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1963–64 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1963–64 record 30-29-11
Goals for 191
Goals against 204
General Manager Sid Abel
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Alternate captains Norm Ullman
Marcel Pronovost
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Gordie Howe (26)
Assists Gordie Howe (47)
Points Gordie Howe (73)
Penalties in minutes Doug Barkley (115)
Wins Terry Sawchuk (25)
Goals against average Terry Sawchuk (2.64)
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1962–63 1964–65

The 1963–64 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 38th season. The Red Wings finished 4th in the league with a record of 30 wins, 29 losses, and 11 ties. They defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in seven games in the Semi-finals before losing the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Gordie Howe scores his 545th career goal, November 10, 1963.

The Detroit Red Wings blanked the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on November 10th. While the Wings were a man short, Gordie Howe scored on Charlie Hodge for his 545th career goal, breaking Maurice Richard's record. Yet another record was tied by Terry Sawchuk when he recorded his 94th career NHL shutout, tying him with George Hainsworth as the all-time NHL shutout leader.

There was a lengthy delay in the start of a game between Detroit and Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens on November 30th while the ice surface was repaired. A rodeo had been held and the cleaning job took longer than expected. Despite a terrible ice surface, a ragged game was played that ended in a 1-1 tie. Roger Crozier was hit with a slap shot by Frank Mahovlich but returned after a ten minute rest. The plucky goalkeeper sustained a double fracture of the cheekbone and was unable to play the next night. The game was delayed for 20 minutes while Hank Bassen was located to replace Crozier. Toronto won the game 4-1.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 209 167 982 85
Chicago Black Hawks 70 36 22 12 218 169 1116 84
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 25 12 192 172 928 78
Detroit Red Wings 70 30 29 11 191 204 771 71
New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 186 242 715 54
Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 170 212 858 48

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Teams that qualified for playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1963 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1963 3–0 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 2–0–0
3 L October 16, 1963 0–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 2–1–0
4 L October 19, 1963 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 2–2–0
5 W October 20, 1963 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 3–2–0
6 T October 24, 1963 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 3–2–1
7 L October 27, 1963 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 3–3–1
8 L October 29, 1963 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 3–4–1
9 W October 31, 1963 4–1 New York Rangers (1963–64) 4–4–1
10 L November 2, 1963 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 4–5–1
11 L November 3, 1963 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 4–6–1
12 W November 7, 1963 1–0 New York Rangers (1963–64) 5–6–1
13 W November 10, 1963 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 6–6–1
14 T November 16, 1963 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 6–6–2
15 L November 17, 1963 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 6–7–2
16 L November 20, 1963 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 6–8–2
17 L November 27, 1963 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 6–9–2
18 L November 28, 1963 3–7 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 6–10–2
19 T November 30, 1963 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 6–10–3
20 L December 1, 1963 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 6–11–3
21 W December 5, 1963 4–2 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 7–11–3
22 L December 7, 1963 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 7–12–3
23 L December 8, 1963 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 7–13–3
24 W December 11, 1963 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 8–13–3
25 W December 14, 1963 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 9–13–3
26 T December 15, 1963 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 9–13–4
27 T December 18, 1963 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 9–13–5
28 W December 19, 1963 3–0 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 10–13–5
29 L December 21, 1963 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 10–14–5
30 L December 22, 1963 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 10–15–5
31 W December 25, 1963 4–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 11–15–5
32 T December 28, 1963 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 11–15–6
33 W December 29, 1963 2–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 12–15–6
34 L December 31, 1963 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 12–16–6
35 L January 4, 1964 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 12–17–6
36 T January 5, 1964 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 12–17–7
37 W January 7, 1964 5–0 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 13–17–7
38 W January 9, 1964 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 14–17–7
39 L January 11, 1964 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 14–18–7
40 W January 12, 1964 5–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 15–18–7
41 L January 16, 1964 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 15–19–7
42 W January 18, 1964 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 16–19–7
43 L January 19, 1964 1–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 16–20–7
44 W January 25, 1964 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 17–20–7
45 L January 26, 1964 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 17–21–7
46 T January 29, 1964 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 17–21–8
47 L February 1, 1964 3–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 17–22–8
48 T February 2, 1964 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 17–22–9
49 L February 5, 1964 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 17–23–9
50 W February 6, 1964 4–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 18–23–9
51 W February 8, 1964 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 19–23–9
52 W February 9, 1964 4–2 New York Rangers (1963–64) 20–23–9
53 W February 13, 1964 4–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 21–23–9
54 W February 15, 1964 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 22–23–9
55 L February 16, 1964 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 22–24–9
56 T February 19, 1964 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 22–24–10
57 W February 22, 1964 3–2 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 23–24–10
58 W February 23, 1964 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 24–24–10
59 L February 27, 1964 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 24–25–10
60 L February 29, 1964 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 24–26–10
61 T March 1, 1964 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 24–26–11
62 W March 3, 1964 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 25–26–11
63 W March 5, 1964 7–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 26–26–11
64 L March 7, 1964 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 26–27–11
65 W March 8, 1964 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1963–64) 27–27–11
66 W March 12, 1964 2–1 Boston Bruins (1963–64) 28–27–11
67 W March 15, 1964 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 29–27–11
68 W March 19, 1964 9–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 30–27–11
69 L March 21, 1964 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 30–28–11
70 L March 22, 1964 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 30–29–11

