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Boston Bruins Milestone Teams: 1938-39, Stanley Cup No. 2

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Front row (left to right):

Frank Brimsek (1), Eddie Shore (2), Dit Clapper (3),  Art Ross (Head Coach), Weston Adams (President), Cooney Weiland (Captain, 7), Charlie Sands (4), Bill Cowley(10), Jack Portland (8);

Back row (left to right):

N/A, Bobby Bauer (17), Mel Hill (18), Flash Hollett (12), Roy Conacher (9), Gord Pettinger (11), Win Green (Trainer),Milt Scmidt (15), Woody Dumart (14), Jack Crawford(19), Ray Getliffe (6), N/A


The cover photo introduces the reconstructed team photo of Boston Bruins  in the 1938-39 Season. By many accounts, it was the strongest and most exciting Bruins team in the pre World War II era. It was considered the beginning of the dynasty of Bruins that was interrupted by the was when several key players of the Bruins went to serve their countries in the war against Nazi Germany.


The season started with a big surprise when Boston fans favorite Tiny Thompson was sold to the Detroit Red Wings early in the season and American rookie goalie Frankie Brimsek took over in net. Brimsek had a spectacular season – he won both the Calder and Vezina Trophies.  He had 10 SO’s in the regular season and became known  as “Mr. Zero”. The Bruins finished 1st  in the NHL with a 31-12-5 record.


In the semifinals vs. the New York Rangers, the Bruins got  three overtime goals (including one in Game 7) from on Mel Hill who earned the “Sudden Death” nickname after his clutch performance . In the finals, the Bruins  managed to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games and won their second Stanley Cup.


Boston Bruins 1938-1939


Record: 36-10-2 (74 points), Finished 1st in NHL

Coach: Art Ross (36-10-2)

Captain: Cooney Weiland

Arena: Boston Garden


Playoffs


Won Stanley Cup Final (4-1) versus Toronto Maple Leafs

Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus New York Rangers


Team Roster


Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Bobby Bauer RW 23 5-6 150 R/- 2 February 16, 1915 13 G, 18 A, 31 P
Frank Brimsek G 23 5-9 170 -/L R September 26, 1915 33-9-1, 1.56 GAA
Dit Clapper D 31 6-2 195 R/- 11 February 9, 1907 13 G, 13 A, 26 P
Roy Conacher LW 22 6-2 175 L/- R October 5, 1916 26 G, 11 A, 37 P
Bill Cowley C 26 5-10 165 L/- 4 June 12, 1912 8 G, 34 A, 42 P
Jack Crawford D 22 5-11 200 R/- 1 October 26, 1916 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
Woody Dumart LW 22 6-0 190 L/- 3 December 23, 1916 14 G, 15 A, 29 P
Harry Frost RW 24 5-11 165 R/- R August 17, 1914 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Ray Getliffe C 24 5-11 175 L/- 3 April 3, 1914 10 G, 12 A, 22 P
Red Hamill LW 22 5-11 180 L/- 1 January 11, 1917 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Mel Hill RW 24 5-10 175 R/- 1 February 15, 1914 10 G, 10 A, 20 P
Flash Hollett D 26 6-0 180 L/- 5 April 13, 1912 10 G, 17 A, 27 P
Pat McReavy C 21 5-11 165 R/- R January 16, 1918 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Gord Pettinger LW 27 6-0 175 L/- 6 November 11, 1911 11 G, 14 A, 25 P
Jack Portland D 26 6-2 185 L/- 5 July 30, 1912 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
Terry Reardon C 19 5-10 170 R/- R April 6, 1919 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Charlie Sands RW 27 5-9 160 R/- 6 March 23, 1911 7 G, 5 A, 12 P
Milt Schmidt C 20 6-0 185 L/- 2 March 5, 1918 15 G, 17 A, 32 P
Jack Shewchuk D 21 6-1 190 L/- R June 19, 1917 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Eddie Shore D 36 5-11 190 R/- 12 November 25, 1902 4 G, 14 A, 18 P
Tiny Thompson G 35 5-10 160 -/L 10 May 31, 1903 3-1-1, 1.55 GAA
Cooney Weiland (C) C 34 5-7 150 L/- 10 November 5, 1904 7 G, 9 A, 16 P
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