1926-27 NHL season facts for kids

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Regular season

Final standings

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Ottawa Senators 44 30 10 4 64 86 69 607
Montreal Canadiens 44 28 14 2 58 99 67 395
Montreal Maroons 44 20 20 4 44 71 68 716
New York Americans 44 17 25 2 36 82 91 349
Toronto St. Patricks 44 15 24 5 35 79 94 546
American Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New York Rangers 44 25 13 6 56 95 72 385
Boston Bruins 44 21 20 3 45 97 89 521
Chicago Black Hawks 44 19 22 3 41 115 116 448
Pittsburgh Pirates 44 15 26 3 33 79 108 230
Detroit Cougars 44 12 28 4 28 76 105 409

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Bill Cook New York Rangers 44 33 4 37
Dick Irvin Chicago Black Hawks 43 18 18 36
Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 44 25 7 32
Frank Fredrickson Detroit Cougars / Boston Bruins 44 18 13 31
Babe Dye Chicago Black Hawks 41 25 5 30
Ace Bailey Toronto St. Patricks 42 15 13 28
Frank Boucher New York Rangers 44 13 15 28
Billy Burch New York Americans 43 19 8 27
Harry Oliver Boston Bruins 42 18 6 24
Duke Keats Boston / Detroit Cougars 42 16 8 24

Leading Goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shut outs; AVG = Goals against average

Player Team GP MINS GA SO AVG
Clint Benedict Montreal Maroons 43 2748 65 13 1.42
Lorne Chabot New York Rangers 36 2307 56 10 1.46
George Hainsworth Montreal Canadiens 44 2732 67 14 1.47
Alex Connell Ottawa Senators 44 2782 69 13 1.49
Hal Winkler New York Rangers / Boston Bruins 31 1959 56 6 1.72
Jake Forbes New York Americans 44 2715 91 8 2.01
John Ross Roach Toronto St. Patricks 44 2764 94 4 2.04
Hap Holmes Detroit Cougars 41 2685 100 6 2.23
Roy Worters Pittsburgh Pirates 44 2711 108 4 2.39
Hugh Lehman Chicago Black Hawks 44 2797 116 5 2.49

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Playoff bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
        
  C1  Ottawa Senators 5G  
Canadian Division
    C2  Montreal Canadiens 1G  
C2  Montreal Canadiens 2G
  C3  Montreal Maroons 1G  
    C1  Ottawa Senators 2
  A2  Boston Bruins 0
          
        
A1  New York Rangers 1G
American Division
    A2  Boston Bruins 3G  
A2  Boston Bruins 10G
  A3  Chicago Black Hawks 5G  

All dates in 1927

Quarterfinals

Montreal Canadiens vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 29 Montreal Canadiens 1 Montreal Maroons 1
March 31 Montreal Maroons 0 Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT)

Montreal Canadiens win total-goals series 2–1

Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Black Hawks

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 29 Boston Bruins 6 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Played in New York
March 31 Chicago Black Hawks 4 Boston Bruins 4

Boston wins total-goals series 10 goals to 5

Semifinals

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 Ottawa Senators 4 Montreal Canadiens 0
April 4 Montreal Canadiens 1 Ottawa Senators 1

Ottawa wins total-goals series 5–1

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 New York Rangers 0 Boston Bruins 0
April 4 Boston Bruins 3 New York Rangers 1

Boston wins total-goals series 3–1

Finals

Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Ottawa Senators 0 Boston Bruins 0 (OT)
April 9 Ottawa Senators 3 Boston Bruins 1
April 11 Boston Bruins 1 Ottawa Senators 1 (OT)
April 13 Boston Bruins 1 Ottawa Senators 3

Ottawa wins best-of-five series 2–0–2

Playoff scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Harry Oliver Boston Bruins 8 4 2 6
Percy Galbraith Boston Bruins 8 3 3 6

NHL awards

1926–27 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy: Ottawa Senators
Hart Memorial Trophy: Herb Gardiner, Montreal Canadiens
Lady Byng Trophy: Billy Burch, New York Americans
Vezina Trophy: George Hainsworth, Montreal Canadiens

First games

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1926–27 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start was in playoffs):

  • Percy Galbraith, Boston Bruins
  • Eddie Shore, Boston Bruins
  • Harry Oliver, Boston Bruins
  • Duke Keats, Boston Bruins
  • George Hay, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Mickey MacKay, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Dick Irvin, Chicago Black Hawks
  • Frank Foyston, Detroit Cougars
  • Jack Walker, Detroit Cougars
  • Frank Fredrickson, Detroit Cougars
  • George Hainsworth, Montreal Canadiens
  • Art Gagne, Montreal Canadiens
  • Herb Gardiner, Montreal Canadiens
  • Hap Emms, Montreal Maroons
  • Red Dutton, Montreal Maroons
  • Norman Himes, New York Americans
  • Paul Thompson, New York Rangers
  • Bill Cook, New York Rangers
  • Bun Cook, New York Rangers
  • Murray Murdoch, New York Rangers
  • Lorne Chabot, New York Rangers
  • Clarence Abel, New York Rangers
  • Ching Johnson, New York Rangers
  • Ace Bailey, Toronto St. Patricks
  • Butch Keeling, Toronto St. Patricks
  • Carl Voss, Toronto St. Patricks

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1926–27 (listed with their last team):

  • Shorty Green, New York Americans
  • Newsy Lalonde, New York Americans
  • Jack Adams, Ottawa Senators
  • Bert Corbeau, Toronto St. Patricks

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