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1957–58 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 2nd NHL
1957–58 record 32–25–13
Goals for 195
Goals against 188
General Manager Muzz Patrick
Coach Phil Watson
Captain George Sullivan
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Camille Henry (32)
Assists Andy Bathgate (48)
Points Andy Bathgate (78)
Penalties in minutes Lou Fontinato (152)
Wins Gump Worsley (21)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.32)
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1956–57 1958–59

The 1957–58 New York Rangers season was the 32nd season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 2nd in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2.

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 43 17 10 96 250 158
New York Rangers 70 32 25 13 77 195 188
Detroit Red Wings 70 29 29 12 70 176 207
Boston Bruins 70 27 28 15 69 199 194
Chicago Black Hawks 70 24 39 7 55 163 202
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 21 38 11 53 192 226

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 10, 1957 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 1–0–0
2 T October 12, 1957 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 1–0–1
3 L October 13, 1957 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 1–1–1
4 L October 16, 1957 2–6 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 1–2–1
5 W October 20, 1957 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 2–2–1
6 W October 23, 1957 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 3–2–1
7 L October 26, 1957 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 3–3–1
8 W October 27, 1957 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 4–3–1
9 L October 30, 1957 0–4 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 4–4–1
10 W October 31, 1957 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 5–4–1
11 W November 2, 1957 5–0 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 6–4–1
12 W November 3, 1957 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 7–4–1
13 T November 5, 1957 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 7–4–2
14 W November 6, 1957 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 8–4–2
15 L November 9, 1957 0–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 8–5–2
16 T November 13, 1957 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 8–5–3
17 W November 16, 1957 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 9–5–3
18 W November 17, 1957 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 10–5–3
19 T November 20, 1957 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 10–5–4
20 W November 22, 1957 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 11–5–4
21 L November 24, 1957 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 11–6–4
22 L November 27, 1957 2–5 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 11–7–4
23 L November 28, 1957 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 11–8–4
24 L November 30, 1957 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 11–9–4
25 W December 1, 1957 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 12–9–4
26 L December 4, 1957 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 12–10–4
27 T December 7, 1957 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 12–10–5
28 L December 8, 1957 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 12–11–5
29 L December 12, 1957 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 12–12–5
30 T December 14, 1957 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 12–12–6
31 W December 15, 1957 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 13–12–6
32 W December 18, 1957 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 14–12–6
33 T December 19, 1957 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 14–12–7
34 W December 21, 1957 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 15–12–7
35 W December 22, 1957 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 16–12–7
36 L December 25, 1957 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 16–13–7
37 L December 28, 1957 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 16–14–7
38 L December 29, 1957 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 16–15–7
39 L January 4, 1958 4–7 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 16–16–7
40 L January 5, 1958 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 16–17–7
41 T January 8, 1958 5–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 16–17–8
42 L January 11, 1958 3–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 16–18–8
43 L January 12, 1958 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 16–19–8
44 W January 16, 1958 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 17–19–8
45 W January 18, 1958 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 18–19–8
46 W January 19, 1958 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 19–19–8
47 L January 25, 1958 1–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 19–20–8
48 L January 26, 1958 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 19–21–8
49 T January 29, 1958 1–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 19–21–9
50 W February 1, 1958 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 20–21–9
51 L February 2, 1958 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 20–22–9
52 W February 8, 1958 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 21–22–9
53 L February 9, 1958 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 21–23–9
54 W February 14, 1958 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 22–23–9
55 W February 16, 1958 3–2 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 23–23–9
56 W February 19, 1958 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 24–23–9
57 T February 22, 1958 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 24–23–10
58 W February 23, 1958 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 25–23–10
59 W February 26, 1958 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 26–23–10
60 W March 1, 1958 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 27–23–10
61 T March 2, 1958 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 27–23–11
62 W March 8, 1958 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 28–23–11
63 L March 9, 1958 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 28–24–11
64 T March 11, 1958 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1957–58) 28–24–12
65 W March 12, 1958 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1957–58) 29–24–12
66 W March 15, 1958 4–0 @ Boston Bruins (1957–58) 30–24–12
67 L March 16, 1958 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1957–58) 30–25–12
68 T March 19, 1958 1–1 Boston Bruins (1957–58) 30–25–13
69 W March 22, 1958 7–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 31–25–13
70 W March 23, 1958 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1957–58) 32–25–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

The Bruins and Rangers last met in the 1940 Semi-finals where New York prevailed 4 games to 2 on their way to winning in the 1940 Stanley Cup Finals. Due to the circus performing at Madison Square Garden, after Game 2, the remaining games were played in Boston. The line of Fleming Mackell (4 goals, 14 points), Jerry Toppazzini (8 goals, 10 points) and Don McKenney (5 goals, 12 points) powered the Bruins to a 4 games to 2 triumph.

Game 1 at Madison Square Garden saw Harry Lumley play his only game of the 1958 playoffs in goal for the Bruins. After Fleming Mackell put Boston up 1-0 in the first minute of the game, the Rangers Larry Popein tied it up at 4:40. Jerry Toppazzini countered three minutes later but then the Rangers special teams took over the game. With Jean-Guy Gendron in the box for charging, Andy Hebenton scored a Shorthanded goal to tie it 2-2. Later in the period, Vic Stasiuk was sent off for hooking and Camille Henry scored on the Power play for a 3-2 Rangers lead at the end of the first. Former Bruins Dave Creighton scored another power goal in the second period, countered by Bronco Horvath. Creighton scored again in the third as Gump Worsley earned the 5-3 Rangers win.

