1949-50 Hockey Season Roster
- Wings Win: Detroit takes the Stanley Cup in Game 7 OT
- Production Line: Lindsay-Abel-Howe are 1-2-3 in league scoring
- Great Canadiens: Bill Durnan best in goal; Rocket Richard best in goal-scoring
In the NHL’s first 70-game season, Detroit won the second of its seven straight regular seasons, but needed double-overtime in the Stanley Cup Final’s seventh game to vanquish pesky New York. The Rangers had been the surprise of the league by finishing fourth for the final playoff spot, then knocked out second-place Montreal in only five games. They had goalie Chuck Rayner, the league MVP, to thank.
Detroit’s famed Production Line of Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel and Gordie Howe finished 1-2-3 in league scoring, with Howe’s 35 goals second only to Montreal’s Rocket Richard (43) in young Howe’s breakout season. Montreal’s Bill Durnan won the Vezina Trophy for the sixth time in seven seasons, leading the NHL with a 2.20 goals-against average.
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