1937 Stanley Cup Finals
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1937 Stanley Cup Finals
1937 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Detroit Red Wings 14013 3
New York Rangers 52100 2
Location(s)New York City: Madison Square Garden (1)
Detroit: Olympia Stadium (2-5)
CoachesDetroit: Jack Adams
New York: Lester Patrick
CaptainsDetroit: Doug Young
New York: Bill Cook
DatesApril 6 - April 15
Series-winning goalMarty Barry (19:22, first)

The 1937 Stanley Cup Finals 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 Finals

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.

Game summaries

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 won the 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.

See also

References & notes

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.

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