1938–39 NHL season

The NHL season 1938/39, was the 22nd season of the National Hockey League. Seven teams each played 48 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Boston Bruins for a 4-1 victory in the final series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the Montreal Maroons were not taken up due to financial reasons, was not played from this season into two groups. Outstanding player was the top scorer Toe Blake, who also won the Hart Memorial Trophy. In the playoffs, however, another player played in the foreground. After only ten goals in the regular season Boston's Mel Hill met six times in the playoffs. His new nickname "Sudden Death" Hill he earned in the semi-final series against the Rangers. In the series seven games Hill decided three games in overtime, including the last 48 minutes.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.4 Best scorer in the playoffs

Regular Season

Final Table

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1939. In Round 1, the first and second of the regular season played in a best of 7 series from the one finalists, while the third and fourth - placed as well as the fifth and sixth - placed in a Best of 3 series, the two teams for the game of round 2 playing off. Again, in a best of 3 series here the second finalist was determined. The final was then determined in the Best of 7 mode.

Round 1

Round 2

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL awards and trophies awarded