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Club History - 1931

Poor returns at the box office necessitated more blood-letting by Ottawa. The best defenseman, King Clancy, was sold to Toronto for a reported $35,000 while Syd Howe, Allan Shields and Wally Kilrea were sold to Philadelphia where the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates had relocated. Attendance was steadily declining at the Ottawa Auditorium and only 4,000 fans appeared to see the Senators defeat the Quakers 5-2. But fans were selective and a few nights later, over 10,000 were on hand to see the Canadiens down the Sens 5-4.

The Ottawa Senators won only ten games in 1930-31 and fell into the basement of the Canadian Division. The franchise was granted a one-year suspension and joined the Philadelphia Quakers on the sidelines.


Alex Connell


Alex Connell set a record during the 1927-28 season that has stood the test of time. He registered six consecutive shutouts and was not scored upon for 460 minutes and 49 seconds. Connell entered hockey almost by accident, being talked into playing goal while serving in the army at Kingston in World War I. He turned pro with the Ottawa Senators in 1924 and won the Cup in 1927. In 1928, he allowed only 57 goals in 44 games. He died in Ottawa on May 10, 1958.

 


1931 STATS


FINAL STANDINGS
CLUB GP W L T GF GA PTS
Canadiens 44 26 10 8 129 89 60
Toronto 44 22 13 9 118 99 53
Maroons 44 20 18 6 105 106 46
NY Amerks 44 18 16 10 76 74 76
Ottawa 44 10 30 4 91 142 24
               
SCORING SUMMARY    
NAME GP G A PTS PIM    
Art Gagne 44 19 11 30 50    
Bill Touhey 44 15 15 30 8    
Joe Lamb 44 11 14 25 91    
Hec Kilrea 44 14 8 22 44    
Dan Cox 44 9 12 21 12    
Frank Finnigan 44 9 8 17 40    
Alex Smith 37 5 6 11 73    
Len Grosvenor 33 5 4 9 25    
Art Smith 43 2 4 6 61    
Leo Bourgault 38 0 5 5 40    
Harold Starr 35 2 1 3 48    
Ray Kinsella 13 0 0 0 0    
Harry Connor 9 0 0 0 4    
Eric Pettinger 13 0 0 0 2    
               
GOALKEEPERS      
NAME GP GA SO GAA      
Connell, Alex 35 107 3 3.06      
Beveridge, Bill 9 35 0 3.89
   

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
3 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
4 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
5 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
6 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
7 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
8 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 43 12 21 7 33
E. Karlsson 46 11 22 -5 33
K. Turris 46 9 20 -8 29
M. Stone 44 11 15 9 26
M. Hoffman 43 16 9 19 25
C. MacArthur 45 13 11 -7 24
M. Zibanejad 44 11 12 1 23
D. Legwand 45 7 12 -4 19
A. Chiasson 43 7 10 -8 17
M. Michalek 42 6 9 -7 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 6 7 2 .900 3.16