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1960–61 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1960–61 record 25-29-16
Goals for 195
Goals against 215
General Manager Jack Adams
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Gordie Howe
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Norm Ullman (28)
Assists Gordie Howe (49)
Points Gordie Howe (72)
Penalties in minutes Howie Young (108)
Wins Hank Bassen (13)
Goals against average Hank Bassen (2.93)
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1959–60 1961–62

The 1960–61 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 35th season. They finished in fourth place with a record of 25 wins, 29 losses, and 16 ties for 66 points. The Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games in the Semi-finals before losing the 1960 Stanley Cup Finals in six games to the Chicago Black Hawks.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 19 10 254 188 92
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 39 19 12 234 176 90
Chicago Black Hawks 70 29 24 17 198 180 75
Detroit Red Wings 70 25 29 16 195 215 66
New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 204 248 54
Boston Bruins 70 15 42 13 176 254 43

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 T October 5, 1960 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 0–0–1
2 L October 6, 1960 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 0–1–1
3 T October 9, 1960 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 0–1–2
4 T October 11, 1960 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 0–1–3
5 L October 13, 1960 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 0–2–3
6 W October 16, 1960 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 1–2–3
7 W October 20, 1960 5–0 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 2–2–3
8 W October 22, 1960 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 3–2–3
9 L October 23, 1960 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 3–3–3
10 L October 26, 1960 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 3–4–3
11 W October 30, 1960 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 4–4–3
12 W November 3, 1960 8–5 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 5–4–3
13 W November 6, 1960 5–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 6–4–3
14 W November 9, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 7–4–3
15 W November 10, 1960 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 8–4–3
16 L November 12, 1960 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 8–5–3
17 L November 13, 1960 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 8–6–3
18 W November 15, 1960 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 9–6–3
19 T November 16, 1960 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 9–6–4
20 L November 19, 1960 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 9–7–4
21 W November 20, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 10–7–4
22 W November 24, 1960 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 11–7–4
23 T November 26, 1960 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 11–7–5
24 W November 27, 1960 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 12–7–5
25 L December 1, 1960 2–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 12–8–5
26 L December 4, 1960 1–4 New York Rangers (1960–61) 12–9–5
27 W December 7, 1960 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 13–9–5
28 L December 10, 1960 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 13–10–5
29 L December 11, 1960 1–5 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 13–11–5
30 T December 15, 1960 1–1 New York Rangers (1960–61) 13–11–6
31 W December 18, 1960 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 14–11–6
32 T December 24, 1960 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 14–11–7
33 L December 25, 1960 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 14–12–7
34 W December 28, 1960 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 15–12–7
35 T December 29, 1960 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 15–12–8
36 L December 31, 1960 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 15–13–8
37 L January 1, 1961 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 15–14–8
38 L January 4, 1961 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 15–15–8
39 L January 5, 1961 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 15–16–8
40 W January 8, 1961 5–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 16–16–8
41 T January 11, 1961 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 16–16–9
42 T January 14, 1961 2–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 16–16–10
43 T January 15, 1961 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 16–16–11
44 L January 19, 1961 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 16–17–11
45 W January 21, 1961 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 17–17–11
46 L January 22, 1961 3–5 New York Rangers (1960–61) 17–18–11
47 T January 26, 1961 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 17–18–12
48 T January 28, 1961 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 17–18–13
49 W January 29, 1961 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 18–18–13
50 L February 2, 1961 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 18–19–13
51 L February 4, 1961 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 18–20–13
52 W February 5, 1961 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 19–20–13
53 L February 8, 1961 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 19–21–13
54 W February 9, 1961 4–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 20–21–13
55 L February 12, 1961 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 20–22–13
56 W February 18, 1961 5–1 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 21–22–13
57 L February 19, 1961 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 21–23–13
58 T February 23, 1961 3–3 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 21–23–14
59 L February 25, 1961 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 21–24–14
60 T February 26, 1961 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1960–61) 21–24–15
61 W February 28, 1961 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 22–24–15
62 L March 2, 1961 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 22–25–15
63 L March 4, 1961 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 22–26–15
64 L March 5, 1961 3–8 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 22–27–15
65 W March 7, 1961 3–1 Boston Bruins (1960–61) 23–27–15
66 W March 9, 1961 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1960–61) 24–27–15
67 L March 12, 1961 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1960–61) 24–28–15
68 W March 14, 1961 5–2 New York Rangers (1960–61) 25–28–15
69 T March 15, 1961 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1960–61) 25–28–16
70 L March 19, 1961 0–2 Montreal Canadiens (1960–61) 25–29–16

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

Chicago Black Hawks 4, Detroit Red Wings 2[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 64 23 49 72 30
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 70 28 42 70 34
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 27 35 62 26
Johnson, AllanAllan Johnson RW/C 70 16 21 37 14
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 67 5 29 34 78
Glover, HowieHowie Glover RW 66 21 8 29 46
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 70 14 12 26 6
Melnyk, GerryGerry Melnyk C 70 9 16 25 2
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver C 49 11 12 23 8
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 23 10 13 23 16
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 63 3 16 19 62
Lunde, LenLen Lunde C 53 6 12 18 10
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 66 6 11 17 4
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 70 6 11 17 44
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 24 2 9 11 32
Aldcorn, GaryGary Aldcorn LW 49 2 6 8 16
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 29 0 8 8 108
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 68 1 4 5 45
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 16 3 1 4 13
Smith, BrianBrian Smith LW 26 0 2 2 10
Haley, LenLen Haley RW 3 1 0 1 2
Laforge, ClaudeClaude Laforge LW 10 1 0 1 2
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 35 0 1 1 6
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 37 0 1 1 8
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 12 0 1 1 0
Reaume, MarcMarc Reaume D 38 0 1 1 8
Healey, RichRich Healey D 1 0 0 0 2
Diachuk, EdwardEdward Diachuk LW 12 0 0 0 19
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 2050 35 13 13 8 100 2.93 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 2150 37 12 16 8 112 3.13 2
Team: 4200 70 25 29 16 212 3.03 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 11 4 11 15 10
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 11 4 5 9 0
Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk LW 11 2 5 7 4
Labine, LeoLeo Labine RW 11 3 2 5 4
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 9 2 3 5 0
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 11 2 3 5 0
Johnson, AllanAllan Johnson RW/C 11 2 2 4 6
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 11 2 2 4 30
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 11 0 4 4 4
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 8 1 2 3 6
Glover, HowieHowie Glover RW 11 1 2 3 2
Lunde, LenLen Lunde C 10 2 0 2 0
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 11 0 2 2 18
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 9 1 0 1 0
Melnyk, GerryGerry Melnyk C 11 1 0 1 2
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 11 0 1 1 18
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 10 0 0 0 4
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 4 0 0 0 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 465 8 5 3 18 2.32 1
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 220 4 1 2 9 2.45 0
Team: 685 11 6 5 27 2.36 1

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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]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1960–61 Detroit Red Wings Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1960-61 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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