1941 Stanley Cup Finals

1941 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Bruins 3 2 4 3 4
Detroit Red Wings 2 1 2 1 0
Location(s) Boston: Boston Garden (1, 2)
Detroit: Olympia Stadium (3, 4)
Coaches Boston: Cooney Weiland
Detroit: Jack Adams
Captains Boston: Dit Clapper
Detroit: Ebbie Goodfellow
Dates April 6 – April 12
Series-winning goal Bobby Bauer (8:43, second)

The 1941 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings. Boston would win the series 4–0 to win their third Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Finals

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

Game summaries

In the third best-of-seven series, Boston became the first to sweep the series in four games.

Boston won series 4–0

Stanley Cup engraving

The 1941 Stanley Cup was presented to Bruins captain Dit Clapper by NHL President Frank Calder following the Bruins 3–1 win over the Red Wings in game four.

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

1941 Boston Bruins


  • A Jack Shewchuk played 22 of 48 regular season games, but not dressed in the playoffs. He was original left off the cup. Shewchuk name was added to the cup when it redone during 1957–58, but not Gordie Bruce.
  • Gordie Bruce(LW) was original was credited with playing 8 regular season games, and 3 playoffs games. Bruce's stats were corrected to only 7 regular season, and no playoff games. He did not qualify so his name was left off the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • ^Frank Ryan (Publicity Director) was included on 1929, 1939 1941 Stanley Cup pictures, but his name is not engraved on the Stanley Cup.
  • Des Smith was engraved as WES SMITH with a "W" instead a "D". This mistake was corrected when the Stanley Cup was redone during the 1957–58 Season.
  • Pat McReavy was misspelled PAT McCREAVY with an extra "C" on new version of the cup created during the 1957–58 season. Pat McReavy was often misspelled as Pat McCreavy on some team pictures with the Boston Bruins. When the Replica Cup was created in 1992–93, Pat McReavy name was misspelled as Pat McCeavy with "C" instead of a "R".

See also

References & notes

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
  • "All-Time NHL Results".

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