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1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 2nd NHL
1959–60 record 35-26-9
Goals for 199
Goals against 195
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Bob Pulford (24)
Assists Tim Horton (29)
Points Bob Pulford (52)
Penalties in minutes Carl Brewer (150)
Wins Johnny Bower (34)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (2.68)
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1958–59 1960–61

The 1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 43rd season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished 2nd in the league and defeated the Detroit Red Wings in six games in the Semi-finals before being swept by their arch-rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in the 1960 Stanley Cup Finals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Vic Stasiuk from John Bucyk and Bronco Horvath, January 23, 1960.

A typical night for the "Uke Line" was demonstrated on January 23, 1960 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Trailing 1-0 in the first period, John Bucyk tied it up on the power play assisted by Bronco Horvath and Vic Stasiuk. Only 23 seconds into the second period on the power play, Don McKenney took a Bucyk pass and fired on net. Horvath tipped it in for his 31st goal to make it 2-1 Bruins. Later in the period, Stasiuk won a draw at the Leafs blueline and Horvath picked up the puck. Horvath's pass to Bucyk on the left wing found Stasiuk driving to the net and he backhanded it in to make it 3-1 Boston. The game ended in a 3-3 tie after Ron Stewart found the puck in a goal mouth scramble at 7:22 of the third period and Dick Duff scored at 10:35 on a bizarre play. George Armstrong was stopped on a breakaway by Harry Lumley but Armstrong's stick clipped Lumley's face as he skated by. Dazed, Lumley couldn't stop Duff's backhand shot from going in.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 70 40 18 12 92 255 178
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 35 26 9 79 199 195
Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 69 191 180
Detroit Red Wings 70 26 29 15 67 186 197
Boston Bruins 70 28 34 8 64 220 241
New York Rangers 70 17 38 15 49 187 247

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, 1959 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1959 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 2–0–0
3 L October 15, 1959 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 2–1–0
4 W October 17, 1959 3–0 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 3–1–0
5 L October 18, 1959 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 3–2–0
6 W October 21, 1959 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 4–2–0
7 T October 24, 1959 1–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 4–2–1
8 T October 28, 1959 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 4–2–2
9 W October 31, 1959 4–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 5–2–2
10 L November 1, 1959 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 5–3–2
11 W November 4, 1959 4–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 6–3–2
12 T November 7, 1959 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 6–3–3
13 W November 10, 1959 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 7–3–3
14 L November 12, 1959 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 7–4–3
15 T November 14, 1959 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 7–4–4
16 T November 15, 1959 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 7–4–5
17 W November 18, 1959 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 8–4–5
18 L November 21, 1959 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 8–5–5
19 W November 22, 1959 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 9–5–5
20 W November 26, 1959 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 10–5–5
21 T November 28, 1959 2–2 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 10–5–6
22 W November 29, 1959 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 11–5–6
23 W December 2, 1959 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 12–5–6
24 W December 5, 1959 6–3 New York Rangers (1959–60) 13–5–6
25 L December 6, 1959 0–6 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 13–6–6
26 L December 10, 1959 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 13–7–6
27 L December 12, 1959 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 13–8–6
28 L December 13, 1959 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 13–9–6
29 L December 17, 1959 2–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 13–10–6
30 W December 19, 1959 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 14–10–6
31 L December 20, 1959 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 14–11–6
32 W December 26, 1959 4–0 New York Rangers (1959–60) 15–11–6
33 W December 27, 1959 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 16–11–6
34 L December 30, 1959 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 16–12–6
35 W December 31, 1959 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 17–12–6
36 L January 2, 1960 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 17–13–6
37 W January 3, 1960 4–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 18–13–6
38 W January 6, 1960 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 19–13–6
39 L January 9, 1960 2–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 19–14–6
40 L January 10, 1960 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 19–15–6
41 L January 14, 1960 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 19–16–6
42 W January 16, 1960 3–1 New York Rangers (1959–60) 20–16–6
43 L January 17, 1960 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 20–17–6
44 T January 23, 1960 3–3 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 20–17–7
45 L January 24, 1960 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 20–18–7
46 W January 27, 1960 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 21–18–7
47 W January 30, 1960 3–2 New York Rangers (1959–60) 22–18–7
48 T January 31, 1960 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 22–18–8
49 W February 3, 1960 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 23–18–8
50 L February 4, 1960 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 23–19–8
51 W February 6, 1960 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 24–19–8
52 L February 7, 1960 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 24–20–8
53 L February 10, 1960 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 24–21–8
54 W February 13, 1960 7–1 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 25–21–8
55 W February 14, 1960 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 26–21–8
56 W February 17, 1960 3–1 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 27–21–8
57 W February 20, 1960 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 28–21–8
58 L February 21, 1960 5–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 28–22–8
59 W February 24, 1960 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 29–22–8
60 L February 27, 1960 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 29–23–8
61 W February 28, 1960 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 30–23–8
62 L March 3, 1960 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 30–24–8
63 W March 5, 1960 5–2 Boston Bruins (1959–60) 31–24–8
64 W March 6, 1960 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1959–60) 32–24–8
65 L March 9, 1960 4–9 Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 32–25–8
66 L March 12, 1960 1–4 New York Rangers (1959–60) 32–26–8
67 T March 13, 1960 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1959–60) 32–26–9
68 W March 17, 1960 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1959–60) 33–26–9
69 W March 19, 1960 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1959–60) 34–26–9
70 W March 20, 1960 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1959–60) 35–26–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 2[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Bob Pulford 70 24 28 52 81
George Armstrong 70 23 28 51 60
Dick Duff 67 19 22 41 51
Frank Mahovlich 70 18 21 39 61
Billy Harris 70 13 25 38 29
Bert Olmstead 53 15 21 36 63
Ron Stewart 67 14 20 34 28
Johnny Wilson 70 15 16 31 8
Gerry Ehman 69 12 16 28 26
Larry Regan 47 4 16 20 6
Gerry James 34 4 9 13 56
Ted Hampson 41 2 8 10 17
Garry Edmundson 39 4 6 10 47
Dave Creighton 14 1 5 6 4
Rudy Migay 1 0 0 0 0
Ken Girard 1 0 0 0 0
Pat Hannigan 1 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Allan Stanley 64 10 23 33 22
Tim Horton 70 3 29 32 69
Carl Brewer 67 4 19 23 150
Bobby Baun 61 8 9 17 59
Red Kelly 18 6 5 11 8
Joe Crozier 5 0 3 3 2
Marc Reaume 36 0 1 1 6
Al MacNeil 4 0 0 0 2

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johnny Bower 66 34 24 8 5 2.68
Ed Chadwick 4 1 2 1 0 3.75

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Colour highlights and interviews from the 1960 Stanley Cup Finals.

References[edit | edit source]

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