1937 Stanley Cup Finals

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1937 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 Games
Detroit Red Wings  1 4 0 1 3 3
New York Rangers  5 2 1 0 0 2
Location: New York, New York (Madison Square Garden) (1)
Detroit, Michigan (Olympia) (2,3,4,5)
Format: best-of-five
Coaches: Detroit: Jack Adams
New York: Lester Patrick
Captains: Detroit: Doug Young
New York: Bill Cook
Dates: April 6 to April 15, 1937
Series-winning
goal:
Marty Barry (19:22, first)
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The 1937 Stanley Cup Finals NHL championship series was contested by the defending champion Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers in their fifth Final series appearance. Detroit would win the series 3–2 to win their second and second-straight Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final[edit]

Detroit defeated Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-five 3–2 to advance to the final. The Rangers had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–0 against Toronto Maple Leafs, and 2–0 against the Montreal Maroons.

The series[edit]

New York could not use Madison Square Garden after game one because of the annual circus visit.

Earl Robertson, goaltender for the Wings, became the first rookie goaltender to post two shutouts in the finals. He would not play again for the Wings.

The Wings became the first U.S. based team to win the Cup two years in a row.

Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 6 Detroit Red Wings 1 New York Rangers 5
April 8 New York Rangers 2 Detroit Red Wings 4
April 11 New York Rangers 1 Detroit Red Wings 0
April 13 New York Rangers 0 Detroit Red Wings 1
April 15 New York Rangers 0 Detroit Red Wings 3

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Detroit Red Wings 1937 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Initially, the engraving for 1936 and 1937 included each member's position, and playoff scores. Hec Kilrea's position was listed as 'General Utility' instead of 'Left Wing'. No other time was every player's position included on the Stanley Cup. When the Cup was redone during 1957–58 season, all player positions and playoff scores for both years were left off the cup.
  • *Two players, Pete Kelly and Howard Mackie, were included on the original ring in 1937. Their names are not on the newer ring, now retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • †Carl Mattson (Ass't Trainer) was not included on the Cup in 1936 or 1937. There is more than enough room for all three members to have been engraved on the ring.
  • Ebbie Goodfellow served as Captain, because Doug Young missed most of the season with an injury.
  • Jimmy Orlando played 9 regular season games for Detroit, but 37 regular season games, and 5 playoff games in the minors for Pittsburgh. Detroit still included his name on the Stanley Cup even though he did not qualify.

See also[edit]

References & notes[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Detroit Red Wings
1936
Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions

1937
Succeeded by
Chicago Black Hawks
1938