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1956–57 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1956–57 record 26-30-14
Goals for 184
Goals against 227
General Manager Muzz Patrick
Coach Phil Watson
Captain Harry Howell
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Andy Bathgate (27)
Assists Andy Bathgate (50)
Points Andy Bathgate (77)
Penalties in minutes Lou Fontinato (139)
Wins Gump Worsley (26)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (3.00)
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1955–56 1957–58

The 1956–57 New York Rangers season was the 31st season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished 4th and lost in the Semi-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
Detroit Red Wings 70 38 20 12 88 198 157
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 23 12 82 210 155
Boston Bruins 70 34 24 12 80 195 174
New York Rangers 70 26 30 14 66 184 227
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 34 15 57 174 192
Chicago Black Hawks 70 16 39 15 47 169 225

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 12, 1956 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 1–0–0
2 L October 14, 1956 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 1–1–0
3 W October 17, 1956 2–0 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 2–1–0
4 L October 20, 1956 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 2–2–0
5 W October 21, 1956 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 3–2–0
6 W October 24, 1956 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 4–2–0
7 T October 28, 1956 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 4–2–1
8 L October 31, 1956 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 4–3–1
9 L November 4, 1956 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 4–4–1
10 L November 7, 1956 2–4 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 4–5–1
11 L November 8, 1956 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 4–6–1
12 L November 10, 1956 4–6 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 4–7–1
13 L November 14, 1956 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 4–8–1
14 T November 17, 1956 4–4 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 4–8–2
15 T November 18, 1956 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 4–8–3
16 T November 21, 1956 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 4–8–4
17 W November 22, 1956 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 5–8–4
18 L November 24, 1956 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 5–9–4
19 T November 25, 1956 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 5–9–5
20 W November 28, 1956 2–1 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 6–9–5
21 L November 29, 1956 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 6–10–5
22 W December 2, 1956 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 7–10–5
23 T December 5, 1956 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 7–10–6
24 T December 8, 1956 0–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 7–10–7
25 W December 9, 1956 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 8–10–7
26 L December 13, 1956 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 8–11–7
27 L December 15, 1956 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 8–12–7
28 W December 16, 1956 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 9–12–7
29 W December 21, 1956 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 10–12–7
30 L December 23, 1956 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 10–13–7
31 L December 25, 1956 1–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 10–14–7
32 W December 27, 1956 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 11–14–7
33 L December 29, 1956 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 11–15–7
34 L December 31, 1956 0–1 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 11–16–7
35 L January 1, 1957 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 11–17–7
36 W January 5, 1957 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 12–17–7
37 L January 6, 1957 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 12–18–7
38 L January 9, 1957 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 12–19–7
39 W January 11, 1957 7–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 13–19–7
40 W January 12, 1957 5–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 14–19–7
41 L January 13, 1957 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 14–20–7
42 L January 19, 1957 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 14–21–7
43 L January 20, 1957 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 14–22–7
44 T January 23, 1957 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 14–22–8
45 W January 26, 1957 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 15–22–8
46 W January 27, 1957 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 16–22–8
47 L January 30, 1957 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 16–23–8
48 L February 2, 1957 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 16–24–8
49 L February 3, 1957 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 16–25–8
50 W February 6, 1957 3–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 17–25–8
51 T February 7, 1957 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 17–25–9
52 T February 9, 1957 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 17–25–10
53 W February 10, 1957 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 18–25–10
54 L February 14, 1957 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 18–26–10
55 W February 16, 1957 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 19–26–10
56 W February 17, 1957 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 20–26–10
57 W February 20, 1957 5–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 21–26–10
58 L February 23, 1957 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 21–27–10
59 W February 24, 1957 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1956–57) 22–27–10
60 T February 27, 1957 6–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 22–27–11
61 W March 2, 1957 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 23–27–11
62 T March 3, 1957 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 23–27–12
63 T March 7, 1957 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 23–27–13
64 W March 9, 1957 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 24–27–13
65 W March 10, 1957 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1956–57) 25–27–13
66 L March 13, 1957 1–2 Boston Bruins (1956–57) 25–28–13
67 L March 16, 1957 1–14 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 25–29–13
68 L March 17, 1957 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1956–57) 25–30–13
69 W March 23, 1957 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1956–57) 26–30–13
70 T March 24, 1957 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1956–57) 26–30–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 70 27 50 77 60
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 70 21 23 44 10
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 68 19 23 42 38
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 70 4 37 41 72
Creighton, DaveDave Creighton C 70 18 21 39 42
Lewicki, DannyDanny Lewicki LW 70 18 20 38 47
Popein, LarryLarry Popein C 67 11 19 30 20
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 36 14 15 29 2
Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 42 6 17 23 36
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 33 7 12 19 14
Foley, GerryGerry Foley RW 69 7 9 16 48
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 70 9 6 15 40
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 45 7 8 15 24
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 70 3 12 15 139
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 65 2 10 12 70
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 61 5 4 9 65
Evans, JackJack Evans D 70 3 6 9 110
Cline, BruceBruce Cline RW 30 2 3 5 10
Horvath, BroncoBronco Horvath C 7 1 2 3 4
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower G 2 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 68 0 0 0 19
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 4080 68 26 28 14 216 3.18 3
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 120 2 0 2 0 6 3.00 0
Team: 4200 70 26 30 14 222 3.17 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 5 2 3 5 0
Creighton, DaveDave Creighton C 5 2 2 4 2
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 5 1 2 3 2
Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 5 1 2 3 4
Popein, LarryLarry Popein C 5 0 3 3 0
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 5 2 0 2 27
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 5 2 0 2 2
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 1 1 1 2 0
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 5 0 2 2 4
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 5 1 0 1 6
Evans, JackJack Evans D 5 0 1 1 4
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 5 0 1 1 6
Lewicki, DannyDanny Lewicki LW 5 0 1 1 2
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 3 0 0 0 2
Foley, GerryGerry Foley RW 3 0 0 0 0
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 5 0 0 0 7
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 5 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 316 5 1 4 21 3.99 0
Team: 316 5 1 4 21 3.99 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; 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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1956-57 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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