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Club History - 1929

A rule designed to hype hockey offenses was introduced in 1928, but instead it became the year of the goalie around the NHL. The new rule allowed forward passing in all three zones. There was still no red line in the game and the ice was divided by only two blue lines. Among the netminders who starred that year were George Hainsworth who recorded 22 shutouts in 44 games. The tiny 150-pounder allowed a mere 43 goals, posting an incredible 0.98 average.

With the departure of Cy Denneny to Boston and Punch Broadbent to the Americans, the Senators were led by Frank Finnigan and King Clancy. Although the Senators were putting up a fair brand of hockey, the attendance kept on dropping. Only 3,000 turned out to see them defeat Chicago on December 6. Interest continued to fluctuate and rumors appeared in the press that the Ottawa franchise would be transferred. This was stoutly denied by president Frank Ahearn but a little later he admitted the franchise was for sale to the highest bidder. The Senators finished 4th in the Canadian division with 14 wins in 44 games.


Francis Michael (King) Clancy


Clancy, who was born on February 25, 1903, was one of the most refreshing athletes ever to play in the NHL. Clancy signed to play professionally at the age of 18 with the Ottawa Senators. In 1930, he was the key figure in what has since been called "the best deal in hockey" when the Leafs' Conn Symthe paid the unheard sum of $35,000 and gave up two players to acquire Clancy from Ottawa. A year later Clancy led the Leafs to the Stanley Cup. He died November 8, 1986, in Toronto.

 


1929 STATS


FINAL STANDINGS
CLUB GP W L T GF GA PTS
Canadiens 44 22 7 15 71 43 59
NY Amerks 44 19 13 12 53 53 50
Toronto 44 21 18 5 85 69 47
Ottawa 44 14 17 13 54 67 41
Montreal 44 15 20 9 67 65 39
               
SCORING SUMMARY    
NAME GP G A PTS PIM    
Frank Finnigan 44 15 4 19 71    
King Clancy 44 13 2 15 89    
Bill Touhey 44 9 3 12 28    
Hec Kilrea 38 5 7 12 36    
Alex Smith 44 1 7 8 96    
George Boucher 41 4 2 6 70    
Joe Lamb 36 4 1 5 52    
Len Grosvenor 43 3 2 5 16    
Frank Nighbor 30 1 4 5 22    
Sam Godin 25 2 1 3 21    
Fred Elliot 43 2 0 2 6    
Allan Shields 42 0 1 1 10    
Milt Halliday 16 0 0 0 0    
               
GOALKEEPERS      
NAME GP GA SO GAA      
Connell, Alex 44 67 7 1.52
   

SCHEDULE

HOME
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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06