|BACK IN TIME
|DECEMBER 2, 1942
The first controlled nuclear chain reaction was achieved by Enrico Fermi and his group of scientists, paving the way for the creation of an atomic bomb.
|FEBRUARY 7, 1943
Shoe rationing began limiting American civilians to three pair per year, followed by the rationing of canned goods, which began March 1, 1943.
|JUNE 22, 1943
Federal troops moved into Detroit to help restore order following a race riot in which 29 people were killed and hundreds injured.
|LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS
||RED WINGS REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
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1942-43 SEASON IN REVIEW
Signs of Detroit's single-minded determination emerged quickly, as the Wings rolled to a 25-14-11 first-place finish. In the season opener, goalie Johnny Mowers blanked Boston 3-0. Four nights later on Nov. 5, Detroit swamped the New York Rangers 12-5, establishing team and individual marks on several fronts.
The dozen goals were a Red Wings record and the most registered by an NHL team in a single game since the Montreal Canadiens blasted the Quebec Athletics 16-3 on March 3, 1920.
Left-winger Carlk Liscombe led the assault with three goals and four assists, establishing a club mark for points in a game which has never been bettered. At the time, it also tied the NHL standard in this category.
The Wings tallied six power-play goals in this contest, four of them in one period, to establish two more club records.
Detroit kept rolling and there were signs that this would be the year the Wings got the breaks. Take, for instance, a 2-2 tie Jan. 17 at Chicago, which saw Detroit captain Sid Abel net the tying goal at 19:59 of the third period.
In goal, Mowers was dominant. His six shutouts were one more than the other five NHL teams managed to gather collectively, helping the third-year netminder earn his first Vezina Trophy, as well as selection to the NHL's First All-Star Team. On defense, (Black) Jack Stewart's preeminence as the NHL's most terrifying bodychecker was recognized when he was also made a First All-Star Team choice.
Offensively, balance was the story of Detroit's attack. No Detroit player cracked the top 10 in scoring, as only the Rangers (161) scored fewer goals than the 165 registered by the Wings. However, Detroit's Syd Howe set a club record with 55 points and eight players reached double-digits in goals. Familiar foes provided playoff opposition. Toronto was doused in a six-game semifinal series, with Adam Brown's overtime goal giving Detroit a 3-2 verdict in the deciding game.
Afterwards, Toronto captain Syl Apps criticized the Wings for playing scrambly hockey, insisting it was, "The only way they could beat clubs better than themselves."
NHL president Red Dutton took issue with Apps criticism, describing Detroit as, "The best-coached team in hockey."
Boston, the team responsible for sweeping Detroit in the 1941 final, found itself on the business end of the broom this time, as the Wings swept to their first title since 1937.
|16||Adam Brown||4||Jimmy Orlando|
|16||Connie Brown||15||Cully Simon|
|9||Mud Bruneteau||2||Jack Stewart|
|4||Joe Carveth||11||Eddie Wares|
|17||Joe Fisher*||1||Johnny Mowers|
|5||Ebbie Goodfellow (Playing Coach)**||COACHES|
|10||Don Grosso|| Jack adams (manager)
Ebbie Goodfellow (Playing Coach)**
*Wore 17 for one play-off game, wore 16 in regular season
**DID NOT PLAY IN PLAYOFFS
|WINGS ROAD TO THE CUP
||STANLEY CUP finals
|3/28||TORONTO||2||-||4||DETROIT||det won series 4-0|
|det won series 4-2|
|*GAME WON IN OVERTIME **quadruple OVERTIME
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FEATURED ARTICLE: WINGS win 3RD stanley cup
Mud Bruneteau, always a strong playoff performer, fired a hat-trick in Detroit's 6-2 victory in the series opener. Don Grosso had a three-goal night and Mowers posted a shutout for a 4-0 verdict in Game 3. Mowers also kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 decision in Game 4. Joe Carveth tallied the Cup winner and Carl Liscombe's goal was his 14th point of the playoffs, equaling the post-season scoring mark shared by Grosso and Boston's Bill Cowley.
The only disappointments came during the playoffs. Detroit defenseman Jimmy Orlando was arrested by the FBI and charged with draft evasion, accused of falsifying documents suggesting he held an essential war job and was therefore exempt from military service. Convicted, Orlando avoided jail time by enlisting in the Canadian armed forces.
Meanwhile, in the midst of Detroit's Stanley Cup celebration party, manager Jack Adams was informed that his mother had passed away.
FEATURED ARTICLE: MOWERS CAPTURES THE VEZINA TROPHY
Left-winger Ted Lindsay nearly turned an astonishing hockey double when he won the Art Ross Trophy as Detroit's first NHL scoring champion. Lindsay set club records with 55 assists and 141 penalty minutes. His 78-point total earned him the scoring title ahead of Production Line mates Sid Abel (69) and Gordie Howe (68), the only time in NHL history three members of a Stanley Cup-winning team finished 1-2-3 in regular-season scoring.
Lindsay also finished three minutes behind Toronto's Bill Ezinicki for the penalty-minute crown. Lindsay did top the NHL penalty parade in 1958-59 and he and fellow Hall of Famer Nels Stewart are the only players to have led the league in scoring and penalty minutes during their careers.
FEATURED ARTICLE: ASSEMBLY LINE
Detroit selected forwards Harry Watson and Murray Armstrong and defenseman Pat Egan in a dispersal draft of the defunct Brooklyn Americans roster. Rookies making the grade included deenseman Cully Simon and forwards Les Douglas and Johnny Holota.
FEATURED ARTICLE: 1942-43 FINAL
After losing the Stanley Cup Final in 1941 and 1942, the Red Wings’ third straight trip to the Final proved to be the charm as they swept the Bruins, avenging the similar treatment they had received from Boston two years before. Goaltender Johnny Mowers blanked the Bruins at Boston Garden in the last two games to ice the championship.
|STANLEY CUP||DETROIT RED WINGS||1ST TEAM ALL-STAR
|PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY
||DETROIT RED WINGS||1ST TEAM ALL-STAR||JACK STEWART
|VEZINA TROPHY||JOHNNY MOWERS