1939 Stanley Cup Finals

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1939 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Boston Bruins 22*323 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 13*101 1
* indicates periods of overtime
Location(s)Boston: Boston Garden (1, 2, 5)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3, 4)
CoachesBoston: Art Ross
Toronto: Dick Irvin
CaptainsBoston: Cooney Weiland
Toronto: Charlie Conacher
DatesApril 6 – April 16
Series-winning goalRoy 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 Final since 1930; Toronto had appeared in the 1938 Final. Boston would win the series 4–1 to win their second Stanley Cup. It was the first best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Boston defeated New York Rangers in a best-of-seven 4–3 to advance to the final. 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.

Game summaries[edit]

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

Boston won series 4–1

Boston Bruins 1939 Stanley Cup champions[edit]



Coaching and administrative staff

  • Weston Adams Sr. (President/Owner), Art Ross (Vice President/Manager-Coach)
  • Ralph Burkard (Treasurer)
  • Frank Ryan (Publicity Director)^
  • Win Green (Trainer)&^
  • & Missing from the Stanley Cup, but qualified to be on it.
  • ^-Win Green(Trainer), Frank Ryan (Publicity Director) were included on one of the two team pictures but left off the Stanley Cup.

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[edit]

References & notes[edit]

  • 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
Preceded by
Chicago Black Hawks
Boston Bruins
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
New York Rangers