1948 Stanley Cup Finals

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1948 Stanley Cup Finals
1234 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 5427 4
Detroit Red Wings 3202 0
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (1, 2)
Detroit: Olympia Stadium (3, 4)
CoachesToronto: Hap Day
Detroit: Tommy Ivan
CaptainsToronto: Syl Apps
Detroit: Sid Abel
DatesApril 7 to April 14, 1948
Series-winning goalHarry Watson (11:13, first)

The 1948 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs won the series in four straight games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Detroit defeated the New York Rangers 4–2 to advance to the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 to advance to the finals.

Game summaries[edit]

This was the Stanley Cup debut series for Detroit's Gordie Howe, and the last for Toronto's Syl Apps who retired after the series.

Toronto won series 4–0

Toronto Maple Leafs 1948 Stanley Cup Champions[edit]



Coaching and administrative staff

  • Conn Smythe (President/Manager/Owner), George McCullach (Vice President)
  • John Murdoch (Vice President), Jack Bickell (Director/Owner)
  • Ed Bickle (Director/Owner), William MacBrien (Chairman/Owner)
  • Robert Galloway (Team Doctor), Horance MacIntyre (Team Doctor)
  • Ed Fitkin (Publicity Director), Tim Daly (Trainer)
  • Archie Campbell (Asst. Trainer), George Walker (Chief Scout)
  • Clarence Hap Day (Coach), Kerry Day (Mascot)

Stanley Cup engraving

When the Stanley Cup was redone in 1957–58, Robert J. Galloway's name was engraved as P.J. GALLOWAY. The "P" should be a "R". This mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  • 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".
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs