1943 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1943 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings, appearing in their third straight Finals, would win the series 4–0 to win their third Stanley Cup.
Paths to the final
Boston defeated the Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-seven 4–0 to advance to the finals. The Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven 4–2 to advance and gain vengeance for Toronto's 4-3 series victory in the previous year's final.
Goalie Johnny Mowers shutout the Bruins in the final two games.
|April 1||Detroit Red Wings||6–2||Boston Bruins||Detroit Olympia|
|(Sid Abel, Carl Liscombe) Jack Stewart - 1:15||First period||18:13 - Art Jackson (Herb Cain)|
|(Sid Abel, Harold Jackson) Modere Bruneteau - 1:12
Sid Abel - 15:43
Joe Carveth - 19:06
|Second period||No scoring|
|(Carl Liscombe, Sid Abel) Modere Bruneteau - 1:21
(Sid Abel, Jack Stewart) Modere Bruneteau - 16:24
|Third period||17:53 - Ab Demarco (Don Gallinger, Bep Guidolin)|
|April 4||Detroit Red Wings||4-3||Boston Bruins||Detroit Olympia|
|No scoring||First period||No scoring|
|(Jimmy Orlando) Les Douglas - 17:06||Second period||10:06 - Jack Crawford (Erwin Chamberlain)
11:04 - Art Jackson (Bill Cowley, Herb Cain)
|(Jimmy Orlando) Joe Carveth - 5:55
(Sid Abel) Carl Liscombe - 6:21
(Eddie Wares) Syd Howe - 13:16
|Third period||16:38 - Art Jackson (Bill Cowley, Flash Hollett)|
|April 7||Boston Bruins||0-4||Detroit Red Wings||Boston Garden|
|No scoring||First period||3:26 - Don Grosso (Eddie Wares)
10:16 - Don Grosso (Carl Liscombe)
|No scoring||Second period||No scoring|
|No scoring||Third period||8:03 - Les Douglas (Alex Motter)
18:41 - Don Grosso (Eddie Wares)
|April 8||Boston Bruins||0-2||Detroit Red Wings||Boston Garden|
|No scoring||First period||12:09 - Joe Carveth|
|No scoring||Second period||2:45 - Carl Liscombe|
|No scoring||Third period||No scoring|
|Detroit won series 4–0|
Detroit Red Wings 1943 Stanley Cup Champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
Stanley Cup engraving
- Jack Adams (Manager-Coach) was suspended during the playoffs, so injured defenceman Ebbie Goodfellow served as Coach during Adams' suspension. When the cup was engraved, Adams was listed as Manager and Goodfellow as Coach, even though Adams was officially the Manager-Coach.
- Johnny Holota, was originally left off the Stanley Cup. When cup was redone during 1957–58 season Holata's name was added to the Cup. John Holota played only 12 games, did not play in the playoffs, and did not qualify to be engraved on the Stanley Cup
&-Carl Mattson (Asst. Trainer) was left off the Stanley Cup, but was included on mid-season team picture.
References and notes
- NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions