1937 Stanley Cup Finals
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
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.
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
|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
- 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. He also played 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.
References & notes
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
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