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1955–56 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 2nd NHL
1955–56 record 30–24–16
Goals for 183
Goals against 148
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Jimmy Skinner
Captain Ted Lindsay
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (38)
Assists Gordie Howe (41)
Points Gordie Howe (79)
Penalties in minutes Ted Lindsay (161)
Wins Glenn Hall (30)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.10)
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1954–55 1956–57

The 1955–56 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 30th season. The Red Wings finished 2nd in the league and lost in the 1956 Stanley Cup Finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 45 15 10 100 222 131
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 24 16 76 183 148
New York Rangers 70 32 28 10 74 204 203
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 24 33 13 61 153 181
Boston Bruins 70 23 34 13 59 147 185
Chicago Black Hawks 70 19 39 12 50 155 216

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualify for the playoffs are indicated in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1955 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1955 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1955 2–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 0–3–0
4 W October 15, 1955 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 1–3–0
5 W October 16, 1955 6–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 2–3–0
6 T October 20, 1955 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 2–3–1
7 T October 22, 1955 0–0 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 2–3–2
8 L October 26, 1955 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 2–4–2
9 L October 29, 1955 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 2–5–2
10 T October 30, 1955 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 2–5–3
11 L November 2, 1955 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 2–6–3
12 T November 3, 1955 1–1 New York Rangers (1955–56) 2–6–4
13 T November 5, 1955 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 2–6–5
14 W November 6, 1955 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 3–6–5
15 T November 10, 1955 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 3–6–6
16 L November 12, 1955 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 3–7–6
17 T November 13, 1955 0–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 3–7–7
18 T November 16, 1955 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 3–7–8
19 W November 19, 1955 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 4–7–8
20 T November 20, 1955 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 4–7–9
21 W November 24, 1955 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 5–7–9
22 L November 27, 1955 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 5–8–9
23 T November 30, 1955 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 5–8–10
24 W December 3, 1955 5–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–8–10
25 L December 4, 1955 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 6–9–10
26 T December 8, 1955 2–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 6–9–11
27 L December 10, 1955 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 6–10–11
28 W December 11, 1955 2–0 New York Rangers (1955–56) 7–10–11
29 W December 15, 1955 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 8–10–11
30 W December 18, 1955 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 9–10–11
31 W December 22, 1955 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 10–10–11
32 L December 24, 1955 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 10–11–11
33 T December 25, 1955 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 10–11–12
34 W December 29, 1955 4–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 11–11–12
35 T December 31, 1955 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 11–11–13
36 W January 1, 1956 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 12–11–13
37 L January 4, 1956 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 12–12–13
38 W January 5, 1956 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 13–12–13
39 W January 8, 1956 4–3 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 14–12–13
40 W January 12, 1956 6–0 New York Rangers (1955–56) 15–12–13
41 W January 14, 1956 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 16–12–13
42 W January 15, 1956 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 17–12–13
43 W January 19, 1956 4–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 18–12–13
44 L January 21, 1956 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 18–13–13
45 W January 22, 1956 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 19–13–13
46 W January 26, 1956 3–2 New York Rangers (1955–56) 20–13–13
47 W January 27, 1956 7–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 21–13–13
48 T January 29, 1956 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–13–14
49 L February 2, 1956 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–14–14
50 L February 4, 1956 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 21–15–14
51 L February 5, 1956 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 21–16–14
52 W February 7, 1956 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 22–16–14
53 L February 11, 1956 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 22–17–14
54 L February 12, 1956 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 22–18–14
55 W February 14, 1956 5–3 New York Rangers (1955–56) 23–18–14
56 W February 18, 1956 6–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 24–18–14
57 L February 19, 1956 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 24–19–14
58 W February 21, 1956 4–1 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 25–19–14
59 L February 25, 1956 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 25–20–14
60 L February 26, 1956 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 25–21–14
61 W February 28, 1956 4–1 New York Rangers (1955–56) 26–21–14
62 W March 1, 1956 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 27–21–14
63 T March 3, 1956 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 27–21–15
64 L March 4, 1956 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1955–56) 27–22–15
65 W March 8, 1956 4–2 Boston Bruins (1955–56) 28–22–15
66 W March 10, 1956 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 29–22–15
67 W March 11, 1956 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1955–56) 30–22–15
68 L March 13, 1956 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1955–56) 30–23–15
69 T March 15, 1956 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1955–56) 30–23–16
70 L March 18, 1956 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1955–56) 30–24–16

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

Montreal Canadiens 4, Detroit Red Wings 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 70 38 41 79 100
Reibel, DutchDutch Reibel C 68 17 39 56 10
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 25 26 51 24
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 67 27 23 50 161
Kelly, RedRed Kelly D/C 70 16 34 50 39
Prystai, MetroMetro Prystai C 63 12 16 28 10
Dineen, BillBill Dineen RW 70 12 7 19 30
Goldham, BobBob Goldham D 68 3 16 19 32
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 66 9 9 18 26
Pavelich, MartyMarty Pavelich LW 70 5 13 18 38
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 68 4 13 17 46
Ferguson, LorneLorne Ferguson LW 31 8 7 15 12
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 38 1 8 9 20
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 67 2 6 8 86
Toppazzini, JerryJerry Toppazzini RW 40 1 7 8 31
Chevrefils, RealReal Chevrefils LW 38 3 4 7 24
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 47 0 3 3 53
Hollingworth, GordGord Hollingworth D 41 0 2 2 28
Corcoran, NormNorm Corcoran C/RW 2 0 0 0 0
Burton, CummyCummy Burton RW 3 0 0 0 0
Sandford, EdEd Sandford LW 4 0 0 0 0
Stankiewicz, EdEd Stankiewicz C 5 0 0 0 0
Costello, MurrayMurray Costello C 24 0 0 0 4
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall G 70 0 0 0 14
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall 4200 70 30 24 16 147 2.10 12
Team: 4200 70 30 24 16 147 2.10 12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 10 3 9 12 8
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 10 7 3 10 2
Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay LW 10 6 3 9 22
Kelly, RedRed Kelly D/C 10 2 4 6 2
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 10 1 3 4 13
Ferguson, LorneLorne Ferguson LW 10 1 2 3 12
Prystai, MetroMetro Prystai C 9 1 2 3 6
Goldham, BobBob Goldham D 10 0 3 3 4
Bucyk, JohnJohn Bucyk LW 10 1 1 2 8
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 10 0 2 2 8
Reibel, DutchDutch Reibel C 10 0 2 2 2
Dineen, BillBill Dineen RW 10 1 0 1 8
Arbour, AlAl Arbour D 4 0 1 1 0
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 10 0 1 1 6
Pavelich, MartyMarty Pavelich LW 10 0 1 1 14
Burton, CummyCummy Burton RW 3 0 0 0 0
Hollingworth, GordGord Hollingworth D 3 0 0 0 2
Costello, MurrayMurray Costello C 4 0 0 0 0
Melnyk, GerryGerry Melnyk C 6 0 0 0 0
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall G 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hall, GlennGlenn Hall 604 10 5 5 28 2.78 0
Team: 604 10 5 5 28 2.78 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Over nine minutes of highlights beginning with a minute of the Rangers-Canadiens Semi-finals then goals of all five games of the 1956 Stanley Cup Finals.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1955-56 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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