Goaltender Dave Kerr Shines as 6th-seeded ’33-’34 Maroons Upset 3rd-seeded ’27-’28 Maroons in Five Games

Two goals in the opening period led the 3rd-seeded ’27-’28 Montreal Maroons to a 3-2 win in Game 1. Hooley Smith scored the game-winner for the ’27-’28 Maroons late in the third. Clint Benedict stopped 45 of 47 shots against in the win. The 6th-seeded ’33-’34 Montreal Maroons would not lose a game the rest of the series. Goaltender Dave Kerr allowed just one goal on 43 shots in Game 2 as the ’33-’34 Maroons won 5-1. Smith, one of many players on both rosters, posted two goals and two assists in the win. Then, in Game 3, two goals from Baldy Northcott and three points from Dave Trottier led the ’33-’34 Maroons to a 5-2 win and a 2-1 series lead. Kerr posted a 33-save shutout in Game 4 as the ’33-’34 Maroons dominated in a 6-0 win. Northcott posted a goal and three assists and Jimmy Ward posted two goals and an assist. Kerr then stopped 36 of 37 shots against in the series-deciding Game 5. The ’33-’34 Maroons won 3-1 with Smith leading the offense again with a goal and an assist.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’33-’34 Maroons 0 1 1 2
’27-’28 Maroons 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’27-’28 MTM – 3   ’33-’34 MTM – 2     (1-0 ’27-’28 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Clint Benedict (’27-’38 MTM) – W   2.00 GAA   .957 SV% (45 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   9 S

3rd Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – L   3.00 GAA   .929 SV% (39 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’33-’34 Maroons 2 1 2 5
’27-’28 Maroons 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 5   ’27-’28 MTM – 1     (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   13 S

2nd Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   1.00 GAA   .977 SV% (42 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Baldy Northcott (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   6 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’27-’28 Maroons 1 0 1 2
’33-’34 Maroons 0 3 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 5   ’27-’28 MTM – 2     (2-1   ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Dave Trottier (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   11 S

2nd Star: G – Clint Benedict (’27-’28 MTM) – L   5.00 GAA   .926 SV% (63 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Baldy Northcott (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   10 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’27-’28 Maroons 0 0 0 0
’33-’34 Maroons 2 1 3 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 6   ’27-’28 MTM – 0     (3-1   ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Baldy Northcott (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +3   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Jimmy Ward (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’33-’34 Maroons 2 0 1 3
’27-’28 Maroons 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 3   ’27-’28 MTM – 1     (4-1   ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   1.00 GAA   .973 SV% (36 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Clint Benedict (’27-’28 MTM) – L   3.00 GAA   .935 SV% (43 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   10 S

That wraps up the 1st Round! The Semifinal Round takes place tomorrow!

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