boston Bruins (1954–55) 33–17–10
61TFebruary 26, 19551–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 33–17–11
62WFebruary 27, 19553–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 34–17–11
63WMarch 3, 19556–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 35–17–11
64WMarch 5, 19556–2 New York Rangers (1954–55) 36–17–11
65WMarch 6, 19552–1 @ New York Rangers (1954–55) 37–17–11
66WMarch 12, 19553–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1954–55) 38–17–11
67WMarch 13, 19556–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1954–55) 39–17–11
68WMarch 16, 19555–4 @ Boston Bruins (1954–55) 40–17–11
69WMarch 17, 19554–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 41–17–11
70WMarch 20, 19556–0 Montreal Canadiens (1954–55) 42–17–11

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0Edit

Detroit Red Wings 4, Montreal Canadiens 3Edit

Date Away Score Home Score
April 3 Montreal 2 Detroit 4
April 5 Montreal 1 Detroit 7
April 7 Detroit 2 Montreal 6
April 9 Detroit 3 Montreal 5
April 10 Montreal 1 Detroit 5
April 12 Detroit 3 Montreal 6
April 14 Montreal 1 Detroit 3

Player StatsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Earl Reibel 70 25 41 66 15
Gordie Howe 64 29 33 62 68
Alex Delvecchio 69 17 31 48 37
Ted Lindsay 49 19 19 38 85
Marcel Bonin 69 16 20 36 53
Marty Pavelich 70 15 15 30 59
Glen Skov 70 14 16 30 53
Johnny Wilson 70 12 15 27 14
Tony Leswick 70 10 17 27 137
Vic Stasiuk 59 8 11 19 67
Bill Dineen 69 10 9 19 36
Metro Prystai 12 2 3 5 9
Benny Woit 62 2 3 5 22
Lorne Davis 22 0 5 5 2
Don Poile 4 0 0 0 0

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Red Kelly 70 15 30 45 28
Marcel Pronovost 70 9 25 34 90
Bob Goldham 69 1 16 17 14
Jim Hay 21 0 1 1 20
Ed Zeniuk 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Hillman 6 0 0 0 2
Keith Allen 18 0 0 0 6

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Terry Sawchuk 68 40 17 11 12 1.96
Glenn Hall 2 2 0 0 0 1.00

Detroit Red Wings 1955 Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Larry Hillman became the youngest player to be engraved on the Stanley Cup at 18 years, 2 months, 9 days. Gaye Stewart held the previous record in 1942 at 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days.


Awards and RecordsEdit

VideoEdit

A little over a minute worth of highlights of Semi-finals game 4 which the Red Wings won 3-0 to sweep the Maple Leafs. Goals by Vic Stasiuk and an empty netter by Tony Leswick are shown.

Over 10 minutes of highlights of the 1955 Stanley Cup Finals featuring all goals.

ReferencesEdit

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