Game 2 at New York had Don Simmons in net for the Bruins. In the first period, Doug Mohns scored on a point shot but Andy Bathgate responded with 2 goals. Don McKenney tied it up late in the period on a solo rush. Cutting to the left of a Ranger defenseman, he shot against the grain and beat Worsley to the top right corner. The Rangers Jean-Guy Gendron scored the only goal of the second period. The Bruins pressed in the third period. At 11:13, Mackell took the puck into the Rangers right corner and passed to Mohns at the left point. He quickly passed to McKenney who was to the left of the net. McKenney slid a backhand shot through Worsley's legs to send the game into overtime. Fleming Mackell sent Jerry Toppazzini in for the winner which he celebrated with a Bronx salute. Mackell's 3 assists led the Bruins to a 4-3 victory.

Game 3 at Boston Garden was dominated by the Bruins. They pumped 36 shots on Gump Worsley and the Rangers took nine penalties. In the first period, the Bruins scored 3 power plays by Doug Mohns and two by Don McKenney to take a 3-0 lead. Carl "Buddy" Boone added an even strength goal in the second period before Norm Johnson scored the first playoff goal of his career, shorthanded. Simmons earned the shutout as the Bruins romped to a 5-0 win.

Game 4 at Boston saw the Bruins again out shoot the Rangers, sending 41 shots on Worsley and force the Rangers into taking eight penalties. However, the Rangers would open the scoring with a shorthanded goal by Dean Prentice and then Dave Creighton would add a power play goal for a 2-0 Ranger lead at the end of the first period. In the second period, Jerry Toppazzini cut the lead to 2-1 on the power play but Andy Hebenton countered at 10:17. Andy Bathgate then scored the Rangers second shorthanded goal of the game to make it 4-1. In the third period, Toppazzini scored shorthanded but another Bathgate goal saw the Rangers win 5-2 and tie the series at two games apiece.

Jerry Toppazzini makes it 6-1 Bruins, Game 5 of the 1958 Semi-finals, April 3, 1958.

Game 5 at Boston was a Bruins romp where Worsley was peppered with 42 shots. After first period goals by Fleming Mackell, Bronco Horvath and Don McKenney, Leo Boivin took a tripping penalty at 3:18 of the second period. Toppazzini and Mackell outworked three Rangers behind Worsley's net, resulting in a Mackell shot from the right side which Worsley kicked out. Fern Flaman slammed in the rebound for a 4-0 Bruins lead. Five minutes later, a John Bucyk pass from the left corner back to Flaman at the right point saw his shot hit the skate of Rangers Bill Gadsby and trickle in for a 5-0 lead. Two minutes later, Parker MacDonald got the Rangers on the board as he flipped a rebound over Simmons. In the third period, on a 5-3 power play, Toppazzini ripped home a shot from the point for a 6-1 Bruins win and a 3-2 series lead.

Game 6 at Boston saw Worsley face more than 40 shots for the third straight game. A power play goal by Larry Regan in the game's first minute, followed by a shorthanded goal by Toppazzini and another man advantage goal by Norm Johnson staked the Bruins to a 3-0 lead. Harry Howell responded at 14:33 but Fleming Mackell countered three minutes later putting the Bruins up 4-1. In the second period, Andy Bathgate and Doug Mohns traded goals. In the third period, a goal by Mackell and two by Toppazzini for the Hat trick saw the Bruins cruise to a 8-2 win and a series victory.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 25 Boston Bruins 3-5 New York Rangers 0-1
2 March 27 Boston Bruins 4-3 (OT) New York Rangers 1-1
3 March 29 New York Rangers 0-5 Boston Bruins 1-2
4 April 1 New York Rangers 5-2 Boston Bruins 2-2
5 April 3 New York Rangers 1-6 Boston Bruins 2-3
6 April 5 New York Rangers 2-8 Boston Bruins 2-4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 65 30 48 78 42
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 70 32 24 56 2
Creighton, DaveDave Creighton C 70 17 35 52 40
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 65 14 32 46 48
Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 70 11 35 46 61
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 70 21 24 45 17
Popein, LarryLarry Popein C 70 12 22 34 22
Lewicki, DannyDanny Lewicki LW 70 11 19 30 26
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 70 10 17 27 68
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 38 13 9 22 14
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 70 8 10 18 30
Evans, JackJack Evans D 70 4 8 12 108
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 70 4 7 11 62
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 70 3 8 11 152
Ciesla, HankHank Ciesla C 60 2 6 8 16
Foley, GerryGerry Foley RW 68 2 5 7 43
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 34 1 1 2 20
Irwin, IvanIvan Irwin D 1 0 0 0 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille G 33 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 37 0 0 0 10
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 2220 37 21 10 6 86 2.32 4
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille 1980 33 11 15 7 102 3.09 1
Team: 4200 70 32 25 13 188 2.69 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 6 5 3 8 6
Creighton, DaveDave Creighton C 6 3 3 6 2
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 6 2 3 5 4
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 6 1 4 5 5
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 6 1 3 4 4
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 6 1 2 3 2
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 6 0 3 3 4
Ciesla, HankHank Ciesla C 6 0 2 2 0
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 6 1 0 1 11
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 6 1 0 1 8
Popein, LarryLarry Popein C 6 1 0 1 4
Foley, GerryGerry Foley RW 6 0 1 1 2
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 6 0 1 1 6
Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 1 0 0 0 0
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 5 0 0 0 4
Evans, JackJack Evans D 6 0 0 0 17
Lewicki, DannyDanny Lewicki LW 6 0 0 0 6
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 365 6 2 4 28 4.60 0
Team: 365 6 2 4 28 4.60 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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A minute of silent highlights of Game 5 of the 1958 Semi-finals between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers on April 3, 1958. The last four goals of the game are shown including two second period goals by the Bruins Fern Flaman, a goal by the Rangers Parker MacDonald and a third period goal by Jerry Toppazzini in the Bruins 6-1 win.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1957-58 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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