1939 Stanley Cup Finals

1939 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Boston Bruins 2 2* 3 2 3 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 1 3* 1 0 1 1
* indicates periods of overtime
Location(s) Boston: Boston Garden (1, 2, 5)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3, 4)
Coaches Boston: Art Ross
Toronto: Dick Irvin
Captains Boston: Cooney Weiland
Toronto: Charlie Conacher
Dates April 6 – April 16
Series-winning goal Roy Conacher (17:54, second)

The 1939 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was Boston's first appearance in the Finals since 1930; Toronto had appeared in the previous year. Boston won the series 4–1 to win their second Stanley Cup. This was the first Stanley Cup Finals to be contested as a best-of-seven series.

Paths to the Finals

Boston defeated New York Rangers in a best-of-seven 4–3 to advance to the Finals. The Maple Leafs had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–0 against New York Americans, and 2–1 against the Detroit Red Wings to advance to the Finals.

Game summaries

Frank Brimsek held Toronto to just six goals in the 5 games.

Boston won series 4–1

Stanley Cup engraving

The 1939 Stanley Cup was presented to Bruins captain Cooney Weiland by NHL President Frank Calder following the Bruins 3–1 win over the Maple Leafs in game five.

The following Bruins players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup

1939 Boston Bruins


Stanley Cup engraving

  • From 1930 to 1939, except for the 1933 New York Rangers, 1934 Chicago Black Hawks and 1935 Montreal Maroons every team included their playoff games scores on the Stanley Cup. In 1939, the Boston Bruins were the last team to do this. When the Cup was redone during 1957–58 season all playoff game scores were left off the new ring for the cup winners from 1928 to 1940.
  • Three players were included on the Stanley Cup, but did not qualify Pat McReavy (6 games played), Terry Reardon (4 games played), Jack Shewchuk (3 games played). Not one of the three players played in the playoffs. Every player who played for Boston that season was included on the Stanley Cup.

See also

References & notes

  • NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7

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