League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Stanley Cup Final 4-1 Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 9 April 9 Boston Bruins 2 Montreal Canadiens 4
Game 2, April 11 April 11 Boston Bruins 4 Montreal Canadiens 1
Game 3, April 12 April 12 Montreal Canadiens 3 Boston Bruins 0
Game 4, April 14 April 14 Montreal Canadiens 7 Boston Bruins 3
Game 5, April 16 April 16 Boston Bruins 0 Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT)
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Montreal Canadiens over Chicago Black Hawks  View Matchup »
Game 1, March 24 March 24 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Montreal Canadiens 3
Game 2, March 26 March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 4
Game 3, March 29 March 29 Montreal Canadiens 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2 (OT)
Game 4, March 31 March 31 Montreal Canadiens 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3
Game 5, April 2 April 2 Chicago Black Hawks 4 Montreal Canadiens 2
Game 6, April 4 April 4 Montreal Canadiens 3 Chicago Black Hawks 0
Game 7, April 7 April 7 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Montreal Canadiens 4
Semi-Finals 4-2 Boston Bruins over Detroit Red Wings  View Matchup »
Game 1, March 24 March 24 Boston Bruins 0 Detroit Red Wings 7
Game 2, March 26 March 26 Boston Bruins 5 Detroit Red Wings 3
Game 3, March 29 March 29 Detroit Red Wings 1 Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 4, March 31 March 31 Detroit Red Wings 2 Boston Bruins 6
Game 5, April 2 April 2 Boston Bruins 4 Detroit Red Wings 6
Game 6, April 5 April 5 Detroit Red Wings 2 Boston Bruins 4

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1Montreal Canadiens1284011.667342311
2Boston Bruins1156011.4553037-7
3Chicago Black Hawks734010.4291418-4
4Detroit Red Wings624001.33321210
League Average9.04.54.50.00.80.8.50024.824.80

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1953-03-29BOSMcIntyre, JackBOS2-1DET112:29
1953-03-29CBHDewsbury, AlCBH2-1MTL15:18
1953-04-16MTLLach, ElmerMTL1-0BOS11:22

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Ed SandfordBOS 8
2. Maurice Richard* • MTL 7
3. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 6
4. Milt Schmidt* • BOS 5
5. Dave CreightonBOS 4
Ted Lindsay* • DET 4
Jack McIntyreBOS 4
Bill Mosienko* • CBH 4
Metro PrystaiDET 4
Assists
1. Fleming MacKellBOS 7
2. Elmer Lach* • MTL 6
Johnny PeirsonBOS 6
4. Dave CreightonBOS 5
Doug Harvey* • MTL 5
Gordie Howe* • DET 5
Johnny WilsonDET 5
Points
1. Ed SandfordBOS 11
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 10
3. Dave CreightonBOS 9
Fleming MacKellBOS 9
Johnny PeirsonBOS 9
Goals Created
1. Ed SandfordBOS 5.4
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 4.4
3. Maurice Richard* • MTL 4.2
4. Dave CreightonBOS 3.7
5. Ted Lindsay* • DET 3.5
Metro PrystaiDET 3.5
Penalties in Minutes
1. Leo LabineBOS 19
2. Dickie Moore* • MTL 13
3. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 12
4. Tony LeswickDET 11
Ed SandfordBOS 11
Even Strength Goals
1. Ed SandfordBOS 7
2. Maurice Richard* • MTL 6
3. Dave CreightonBOS 4
Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 4
Ted Lindsay* • DET 4
Jack McIntyreBOS 4
Bill Mosienko* • CBH 4
Metro PrystaiDET 4
Power Play Goals
1. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 2
Milt Schmidt* • BOS 2
3. Maurice Richard* • MTL 1
Johnny PeirsonBOS 1
Bert Olmstead* • MTL 1
Ken MosdellMTL 1
Fred HuculCBH 1
Gordie Howe* • DET 1
Bob ArmstrongBOS 1
Ed SandfordBOS 1
Game-Winning Goals
1. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 2
2. Milt Schmidt* • BOS 1
Ed SandfordBOS 1
Johnny PeirsonBOS 1
Marty PavelichDET 1
Jack McIntyreBOS 1
Eddie MazurMTL 1
Fleming MacKellBOS 1
Vic LynnCBH 1
Elmer Lach* • MTL 1
Tom Johnson* • MTL 1
Dick GambleMTL 1
Al DewsburyCBH 1
Floyd CurryMTL 1
Butch Bouchard* • MTL 1
Gus BodnarCBH 1
Johnny WilsonDET 1
Hat Tricks
1. Maurice Richard* • MTL 1
Goals Per Game
1. Ed SandfordBOS 0.73
2. Maurice Richard* • MTL 0.58
3. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 0.50
Milt Schmidt* • BOS 0.50
Assists Per Game
1. Gordie Howe* • DET 0.83
Johnny WilsonDET 0.83
3. Fleming MacKellBOS 0.64
4. Johnny PeirsonBOS 0.55
5. Elmer Lach* • MTL 0.50
6. Dave CreightonBOS 0.45
7. Doug Harvey* • MTL 0.42
Points Per Game
1. Ed SandfordBOS 1.00
2. Bernie Geoffrion* • MTL 0.83
Goals Created Per Game
1. Ed SandfordBOS 0.49
Games Played (Goalie)
1. Jim HenryBOS 9
2. Gerry McNeilMTL 8
3. Al RollinsCBH 7
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 6
5. Jacques Plante* • MTL 4
6. Gord HenryBOS 3
Wins
1. Gerry McNeilMTL 5
2. Jim HenryBOS 4
3. Jacques Plante* • MTL 3
Al RollinsCBH 3
5. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 2
6. Gord HenryBOS 1
Losses
1. Jim HenryBOS 4
Al RollinsCBH 4
Terry Sawchuk* • DET 4
4. Gerry McNeilMTL 3
5. Gord HenryBOS 2
6. Jacques Plante* • MTL 1
Goals Against
1. Jim HenryBOS 26
2. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 21
3. Al RollinsCBH 18
4. Gerry McNeilMTL 15
5. Gord HenryBOS 10
6. Jacques Plante* • MTL 7
Shots Against
1. Jim HenryBOS 331
2. Al RollinsCBH 245
3. Gerry McNeilMTL 205
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 160
5. Gord HenryBOS 81
6. Jacques Plante* • MTL 79
Saves
1. Jim HenryBOS 305
2. Al RollinsCBH 227
3. Gerry McNeilMTL 190
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 139
5. Jacques Plante* • MTL 72
6. Gord HenryBOS 71
Save Percentage
1. Gerry McNeilMTL .927
2. Al RollinsCBH .927
3. Jim HenryBOS .922
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET .869
Goals Against Average
1. Gerry McNeilMTL 1.85
2. Al RollinsCBH 2.54
3. Jim HenryBOS 3.06
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 3.38
Shutouts
1. Gerry McNeilMTL 2
2. Jacques Plante* • MTL 1
Terry Sawchuk* • DET 1
Minutes
1. Jim HenryBOS 510
2. Gerry McNeilMTL 486
3. Al RollinsCBH 425
4. Terry Sawchuk* • DET 372
5. Jacques Plante* • MTL 240
6. Gord HenryBOS 163

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