1947 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1947 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs would win the series four games to two. This was the first all-Canadian finals since 1935, when the since-folded Montreal Maroons defeated the Maple Leafs.

1947 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 0442*12 4
Montreal Canadiens 6021*31 2
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3, 4, 6)
CoachesToronto: Hap Day
Montreal: Dick Irvin
CaptainsToronto: Syl Apps
Montreal: Toe Blake
DatesApril 8 – April 19
Series-winning goalTed Kennedy (14:39, third)

Paths to the Finals

Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 to advance to the finals. Toronto defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–1 to advance to the finals.

The Montreal Canadiens finished first in the league with 78 points. The Toronto Maple Leafs finished second with 72 points. This was the fifth playoff series between these two teams with each team winning two of the previous series. Their most recent series came in the 1945 semifinals which Toronto won in six games. In the regular season series, there were five wins for Montreal, three wins for Toronto and four ties.

Game summaries

Ted Kennedy was the leader with three goals including the Cup winner. Toronto had several new players in its lineup, including Howie Meeker, Bill Barilko and Bill Ezinicki, as Toronto sported the youngest NHL team to win the Cup to that time.

The series continued a competition that had gone on all season, with Montreal and Toronto finishing 1–2. Montreal coach Dick Irvin was mad at the beginning of the series, recalling a season-ending injury to Montreal forward Elmer Lach from a body check by Don Metz. Montreal started out strong in the series, defeating the Leafs 6–0 in the opener. Canadiens goaltender Bill Durnan reportedly asked "How did those guys get in the league?", although he denied saying those words later.[1]

The second game was a rough game, with Maurice Richard knocking out Vic Lynn and Bill Ezinicki with high-sticks to the head. Richard earned himself over 20 minutes in penalties and a game misconduct and a suspension for game three. The Leafs took advantage of the power plays and defeated Montreal 4–0. Richard would earn himself a further $250 fine imposed by president Clarence Campbell.[1]

Games three and four were played in Toronto, and Toronto won both to take a 3–1 series lead. Returning to the Forum for game five, Montreal won the game to extend the series. In the sixth game, Turk Broda showed outstanding goaltending, holding off Ken Reardon on a late breakaway, and the Leafs won 2–1 to win the Stanley Cup.[2]

After the sixth game ended, the Cup was not presented to the Leafs. Clarence Campbell declined to present the Cup immediately, concerned over the spectre of fan violence.[3]

Toronto won series 4–2

Toronto Maple Leafs 1947 Stanley Cup champions

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • Ed Bickle (President/Owner), William MacBrien (Vice President/Owner)
  • Jack Bickell (Director/Owner), John Murdoch (Vice President)
  • Conn Smythe (Manager/Owner), Clarence Hap Day (Coach)
  • Tim Daly (Trainer), Clifford Keyland (Asst. Trainer)
  • Robert Galloway (Team Doctor), Horance MacIntyre (Team Doctor)
  • George Walker (Chief Scout)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • †Joe Klukay name was removed by mistake from new version of 1947 Toronto's engraving created in 1957–58. (There is space where his name should have been included left of Don Metz)
  • 1947 Toronto Maple Leafs were first Stanley Cup winning team to have the Captain(C), and Assistant Captain(A) marked on their sweaters on their Stanley Cup team picture.
  • When the Replica Cup was created in 1992–93 a new mistake happened. Robert J. Galloway's name was misspelled as P.J. Galloway with "P" instead of a "R". His name is spelled correctly the first 2 times 1947 Toronto members were engraved.

See also

References and notes

  1. ^ a b McFarlane, p. 96
  2. ^ McFarlane, p. 97
  3. ^ McFarlane, pp. 97–98
  • NHL (2000). Diamond, Dan, ed. Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates.
  • McFarlane, Brian (1996). The Leafs. Stoddart Publishing. ISBN 0-7737-5843-7.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.
  • "All-Time NHL Results".
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1946
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

1947
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1948
1947 Goodall Cup Finals

The 1947 Goodall Cup was the 26th year that the Australian inter-state series was played. Victoria won the Cup for the first time in 25 years.

1948 Stanley Cup Finals

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.

Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry

The Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry is a National Hockey League (NHL) rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Dating back to 1917, it is the oldest rivalry in the NHL. From 1944–78, the two teams met each other in the playoffs 15 times and faced each other in five Stanley Cup Finals. While the on-ice competition is fierce, the Leafs–Habs rivalry is symbolic of the rivalry between Canada's two largest cities: Toronto and Montreal. Both teams have fans across Canada (and beyond); allegiances are no longer as strongly determined by language spoken as in their early histories.

April 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 2:20 - pp - Buddy O'Connor (1)
No scoring Second period 8:17 - pp - Billy Reay (5)
9:41 - Maurice Richard (4)
No scoring Third period 5:40 - George Allen (1)
11:04 - Billy Reay (6)
18:28 - Murph Chamberlain (1)
Turk Broda Goalie stats Bill Durnan
April 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Ted Kennedy (2) - pp - 1:12
Vic Lynn (2) - pp - 1:36
First period No scoring
Gaye Stewart (2) - pp - 6:37 Second period No scoring
Harry Watson (2) - pp - 11:55 Third period No scoring
Turk Broda Goalie stats Bill Durnan
April 12 Montreal Canadiens 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 9:45 - Gus Mortson (1)
Leo Gravelle (1) - 12:33
Buddy O'Connor (2) - 18:30
Second period 4:48 - pp - Bud Poile (1)
12:23 - Vic Lynn (3)
No scoring Third period 19:13 - Ted Kennedy (3)
Bill Durnan Goalie stats Turk Broda
April 15 Montreal Canadiens 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Glen Harmon (1) - pp - 4:38 First period 6:13 - Harry Watson (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 16:36 - Syl Apps (5)
Bill Durnan Goalie stats Turk Broda
April 17 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 1:23 - Maurice Richard (5)
8:29 - Leo Gravelle (2)
No scoring Second period 19:32 - pp - Maurice Richard (6)
Bud Poile (2) - 13:37 Third period No scoring
Turk Broda Goalie stats Bill Durnan
April 19 Montreal Canadiens 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Buddy O'Connor (3) - 00:25 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 5:39 - Vic Lynn (4)
No scoring Third period 14:39 - Ted Kennedy (4)
Bill Durnan Goalie stats Turk Broda
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