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1940 Stanley Cup Finals

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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 seriesEdit

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

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 Toronto Maple Leafs1 New York Rangers 2 OT
April 3 Toronto Maple Leafs2 New York Rangers 6
April 6 New York Rangers1 Toronto Maple Leafs2
April 9 New York Rangers0 Toronto Maple Leafs3
April 11New York Rangers 2 Toronto Maple Leafs1 2OT
April 13New York Rangers 3 Toronto Maple Leafs2 OT

New York wins best-of-seven series 4–2.

New York Rangers 1940 Stanley Cup championsEdit


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.
Preceded by
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksHistory
Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)

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