1984 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1984 Stanley Cup Final was held between the Edmonton Oilers and the then-defending champion New York Islanders. The Islanders had swept the Oilers in four straight games to win the '83 Cup. In 1984, the Islanders were seeking their 5th straight Stanley Cup but the upstart Oilers would win the best-of-seven series four games to one to win their first Stanley Cup, becoming the third post-1967 expansion team and first former WHA team to win the Cup, and also the first team based west of Chicago to win the Stanley Cup since the WCHL's Victoria Cougars became the last non-NHL team to win the trophy in 1925. It was also the fifth straight Final of post-1967 expansion teams and a rematch of the 1983 final - the most recent time that the two teams from the previous Stanley Cup final series would face off in the next final series, prior to the 2009 Finals. With their 4 straight Cup wins from 1980 to 1983 and their appearance in the 1984 Cup Final, the Islanders set an NHL record of 19 consecutive playoff series wins that currently stands unbroken.
Paths to the Final 
The series 
NOTE: The 1984 Stanley Cup Finals were played in a 2-3-2 format, which the NBA Finals and World Series uses, instead of the usual 2-2-1-1-1; however, the NHL would only use the format again the following season before going back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format for the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals.
Grant Fuhr shut out the Islanders in game one on Long Island (his first finals game), but the Islanders won game two 6-1. The series then shifted to Edmonton for three games. In game three, the Islanders had a 2-1 lead in the second period, but Mark Messier scored on a great individual effort to tie the game. That changed the momentum in favor of the Oilers, and they proceeded to beat the Islanders 7-2. They won game four by the same score, with Wayne Gretzky scoring his first goal of the Finals (he scored the first and last goals of the game). The Oilers then won game five by the score of 5-2, becoming the first former WHA team to win the Stanley Cup.
|Thu, May 10||Edmonton||1||New York||0|
|Sat, May 12||Edmonton||1||New York||6|
|Tue, May 15||New York||2||Edmonton||7|
|Thu, May 17||New York||2||Edmonton||7|
|Sat, May 19||New York||2||Edmonton||5|
Edmonton wins the series 4–1.
Stanley Cup Champions Edmonton Oilers 1984 
(played Leftwing during the regular season)
- 9 Glenn Anderson
- 10 Jaroslav Pouzar
- 12 Dave Hunter
- 16 Pat Hughes
- 17 Jari Kurri
- 19 Willy Lindstrom
- 20 Dave Lumley
- 27 Dave Semenko
- 15 Pat Conacher
(played Centre during the regular season)
- 25 Raimo Summanen†
(played 5 playoff games)
† Name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup, but included on the team picture.
- Coaching and Administrative Staff
- Peter Pocklington (Owner)
- Glen Sather (President/General Manager/Head Coach)
- Bruce MacGregor (Asst General Manager)
- John Muckler (Asst. Coach), Ted Green (Asst. Coach)
- Barry Fraser (Director of Player Personnel/Chief Scout)
- Peter Millar (Athletic Therapist), Barrie Stafford (Trainer)
- Lyle Kulchisky (Asst Trainer)
Stanley Cup engraving
Each team was required to play 20 players out of a 24 man roster. Edmonton Oilers only engraved 21 players on the Stanley Cup. They left off 4 players who were dressed in the playoffs.
Basil Pocklington was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1984. He was Peter Pocklington's father not a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The NHL XXX'd his name out. NHL created a new ring in 1993, with winners from 1979 to 1991, without Basil Pocklington's name on it. When the cup returned to Hockey Hall of Fame the abandoned ring had been damaged and could not be put back on the Stanley Cup. So the Hockey Hall Fame had Basil Pocklington's name put on the newly created Stanley Cup ring, then XXX'd out his name again. The Hockey Hall of Fame did not have Basil Pocklington's name added to the replica Stanley Cup also created in 1993.
On the new ring EDMONTON was misspelled DDMONTON. An "E" was stamped twice over the first "D" to correct the mistake.
See also 
- Inline citations
- Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
New York Islanders
Stanley Cup Champions