The Red Wings put together another solid regular season finishing in 2nd place with a 31-14-5 record. In the playoffs the Wings would survive a tough 7-game series with the Boston Bruins to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, in the Finals the Wings ran in to the hot goalie being shutout in the first 3 games by Toronto Maple leafs net minder Frank McCool. However, the Wings would get off the mat with a 5-goal outburst and would rally to force a 7th game. In the 7th game McCool was strong again as the Wings fell 2-1.