1961–62 Boston Bruins season

1961–62 Boston Bruins
Division 6th NHL
1961–62 record 15–47–8
Goals for 177
Goals against 306
Team information
General Manager Lynn Patrick
Coach Phil Watson
Captain Don McKenney

The 1961–62 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 38th season in the NHL. Earning 38 of a possible 140 points in the standings, the team's 0.214 points percentage was the worst in their history excluding their inaugural season in 1924-25, in which they captured 12 out of a possible 60 points (0.200).

Regular season

Final standings

National Hockey League[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1Montreal Canadiens70421414259166+9398
2Toronto Maple Leafs70372211232180+5285
3Chicago Black Hawks70312613217186+3175
4New York Rangers70263212195207−1264
5Detroit Red Wings70233314184219−3560
6Boston Bruins7015478177306−12938

Record vs. opponents

1961–62 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 2–10–24–8–23–10–12–10–24–9–1
Chicago 10–2–27–3–43–9–27–6–14–6–4
Detroit 8–4–23–7–43–8–36–5–33–9–2
Montreal 10–3–19–3–28–3–38–1–57–4–3
New York 10–2–26–7–15–6–31–8–54–9–1
Toronto 9–4–16–4–49–3–24–7–39–4–1

Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 11, 19612–6New York Rangers (1961–62)0–1–0
2LOctober 12, 19613–6@ New York Rangers (1961–62)0–2–0
3LOctober 14, 19612–3@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)0–3–0
4TOctober 15, 19615–5Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)0–3–1
5LOctober 17, 19613–5@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)0–4–1
6LOctober 19, 19613–7@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)0–5–1
7LOctober 21, 19612–6@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)0–6–1
8LOctober 22, 19611–9Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)0–7–1
9WOctober 26, 19614–0Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)1–7–1
10TOctober 29, 19612–2Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)1–7–2
11WNovember 2, 19615–2@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)2–7–2
12LNovember 5, 19613–4Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)2–8–2
13TNovember 8, 19614–4@ New York Rangers (1961–62)2–8–3
14LNovember 9, 19611–2@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)2–9–3
15WNovember 12, 19614–3Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)3–9–3
16WNovember 16, 19613–2Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)4–9–3
17LNovember 19, 19612–6Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)4–10–3
18LNovember 23, 19613–4New York Rangers (1961–62)4–11–3
19LNovember 25, 19610–5@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)4–12–3
20LNovember 26, 19611–4Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)4–13–3
21LNovember 29, 19614–7@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)4–14–3
22LNovember 30, 19611–3@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)4–15–3
23WDecember 2, 19613–1New York Rangers (1961–62)5–15–3
24LDecember 3, 19611–3@ New York Rangers (1961–62)5–16–3
25LDecember 7, 19612–5Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)5–17–3
26LDecember 9, 19612–9@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)5–18–3
27LDecember 10, 19613–4Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)5–19–3
28TDecember 13, 19612–2@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)5–19–4
29LDecember 14, 19610–5@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)5–20–4
30LDecember 16, 19614–8@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)5–21–4
31LDecember 17, 19611–4Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)5–22–4
32WDecember 21, 19614–2Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)6–22–4
33WDecember 23, 19617–4@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)7–22–4
34LDecember 25, 19612–5Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)7–23–4
35WDecember 31, 19617–4@ New York Rangers (1961–62)8–23–4
36LJanuary 1, 19622–4New York Rangers (1961–62)8–24–4
37LJanuary 6, 19622–6@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)8–25–4
38WJanuary 7, 19622–0@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)9–25–4
39LJanuary 10, 19625–7@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)9–26–4
40LJanuary 11, 19620–6Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)9–27–4
41LJanuary 13, 19623–5@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)9–28–4
42LJanuary 14, 19621–4Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)9–29–4
43WJanuary 18, 19625–3Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)10–29–4
44WJanuary 20, 19625–4@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)11–29–4
45LJanuary 21, 19621–5Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)11–30–4
46WJanuary 27, 19625–3Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–30–4
47LJanuary 28, 19621–5Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)12–31–4
48LJanuary 31, 19620–5@ New York Rangers (1961–62)12–32–4
49LFebruary 1, 19623–5New York Rangers (1961–62)12–33–4
50LFebruary 3, 19623–6@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–34–4
51LFebruary 4, 19620–6@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)12–35–4
52TFebruary 7, 19622–2@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)12–35–5
53LFebruary 8, 19622–6Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–36–5
54TFebruary 10, 19622–2Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)12–36–6
55LFebruary 11, 19623–5New York Rangers (1961–62)12–37–6
56LFebruary 15, 19621–9@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)12–38–6
57LFebruary 18, 19620–6@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–39–6
58LFebruary 21, 19622–4@ New York Rangers (1961–62)12–40–6
59LFebruary 24, 19622–7@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)12–41–6
60LFebruary 25, 19620–8@ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–42–6
61TFebruary 28, 19622–2@ New York Rangers (1961–62)12–42–7
62LMarch 1, 19624–5Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62)12–43–7
63LMarch 4, 19621–5Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)12–44–7
64LMarch 8, 19620–3Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)12–45–7
65LMarch 10, 19622–5@ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)12–46–7
66TMarch 11, 19622–2Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)12–46–8
67WMarch 15, 19624–0@ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62)13–46–8
68WMarch 18, 19626–2Montreal Canadiens (1961–62)14–46–8
69LMarch 22, 19623–4New York Rangers (1961–62)14–47–8
70WMarch 25, 19625–4Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62)15–47–8

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
John BucykLW6720406032
Don McKenneyC7022335510
Jerry ToppazziniRW7019315026
Murray OliverC7017294621
Doug MohnsLW/D6916294574
Cliff PenningtonC70932412
Charlie BurnsC7011172843
Andre PronovostLW701582374
Leo BoivinD655182370
Wayne ConnellyC618122034
Terry GrayRW42871515
Tommy WilliamsRW2666122
Ted GreenD663811116
Ed WestfallD/RW63291153
Bob BeckettC3472914
Larry LeachC2825718
Pat StapletonD6925742
Dick MeissnerRW6633613
Bob ArmstrongD921320
Ed ChadwickG40000
Bruce GambleG280004
Don HeadG3800014
Orland KurtenbachC80006
Dallas SmithD700010
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Don Head22803892631584.162
Bruce Gamble16802861841214.321
Ed Chadwick2404031225.500
Team:420070154783014.303

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Roster

Boston Bruins 1961–1962 Roster
Goaltenders Defensemen Wingers Centers


See also

References

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