1963–64 Boston Bruins season

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1963–64 Boston Bruins
Division6th NHL
1963–64 record18–40–12
Goals for170
Goals against212
Team information
General ManagerLynn Patrick
CoachMilt Schmidt
CaptainLeo Boivin
ArenaBoston Garden
Team leaders
GoalsMurray Oliver (24)
AssistsMurray Oliver (44)
PointsMurray Oliver (68)
Penalty minutesTed Green (145)
WinsEd Johnston (18)
Goals against averageEd Johnston (3.01)

The 1963–64 Boston Bruins season was the 40th season for the franchise. The Bruins missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Goaltender Ed Johnston appeared in every game, becoming the final goaltender in NHL history to play every minute of every game.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey League[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 70 36 21 13 209 167 +42 85
2 Chicago Black Hawks 70 36 22 12 218 169 +49 84
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 33 25 12 192 172 +20 78
4 Detroit Red Wings 70 30 29 11 191 204 −13 71
5 New York Rangers 70 22 38 10 186 242 −56 54
6 Boston Bruins 70 18 40 12 170 212 −42 48


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1963–64 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON NYR TOR
Boston 3–9–2 3–10–1 2–7–5 5–7–2 5–7–2
Chicago 9–3–2 5–6–3 7–5–2 9–3–2 7–5–2
Detroit 10–3–1 6–5–3 5–7–2 6–6–2 3–8–3
Montreal 7–2–5 5–7–2 7–5–2 10–3–1 7–5–2
New York 7–5–2 3–9–2 6–6–2 3–10–1 3–8–3
Toronto 7–5–2 5–7–2 8–3–3 5–7–2 8–3–3

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1963 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 0–0–1
2 L October 12, 1963 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 0–1–1
3 L October 13, 1963 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 0–2–1
4 L October 16, 1963 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 0–3–1
5 L October 19, 1963 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 0–4–1
6 L October 20, 1963 1–5 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 0–5–1
7 L October 24, 1963 0–2 New York Rangers (1963–64) 0–6–1
8 W October 27, 1963 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 1–6–1
9 L October 30, 1963 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 1–7–1
10 W November 3, 1963 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 2–7–1
11 L November 7, 1963 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 2–8–1
12 W November 10, 1963 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 3–8–1
13 L November 13, 1963 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 3–9–1
14 T November 16, 1963 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 3–9–2
15 L November 17, 1963 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 3–10–2
16 T November 20, 1963 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 3–10–3
17 L November 23, 1963 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 3–11–3
18 W November 28, 1963 5–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 4–11–3
19 T November 30, 1963 0–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 4–11–4
20 L December 1, 1963 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 4–12–4
21 T December 4, 1963 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 4–12–5
22 L December 5, 1963 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 4–13–5
23 W December 7, 1963 8–6 New York Rangers (1963–64) 5–13–5
24 T December 8, 1963 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 5–13–6
25 W December 12, 1963 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 6–13–6
26 L December 14, 1963 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 6–14–6
27 T December 15, 1963 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 6–14–7
28 W December 18, 1963 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 7–14–7
29 L December 19, 1963 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 7–15–7
30 L December 22, 1963 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 7–16–7
31 L December 25, 1963 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 7–17–7
32 L December 28, 1963 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 7–18–7
33 L December 29, 1963 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 7–19–7
34 T January 1, 1964 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 7–19–8
35 L January 4, 1964 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 7–20–8
36 L January 5, 1964 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 7–21–8
37 L January 7, 1964 0–5 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 7–22–8
38 L January 9, 1964 3–5 New York Rangers (1963–64) 7–23–8
39 L January 11, 1964 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 7–24–8
40 W January 12, 1964 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 8–24–8
41 W January 16, 1964 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 9–24–8
42 W January 18, 1964 11–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 10–24–8
43 T January 19, 1964 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 10–24–9
44 L January 22, 1964 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 10–25–9
45 L January 23, 1964 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 10–26–9
46 W January 25, 1964 6–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 11–26–9
47 W January 26, 1964 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 12–26–9
48 L January 30, 1964 1–3 New York Rangers (1963–64) 12–27–9
49 L February 1, 1964 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 12–28–9
50 L February 2, 1964 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 12–29–9
51 W February 5, 1964 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 13–29–9
52 W February 6, 1964 4–0 New York Rangers (1963–64) 14–29–9
53 L February 8, 1964 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 14–30–9
54 T February 9, 1964 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 14–30–10
55 L February 13, 1964 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 14–31–10
56 L February 16, 1964 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 14–32–10
57 L February 20, 1964 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 14–33–10
58 L February 22, 1964 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 14–34–10
59 L February 23, 1964 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 14–35–10
60 L February 27, 1964 2–4 New York Rangers (1963–64) 14–36–10
61 W February 29, 1964 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 15–36–10
62 W March 1, 1964 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 16–36–10
63 T March 4, 1964 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1963–64) 16–36–11
64 T March 5, 1964 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 16–36–12
65 L March 8, 1964 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 16–37–12
66 W March 11, 1964 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1963–64) 17–37–12
67 L March 12, 1964 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1963–64) 17–38–12
68 W March 15, 1964 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 18–38–12
69 L March 21, 1964 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1963–64) 18–39–12
70 L March 22, 1964 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1963–64) 18–40–12

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Murray Oliver C 70 24 44 68 41
John Bucyk LW 62 18 36 54 36
Dean Prentice LW 70 23 16 39 37
Orland Kurtenbach C 70 12 25 37 91
Doug Mohns LW/D 70 9 17 26 95
Forbes Kennedy C 70 8 17 25 95
Tom Johnson D 70 4 21 25 33
Leo Boivin D 65 10 14 24 42
Andy Hebenton RW 70 12 11 23 8
Tommy Williams RW 37 8 15 23 8
Gary Dornhoefer RW 32 12 10 22 20
Bobby Leiter C 56 6 13 19 43
Jean-Guy Gendron LW 54 5 13 18 43
Ted Green D 70 4 10 14 145
Jerry Toppazzini RW 65 7 4 11 15
Bob McCord D 65 1 9 10 49
Wayne Rivers RW 12 2 7 9 6
Ed Westfall D/RW 55 1 5 6 35
Wayne Connelly C 26 2 3 5 12
Ron Schock C 5 1 2 3 0
Don Awrey D 16 1 0 1 4
Bob Beckett C 7 0 1 1 0
Ted Irvine LW 1 0 0 0 0
Eddie Johnston G 70 0 0 0 0
Skip Krake C 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Eddie Johnston 4200 70 18 40 12 211 3.01 6
Team: 4200 70 18 40 12 211 3.01 6

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins 1963–1964 Roster
Goaltenders Defensemen Wingers Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Boston's picks at the 1963 NHL Entry Draft, which was the first amateur draft in league history, picking 16-year-olds. None of the players picked ever played professional hockey.

Round Player Nationality Position College/junior/club team (league)
1 Orest Romashyna  West Germany LW New Hamburg (Junior C)
2 Terrance Lane  Canada Georgetown Midgets
3 Roger Bamburak  Canada RW Isaac Brock
4 Jim Blair  Canada LW Georgetown Midgets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963–1964 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "1963-64 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.