1964 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1964 Stanley Cup Final 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 7 at Maple Leaf Gardens for almost three decades.
Paths to the Final
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 wins Stanley Cup four games to three
|April 11||Detroit Red Wings||2–3
2 – 1, 0 – 0, 0 – 2
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|Terry Sawchuk||Goalies||Johnny Bower|
|Bruce MacGregor 3 (Doug Barkley) – 4:31
Gordie Howe 6 (Parker MacDonald, Alex Delvecchio) (PP) – 10:25
|1 – 0
1 – 1
2 – 1
2 – 2
2 – 3
4:44 – George Armstrong 2 (Allan Stanley, Don McKenney)
4:02 – George Armstrong 3 (Red Kelly, Don McKenney)
19:58 – Bob Pulford 3 (SH)
Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup Champions
- 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.
- †† #19 Kent Doulgas 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).
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions