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1965–66 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1965–66 record 31-27-12
Goals for 221
Goals against 194
General Manager Sid Abel
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Arena Detroit Olympia
Team Leaders
Goals Norm Ullman
Alex Delvecchio (31)
Assists Gordie Howe (46)
Points Gordie Howe (75)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Watson (133)
Wins Roger Crozier (27)
Goals against average George Gardner (1.00)
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1964–65 1966–67

The 1965–66 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 40th season. The Red Wings finished in fourth place with a record of 31 wins, 27 losses, and 12 ties for 74 points. They defeated the Chicago Black Hawks in six games in the Semi-finals before falling to the Montreal Canadiens in the 1966 Stanley Cup Final, also in six games. The Red Wings would not appear in the Final again until 1995.

Off-seasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

21Nov1965-Rangers scale glass

Arnie Brown and Mike McMahon, Jr. scale the glass, November 21, 1965.

During the November 21, 1965 game at Madison Square Garden, with the scored tied 1-1 between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, at 9:50 of the third period, Ranger goalie Eddie Giacomin made what appeared to be a save. However, the goal judge signalled a goal, believing that Giacomin's glove crossed the goal line while the puck was in it. Rangers general manager Emile Francis was furious, left his seat and ran to the goal judge to protest. Along the way, he got into an altercation with some fans who started to punch him. Ten Ranger players scaled the glass and a melee of Rangers fighting with their own fans ensued. It took police fifteen minutes to break up the altercation. Francis suffered a cut over one eye which required stitches. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Final StandingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 90 239 173 884
Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 82 240 187 815
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 79 208 187 811
Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 74 221 194 804
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 174 275 787
New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 47 195 261 894

Game LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 23, 19651–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 0–1–0
2WOctober 24, 19653–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 1–1–0
3LOctober 28, 19651–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 1–2–0
4LOctober 30, 19653–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 1–3–0
5TOctober 31, 19652–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 1–3–1
6WNovember 4, 19658–1 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 2–3–1
7LNovember 7, 19652–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–4–1
8LNovember 10, 19652–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 2–5–1
9TNovember 11, 19653–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 2–5–2
10TNovember 14, 19652–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 2–5–3
11WNovember 20, 19654–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 3–5–3
12TNovember 21, 19653–3 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 3–5–4
13LNovember 23, 19652–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–6–4
14LNovember 25, 19651–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 3–7–4
15LNovember 27, 19652–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 3–8–4
16WNovember 28, 19655–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 4–8–4
17WDecember 2, 196510–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–8–4
18WDecember 4, 19655–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 6–8–4
19WDecember 5, 19655–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 7–8–4
20WDecember 9, 19657–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 8–8–4
21WDecember 11, 19654–2 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 9–8–4
22WDecember 12, 19655–3 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 10–8–4
23LDecember 15, 19653–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 10–9–4
24WDecember 16, 19652–0 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 11–9–4
25WDecember 18, 19653–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–9–4
26LDecember 19, 19654–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–10–4
27WDecember 23, 19654–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 13–10–4
28LDecember 25, 19653–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 13–11–4
29WDecember 26, 19651–0 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 14–11–4
30WDecember 28, 19651–0 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 15–11–4
31LDecember 31, 19651–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 15–12–4
32WJanuary 2, 19664–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 16–12–4
33WJanuary 6, 19665–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 17–12–4
34WJanuary 8, 19663–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 18–12–4
35WJanuary 9, 19664–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 19–12–4
36TJanuary 15, 19664–4 New York Rangers (1965–66) 19–12–5
37WJanuary 16, 19664–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 20–12–5
38WJanuary 20, 19665–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 21–12–5
39WJanuary 22, 19663–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 22–12–5
40WJanuary 23, 19665–1 New York Rangers (1965–66) 23–12–5
41LJanuary 26, 19663–4 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 23–13–5
42TJanuary 29, 19664–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 23–13–6
43LJanuary 30, 19661–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 23–14–6
44WFebruary 3, 19664–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 24–14–6
45TFebruary 5, 19662–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 24–14–7
46TFebruary 6, 19663–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 24–14–8
47LFebruary 9, 19661–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 24–15–8
48WFebruary 10, 19666–2 New York Rangers (1965–66) 25–15–8
49TFebruary 12, 19663–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 25–15–9
50LFebruary 13, 19663–4 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 25–16–9
51LFebruary 16, 19664–5 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–17–9
52LFebruary 19, 19661–5 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 25–18–9
53WFebruary 20, 19664–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–18–9
54LFebruary 23, 19660–5 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 26–19–9
55LFebruary 26, 19661–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 26–20–9
56LFebruary 27, 19663–5 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–21–9
57LMarch 2, 19664–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 26–22–9
58LMarch 5, 19662–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–23–9
59TMarch 6, 19661–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 26–23–10
60LMarch 9, 19660–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 26–24–10
61LMarch 12, 19661–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 26–25–10
62WMarch 13, 19668–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 27–25–10
63LMarch 16, 19661–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 27–26–10
64WMarch 17, 19664–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 28–26–10
65WMarch 20, 19666–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 29–26–10
66WMarch 23, 19662–1 @ New York Rangers (1965–66) 30–26–10
67LMarch 26, 19661–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 30–27–10
68TMarch 27, 19661–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 30–27–11
69WMarch 31, 19665–3 New York Rangers (1965–66) 31–27–11
70TApril 3, 19663–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 31–27–12