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Black Hawks 3[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 3[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 69 26 47 73 70
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 23 30 53 11
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 61 21 30 51 55
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 68 21 25 46 25
Barkley, DougDoug Barkley D 67 11 21 32 115
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 63 11 21 32 15
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 52 18 13 31 22
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 58 10 18 28 87
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 70 7 16 23 54
Martin, PitPit Martin C 50 9 12 21 28
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 67 3 17 20 42
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 64 2 16 18 80
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 47 10 7 17 6
Faulkner, AlexAlex Faulkner C 30 5 7 12 9
Ingram, RonRon Ingram D 50 3 6 9 50
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 17 1 6 7 13
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 32 3 3 6 14
Laforge, ClaudeClaude Laforge LW 17 2 3 5 4
MacDonald, LowellLowell MacDonald LW 10 1 4 5 0
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 25 3 0 3 8
Stratton, ArtArt Stratton C/LW 5 0 3 3 2
MacMillan, JohnJohn MacMillan RW 20 0 3 3 6
McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill RW 15 1 1 2 2
Miszuk, JohnJohn Miszuk D 42 0 2 2 30
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 3 0 1 1 2
Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 7 0 1 1 0
Mitchell, BillBill Mitchell D 1 0 0 0 0
Watson, JimJim Watson D 1 0 0 0 0
Harris, RonRon Harris D 3 0 0 0 7
Menard, HowieHowie Menard C 3 0 0 0 0
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 4 0 0 0 2
Cushenan, IanIan Cushenan D 5 0 0 0 4
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 12 0 0 0 8
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 1 0 0 0 0
Gray, HarrisonHarrison Gray G 1 0 0 0 0
Rupp, PatPat Rupp G 1 0 0 0 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 15 0 0 0 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 53 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 3140 53 25 20 7 138 2.64 5
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 900 15 5 6 4 51 3.40 2
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 60 1 0 1 0 4 4.00 0
Gray, HarrisonHarrison Gray 40 1 0 1 0 5 7.50 0
Rupp, PatPat Rupp 60 1 0 1 0 4 4.00 0
Team: 4200 70 30 29 11 202 2.89 7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 14 9 10 19 16
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 14 7 10 17 6
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 14 3 8 11 0
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 14 5 2 7 12
Pronovost, AndreAndre Pronovost LW 14 4 3 7 26
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 14 4 3 7 4
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 14 1 6 7 28
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 14 3 3 6 2
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 14 2 3 5 6
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 14 2 3 5 10
Martin, PitPit Martin C 14 1 4 5 14
Barkley, DougDoug Barkley D 14 0 5 5 33
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 14 0 4 4 22
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 14 0 2 2 14
MacMillan, JohnJohn MacMillan RW 4 0 1 1 2
Dillabough, BobBob Dillabough C 1 0 0 0 0
Miszuk, JohnJohn Miszuk D 3 0 0 0 2
Faulkner, AlexAlex Faulkner C 4 0 0 0 0
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 11 0 0 0 0
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 14 0 0 0 12
Champoux, BobBob Champoux G 1 0 0 0 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 3 0 0 0 0
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk G 13 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Sawchuk, TerryTerry Sawchuk 677 13 6 5 31 2.75 1
Champoux, BobBob Champoux 55 1 1 0 4 4.36 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 126 3 0 2 5 2.38 0
Team: 858 14 7 7 40 2.80 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]

Notable Games[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings and Boston Bruins were scheduled to play on November 24, 1963 but the game was postponed to honor the memory of U.S. President John Kennedy.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1963–64 Detroit Red Wings Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-03.
  2. 1963-64 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  3. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.161.
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