With Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, and Gordie Howe finishing in the top 3 in scoring the Red Wings continued soaring winning the regular season title with a 37-19-14 record. The playoffs would get off to a disastrous start as the Red Wings lost Game 1 of the semifinals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0, while losing Gordie Howe to a serious head injury he suffered sliding head first into the boards. The Wings would recover and would win the series in 7 games winning the last games on shutouts including a 1-0 overtime win in Game 7. In the finals the Red Wings found themselves down again after 5 games, but playing the entire playoffs on the road caught up to the New York Rangers as the Wings forced Game 7 with a 5-4 win. In Game 7 the Wings would go into overtime again before Pete Babando won the cup 8:31 into double overtime.