1955 Stanley Cup Finals
|1955 Stanley Cup Finals|
|Location(s)||Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Olympia) (1,2,5,7)
Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (3,4,6)
|Coaches||Detroit: Jimmy Skinner
Montreal: Dick Irvin
|Captains||Detroit: Ted Lindsay
Montreal: Emile Bouchard
|Dates||April 3 to April 14, 1955|
|Series-winning goal||Gordie Howe (19:49, second)|
The 1955 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their fifth of ten straight Finals and the defending champion Detroit Red Wings, in the third Detroit-Montreal Final series of the 1950s and the second consecutively. The Wings won the series 4–3 to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup, fourth in six seasons, and seventh overall. Detroit, however, would not win the Cup again until 1997.
Paths to the Final
In the second game, Ted Lindsay would score four goals to set a NHL record for most goals in one game in a Final series. The win was also the Wings' fifteenth consecutive, another NHL record.
This was also the first final in which the home team won all seven games of the series, a feat that would be repeated only twice in the next 50 years, in 1965 (Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks) and 2003 (the New Jersey Devils beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).
Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3
Detroit Red Wings 1955 Stanley Cup champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
Stanley Cup engraving
- Larry Hillman became the youngest player to be engraved on the Stanley Cup at 18 years, 2 months, 9 days. Gaye Stewart held the previous record in 1942 at 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days.
- Wally Crossman (Asst. Trainer/Stick Boy) was left off the Stanley Cup, and team picture.
- Marguerite Norris was first women to win back to back Stanley Cups in 1953–54, 1954–55.
- Jimmy Skinner was the 8th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.
Members of Detroit Red Wings Dynasty 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955
Gordie Howe, Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Marty Pavelich, Marcel Pronovost, John Wilson (6 Players), Jack Adams, Carl Mattson, Fred Hubert Jr. (3 Non-players).
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Detroit Red Wings
|Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions