1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 3rd Canadian
1928–29 record 21–18–5
Goals for 85
Goals against 69
Team information
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Conn Smythe
Captain Hap Day
Arena Arena Gardens

The 1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs season featured the Maple Leafs first play-off appearance. After finishing in third position in the Canadian Division, the Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Cougars before losing to the New York Rangers in the semi-finals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 465 59
New York Americans 44 19 13 12 53 53 486 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 21 18 5 85 69 541 47
Ottawa Senators 44 14 17 13 54 67 461 41
Montreal Maroons 44 15 20 9 67 65 638 39

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1928-29 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 4–1–1 4–1–1 1–2–1 3–1 0–3–1 5–1 2–1–1 5–1 2–2
Chicago 1–4–1 1–4–1 0–4 1–2–1 1–3 0–4–2 1–2–1 2–3–1 0–3–1
Detroit 1–4–1 4–1–1 1–1–2 2–1–1 2–1–1 1–4–1 1–1–2 5–1 2–2
M. Canadiens 2–1–1 4–0 1–1–2 4–0–2 2–1–3 1–1–2 5–0–1 2–0–2 1–3–2
M. Maroons 1–3 2–1–1 1–2–1 0–4–2 2–3–1 3–0–1 2–2–2 2–1–1 2–4
N.Y. Americans 3–0–1 3–1 1–2–1 1–2–3 3–2–1 1–1–2 2–0–4 2–2 3–3
N.Y. Rangers 1–5 4–0–2 4–1–1 1–1–2 0–3–1 1–1–2 3–1 4–0–2 3–1
Ottawa 1–2–1 2–1–1 1–1–2 0–5–1 2–2–2 0–2–4 1–3 3–0–1 4–1–1
Pittsburgh 1–5 3–2–1 1–5 0–2–2 1–2–1 2–2 0–4–2 0–3–1 1–2–1
Toronto 2–2 3–0–1 2–2 3–1–2 4–2 3–3 1–3 1–4–1 2–1–1

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 15, 1928 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 1–0–0
2 W November 17, 1928 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 2–0–0
3 L November 20, 1928 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 2–1–0
4 L November 22, 1928 0–3 @ New York Americans (1928–29) 2–2–0
5 W November 24, 1928 4–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 3–2–0
6 L November 27, 1928 0–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 3–3–0
7 W December 1, 1928 3–0 New York Americans (1928–29) 4–3–0
8 W December 4, 1928 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 5–3–0
9 L December 8, 1928 1–2 OT Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 5–4–0
10 L December 11, 1928 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 5–5–0
11 W December 15, 1928 2–0 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 6–5–0
12 L December 20, 1928 3–6 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 6–6–0
13 L December 22, 1928 2–3 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 6–7–0
14 W December 25, 1928 4–1 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 7–7–0
15 W December 27, 1928 2–0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 8–7–0
16 W December 29, 1928 4–3 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 9–7–0
17 L January 1, 1929 2–3 New York Rangers (1928–29) 9–8–0
18 W January 3, 1929 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 10–8–0
19 W January 5, 1929 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 11–8–0
20 L January 8, 1929 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 11–9–0
21 L January 10, 1929 0–2 @ New York Americans (1928–29) 11–10–0
22 L January 12, 1929 0–1 OT New York Americans (1928–29) 11–11–0
23 T January 17, 1929 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 11–11–1
24 L January 20, 1929 1–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 11–12–1
25 L January 22, 1929 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1928–29) 11–13–1
26 T January 24, 1929 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 11–13–2
27 W January 26, 1929 2–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 12–13–2
28 L January 29, 1929 2–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 12–14–2
29 L January 31, 1929 1–3 Boston Bruins (1928–29) 12–15–2
30 W February 2, 1929 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1928–29) 13–15–2
31 W February 3, 1929 3–1 @ New York Americans (1928–29) 14–15–2
32 T February 5, 1929 0–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 14–15–3
33 W February 9, 1929 2–1 Pittsburgh Pirates (1928–29) 15–15–3
34 W February 14, 1929 3–1 New York Rangers (1928–29) 16–15–3
35 W February 16, 1929 3–0 Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 17–15–3
36 L February 17, 1929 0–2 @ Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 17–16–3
37 W February 23, 1929 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 18–16–3
38 W February 28, 1929 4–0 @ Montreal Maroons (1928–29) 19–16–3
39 T March 2, 1929 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 19–16–4
40 T March 7, 1929 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1928–29) 19–16–5
41 W March 9, 1929 3–0 Detroit Cougars (1928–29) 20–16–5
42 L March 12, 1929 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1928–29) 20–17–5
43 W March 14, 1929 5–0 New York Americans (1928–29) 21–17–5
44 L March 16, 1929 0–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1928–29) 21–18–5

Playoffs[edit]

In their first play-off appearance the Maple Leafs met the Detroit Cougars in the two game total goals quarter-finals, and won 7–2.

Quarter-final (Total goals: 7–2): Toronto Maple Leafs over Detroit Cougars
No. Date Visitor Home Notes
Game 1 March 19 Detroit Cougars 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Game 2 March 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Cougars 1

The Leafs next faced the New York Rangers in a best-of-three series, losing 2–0.

Semi-final (2–0): New York Rangers over Toronto Maple Leafs
No. Date Visitor Home Notes
Game 1 March 24 New York Rangers 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Game 2 March 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Rangers 2 OT

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Ace Bailey RW 44 22 10 32 78
Andy Blair C 44 12 15 27 41
Danny Cox LW 42 12 7 19 14
Gerry Lowrey LW 32 3 11 14 24
Bill Carson C 24 7 6 13 45
George Horne RW 39 9 3 12 32
Hap Day D 44 6 6 12 84
Art Duncan D 39 4 4 8 53
Eric Pettinger LW/C 25 3 3 6 24
Art Smith D 43 5 0 5 91
Baldy Cotton LW 11 1 2 3 8
Jack Arbour D 10 1 0 1 10
Joe Primeau C 6 0 1 1 2
Lorne Chabot G 43 0 0 0 2
Benny Grant G 3 0 0 0 0
Alex Gray RW 7 0 0 0 2
Red Horner D 22 0 0 0 30
Carl Voss C 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lorne Chabot 2562 44 20 17 5 65 1.52 10
Benny Grant 156 5 1 1 0 4 1.54 0
Red Horner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 2720 44 21 18 5 69 1.52 10

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Andy Blair C 4 3 0 3 2
Ace Bailey RW 4 1 2 3 4
Art Smith D 4 1 1 2 8
Hap Day D 4 1 0 1 4
Red Horner D 4 1 0 1 2
Eric Pettinger LW/C 4 1 0 1 8
Danny Cox LW 4 0 1 1 4
Lorne Chabot G 4 0 0 0 0
Baldy Cotton LW 4 0 0 0 2
Art Duncan D 4 0 0 0 4
Alex Gray RW 4 0 0 0 0
George Horne RW 4 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lorne Chabot 242 4 2 2 5 1.24 0
Team: 242 4 2 2 5 1.24 0

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11.