The 1940 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. New York would win the series 4–2 to win their third Stanley Cup. The Rangers would not win another until 1994.
Paths to the FinalEdit
New York defeated the Boston Bruins in a best-of-seven 4–2 to advance to the finals. The Maple Leafs had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–0 against the Chicago Black Hawks, and 2–0 against the Detroit Red Wings.
The final series between the Rangers and the Maple Leafs was an exciting one that went back and forth with three overtime games. The Rangers took the first two at home and the Leafs took the next two in Toronto. The circus forced the Rangers to vacate Madison Square Garden after the first two games. The Rangers would score three game-winning goals in overtime including the Cup winner. Lynn and Murray Patrick played for the Rangers to be the third and fourth members of the Patrick family to win the Stanley Cup.
New York Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
|April 2||Toronto Maple Leafs||1||New York Rangers||2||OT|
|April 3||Toronto Maple Leafs||2||New York Rangers||6|
|April 6||New York Rangers||1||Toronto Maple Leafs||2|
|April 9||New York Rangers||0||Toronto Maple Leafs||3|
|April 11||New York Rangers||2||Toronto Maple Leafs||1||2OT|
|April 13||New York Rangers||3||Toronto Maple Leafs||2||OT|
New York wins best-of-seven series 4–2.
New York Rangers 1940 Stanley Cup championsEdit
- 1 Dave Kerr
- 2 Art Coulter(Captain)
- 3 Erhardt Ott Heller
- 6 Neil Colville
- 8 Walter Babe Pratt
- 15 Murray Muzz Patrick
- 7 Phil Watson
- 10 Clint Smith
- 16 Alf Pike
- 15 Milt Schmidt
- 4 Alex Shibicky
- 5 Mac Colville
- 8 Wilbert Dutch Hiller
- 9 Lynn Patrick
- 12 Bryan Hextall Sr.
- 14 James Kilby MacDonald
- 17 Stanford Smitha(played 1 game finals)
- John Reed Kilpatrick (President/owner),
- Lester Patrick (manager), Frank Boucher (coach),
- Harry Westerby (trainer),
- Stanton Griffis (Vice President/Owner)a
a Missing from the Stanley Cup, but qualified to be on it.
References & notesEdit
- NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
|New York Rangers|
Stanley Cup Champions
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|Stanley Cups||1928, 1933, 1940, 1994|
|Affiliates||Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)|
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