1948 Stanley Cup Finals

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1948 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 4 2 7 4
Detroit Red Wings 3 2 0 2 0
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s) Toronto, ON (Maple Leaf Gardens) (1,2)
Detroit, MI (Detroit Olympia) (3,4)
Coaches Toronto: Hap Day
Detroit: Tommy Ivan
Captains Toronto: Syl Apps
Detroit: Sid Abel
Dates April 7 to April 14, 1948
Series-winning goal Harry Watson (11:13, first)

The 1948 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs won the series in four straight games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Road to the final[edit]

Detroit defeated the New York Rangers 4–2 to advance to the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 to advance to the finals.

The series[edit]

This was the Stanley Cup debut series for Detroit's Gordie Howe, and the last for Toronto's Syl Apps who retired after the series.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Detroit 3 Toronto 5
April 10 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Toronto 2 Detroit 0
April 14 Toronto 7 Detroit 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4–0.

Toronto Maple Leafs 1948 Stanley Cup Champions[edit]



1 Walter Turk Broda

  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Conn Smythe (President/Manager/Owner), George McCullach (Vice President)
  • John Murdoch (Vice President), Jack Bickell (Director/Owner)
  • Ed Bickle (Director/Owner), William MacBrien (Chairman/Owner)
  • Robert Galloway (Team Doctor), Horance MacIntyre (Team Doctor)
  • Ed Fitkin (Publicity Director), Tim Daly (Trainer)
  • Archie Campbell (Asst. Trainer), George Walker (Chief Scout)
  • Clarence Hap Day (Coach), Kerry Day (Mascot)

Stanley Cup engraving

When the Stanley Cup was redone in 1957–58, Robert J. Galloway's name was engraved as P.J. GALLOWAY. The "P" should be a "R". This mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

See also[edit]

References and 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
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs