1956–57 NHL season

The NHL season 1956/57, was the 40th season in the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Canadiens after a 4-1 victory in the final series against the Boston Bruins. Some players, led by Ted Lindsay, Doug Harvey, Jimmy Thomson and death Sloan founded the NHL Players' Association. The League bosses Conn Smythe and to Jack Adams were not enthusiastic. The overwhelming superiority of the Montreal Canadiens power play led to a rule change. After a power play goal of the penalized player may return to the game. In addition, could be played only with einkufigen skates.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.3 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 1957

Round 1

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

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

NHL Awards