PlayoffsEdit

Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Black Hawks 2Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 7 Detroit Red Wings 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks 1-0
2 April 10 Detroit Red Wings 7–0 Chicago Black Hawks 1-1
3 April 12 Chicago Black Hawks 2–1 Detroit Red Wings 2-1
4 April 14 Chicago Black Hawks 1–5 Detroit Red Wings 2–2
5 April 17 Detroit Red Wings 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks 2-3
6 April 19 Chicago Black Hawks 2–3 Detroit Red Wings 2-4

Montreal Canadiens 4, Detroit Red Wings 2Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 17 Detroit Red Wings 2–3 Montreal Canadiens 1-0
2 April 20 Detroit Red Wings 5–2 Montreal Canadiens 2-0
3 April 22 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 Detroit Red Wings 2-1
4 April 25 Montreal Canadiens 2–1 Detroit Red Wings 2–2
5 April 27 Detroit Red Wings 1–5 Montreal Canadiens 2-3
6 April 19 Montreal Canadiens 3–2 OT Detroit Red Wings 2-4

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 70 29 46 75 83703
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 70 31 41 72 35702
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 70 31 38 69 16946
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 66 21 28 49 20203
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 70 15 32 47 25403
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 69 22 24 46 34509
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 70 20 14 34 28112
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 43 6 16 22 6100
Barkley, DougDoug Barkley D 43 5 15 20 65100
Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 61 3 16 19 96100
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 61 0 19 19 45000
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 32 10 7 17 10201
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 58 5 12 17 72000
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 37 5 12 17 24000
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 19 6 9 15 8011
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 59 5 10 15 0100
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 70 2 7 9 133010
McKenney, DonDon McKenney C 24 1 6 7 0000
Harris, BillyBilly Harris C 24 1 4 5 6000
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 16 0 5 5 16000
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 26 0 4 4 22000
Martin, PitPit Martin C 10 1 1 2 0001
Peters, JimmyJimmy Peters C 6 1 1 2 2100
Wall, BobBob Wall D 8 1 1 2 8000
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 13 0 2 2 14000
McCord, BobBob McCord D 9 0 2 2 16000
Mahovlich, PetePete Mahovlich C 3 0 1 1 0000
Carruthers, DwightDwight Carruthers D 1 0 0 0 0000
Crashley, BartBart Crashley D 1 0 0 0 0000
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Roberts, DougDoug Roberts RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Watson, JimJim Watson D 2 0 0 0 4000
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 4 0 0 0 12000
Gardner, GeorgeGeorge Gardner G 1 0 0 0 0000
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 11 0 0 0 0000
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 64 0 0 0 4000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 3734 64 27 24 12 173 2.78 7
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 406 11 3 3 0 17 2.51 0
Gardner, GeorgeGeorge Gardner 60 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0
Team: 4200 70 31 27 12 191 2.73 7

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 12 6 9 15 12
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 12 0 11 11 4
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 12 5 5 10 4
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 12 4 6 10 12
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 12 6 3 9 6
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 12 5 2 7 4
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 12 3 3 6 10
MacGregor, BruceBruce MacGregor C 12 1 4 5 2
McDonald, AbAb McDonald LW 10 1 4 5 2
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 12 1 3 4 12
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 12 1 3 4 16
Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 12 0 3 3 14
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 12 2 0 2 30
Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW 12 1 0 1 4
Boivin, LeoLeo Boivin D 12 0 1 1 16
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 1 0 0 0 0
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 1 0 0 0 0
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 3 0 0 0 2
Godfrey, WarrenWarren Godfrey D 4 0 0 0 0
Wall, BobBob Wall D 6 0 0 0 2
MacDonald, ParkerParker MacDonald C 9 0 0 0 2
Bassen, HankHank Bassen G 1 0 0 0 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 668 12 6 5 26 2.34 1
Bassen, HankHank Bassen 54 1 0 1 2 2.22 0
Team: 722 12 6 6 28 2.33 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 RecordsEdit

Draft PicksEdit

Detroit's draft picks at the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
13 George Forgie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flin Flon (Junior)
28 Bob Birdsell Flag of Canada.svg Canada Stettler (Junior)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1965-66 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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