1964 Stanley Cup Finals

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1964 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Detroit Red Wings 2 4 4 2 2 3 0 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 3 3 4 1 4 4 4
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s) Toronto (Maple Leaf Gardens) (1,2,5,7)
Detroit (Detroit Olympia) (3,4,6)
Coaches Detroit: Sid Abel
Toronto: Punch Imlach
Captains Detroit: Alex Delvecchio
Toronto: George Armstrong
Dates April 11 to April 25, 1964
Series-winning goal Andy Bathgate (3:04, first, G7)

The 1964 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year. The Maple Leafs would win the best-of-seven series four games to three to win the Stanley Cup, their third-straight championship. There would not be another game seven at Maple Leaf Gardens for almost three decades.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Toronto defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–3 to advance to the finals and Detroit defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–3.

Game summaries[edit]

This series is famous for the courageous play of Bob Baun. In game six of the Final, he took a Gordie Howe slapshot on his ankle and had to leave play. He returned in overtime and scored the winning goal. He also played in game seven despite the pain and only after the series was over, was it revealed that he had broken the ankle.

Until 2008–09 finals, John MacMillan was the only player to play in back-to-back finals with different teams in successive series that pitted the same teams against each other. MacMillan won the Cup with the 1963 Toronto Maple Leafs in a five-game decision over Detroit, and then lost the 1964 Cup final to the Leafs as a member of the Red Wings.


Toronto won series 4–3


Game one[edit]

April 11 Detroit Red Wings 2–3
2 – 1, 0 – 0, 0 – 2
Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens

Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Frank "King" Clancy name was misspelled on the Stanley Cup as FRANK KING CLANCE ASST COACH GEN MAN. In 1992–93 the mistake was corrected on the newly created Replica Cup.
  • † Played in the Stanley Cup Finals qualifying to be on the cup, but name was left off the Stanley Cup. Players spent most of season in the minors.
  • †† #19 Kent Douglas played 43 games for Toronto. He name was left off the Stanley Cup, because he played in the minors during the playoffs.
  • Bob Davidson (Chief Scout), Dr. Karl Elieff (Physiotherapist), Dr. Jame Murphy, Dr. Hugh Smythe (Team Doctors) - left off
  • (Also see 1965 Montreal about Toronto 1962-63-64 engravings).

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Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
1963
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

1964
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1965