NHL 1937/38

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NHL 1937/38
league NHL Logo 2005.svg National Hockey League
Period November 4, 1937 to April 12, 1938
Teams 8th
Games / team 48
Regular season
winner Boston Bruins
MVP Canada 1921Canada Eddie Shore (Boston)
Top scorer Canada 1921Canada Gordie Drillon (Toronto)
Stanley Cup winner Chicago Black Hawks
finalist Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL seasons
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The 1937/38 NHL season was the 21st season in the National Hockey League . Eight teams played 48 games each. The Stanley Cup won the Chicago Black Hawks after a 3-1 win in the final series against the Toronto Maple Leafs . Chicago's young goalkeeper Alfie Moore was a true fan. He followed his team to the first final game in Toronto at his own expense and also got a ticket. Mike Karakas, the Hawks goalkeeper, broke his toe while warming up and couldn't play. Moore stepped in and the Hawks won the game 3-1. However, since Moore had no professional contract, his use in the second game was prohibited by the NHL. Also before the first final game, there was a fight between Toronto player Baldy Cotton and Chicago coach Bill Stewart . Stewart, then a baseball coach, had been signed at the beginning of the season. He was the first American-born coach to win the Stanley Cup. Another stewart also provided a sporting highlight. Nels Stewart became the first player to score his 300th goal in the NHL.

Regular season

Closing tables

Abbreviations: W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded, Pts = points

Canadian Division W. L. T GF GA Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 24 15th 9 151 127 57
New York Americans 19th 18th 11 110 111 49
Montréal Canadiens 18th 17th 13 123 128 49
Montreal Maroons 12 30th 6th 101 149 30th
American Division W. L. T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 30th 11 7th 142 89 67
New York Rangers 27 15th 6th 149 96 60
Chicago Blackhawks 14th 25th 9 97 139 37
Detroit Red Wings 12 25th 11 99 133 35

Best scorer

Abbreviations: GP = games, G = goals, A = assists , Pts = points

player team GP G A. Pts
Gordie Drillon Toronto 48 26th 26th 52
Syl Apps Toronto 47 21st 29 50
Paul Thompson Chicago 48 22nd 22nd 44
Georges Mantha Montreal 47 23 19th 42
Cecil Dillon NY Rangers 48 21st 18th 39
Bill Cowley Boston 48 17th 22nd 39
Sweeney Schriner NY Americans 49 21st 17th 38
Bill Thoms Toronto 48 14th 24 38
Clint Smith NY Rangers 48 14th 23 37
Nels Stewart NY Americans 48 19th 17th 36

Stanley Cup playoffs

  Quarter finals Semifinals Stanley Cup Final
  C1  Toronto Maple Leafs 3  
    A1  Boston Bruins 0  
    C1  Toronto Maple Leafs 1
  A3  Chicago Black Hawks  3
  C2  New York Americans 2    
A2  New York Rangers 1  
C2  New York Americans 1
    A3  Chicago Black Hawks  2  
C3  Canadiens de Montréal  1
  A3  Chicago Black Hawks  2  

NHL Awards and trophies awarded

Award player team
Calder Trophy : Cully Dahlstrom Chicago Black Hawks
Hart Memorial Trophy : Eddie Shore Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Trophy : Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs
Vezina Trophy : Tiny Thompson Boston Bruins

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